Title: Bake Happy
Subtitle: Recipes and reflections for a sweet life
Authors: Gail Bussi
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781432301682 / ISBN 978-1-4323-0168-2
Hardcover, 21 x 21 cm, 192 pages, many illustrations
Gail Bussi has had many blessings in her life, but one of the earliest, and best, was that she grew up in a nurturing home, with a mom who had lots of time, patience and love. That warmth was most evident in the kitchen, from where a seemingly endless stream of simple yet delicious meals and baked goods would appear to delight both family and friends. And, of course, there were other kitchens; those of her aunts and neighbours and her mother's friends, all a part of the kitchen warmth the author knew and treasured. So, the recipes in this section, and indeed throughout the book, Bake Happy, have their origin in many different kitchens, but they all have a common thread, in that the focus is not simply on the food, but also on the fun and companionship to be found in sharing. That way all can have a store cupboard of luscious tastes and memories.