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A Half Baked Idea - How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu (Hardcover) Loot Price: R246
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A Half Baked Idea - How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu (Hardcover): Olivia Potts

A Half Baked Idea - How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu (Hardcover)

Olivia Potts

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A heart-warming, exquisitely funny memoir about one woman's journey from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu, and from grief to love At the moment her mother died, Olivia Potts was baking a cake, badly. She was trying to impress the man who would later become her husband. So she ate the cake, completely unaware that, 275 miles away, her mother was dying. Afterwards, grief pushed Olivia into the kitchen. She came home from her job as a criminal barrister miserable and tired, and baked soda bread, pizza, and chocolate banana cake. Her cakes sank and her custard curdled. But she found comfort in jams and solace in pies, and what began as a distraction from grief became a way of building a life outside grief, a way of surviving, and making sense of her life without her mum. And so she concocted a plan: she would begin a newer, happier life, filled with fewer magistrates and more macaroons. She left the bar and enrolled on the Diplome de Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the eccentric world of patisserie, with all its challenges, frustrations and culinary rewards - and a mind-boggling array of knives to boot. Interspersed with recipes ranging from passionfruit pavlova to her mother's shepherd's pie, this is a heart-breaking, hilarious, life-affirming memoir about dealing with grief, falling in love and learning how to bake a really, really good cake.

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Imprint: Fig Tree
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Olivia Potts
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-38045-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Desserts
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Desserts
Books > Biography > General
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LSN: 0-241-38045-6
Barcode: 9780241380451

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