Five Quarters

Rachel Roddy Five Quarters
Five Quarters, Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome, Rachel Roddy

Look what I have!

I have been waiting for this book for six years. I found Rachel’s blog when I first started digging round in this world of food blogging. I happened to click on a link from somewhere and I was captivated. I sat there and just read and read. Rachel’s writing is beautiful, inspiring and grabs you. I don’t think she has ever written a post that I have just scrolled down to get to the recipe. You feel the need to read every word. She makes you smile, laugh and very occasionally want to cry. She makes you feel as if you are sitting right there, at her kitchen table, listening to her and watching her as she assembles yet another delicious plateful of food. If not at the kitchen table, then on the chair that used to prop open the door.

The more I read, the more I want to read. I kept asking when she was going to write all of this in a book… and here it is.

So tonight, the tea might not get cooked and the husband might get ignored. I will be reading.

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10 thoughts on “Five Quarters”

  1. Oh Kath, I LOVE this book. I got my local book shop to order it for me and I collected it on Monday. And it’s SUCH a good read. And yes, I’ve also already cooked from it. I think it might be you who introduced me to the lovely Rachel I was going to blog about her too, but you’ve beaten me to it.

    1. I was very jealous to see that you had your book on Monday. What did you cook? Please blog about it and tell us all. I am very glad that I was the means by which you found Rachel.

  2. Kath, this makes me extraordinarily happy. You have been a constant blog friend, a generous one at that, a rare thing. I really hope you enjoy reading and cooking from the book and look forward to the day we sit down, with wine, to talk. love to you all x

    1. Bless you Rachel, what a lovely comment. I look forward to it very much too. The book is brilliant by the way. I have managed to sit and read it for a while before picking the girls up. I imagine that your next birthday present will be a pestle and mortar.

  3. Michele | Cooking At Home

    Wonderful, Kath. I know you’ll have a great read. I can’t wait for the US edition next year. I’m just catching up on your blog, and hope you are feeling better. xo

    1. Hello lovely Michele,it’s so lovely to hear from you. I hope you are well. I am feeling better already, thank you. It’s a shame you have to wait until next year. It will be worth the wait though. Sending you love. x

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