45 min

10. On Writing Cookbooks with Claire Thomson The Salmon Pink Kitchen

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In this new episode of the Salmon Pink Kitchen podcast, Irene and Margaux welcome chef and food writer Claire Thomson to chat all things writing cookbooks. 
Claire is the author of seven cookery books and her new book, Tomato, will be published in June by Quadrille Publishing. You can pre-order your copy now. With Claire, we took a journey through her cookery books, motherhood, feeding a family, working in kitchens, confidence, and using her Instagram account as a tool to spark ideas for recipes and to invite us all to find our blueprint in the kitchen. 
Claire’s knowledge of food and her confidence in the kitchen are contagious, and we can’t wait for you all to be energised by this episode! Here’s a link to Claire’s cookbooks; we are cooking our way through Home Cookery Year and we couldn’t recommend it more.
Springtime has come and the publication of our own Margaux Vialleron’s novel, The Yellow Kitchen, is approaching and we cannot wait! TYK will be published by Simon & Schuster on 7th July 2022 and you can pre-order your copy from your favourite bookshops and retailers! 
Recommendations from today’s episode:
Claire’s Instagram reel on the women food writers and chefs who have inspired her 
Writers and cookbooks we mentioned in this episode:
Elizabeth David
Jane Grigson
Marcella Hazan
Claudia Roden
Diana Henry
Nigella Lawson
The River Café cookbooks
Elizabeth Luard
Rachel Roddy
Anna Tasca Lanza cookbooks and cooking school
We attended the opening night of the British Library Food Season with the event dedicated to the #CookForUkraine campaign, hosting the incredible Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina in conversation with Caroline Eden. It was hands down the best talk we have ever been to and we are so grateful for all the work Olia and Alissa are doing to raise funds, awareness, help with visas and also with stocking your kitchens with ingredients to help Ukrainian refugees to feel at home. 
You can buy Olia’s, Alissa’s and Caroline’s cookbooks from the links below:
Summer Kitchens by Olia Hercules
Salt & Time by Alissa Timoshkina
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden
Check out the rest of the Food Season’s events,

In this new episode of the Salmon Pink Kitchen podcast, Irene and Margaux welcome chef and food writer Claire Thomson to chat all things writing cookbooks. 
Claire is the author of seven cookery books and her new book, Tomato, will be published in June by Quadrille Publishing. You can pre-order your copy now. With Claire, we took a journey through her cookery books, motherhood, feeding a family, working in kitchens, confidence, and using her Instagram account as a tool to spark ideas for recipes and to invite us all to find our blueprint in the kitchen. 
Claire’s knowledge of food and her confidence in the kitchen are contagious, and we can’t wait for you all to be energised by this episode! Here’s a link to Claire’s cookbooks; we are cooking our way through Home Cookery Year and we couldn’t recommend it more.
Springtime has come and the publication of our own Margaux Vialleron’s novel, The Yellow Kitchen, is approaching and we cannot wait! TYK will be published by Simon & Schuster on 7th July 2022 and you can pre-order your copy from your favourite bookshops and retailers! 
Recommendations from today’s episode:
Claire’s Instagram reel on the women food writers and chefs who have inspired her 
Writers and cookbooks we mentioned in this episode:
Elizabeth David
Jane Grigson
Marcella Hazan
Claudia Roden
Diana Henry
Nigella Lawson
The River Café cookbooks
Elizabeth Luard
Rachel Roddy
Anna Tasca Lanza cookbooks and cooking school
We attended the opening night of the British Library Food Season with the event dedicated to the #CookForUkraine campaign, hosting the incredible Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina in conversation with Caroline Eden. It was hands down the best talk we have ever been to and we are so grateful for all the work Olia and Alissa are doing to raise funds, awareness, help with visas and also with stocking your kitchens with ingredients to help Ukrainian refugees to feel at home. 
You can buy Olia’s, Alissa’s and Caroline’s cookbooks from the links below:
Summer Kitchens by Olia Hercules
Salt & Time by Alissa Timoshkina
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden
Check out the rest of the Food Season’s events,

45 min