Well this time, we can genuinely vouch for the fact that Aggie’s Family Cookbook is no attempt at ‘brand extension’. It is simply a lovely practical, easy to cook, book of family recipes for every occasion, written by someone who loves cooking for her family and just happens to be a celebrity!
As well as being a ‘Dirt Dectective’ and ex head of the Good Housekeeping Institute, Aggie is a local mum with a genuine passion for cooking, which she has passed onto her son Ewan. He is currently studying catering at Westminster College and is very popular with the local year 12’s – how many 16 year old boys do you know who can make a macaroon?
Aggie’s book appeals to me on lots of levels, as it include Scottish classics (I’m Scottish) such as Mince and Tatties, Auntie Hughags Scottish pancakes, Scottish morning rolls and Granny’s scones – which Aggie says are foolproof – and locally inspired dishes such as Clissold fried chicken, a healthier version of the most popular teenage dish in our neck of the woods.
It contains a great combination of traditional dishes and contemporary classics, meaning it would make a great Christmas present for a variety of ages and abilities – oh and it’s nicely designed, which is always a must for a cook book!