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A Half Baked Idea

When my mother died, I was cooking. I was not a cook. I did not cook. I ate high-street-chain sandwiches, supermarket filled pasta, and more takeaway kebabs than I was comfortable admitting. My rare, haphazard forays into the kitchen led to fallen cakes, burnt biscuits, and stringy stews. But I had also recently started dating a man - a man who was very keen on cooking, and whom I was keen to impress. One weekend, he suggested we cook together for friends. And I thought, Oh god, that sounds like a terrible idea. But I said, "Sounds great." And so I found myself standing in a kitchen that was not my own, baking a cake alongside a man I didn't know. Meanwhile, 275 miles away, my mother was dying. At the moment her mother died, Olivia Potts was baking a cake. She was trying to impress a man, a cooking enthusiast who would later become her husband. Grief-stricken by the news, Olivia took to the kitchen. She came home from her job as a criminal barrister miserable and tired, and baked soda bread, pizza, and chocolate banana cake (mostly unsuccessfully). It brought her comfort, and so she concocted a plan- she would begin a newer, happier life, filled with fewer magistrates and more macaroons. She left the bar for Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the eccentric world of patisserie. Interspersed with recipes ranging from passionfruit pavlova to her mother's shepherd's pie, this is a heart-breaking, hilarious, life-affirming memoir about dealing with grief, falling in love, and learning how to bake a really, really good cake.

Booko found 5 book editions of A Half Baked Idea by Olivia Potts

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A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu by Olivia Potts, ISBN: 9780241380468
A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
Jul, 2020 Paperback Click to Check Click to Check
Das Leben neu backen: Wie Trauer, Liebe und Kuchen mein Leben veränderten (German Edition) by Olivia Potts, ISBN: asnB07ZTGMZQF
Das Leben neu backen: Wie Trauer, Liebe und Kuchen mein Leben veränderten (German Edition)
Mar, 2020 Unknown Click to Check Click to Check
Een halfbakken idee: over liefde, rouw en taart by Olivia Potts, ISBN: 9789038807225
Een halfbakken idee: over liefde, rouw en taart
Nov, 2019 Unknown Click to Check Click to Check
A Half Baked Idea: A Story of Grief, Love and Cake by Olivia Potts, ISBN: 9780241380451
A Half Baked Idea: A Story of Grief, Love and Cake
Jul, 2019 Hardcover Click to Check Click to Check
A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu by Olivia Potts, ISBN: asnB07KMR6PT8
A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
Jul, 2019 Kindle eBook Click to Check Click to Check

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