Have a listen to the full review of my latest podcast on ABC Radio’s ‘Overnights’ featuring Rod Quinn
This podcast looks at one of my favourite books of all time and introduces a new way of how I source my reading material- Netflix.
‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman was a sensation when it first published in 2017. It tells the story of an odd woman called Eleanor, whose need for routine and eccentric way of thinking isolates her from friends and those she works with- just the way she likes it. Her character is not unlike that of Sheldon from the ‘Big Bang Theory’ who eccentricities are irritating and annoying but counteracted but an endearingly lovability. Eleanor’s life is turned around when she saves a man’s life and, despite her best efforts, her life changes.
The other book I reviewed I found after watching the Australian Netflix series ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’, this cooking series is based on the book of the same name by renowned NY cookery writer Samin Nosrat. This cookbook does not stand out from the shelves because of any new qualities it brings to the table (pun intended) but it does have a beautiful style and sweet illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton, making it a visual pleasure to have on the kitchen counter. The cookbook brings it back to the four basic and essential elements of cooking (can you guess what they are?). The ultimate take away I got from this book was the confidence to form my own recipes with what you have in the pantry or with what you pick up at the market, once you have an understanding of these four basic elements; salt, fat, acid and heat.
Definitely a couple of crowd favourites.