2.07.2011

J'adore Food Fashion Friends

I recently picked up Food Fashion Friends by Fleur Wood, and I can honestly say I have never been so excited about a cookbook {and I do get quite excited about them usually} - this book is fantastic, and so today I am dedicating my J'adore post to it!

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For those of you who don't know, Fleur is a designer from Australia.  Her self titled label Fleur Wood, ranges from housewares, clothing, and accessories - and it's all wonderful, soft, and feminine.  Her style and passion shines through in her book, and I recommend you all run out and buy it immediately {after reading my blog that is}, or you can buy it online HERE.  

The book contains nine different party options, and within each one there is information on three major points - Styling the party to get the look, the ideal song playlist to set the mood, and of course the menu.  I think it is a genius idea combining all of these elements into one book, I have often heard clients say that they don't know where to start when creating an event - well this book should help!  

Here are a few of my favorite parties from Fleur's book...

The Hot House High Tea Party - This party is described as "Indulgent and sophisticated, this high-tea menu is perfect for a bridal or baby shower, or simply spoiling your closest friends." Indeed.

The one recipe I am most looking forward to trying from this party is the Lemon Cake with Earl Grey Icing - it looks as good as it sounds.

A Weekend In The Country Party - "Pull on your wellies, pack up the hamper, and escape to the rolling hills for a countryside picnic." Sounds delightful.

I'd like to try the Macadamia and Lemon Fried Chicken with a side of the Potato Salad with Preserved Lemon and Fresh Herbs.  Fried chicken {or fried anything for that matter} is not usually on my list of things I love, however this recipe looks very yummy.

Bonnie's Birthday Party - "Bubbles, kaleidoscope jelly cake, chocolate and strawberry stars.  Alice in wonderland meets Banksy.  Kid heaven."  Weeee!

The recipe that looks like the most fun {and easy} from this party is the Kaleidoscope Jelly Cake, which is simply layers of different colour jello done one at a time to create a rainbow effect.

See?  It's fun for the kids, and easy for the maker... Genius.

Well, that sums up my review of my new favorite cookbook.  I will be sure to post as I try new recipes.  Do you have this book, and if so what recipe do you recommend I try?  Or better yet, have you thrown one of the parties? 
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7 comments:

  1. I literally think this is the only cookbook I have ever really actually wanted- so divine!!! And ps, LOVE the name Fleur.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I have never wanted a cookbook so much before!! The photos look amazing and I love how there are themes. How are the recipes? Do they look tough?

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  3. I have not heard of her before, but after reading this I think I need to buy this book. The recipes sound so good! Yum!

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  4. so many good things here - can't wait to hear what you try!

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  5. I don't have this book, but I really like the concept of Fleur giving you everything you need to throw a great party and not only the recipes.

    The lemon cake sounds yummy - let us know how it turns out if you make it :-)

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  6. Oh I so want to try that Hot House High Tea with some girlfriends. We could all wear long gloves and sip the tea out of my vintage tea cups! I think that would be a fabulous easter tradition! Thanks Staci!

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  7. Cannot wait to get the book. Everything sounds incredible!

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Oodles of thanks for the comment!