'I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking.' Julia Childs.
There's no point denying it, drinking is fun and eating is pretty good, too. Combine these activities and you end up with one of the simplest, most enjoyable experiences on the planet: getting legless and consuming some incredible edibles. My Drunken Kitchen celebrates this beautiful match made in the kitchen with a collection of stories and recipes based around the theme of getting nicely lubricated and enjoying some top quality (and sometimes questionable quality!) munch.
Chapters cover all occasions that merit the consumption of alcohol and food - from all-day drinking sessions that get your culinary creative juices flowing to having your friends over for a boozy dinner. Each of these chapters contains a selection of delicious recipes to try and, of course, some drinks and cocktails to sample as you cook. Also included is a section dedicated to using alcohol as an ingredient in your cooking.
Finally, there's Beating the Hangover, which looks at the moment in time when you make the decision to carry on the morning after the night before and need that extra bit of fuel to kickstart your mind and body back into hardcore boozing action. Enjoy.
About the Author
Helen Graves runs the immensely popular Food Stories blog, where her unpretentious, no BS approach to cooking and food writing has won her a legion of fans. Helen recently won the award for best writer at the Young British Foodie Awards. She is also the author of Cook Your Date Into Bed and 101 Sandwiches, published by Dog 'n' Bone Books.