Pegasus publishes new cookbook by our own Ian Leatt
By Dorothy Dobbie
For many years, our own Ian Leatt, a trained chef, has been offering a delicious recipe in every edition of Lifestyles 55. Now you can get a collection of these wonderful treats in his cookbook, A Collection of Culinary Memories.
Ian grew up on Jersey in the Channel Islands. His grandmother had a profound influence on his early life and many of the recipes are drawn from those early experiences. Every recipe is preceded by a memory, making the book a very personal journey.
It is not just a journey back in time though, it is a journey through time. In Ian’s inimitable way, the book reflects his personal style, and he has turned it into a culinary calendar. The recipes are presented by season, along with his favourite herb for each time of the year.
Cooking is not Ian’s only talent. He has also illustrated every one of his recipes with his own beautiful photographs taken from his freshly prepared master pieces. The illustrations are stunning, and as Ian would say, they are guaranteed to make your mouth water.
As for the recipes, there is everything from main courses to appetizers and desserts. My favourite, and I have been the lucky guest at many of Ian’s five course dinner parties, is Cod and Peas. I don’t know what he does to it, but the dish is a taste of heaven. It has that undefinable “umami” taste that Ian loves to achieve in his recipes.
Why did he leave cooking? Well, as he tells it, getting up at four in the morning to begin the day doesn’t exactly suit a young man’s lifestyle. And at Pegasus, we are glad this happened because it means he could turn his many talents toward making Pegasus a better company. We celebrate his 20th year with us this month.
Thank you, Ian.
P.S. For any of you readers who remember the lovely garden parties we had when I chaired the WSO, Ian was the man behind the fabulous desserts that were always the final course of the event. Buy his book and learn how he did it!
To reserve your copy at a special low price of $25.00 please call Erica at 1-888-680-2008.