Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529193121 Category:


Alexina Anatole

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529193121 Category:


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**AS SEEN ON SATURDAY KITCHEN* | ‘DELECTABLE’ Nigella Lawson | ‘A GEM’ Rukmini Iyer | ‘LOVELY RECIPES’ Georgina Hayden | ‘STUNNING AND INVENTIVE’ Ixta Belfrage | ‘A CRACKING BOOK’ Olly Smith | ‘DELIGHTFUL’ Marc Diacono | ‘EXTREMELY ACCOMPLISHED’ Jay Rayner (on MasterChef) | ‘REALLY IMPRESSES ME WITH HER ORIGINALITY’ Greg Wallace (on MasterChef)

80 flavourful, vibrant recipes to brighten up your table this Spring.

Fearlessly bringing together the best flavours and culinary strategies from around the world, Alexina Anatole will help you use bitter flavours in your cooking to improve the taste of everything you make, whether it’s a savoury weeknight dinner or a sweet and decadent dessert – one flavour-balancing technique at a time.

These 80 recipes take classic favourites to a new level and include moreish solutions for every meal, and include:

Matcha Basque Cheesecake
Tomato + Lapsand Souchong Salad
Raw Kale and Grapefruit Salad
Roast Chicken with Beer Butter Onions
Raddichio Burrata with Olive Oil and Breadcrumbs
Aubergine with Whipped Feta
Ancho Coffee Beef Short Ribs
Strawberry, Bitter Lemon + Rooibos Sorbet
Salmon Tacos with Grapefruit Avocado
Negroni Pavlova

Using ten star ingredients with recipes that demonstrate how to cook with each type of bitterness – from grapefruit and bitter oranges, bitter greens, tahini, beer, walnuts, cranberries, tea, coffee, cocoa, and liquorice – each dish will expand your repertoire and open the door to new worlds of deliciousness.

Publisher Review

Bitter by Alexina Anatole is a gem of a cookbook - not only are the recipes fresh, fun and innovative, but her well-researched writing on the nature of bitter food is a pleasure to read - knowledgeable and generous. I've come away with ideas to enhance my own cooking as well as a stack of recipes to try out for friends and family. A delightful read. * Rukmini Iyer, author of the 'Roasting Tin' series and 'India Express' * A detailed deepdive into the wondrous world of one of the trickiest flavour profiles. Stunning and inventive recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world to make you fall in love with bitter! * Ixta Belfrage, author of 'Mezcla' * So much more than just a cookery book, Bitter is a revelation. Alexina skillfully takes you on a journey through the world of 'bitter', exploring its place in the sphere of flavour, and arming you with tricks and hacks on how to use bitter foods in your everyday cooking. Her recipes are a delight - beautiful, vibrant and packed with exciting, unexpected combinations I can't wait to try. * Dominique Woolf * Alexina's ability to take very strong, bitter, sharp flavours and marry them together with majesty is incredible * John Torode * Alexina really impresses me with her originality * Gregg Wallace *

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