The delectable Sophie Dahl brings her culinary prowess to DVD, marrying her talent for storytelling with fresh, enticing recipes.
For Sophie, food and emotion are inextricably linked - therefore each episode is themed around an emotional thread including romance, nostalgia and escapism. With food as the centrepiece, she revisits treasured places, revealing the personal resonance behind each of her recipes. Sophie's quirky and unique approach to cooking makes this series a real feast - earthy, funny and, above all, straight from the heart.
ROMANCE: Love pervades the unlikeliest places, whilst food and romance go hand in hand. Sophie takes us through the three stages of love journeying alongside some rose petals, poems and shepherds pie.
MELANCHOLY: In this episode we revel in a rather old fashioned state of being. The curtains are drawn, chocolate is at the ready and medicinal soups are on hand for revival.
SELFISH: A reinterpretation of selfish, this day instead is about pure lone indulgence, culinary and spiritual. Perusing artisanal markets with simple meals for one in mind, Sophie stumbles upon all manner of treasures, the last invoking an ode to Dorothy Parker
ESCAPISM: What do you do at the end of a terrible week when you cannot up sticks and leave? Escape through taste. Here Sophie devotes a weekend to conjuring the tastes of travels past, transporting herself in the process.
NOSTALGIA: A longing for home and childhood is met with coastlines and crumbles.
CELEBRATORY: It is time for a celebration and Sophie is throwing a dinner party. This is not a traditional three-course sit down dinner, but a deconstructed abundant feast. In the prelude to the party Sophie shares her tips on how to remain a calm clean haired hostess, having had her own share of misadventure in this department.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.