Catch up on last Sunday’s 6 Music show with Simon Barnes ‘This is Wild’ interview where he talked about his new book ‘Rewild Yourself’.
“Where the Wild Cooks Go: World Tour: Food, Music, Poems and Cocktails”
Publication date: 05/09/2019
With a childhood spent foraging and learning to make flapjacks and nettle soup, followed by a life of touring as a musician around the world and delighting in the delicious local delicacies discovered along the way, a love for food and cooking has always been at the heart of my experiences. My cookbook debut is the long-awaited exploration of my culinary learnings around the globe, celebrating the flavours and ingredients that accompanied the music, poetry, and local culture I discovered during my travels, and the recipes I took home with me to recreate in my own London kitchen, where I cook every day.
Recipes include Thousand-hole Pancakes, Vermouth with Anchovy-filled Green Olives, Fresh Tomatoes with Za’atar, Hot Baked Soda Bread, Pineapple with Chilli and Vegan Haggis.
It’s also a go-to for anyone cooking for groups with different dietary requirements, with its variety of flexible recipes for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
You can pre order a copy now on the following links.
My interview with Van Morrison will air on BBC World Service on Saturday February 9th and the following Sunday. It was great to meet him and talk about Blues and Irish music, his Mother’s singing, Dad’s record collection and arranging ASTRAL WEEKS in a room in West London in 1968.