Food For All Seasons
by Oliver Rowe
This book by English chef and writer Oliver Rowe is, as preserver Kylee Newton puts it, “more of a novel about a chef than a recipe book”. While the recipes are generous, inventive and delicious to a fault, its crowning glory is Oliver’s writing, which gracefully winds its way through the calendar with a genuine reverence for what nature puts in front of us. Incidentally, we did a Q&A with Oliver this year and he recently took over our Instagram to showcase his Apacuka pop-up in Budapest. As you would expect, the menu was littered with seasonal dishes – a brussels sprout salad with caramelised paprika walnuts standing out, not just for its beautiful shot framed by a Hungarian strawberry patch.