Saturday, June 23, 2018

Weekend Cooking: Word of Mouth TV

I have soooo many Weekend Cooking posts in my head and have done for a couple of months, but the process of sitting down and writing one or more just hasn't happened. There was the post about eating while we were away in South Africa, the fact that I have become pretty good a making swiss roll style sponges in the last month or so, the fact that I made pastry from scratch, a few new recipes, the initial steps in an upcoming kitchen renovation and possibly more that I can't think of right now. Maybe some of those posts will still happen but probably not all of them.

Today, I want to post about Word of Mouth TV which is a relatively new Youtube TV show that has been put together by one of my favourite Australian authors, Kate Forsyth and her friend Sarah Mills (also an author).

The basic idea is to combine two loves, food and books, into one Youtube TV show. Each episode features an author guest who comes to eat delicious food but also to talk about their writing, their food loves, their favourite recent reads and favourite cookbooks.  The first episode featured husband and wife authors Graeme Simsion (author of The Rosie Project) and Anne Buist. Other guests have included Jennifer Egan, Richard Fidler and more.

On the Word of Mouth TV website, there are the recipes for the dishes that have been cooked for the show, plus details of the books that have been featured and by the authors that have been guests. There is a also a blog which includes a series of posts called  Iconic Literary Food Moments, which so far has included posts about Ernest Hemingway's Bellinis, fried green tomatoes (as in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg) and Charles Dickens' Sage and Onion Roast Goose

There already have been a couple of episodes that have inspired me to look for specific cookbooks, and to at least think about trying different authors.

In order to give you a taste of the type of thing you might see in this series I have included one of the Soundbites, a short video featuring author Kelly Rimmer recommending a cookbook that I have to get my hands on and soon!

My question to you all is..... if you could only recommend one cookbook that you own, which one would it be?

Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. For more information, see the welcome post.


  1. Thanks for sharing about this new youtube show- sounds up my alley--

  2. That youtube show sounds great! I'm going to have to look it up - there's so much good out there but hard to find out about it all!

  3. Iconic literary moments are really my thing... thanks for that!

    best... mae at

  4. Oooooh THANK YOU -- I can't wait to start watching the YouTube show.

    My current favorite cookbook is The Dinner Plan by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion -- I swear I make everything in the book!

  5. Wow! Thanks for telling me about this show. My favorite cookbook is our family cookbook. It's my go-to cookbook. Our whole family on my mom's least 4 generations worth...contributed recipes as well as recipes long before us that were passed down and I compiled them all into one cookbook as well as a family tree, pictures, and stories told from generations. It's truly a treasure.

  6. Interesting concept. My go to cookbooks are Stephanie Alexander's A Cook's Companion and Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    1. One of the authors talked about the Stephanie Alexander book in this series!!

  7. This sounds like a fun channel. My go-to cookbook,changes on a monthly basis and right now it’s the Oh She Glows cookbook

  8. Can't wait to see that on YouTube, I also like Kate Forsythe so this looks great to me.
    Thanks for the anniversary wishes!