Monday, August 9, 2010

Four More of the 100 Women that Inspire Me

The Peer from her I learned to feed my soul, eat often with friends, family and those you value. Her cookbook "Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights" is a feast for the senses and is ripe with lovely recipes.

Sophie Dahl

The Ideal because of her I've embraced my appetite for one can't but revel in life’s bounty with her as role-model. Set the table and take care to present it well. Her cookbook "Feast" encourages one to taste everything and I flip through its pages often for inspiration.

Nigella Lawson

The Apostle thought me that I too can bake well with confidence. To her and her cookbook the Cake Bible I owe a tremendous death of gratitude. This I learned from her and pass on to you: Baking is a science so every baker should invest in a scale for the correct measurement is key to the perfect cake.

Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Joy with her I think all is possible in the kitchen. Drink the wine and share a laugh. Her cookbook Very Simple Food is truly stunning but more than that it is foolproof. Oh and she is the Times Cook in London, so like the best job in the world.  

Jill Dupleix

The Sheer Joy of simple food
The Bounties of Nature's William Mason Brown
My love my care,


  1. Love this! Awesome ladies and cooks/bakers! :)

  2. But what about Elizabeth David? Both Ms Dahl and Ms Lawson are simply TV Cooks, whereas Elizabeth David did all the actual groundwork. She traveled, she experimented, and she wrote. We should all have a small shrine in our homes to ED.

  3. ... and Marguerite Patten... and Fanny Craddock... and Mrs Beaton...

  4. And please let's not forget Julia!

    But I would still like to look like Nigella when she's in the kitchen.
    My kids worked at the Rib Room on Sloane Street where she and husband Saatchi often dined. They said the woman could eat for England...Brava!

  5. What a unique tribute to unique women. I imagine you are a unique person, though. Maybe you'll end up on somebody's list of inspirational women someday.

  6. Great post. I'm going to check out your favorite people.

  7. Wonderful post, I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing Simone.