Sunday, 16 January 2011

Inspiration Chain

The very lovely Louise from Please Do Not Feed The Animals held a giveaway for the latest link of the Inspiration Chain which was started by Chris at Mince & Skirlie.  You can read all about the Inspiration Chain here.

I’m exceptionally excited about this book.  (I don’t actually own a Nigel Slater recipe book.  Well, I have a copy of Toast… Does that count?)

I understand why Louise picked this to be the next link.  It is amazing.  I struggle to cook from recipes when I’m cooking dinner.  Cake recipes are different but if it’s something savoury then nine times out of ten, I’ll just wing it… Or look at a recipe for information and rough cooking times.  I am firmly of the philosophy that “It’s done, when it is done”

The best thing about this book?  It gives you the bones of a recipe and then give you ideas that you can tweak it with.  I like that.  I like that he measures things in handfuls too!

I’ve decided to make the delicious onion tart on page 298.

It was gorgeous and perfect for my obsession with packed lunches at the moment!

It didn’t take me long to figure out what I wanted to pass on! 

So, to get your hands on a copy of The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit, all you have to do is leave a comment below before midnight on the 31st January 2011.  I’m happy to post the book anywhere in the world.  Please only comment if you are happy to pass on a copy of your most inspiring cookbook. 

Many thanks again Louise!


  1. Aw, I'm so glad you like it. I have to say, I have never made that recipe. In fact, I have totally neglected Appetite for the past couple of years. I am inspired to look at it again and start making things - a fresh start. You shouldn't neglect your favourite book! I have the Flavour Thesaurus on my Amazon wishlist - it looks great! (Obviously, I am not entering the competition.)

  2. The tart looks delicious.

    I'd love to be included in the draw for this book.

    Thanks :-}

  3. What a great idea for a giveaway - I love Appetite, I think you'll really enjoy it, and Ive got lots of ideas for the book I'd pass on so please include me in the draw.
    p.s. im feeling a bit more inspired about my packed lunches now too!