We’re getting closer to that season when we’ll be concocting all sorts of winter warmers indoors – so the new cookbook from the Michelin award-winning LIMA restaurant couldn’t have come at a better time. I recently attended the book launch at LIMA Floral in Covent Garden and I wasn’t just impressed by the canapés or the cocktails on tap – their cookbook is a strong debut, and will inspire anyone even vaguely curious about Peruvian cuisine.
Written by its star chef Virgilio Martinez, it’s a vibrant collection of simple, healthy recipes that showcases the creative talent of this Peruvian powerhouse and the wealth of flavours the cuisine is known for. At 224 pages, it’s a generous tome featuring plenty of gorgeous photography, and it covers everything from small plates to drinks and afters. Highlights include Martinez’s introduction, plus a glossary to quickly bring you up to speed on traditional ingredients like chia seeds, quinoa and ceviche. There’s even a visual breakdown of how to make a pisco sour (because if there’s one thing I wouldn’t mind mastering in life, it’s that!).
To find out more about the cookbook, visit Octopus Books.