Teaching Dad to Cook Flapjack
by Gardiner Miranda (9781740668774)

Teaching Dad to Cook Flapjack
Gardiner Miranda
Release Date: 01 June 2010
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781740668774

Cookery writing that strikes a chord across generations and continents.

"Teaching Dad to Cook Flapjack" is a collection of recipes and memories, a delicious food novel where food is embedded within daily family life, as well as an essential, relaxed home cooking manual. Miranda writes...The book was written after my mother's death...It started as an informal how-to-do manual for my dad, learning to cook and fend for himself for the first time. A man who could drive a car, tell you about the inside of a camera but couldn't cook his own supper. I started by showing him how to cook some of mum's things. The first recipe in 'his' book was for Chewy Flapjack, which appeals both to his sweet tooth and frequent request for 'anything to go with a cup of tea'. '"Teaching Dad to Cook Flapjack" also contains a blend of ancient Cornish and newer Finnish traditions, with influences from as far afield as Australia. Sometimes the food might be a direct response to a place (Fossil Cake) or even dreamt up as I try and fall asleep (Dulce de Leche Ice Cream)'.

Miranda Gardiner's life-long interests have been food and art. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and is a former curator of contemporary art, working with artists such as Turner Prize winner Tacita Dean and Andy Goldsworthy. She spent her twenties working for the flamboyant Keith Floyd, with talented young chefs such as Jean Christophe Novelli, and also at Bar Contessa in Sydney. She retained detailed food diaries - influences which have slid into her more relaxed home cooking. She has written regularly for art publications and given TV broadcasts. She now lives in a beach house in South Devon with her three young children and husband.

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