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Drizzle & Dip: Not just another cookbook

September 6, 2012 8 comments

First published in Bolander Lifestyle & Property, September 5, 2012

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Yield: 16

The best way to review a recipe book, is to actually prepare some of the recipes in it, so when I attended the launch of Samantha Linsell’s first cookbook, published under the title of her delightful food blog, Drizzle and Dip, I resolved to do so.

A subsequent discuss ion with Samantha persuaded me to do one of her personal favourites, her paternal grandmother, Betty Linsell’s crunchy recipe.

I baked them on Sunday night, and they are heavenly, testimony to the effort that Samantha puts into her passion – the creating, testing and perfecting of recipes.

The book, available at all good book stores, is divided in three major sections: Morning, Noon and Night, with each section containing recipes that are well suited to the time of day, taking into account the amount of time available to the busy cook in the course of a day. The result is an intermingling of cooking and baking recipes which works well. Read more…

Categories: Book Review, Dining In, Food