Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keepsakes Book launch

You'll have to excuse me for a little nepotism, but I must share with you my sister Fran's new book, Keepsakes. Fran is an artist and lives in New Zealand, and while I'm always proud of her and amazed at what she can do, this book is something really special. She has collected recipes from our family‹our mother, great aunts and grandmothers and assembled them in a whimsical and nostalgic manner. Each page is a collage that she has painstakingly put together and then photographed, so it literally is a work of art that you can have on your book shelf or, preferably, on your coffee table. It's reminiscent of the cobbled-together cookbooks and magazine cuttings that our mothers and grandmothers might have hidden in their kitchen cupboard. 

We had a little soirée at my Paddington store last week with family and friends to celebrate, which was a great evening and there was a lot of love in the room for Fran. Keepsakes would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift, and hopefully it will become a keepsake for many years to come.

Fran and I at the Launch of 'keepsakes' 

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