it intrigues me how some cookery books cast a spell upon me when i’m flicking through them in a shop or at a friend’s house but, once they are mine, they stop singing their siren song.
this happened when i bought the moro cookbook, the first book by sam & sam clark. it sat on my bedside table for many months, being looked at regularly but never quite capturing my imagination sufficiently to cause me to try a recipe. but then, as if by magic, i was captured once again and all the dishes that had jumped off the page and begged to be cooked were jostling for position.
this chorizo and spinach paella was the first to make it onto my table and is one of the dishes that i make most often from the book. i now own all three moro books and have gone through this same process with each of them. well, not quite all - moro east remains resolutely silent. if you have any particular recommendations, do let me know, i’m not good at being patient.