The Sweet 16
If you had to choose sixteen favorite foods, could you? London-based chef Skye Gyngell has, and has created the breathtaking book MY FAVORITE INGREDIENTS. This simple, rustic, and gorgeous collection follows foods through their seasonal availability, and Gyngell offers a few preparations for each. Moving from asparagus and cherries, through shellfish, citrus, nuts, game birds, and finishing on chocolate, Gyngell’s recipes are at once both exotic and creative, as well as comforting and nonthreatening. The techniques are simple, but the end results, out of this world. The collection is also sure to please any palate, as ingredients are fresh, flavorful, and span skirt steak to rabbit to fresh pumpkin to the simplest poached egg. Pick up MY FAVORITE INGREDIENTS from Ten Speed Press for $24 in bookstores or online. They’ll quickly become your favorites, too.