Author(s): Mina Holland
A collection of oral histories with recipes exploring the influence of family on our relationship with food. Food is key in our culture. Of late there has been a penchant for reinventing nostalgic home favourites in restaurants and cookbooks leading to a desire to know where our food and its traditions come from. For most of us there is a desire to return to our childhood kitchen, the smells and tastes of the dishes evoke comfort and wonderful memories. Those childhood meal times form the foundation of our taste buds and how we now cook. MAMMA: REFLECTIONS ON THE FOOD THAT MAKES US is a collection of oral histories about the food we ate as a child, our mother's cooking and all that it signifies and encapsulates throughout our life. A fascinating trip around the globe, the book features interviews with some of the world's best-loved cooks including Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden, Alice Waters, Stanley Tucci and many more. MAMMA: REFLECTIONS ON THE FOOD THAT MAKES US is about bringing food back to basics, about going home.
Mina Holland is Editor of Guardian Cook. She was formerly Contributing Editor of Observer Food Monthly. Her first book, The Edible Atlas, was published by Canongate in March 2014 and, to date, is being translated into eleven other languages and will be available in 20 countries. She lives and works in London.