Author(s): Tina Bester
Love Food consists of a series of recipes for robust, heartwarming food and is crammed with ideas for meals that are the culinary equivalent of a lovely long hug. The book is divided into five sections. There are recipes for moreish breakfast treats, the easiest soups and salads, hearty lunch offerings such as steak sandwiches with black pepper and mustard butter, flavour-packed suppers (many of them one-pot or one-dish wonders) and delightfully decadent puddings to make your own. Many of the recipes have been passed down through the generations, with Queen of Tarts Tina Bester giving them her trademark twist. Offerings like old-school spaghetti and meatballs or retro-inspired lamb chops with cornflake crumbs are bound to become legends in your own household. The recipes in Love Food are easy to follow, include no-nonsense advice and have been tried, tested and tweaked to perfection. You can rely on Love Food for mouthwatering, hearty offerings that are a contemporary take on the traditional.
Tina Bester doesn't mind if her pastry's wonky - in fact this self-proclaimed 'no rules girl' prefers it that way. At her restaurant Queen of Tarts, Tina has created a vintage-styled, playful escape from reality where you can order a slice of gooey chocolate cake for breakfast and nobody bats an eyelid. Bake reflects Tina's travels from a 'no bake' cook to a purveyor of home-baked treats made the old-fashioned way but with a Queen of Tarts modern twist.