Earlier this week I attended the book launch for Kate Doran’s debut cookbook, Homemade Memories. Published only four days ago, this title has already been featured on the front page of The Guardian, in The Times, Marie Claire and The Stylist. It’s currently the number one bestseller in the Baking Pastries and Pies category on Amazon. This book is gonna be big!
I am lucky enough to know Kate. We worked together last year, so I can attest to her incredible work ethic, integrity and creative passion.
In her spare time Kate blogs at The Little Loaf. Not about sewing, but about food. Specifically, the food of comfort and memories. She’s devoted herself to recreating treats from our collective childhoods. From those chocolate bars you always found in your favourite corner shop, to the ice-cream memories of playing in the park and the bourbon dreams of a plate full of biscuits. Add recipes for homemade mint marshmallow, a twist on a certain chocolate treat – Mr Ambassador, you spoil us! – and your very own caterpillar cake, and you realise your inner child needs this book.
So, it’s a good job I have a copy to share! And because this is a sewing blog, I’m throwing in two metres of ice-cream printed fabric. I dare you to eat homemade ice-cream whilst wearing your homemade ice-cream dress.
Thank you, Kate.