The Little Library Year takes you through a full twelve months in award-winning food writer Kate Young's kitchen. Here are frugal January meals enjoyed alone with a classic comfort read, as well as summer feasts to be eaten outdoors with the perfect beach read to hand. Beautifully photographed throughout, The Little Library Year is full of delicious seasonal recipes, menus, and reading recommendations. Includes dual measures.
About the Author
Kate Young is an award-winning food writer and cook. As a dedicated bookworm, Kate's reading inspires her in the kitchen. After mastering the treacle tart from Harry Potter, Kate started blogging about her creations and was named Blogger of the Year in 2017 by the Guild of Food Writers. Her first book, The Little Library Cookbook, was shortlisted for Fortnum & Mason's debut food book award and won a World Gourmand food writing award. Kate has written for the Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine and The Pool.
"Recipes you long to cook, suggestions for books you want to read, a sense of place and season, and tales of a life lived thoughtfully and well. This is a very special book, written with great generosity. I loved it." —Diana Henry
"A cookbook and culinary almanac that celebrates the books and characters conjured by each season and its food. Leafing through a cookery book has never been so satisfying. Perfect." —Nina Stibbe
"A wonderful, brilliant book. Instantly comforting, effortlessly beautiful and suffused with the generosity that's at the heart of any good meal." —Ruby Tandoh
"Bibliophile foodies have a treat in store for them. Many treats, in fact." —Jasper Fforde
"Tender, gorgeous, clever and generous . . . A book to be both treasured and treated as the hands-on, practical food bible it really is. As perfectly balanced as her recipes—with photographs like Vermeer paintings, stories the never overwhelm the food itself, and lovely, lyrical writing—I want to eat everything Kate cooks, and I want to cook everything she writes, and I want to buy this book for everyone I love. I loved it." —Ella Risbridger
"Combines two of my most favourite things—interesting and flavour-packed recipes, and reading lists. The best present a food-obsessed bookworm could ask for." —Olia Hercules
"I love this so much. It's so cheering in an I Capture the Castle way of not being able to be depressed when there is a good egg tea inside you. I love Kate Young's writing and the way she weaves herself, the books, and the food together. What a treat." —Cathy Retzenbrink
"Kate's writing is as delicious and vibrant as her recipes. Her passion for food, for books, and for seasonal home cooking is completely infectious. This book sings with love, with flavour, with invention: I want to cook everything in it." —Olivia Potts
"Makes me want to read, cook and eat in equal measure." —Sue Quinn
"A deeply personal book written in a sincere voice; reading it is like talking to your best and greediest book-loving friend." —Daily Telegraph