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The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen

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There is wisdom, and notes from a lifetime of reading, thinking, cooking and eating here. And it’s not just about food but about how we live, and how we look after ourselves and each other” - Diana Henry Wilson, Bee (26 August 2014). "The Allure of Imagined Meals". The New Yorker . Retrieved 5 October 2015. After that, Wilson wrote the "Kitchen Thinker" column in The Sunday Telegraph 's "Stella" magazine for twelve years. [14] For the column, she was named the Guild of Food Writers food journalist of the year in 2004, 2008 and 2009. [15]

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Responding to The Hive in The Guardian, critic Nicholas Lezard wrote that "For a moment you may feel, as I did, that part of Wilson's research for this book involved turning into a bee for a few days...You pretty soon realise that there is no dull fact about bees, whether we regard them for themselves, or for the metaphorical uses to which they are put by social commentators." [35] Steavenson, Wendell (10 May 2019). "The way we eat now by Bee Wilson - quantity of quality". The Financial Times . Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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Any dish benefits from a little crunch. Crispy bacon sprinkled on top is one way, but Wilson also likes the idea of cutting up a little of the raw vegetable and sprinkling it on the cooked one (raw fennel on roasted fennel). You can also use fried breadcrumbs, toasted nuts, pumpkin seeds fried with salt.

The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen

Wilson, Bee (12 January 2017). "Who Killed the Great British Curry House?". The Guardian . Retrieved 6 March 2021. Be brave. Drop the diet. Make peace. If any book can effect long-term weight loss, it should be this one", wrote Melanie Reid in The Times, reviewing First Bite. [33] In The Observer, Rachel Cooke wrote that "Wilson is a brilliant researcher" and "has unearthed science that makes sense of our most intimate and tender worlds." [34] Bee Wilson has said that she learned how to cook sitting at the kitchen table, reading her mother's cookbooks, starting with The Penguin Cookery Book. [1]Tip the meringue on to the lined tray and spread it out to make a rough circle shape of about 24cm. Scatter the remaining hazelnuts on top. Bake the meringue for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 120C fan/gas mark ½ and bake for another 40 minutes. It should look a divine pale biscuity-brown: the colour of a fawn whippet. Leave it to cool out of the oven. A wonderful book filled with great things to eat, and wisdom, wit and much kindness” - Susie Boyt, author of Loved and Missed

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