Seasoning Cookbook Review

Seasoning Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
March 25, 2024

Seasoning: How to cook and celebrate the seasons

In this week's cookbook review, we dive deep into the rhythms of the culinary year with Angela Clutton's Seasoning cookbook. 

In this remarkable guide, Angela, an award-winning food writer, cook, and presenter, presents a tapestry of over 50 vegetables and fruits through the lens of their seasonality, interweaving practical cooking advice with a rich narrative that captures the essence of each season's bounty.

Angela has lived and cooked in London for many years, drawing upon her extensive experience and passion for seasonal cooking to craft Seasoning. This book is a manifesto championing the virtues of cooking in harmony with the natural world. 

Seasoning cookbook invites us into the heart of Angela's culinary philosophy, offering a journey through the seasons with insights into shopping, storing, and minimizing waste, all while celebrating the joy and sustainability of seasonal cooking.

Seasoning Cookbook

A Deep Dive into Seasonal Cooking

At the heart of Seasoning lies the simple yet profound belief that the best dishes emerge from ingredients at their seasonal peak. Angela, an award-winning food writer, cook, and presenter, intricately weaves over 50 vegetables and fruits throughout the narrative, offering not only recipes but also insights into their seasonality, storage, and waste minimization. 

This book is a testament to Angelas's philosophy that understanding the cycles of the land and climate enriches our cooking and eating experiences, fostering a connection with the natural world that is often lost in modern culinary practices.

Structured around the four seasons, Seasoning cookbook guides readers through an annual journey of culinary discovery. Each section highlights the produce that shines during its respective season, backed by Angela's rich storytelling and practical advice on shopping, storing, and cooking. The book boasts 75 fresh, modern, and approachable recipes that showcase how to make the best of the season's offerings, from the first tender greens of spring to the hearty root vegetables of winter.

Seasoning Cookbook
Beetroot, Fig, Blackberry, Radicchio and Hazelnut. Photography by (p.160)

Visual and Literary Feast

Seasoning cookbook is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. The book is adorned with beautiful illustrations and stunning photography that not only complement the recipes but also inspire readers to bring the beauty of each season into their meals. 

This visual allure, coupled with Angela’s poetic and practical writing, makes Seasoning an endlessly useful companion that will inspire confident and intuitive cooking time and time again.

Beyond the recipes and cooking tips, Seasoning is a clarion call to embrace sustainability in our cooking practices. Angela’s focus on seasonality is a gentle reminder of the joy found in anticipation and the natural cycles of abundance and scarcity. This approach not only enhances the flavors of our meals but also contributes to a more sustainable relationship with our environment.

Seasoning Cookbook
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Kale. Photography by (p. 189)

Final Thoughts

Seasoning cookbook it’s a journey through the seasons, offering a fresh perspective on the ingredients we use and the meals we create. It deserves a place on every home cook's bookshelf, not just for the recipes it contains but for the philosophy it espouses.

In a world where the seasonal cycles of produce are often overlooked, Seasoning stands out as a brilliant and beautiful book that reconnects us with the rhythms of nature and the joy of cooking with seasonal abundance.


Seasoning by Angela Clutton merges practical seasonal cooking tips with over 75 recipes and beautiful illustrations, emphasizing the joy and sustainability of using seasonal produce.









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