Which means Yvestown Cooks, like I basically do everyday, so much that the editor of a weekend newspaper glossy, Sjiek, asked me to share a weekly column with the food I like and how I relate to the food. Yvestown Kookt are all of my 2015 recipes and columns I wrote for Sjiek magazine.
It’s by far the most personal book I’ve wrote. With lots of stories about my present and past life and what food means and has meant to me. It’s all year round so my friend, Roel Vaessen the graphic designer of all my books, made the layout so that the reader understands what happens as all the recipes are not related to one another, there’s not a theme. The theme is what one can eat all year round and what one can find in that season to cook with. We want it quick, delicious and for everyone.
The watchful reader will notice that I’ve switched publishers. Sometimes it’s all about the right fit and I’ve found it with Davidsfonds and WPG. The most exciting thing about my new publishers is that my book was printed in Belgium and not in an exotic far away country where most books are printed, no as a matter of fact it was printed in a little town called Peer just a 20 minute drive from my own home. So we’ve got to experience the printing processes.
We got to hang out with Caroline (the editor), Roel (the designer) and Luc (the printer and my new best friend). We’ve got to pick colours, foils, linens, ribbons and paper. Oh there’s something about paper picking – it must be the right touch and the right smell. Let me tell you Yvestown Kookt smells and feels divine.
As with every book I do get the repeated question “will it be in English?” and my answer is “I really don’t know”. The UK has a very closed up market and are not likely to buy international titles. So we’ll have to wait and see.
Win a copy!
Leave a comment and I will draw 4 winners by the end of the week (Friday 24th) It doesn’t matter where you live, this giveaway is for readers worldwide – even for those who don’t understand a word of Dutch (ha!)