Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

Shiny Happy People

Friday, December 31st, 2010

One of my super awesome Christmas gifts this year was a cookbook called “Shiny Happy People“. It’s a  collection of Neil Roake’s friends and their recipes. Well, I guess it’s also a lifestyle book then too, because it features little interview type questions on the friends and beautiful pictures of not only their dishes but their homes. I mean it’s a ridiculously gorgeous book. I feel quite spoiled just flipping through the pages! As a fun little bonus, there are mini random tidbits of information peppered throughout the book, tucked away in the corners. There is also a couple of pages at the end just dedicated to that. Like did you know the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called arachibutyrophobia?

After just going through a few pages of this book, I’m itching to go to South Africa. The pictures are just breathtaking and I can’t wait to try the recipes. Squid ink and prawn ravioli anyone? This book is hard to find. We came across it at Anthropologie. So if you come across a copy, seriously snap it up and relish in Neil’s world. You’ll be feeling spoiled too. Guaranteed.  ~YY