Food Worth Making Vol. I | Sam Mannering
Food Worth Making is an eclectic collection of recipes from home and abroad, solidly presented in a linen-bound hardcover. 240 pages of recipes including Portuguese custard tarts (not unlike those from Belem Confitaria in Lisbon); North African chicken with cinnamon and cumin from a street vendor in Fez; a Massaman curry of beef cheeks so rich and unugent it will change your mind about offal forever.
Find out how to make salt cod and what to do with it; Kung Pao chicken from a friend in Szechuan; crumbed sweetbreads with parsley and fennel; and a recipe for gingerbread from the author's own grandmother.
Sam's intention is to be thoughtful, entertaining, and a little insightful with a bit of laconic wit here and there. He's there to put the reader at ease: "there’s nothing worse than putting food on a pedestal, not everyone can reach".