Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For

Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For

Recipes that reveal the life-changing happiness of cooking

There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken.

Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For) is a cookbook. Or, at least, you'll flick through these pages and find recipes so inviting that you'll head straight for the kitchen: roast garlic and tomato soup, uplifting chilli-lemon spaghetti, charred leek lasagne, squash skillet pie, spicy fish finger sandwiches or burnt-butter brownies. It's the kind of cooking you can do a little bit drunk. It's the kind of cooking that is probably better if you've got a bottle of wine open, and a hunk of bread to mop up the sauce.

But if you sit down with this book and a cup of tea (or that glass of wine), you'll also discover that it's an annotated list of things worth living for: a manifesto of moments worth living for. Because there was a time when, for Ella Risbridger, the world had become overwhelming. Sounds were too loud, colours were too bright, everyone moved too fast. One night she found herself lying on her kitchen floor, wondering if she would ever get up - and it was the thought of a chicken, of roasting it, and of eating it, that got her to her feet, and made her want to be alive.

This is a cookbook to make you fall in love with the world again

Title:Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781408867761
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    Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For Reviews

  • alyssa

    Ever cry while reading a cookbook? No? Okay well this will probably change that. She talks honestly and openly about grieving and mental health and struggling and wants to make cooking accessible to a...

  • Mellie Antoinette

    “You’re life is like a stockpot, simmering with all these minutes: everything you’ve ever learned and everything you’ve ever loved.”These are recipes of grief and mourning. Low faff eats wit...

  • Dash fan

    4☆ A Delightfully Heart Warming Cookbook Wow what a delightful cookbook.Not only does it contain some delicious recipes it has a storytelling flavour to it as Risbridger takes the reader on a journe...

  • RH Walters

    A vividly water-colored poetic autobiographical cookbook, quivering with playfulness and salty with grief (read all the way to the end). I'm reluctant to return it to the library and putting it on my ...

  • Kara Freeman

    Yes I read a cookbook and cried about it....

  • Kim

    This is a real treasure of a find on NetGalley. I’ve requested several recipe books over the years and found some wonderful new recipes to try. This book just feels as though one of your friends is ...

  • Rennie

    3.5, but just in terms of its general existence and what it represents, it's something much greater. This is because of the story she tells in the acknowledgments/I learned by googling that her partne...

  • T

    This is a glorious, breathtaking, heartbreaking book. The writing is stunning and soul searing. I’ve never cried over a cookbook before and, for the first time, am not complaining about the lack of ...

  • Jasmine

    The writing... just know that it contains multiple references to the Famous Five and multiple uses of the phrase “like billy-o”. The preludes to recipes and chapters are great, lovely insights tha...

  • Reannon Bowen

    This book is my ideal book, a book with stories about food, life, feelings, alongside deliciously simple recipes. I loved it. ...