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Enjoy the Fruits of Spring with Sophia Lindop’s Season’s Bounty: Cooking with nature’s abundance

Season's Bounty: Cooking with nature's abundanceSophia Lindop’s latest cookbook, Season’s Bounty: Cooking with nature’s abundance, is out now:

We’re often faced with the dilemma of what to do with that glut of marrows and asparagus in the spring, the hundreds of apricots and tomatoes in the summer, the butternut and mushrooms in the autumn. Inspired by her Lebanese and Afrikaans grandmothers, Lindop gives us a thoroughly modern twist on cooking with seasonal produce available in ample quantities at different times of the year.

Whether you grow your own vegetables or just want to buy the cheap, seasonal produce from your local grocer, no one wants to eat the same thing all week – Sophia gives you four different recipes for each seasonal vegetable or fruit. Economy doesn’t need to be boring!

About the author

Farm girl by birth, city girl by marriage … the only constants in my life have always been good, wholesome food, wine and company! My love affair with food started at a very tender age. I grew up enveloped by kitchen aromas, and at five began to show an interest in cooking. So, my grandfather fielded a wooden box for me to reach the stove and take up my position beside my Lebanese granny.

My late mother was a very powerful force in shaping my current ‘chefdom’! One of the things she did was to encourage me to be creative in the kitchen. My Afrikaans ouma was also a brilliant cook, and her passion for the traditional food of our beautiful country inspires me to this day.

I studied food and wine for six years before embarking on a detour that finally led me back to the kitchen. These years of formal training really only put words to a melody that had been playing in my heart throughout my life.

I am happily married to Paddy, a dentist, with whom I share a passion for good food and wine.

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