We will get back into recipe mode soon, I promise. But first (sounds klaxon!) we have some exciting news…
We are writing a recipe book! Of our own! It is called the Crumbs Family Cookbook (What do you think of our amazing bright and beautiful cover!?) and will be published - in London, New York and Sydney - by CICO Books this September. We're going global!!! We are so excited and are cooking our way through a long list of amazing recipes to see which ones make the tasty final cut. What a chore, huh?!! The whole book's emphasis is on fast, tasty, family food. It will include a handful of old favourites from here and our YouTube channel, but the rest of the recipes will be brand spanking new.
But we were wondering if you could help us? We want to know what you look for in a cook book? Are there any recipes you think should always be included? A good Victoria sponge for example. A go-to pancake recipe? The perfect chicken soup? Are you after mid-week staples or children's party inspirations? Also, if you have a hands-down, original favourite - let us know. We will test the best sounding ones until we find a winner, that will make it into the book. We wouldn't be writing a book if wasn't for you and the brilliant response we have had from our blog. So thank you! We are so excited. Did I already say that?
I read a great post recently by food and wine writer Fiona Beckett (who – along with Knackered Mother - has helped me broaden my wine horizons beyond Sauvignon Blanc) about how, in a quest to keep recipes short, too many cook books skimp on detail. So we are trying to balance the fine line between making sure recipes work and are easy-to-follow, but not so overwhelming and detailed that they put people off.
We are definitely going to include lots of our top cheats and tips as well as kitchen equipment we couldn’t live without. It is all about helping you to cook good, tasty, food… quickly.
If you would like to find out more or a review copy, then contact our wonderful publicist (I know! Get us! Publicist!) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy and Claire xxx