The Book That Made Me: James Mayhew 17/07/19
Nadiya’s Bake Me a Celebration Story
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Everyone’s favourite Bake Off winner is back with her blend of storytelling and tasty treats. This book is all about celebrations from around the world, so as well as yummy recipes for Spring Rolls, Rainbow Fudge, Jewelled Rice and Monkey Bread, there are craft activities and stories that celebrate Chinese New Year, Eid, Holi, Easter, Thanksgiving and many more.
With bright illustrations and a smart hardback finish, this is a real treat of a book that would make a great present for any blossoming bakers. The stories themselves are short and sweet with surprising dashes of modern life that catch you off guard and make you laugh – ‘One day the family were lounging about. Loose Women was on the telly.' Even the traditional tales have these hints of modern life to shake things up, like the remote village between mountains where the Nian locusts swarm every year, a village so small ‘you had to stand on one leg with your hands in the air to get a mobile signal.’
Like Nadiya herself, this book is full of joy and love for all things family and food.