Oh my goodness how can I preface an email with Hi or hello etc when I have been so overwhelmed by your book! I just have to jump into the conversation. I recieved your book in my mail box today. Words don't even start to convey how brilliant it is. My father had a magazine - the Diggers Seeds magazine - and I noticed your book, looked it up on the internet, followed a few links and read a little more, I thought I had fallen in love and bought it immediately.
Your book arrived today and I realised that actually my web searches lead me to lust and on reading your recipes I am now in love. This is how books should be written! I can't wait to make for my husband your Explosive Mixture, I am sure he will be transported to another world.
I have been searching for capsicum sauce recently as my father and I have started making Salami. Our Salami has never quite been what I want it to be, the taste I want is the one I ate 15 years ago around a table eating home made Calabrasi Salami at my friend's house, their Nocino I had forgotten about till I saw your Liquer section.... My enquiries, searches on this mythical sauce never amounted to anything. I now can make the Salami I remember. My father (thankfully) will now have an edible recipe for the Slippery Jacks he gathers near Bathurst. Your bread section a complete and wonderful surprise as we are about to assemble our woodfire oven, what fun we will have. I must stop there or I could go on all night.
On a serious note thank you. I have many many recipe books I believe to be of very high standard. Your's is the only one completely from the heart, and the only one that shares everything. When you open your book and start reading you hear the laughter, the jibes the clinking of glasses and the moment of silence when one tastes an increadible dish and words ellude them.