I'm really enjoying trying recipes from this book, but I've started to notice that she never talks about seasoning - do you think this is intentional? I've been tasting and adding if I think necessary and so far it's not needed much, but I just wondered if anyone knows why she doesn't list salt and pepper - or even mention "season to taste" at the end of her recipes?
Hello there. Rachel (de Thample) here. I just saw your post and thought I'd respond. Thank you for flagging this. I list salt and pepper in a good few of the recipes but I just had a quick flick through, and you're right - not all of them include salt and pepper in the ingredient list and I didn't really say to 'season to taste' in a lot of them. It's a good thing to keep in mind as it's not always instinctive. Thank you again. I do hope you're enjoying the recipes and do let me know if you have any further queries. Very best wishes, Rachel
Just updating my original post to say how frequently I am still using this book - the chorizo stew in particular has become a weekly staple in our house - so delicious, if I can keep my husband's mitts off the chorizo long enough to get it in the pot!
And I'm very excited that Rachel replied personally to the original query - not many chefs would be able to respond in this way, or interested in doing so - thanks!
Bought it today for a birthday present and made (without splashing the pages!) chorizo stew 2 of us liked it and i had to promise other 2 i wouldnt make it again! ( that happens a lot) Although they did eat it and really are pretty lazy about trying new things. There are some nice recipes in the book