Author(s): Alex Hely-Hutchinson
With 100 recipes that use wholesome grains from oats to amaranth this delicious cookbook spans classic breakfast porridges, through lunchtime salad bowls, to nourishing dinners. The inspiration behind the book was a year Alex spent in Copenhagen - ancient grains are prevalent in Nordic cooking. The Danish word Hygge has no direct translation but evokes feelings of warmth, cosiness and sharing and the book embodies this ethos.
Flavoursome recipes which use wholesome grains from a rising star of the UK food scene
Just 25 years old, Alex is a rising star of the UK food scene. Her company, 26 Grains, puts porridge on the map; not porridge as most of us know it, but porridge with a range of interesting and delicious flavours. Her key influence is a year spent working in Copenhagen where she was inspired by the grains and spices in Nordic cooking, particularly how they come together in warming bowlfood which embodies the concept of Hygge. Alex's delicious grain-based dishes can be found online @26Grains, at various pop-ups, and at her temporary space in Neal's yard before she takes it on tour later in 2016. This is her first book.