Mamma by Mina Holland

Mamma is a celebration of where all our food stores begin: at home. In this exploration, Guardian journalist and award-winning author Mina Holland considers food’s roles in our lives beyond sustenance, and how recipes provide histories of who we are.

Along the way she meets stalwarts of the food revolution including Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden and more, to uncover how they have been shaped by their food heritage and what their culinary legacies might be. Interspersed throughout are the author’s go-to recipes to soothe and to share – perennial staples of childhood that are so much more than instructions for making a particular dish but also living stories. Mamma is a beautiful, timeless tribute to our culinary traditions and their continuing evolution.

You can start reading with our first chapter extract, or sample one of the delicious recipes for the book: 3 Coconut Dahl.

Mina Holland is the Editor of Guardian Cook and has also written for Watirose Kitchen, Stylist and Flavour First. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Mamma is out now in hardback and ebook.

February 23rd 2017  |  Comments are off for this post