Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living for
A book of recipes and reflections that reveal the life-changing happiness of cooking.
"Bridget Jones' self-effacing wittiness, Julia Child's companionable forgiveness and Sylvia Plath's poetic prose." --NPR
"A manual for living and a declaration of hope." --Nigella Lawson
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"[Ella Risbridger's] culinary composition echoes Bridget Jones' self-effacing wittiness, Julia Child's companionable forgiveness and Sylvia Plath's poetic prose. The recipes are truly tasty, but the healing nourishment is in the details, from the cozy illustrations to the pink ribbon bookmark to the annotated list of things worth living for." - NPR, "The Salt"
"A charming, witty coming-of-age-slash-recovery story that is refreshingly free of saccharine (the ingredient and the sentiment), a cookbook that rewards creativity over rules." - Washington Post
"Each recipe documents a particular moment, part of the author's gradual process of falling back in love with cooking and finding joy in what can feel like a dark world." - T: The New York Times Style Magazine
"Ella Risbridger wrote a more personal cookbook than most--in here, you'll find recipes that kept her up and going when she really wasn't sure she could." - Delish, "The 15 Best Cookbooks of the Year"
"Everything about this book begs to be savored and enjoyed. It's a beautiful book . . . Risbridger's voice is lyrical and tender." - Vox
"In this uplifting cookbook debut, British writer Risbridger presents comfort food recipes that changed her life . . . Accompanied by cozy illustrations, this inviting work is one readers will turn to time and again." - Publishers Weekly
"A big old massive heart exploding love story . . . This is the first recipe book that should be made into a film." - The Times (UK)
"A wholly unconventional cookbook." - The Guardian
"The new Nigella." - Good Housekeeping
"One of the things that makes Midnight Chicken such a very good book is how hard it is to say exactly what it is. Yes, to be sure, it's a cookbook, but it is also a manual for living and a declaration of hope." - Nigella Lawson
"A moving testimonial to the redemptive power of cooking. Risbridger knows that it offers not just solace but a map; cooking can save you. Generous, honest and uplifting. I wish I'd had this book when I was in my twenties." - Diana Henry
"A joyous story to read." - Vox, Best Books of 2019