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Vanilla Table Book ReviewVANILLA TABLE
By Natasha MacAller
Pastry chef Natasha MacAller has created a book showcasing the versatility of vanilla, with more than 100 sweet and savoury dishes from her own repertoire and 32 contributing chefs, including the likes of Yota Ottolenghi, Maggie Beer, Al Brown and Peter Gordon.
As well as desserts and baking, there are also unexpected uses of vanilla, as in 'Heirloom Tomato Bisque' with vanilla caramelised onions; or 'The Pork Chop' steeped in ginger beer and vanilla brine.
Originally from the US, Natasha lives part-time in Kerikeri, which inspired her 'Shaved Fennel and Kerikeri Orange Salad'. The recipes are a mixture of skill levels, but for those keen to start small a section of vanilla basics also presents different ways of incorporating it into dishes, such as 'Vanilla Salt'.
For many this book will surprise, challenge and inspire them to try vanilla in a new way. –Victoria Wells