My Saturday didn’t go to plan. I was going to make a couple of masks and then cook from One Knife, One Pot, One Dish by Stephane Reynaud, a cookbook I bought with reward and recognition money from my workplace. The idea of being able to easily cook a couple of dishes, not make too much of a mess, and enjoy some tasty food appealed when I bought it, and appealed when I decided to get the cookbook. The masks and my sewing machine had completely different ideas. They decided that cooking wasn’t as important as themselves, and as I almost broke down in tears because I couldn’t put my sewing machine back together, I realised that I was only a spectator in cooking food that evening.
Thankfully Scott was to the rescue and because the dishes were straightforward and in one pot, he could do the entire Coq au Vin without any drama, and I managed to help with the kale dish because by that time I’d managed to do everything I could do with the masks (including tidying up). Both the dishes were tasty (I ran out of energy to cook the dessert, but the sweets in this book all look good). It was hard to select which dishes to cook out of this cookbook because so many of them look amazing. Overall we rate this book 4 out of 5 so far. We want to try some other dishes (so this might change).Continue reading