A cookbook writer that truly surprised me (in a good way) is Sophie Dahl. If you're around my age, you will remember Sophie as being the +size model from England who caused a stir on catwalks all over the world.
She now has two cookbooks on the market. Both of which I have, and both of which I love. Her recipes are lovely, simple and straightforward and quoting straight from the horses mouth, she is someone "who likes to cook and then write about what she's cooked, not a chef or a teacher."
I like that. It sounds like me.
With an evening picnic to plan, I wanted some simple, flavoursome and of course, transportable food to take. How could I resist this recipe.
It sounded perfect.....
Roasted Tomato Mascarpone Soup
From Season to Season by Sophie Dahl
Light, subtle and absolutely moreish. I loved this soup.
Laying back on the rug under the stars on a warm Summer's eve watching Romeo and Juliet, this soup fitted my mood perfectly.