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.