The Recipe Wheel by Rosie Ramsden – The Most Original Cookbook of the Year

by |June 17, 2014

Cookbooks have been around for centuries, so finding an original, accessible way to present new recipes is pretty darn tough. But Rosie Ramsden has invented a whole new way of planning meals: it’s called The Recipe Wheel.

She takes one simple, core recipe – like risotto – that sits at the centre of its own recipe wheel. From there lead spokes or threads to new, more developed recipes – select your perfect dish by occasion, budget or time.

Each wheel is like a mind map, bringing flavours together and encouraging the reader to mix and match, adding to their own creativity and cooking skills. A basic roast chicken inspires dishes like chicken, mango and cashew nut curry; white bread goes into beetroot panzanella or butterbean, garlic and thyme on toast. Get creative with risotto with Barley risotto with chestnut and savoy. A simple sponge cake becomes three-tier vanilla raspberry cake, and custard is transformed into rhubarb treacle creme brulee or peach and amaretto trifle.

This innovative cookbook, from an exciting new voice in cookery, turns the idea of the traditional recipe book on its head.

Grab a copy of The Recipe Wheel here

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