Georgina Hayden is an award-winning cook and food writer who writes for publications such as The Telegraph, Delicious Magazine and Observer Food Monthly. In 2021 she was awarded the Fortnum & Mason Best Cookery Writer Award for her work in Waitrose Food magazine!
Now she joins us for her latest book, Nistisima, a celebration of 120 delicious vegan recipes from the Mediterranean and beyond.
Nistisima means fasting food – food eaten during lent and other times of fasting observed by those of Orthodox faith. Mostly this involves giving up meat and dairy and instead using vegetables, pulses and grains to create easy, delicious dishes that all just happen to be vegan. In this book, Georgina draws on the history and culture around nistisimo cooking in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe to share the simple, nutritious and flavour-packed recipes at the heart of the practice. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more plant-based food, Nistisima offers you tried and tested recipes that celebrate the very best of this tradition – all bursting with flavour and all surprisingly vegan.
Join us in the bookshop for a wonderful evening of talking and tasters with one of our favourite food writers.