Books for Summer – Charred, a complete guide to Vegetarian Grilling & BBQ…

Genevieve Taylor’s Charred

Now that Summer is really upon is and we Gautengers wait for the rain, it is Braai Time. Another thing that is upon us is Vegetarianism, people who eat a plant-based diet and foreswear animal protein. Too often I have eaten a vegetarian dish and really enjoyed it hugely for me to say anything derogatory about vegetarians or vegans, the choice is theirs.  I do know that when we ran our Restaurant, Parks more than 20 years ago, the Vegetarian Dish of the Day was a very popular item on the menu.

Genevieve Taylor’s Charred is a joy of a book. Genevieve has written nine food books, is a regular contributor to Olive and also Sainsbury’s Magazine. She demonstrated live fire cooking at food festivals all over the United Kingdom, has presented Radio 4’s The Food Programme and is a judge for the BBC Food & Farming Awards. So, she knows her stuff. Excellent photography by Jason Ingram, Genevieve did the food styling herself.

The book is divided into Charred Practicalities; Equipment and techniques, Kebabs, Burgers & Fritters, Low Slow and Smoked, Stuffed and Wrapped and sharing plates.

Genevieve Taylor

I am sure I could live off the Burgers & Fritters. Some good stuff there. The Sharing plates are just fabulous, many of them can be prepared in advance and a combination of a few would make a great Sunday lunch.

As we try to eat Vegetarian at least twice a week, this book will happily find space on the kitchen bookshelf for some utterly sublime Sundays and weeknight suppers.

Genevieve Taylor’s Charred is published by Quadrille, an imprint of Hardie Grant

ISBN 978-1-78713-427-0

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November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: , , , |