Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be coming to South Africa in January 2023!
 More about the book!

Prue Leith will be visiting South Africa in early 2023 to promote her latest book Bliss on Toast!

Check out the dates below and keep an eye on The Reading List for more information closer to the time!

Bliss on Toast is as much a toolkit for quick fridge-raids as it is inspiration for seasonal delights. Out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Prue Leith was born in South Africa on 18 February 1940. She is most famous for writing cookbooks, founding Leith’s restaurant, being a judge on The Great British Menu and more recently a judge on The Great British Bake Off.

Leith’s varied career and achievements has seen her recently honoured with a Damehood in the UK. Known for revolutionising food and restaurants in London early in her career, she is now a judge on The Great British Bake Off, presented Prue’s Great Garden plot and co-hosted Clever Cook, Waste Less. She is a published author of eight novels. Her experience in directing companies, chairing the School Food Trust, and campaigning has equipped her with endless knowledge in so many areas from broadcasting, business and charity.

Author tour dates

  • Cape Town, 3–4 January 2023
  • Johannesburg, 23–27 January 2023

About the book

What’s more comforting and satisfying than toast? And if you top it with a few cleverly paired ingredients, it can be a full meal, not to mention pure bliss. These 75 recipes for things on toast will
help you make quick, delicious and versatile meals year­ round – for working–from­ home lunches and cosy Sunday suppers, to light bites, indulgent treats or impressive canapés.

Recipes include:

  • Avocado, summer tomatoes & tapenade rocket on olive bread
  • Bubble & squeak with hollandaise on fried bread
  • Falafel, edamame & red pepper hummus on flatbread
  • Grilled chicken tikka with yoghurt on naan
  • Smoked salmon, wasabi & avocado on granary bread

With 82 years’ experience of good eating and 60 years of cooking, writing about and judging food, there is no-one who better knows what makes a meal bliss than Dame Prue Leith.

‘There’s an art to making good toast and Prue Leith knows it.’ – Yotam Ottolenghi

‘A delightful book for cooks in a hurry.’ – Matt Lucas

‘A beautiful example of how to turn something simple into the extraordinary … A must for the home cook.’ – Tom Kerridge

Categories Cookery International Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Bliss on Toast Book events Book launches Cape Town Johannesburg Jonathan Ball Publishers New books New releases Prue Leith

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