Highs and lows. Just when we were starting to feel pretty thrilled with ourselves, we got a message from our dear friend, Alan, who was trying out Yeshi’s Dal recipe for the first time.
“Is it really two tablespoons of salt?”, he asked.
Alan is a customer from our Gloucester Green days. During the summer of 2019, he accompanied Yeshi to festivals after Yeshi was pulled over on the Chelsea Embankment towing our fridge trailer. It turned out that Yeshi didn’t have the right license to tow the trailer (he subsequently spent thousands of pounds getting it, before the requirement to have this additional qualification was scrapped overnight – and our trailer was stolen). In the meantime, Alan stepped in as chaperone: all Yeshi needed to do was shove some L plates on, and he was good to go alongside anyone with a driving license acquired earlier than 1997.
Here was Alan coming to the rescue again, only a little too late for (first) printing purposes. Our cookbook is already out in the world, and there it is: Yeshi’s Dal recipe states two tablespoons of salt instead of two teaspoons.
Our recipes have all been tested many times, and were painstakingly edited. But typos, they tell us, often make their way in. Apparently Nigella used to have a whole section of her website given over to Recipe Corrections in order “to eradicate any errors that have crept in during the printing process”.
Our dal recipe is a pretty key one, and we lost a lot of sleep that night. But our mistake is so glaring that hopefully it won’t trip many of you up. So two teaspoons please, and not two tablespoons of salt.
Now that we’ve highlighted all that can go wrong, please do let us know what’s going right! We’re absolutely loving seeing the pictures of all the dishes you are cooking up at home – there is honestly nothing more exciting.
And if you are enjoying our cookbook, please take a second to leave us a review. We have some wonderful reviews up on Amazon (thank you!) but it would be great to have some more as apparently these things make a huge difference. You don’t need to have bought your book off Amazon to review it there – you just need an Amazon account. Thank you very much!
We are taking a break over Easter. We are open as usual Wednesday – Saturday this week, but after this weekend we will be closed until Wednesday 26th April. So come and stock up on our freezer meals before we break – our opening hours are as follows:
Wednesday: 5-9.30pm (dinner)
Thursday – Saturday: 12-3pm (lunch) & 5-9.30pm (dinner)
If you’re in Oxford, you can also see us at Blackwell’s in the city centre this Saturday. We’ll have the festival pans out the front of the shop for momo sampling, and there will be a stack of signed books inside if you’d like to purchase copies. Drop by between 12 and 2pm – we’ll be so happy to see you.
Hope everyone is well. Till soon!
Julie and Yeshi
Opening hours this week:
Thurs – Sat: 12-3pm 🥢 5-9.30pm
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