The Parlour Cafe Cookbook
by Gillian Veal
Illustrations by Jen Collins
Publication date October 2011
The Parlour Cafe is a tiny whitewashed cafe in Dundee that changed the food landscape of the city when it opened nearly six years ago. Serving fresh, feisty, mainly vegetarian food, owner and chef Gillian Veal may have created a local institution, but her inspiration comes from further afield and reflects a whole social, relaxed way of eating more common in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
Read what Joanna Blythman said about it in the Sunday Herald.
The Parlour Cafe Cookbook covers everything from indulgent brunches, super-food salads and flavour-packed soups to kick-ass, stand alone main dishes, via deceptively easy tarts and extremely unwholesome cakes. It’s a beautiful, hand-illustrated book packed full of the useful, simple, and most of all fantastically tasty dishes that are so loved in the café – and it makes a great Christmas present so why not buy a few and give a bit of foodie love this year?
‘If you can’t get a table at the ever popular Parlour Cafe in Dundee, then this recipe book allows you to try some dishes at home. Both cafe owner Gillian Veal, and Emily Dewhurst of Kitchen Press, (the local publisher) are driven by a rebellious spirit and a fresh way of looking at things. Simple, cool design compliments the recipes. Delicious.’
Scottish Book Trust