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The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

Posted by Nigella on the 7th March 2013
Image of Deb Perelman's Big Breakfast Rostis

I was deputy editor of The Sunday Times when I was 26 — rather a long time ago in the last century — and people were talking about the death of the book even then. There is a lot more angsting on the subject now, but I find it telling, interesting and ultimately uplifting that a very popular food blog — smitten kitchen — shows its success by being turned into an old-school book. And very delightful it is, too! There are lots of eminently do-able recipes in this book (like me, its author is untrained and uncheffy, so naturally I am favourably disposed) but the one I am most desperate to cook, is the one below. Despite its title, I see no reason to restrict this potato cake with a fried egg on top to breakfast-time: it's singing Supper to me!

By Deb Perelman. Published by Square Peg, 2012.

Book cover of The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

Try this recipe from the book

Image of Deb Perelman's Big Breakfast Rostis
Photo by Deb Perelman
Big Breakfast Rostis
By Deb Perelman
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