“The cook’s cook’s cookbook. A debut collection from a wife of a famous chef, standing free from his long shadow. Informed by an interesting past and present, proudly independent, there is much to admire here, including the writer’s voice.”
Featured in The Guardian’s Best Food Books of 2017.
At the tender age of seven, she had started making her own vinaigrette. By 10, she was able to cook three and even four-course meals effortlessly. As she reached adolescence, she was already on the UK’s famous: Ready, Steady, Cook.
This is the timeline story of the famous author of the bestseller,” Downtime: Deliciousness at Home” and the wife of the chef and co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma, Nadine Levy Redzepi
Nadine always wanted to write a family cookbook, especially from the time she had started jotting down her favorite recipes while she was pregnant with her first daughter. And Downtime: Deliciousness at Home is the afflatus result of a collection of those recipes. This is a cookbook for the home chefs, with an affluent focus on accessibility and simplicity. The practical application of the recipes listed out in this cookbook doesn’t require long hours of free time or a culinary degree, as these are for the recognizable comfort foods.
The visual appeal of this book is the three bound ribbon bookmarks, each of which carries three different sections: starters, mains and the desserts. The book additionally includes individual anecdotes that introduce each recipe along with unique essays penned by both herself and her gourmet specialist spouse.
Downtime is indeed, a collaboration of the simple and wonderful food that Nadine and her family shares. The contents are inspired by her childhood and a life-long love of food where the author delightfully takes you step-by-step through every recipe with encouragement, warmth and detailed instructions.