Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I have discovered something wonderful!
A few weekends ago I was perusing the Food Network channels television guide to see what was on that snowy Sunday and noticed a familiar fashionista face. I kinda did a "double-take", if you will, and thought I was imagining it but surely it was; the lovely Sophie Dahl.
Sophie Dahl was a glorious supermodel in her days that probably got a lot of attention for her fluctuating weight then her Vogue covers, although those gorgeous Vogue covers should be taken into account more then anything. Plump or not, Dahl is charismatic and mesmerizing.

The way she talks, eloquent dialogue, lovely soft English accent, her way with words. It's no wonder that she slightly changed in her career direction to writing novels that received skeptical but then high acclaim.
Alot of naive people will sit there and say she is a "spoiled little rich girl" riding on her Granddaddys coattails. Her one grandfather is the famous childrens author Roald Dahl and the other is famous actor Stephen Halloway.
I personally do not think that is true at all. When you watch Dahl; she looks genuinely unimpeachable. She is the kind of woman that I would love to be best friends with.
Her show "Delicious Miss Dahl" is every bit as rapturous as she is. The kitchen is gorgeous, the cooking is rustic and enticing, and no one, especially Sophie claims that she is a "chef" but the food looks simple and delicious.
The show is peppered with short stories of her life and experiences which make you relate to Dahl on a whole personal level. How many cooking shows have you seem that made you feel that way?
Not only is the food stunning to watch in the making but it doesn't hurt that Sophie is utterly gorgeous.

I recently purchased her "cookery" book "Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights" and it's every bit as lovely as her show and herself.
The book, once again, intertwined with lovely stories that at one point make you wish it was a book entirely about her but there are the lovely photo's and salivating recipes that make you feel yearning for more. The background on Dahl and pining to be a fly on that wall in her kitchen.
The kitchen in her show isn't hers which doesn't matter much to me at all. The shows job is done as well as the book.
Rustic country goddess with a palate that anyone would envy.
Ah, I can see it now. A misty London morning, sitting outside in a willow shrouded backyard littered with homegrown herbs, fruits and vegetables, the smell of what's cooking in the kitchen wafting in the air, a good friend (Sophie) sitting across from you drinking England's finest tea in fine colorful china, discussing what to get at the local market and planning the evenings festivities and dinner.
It feels like you'd be living in a fairytale. And that's what every life should be. Don't concern yourself with calories and counting grams of fat but the joy of food and how fabulous our lives are to have the ability go try everything under the sun to our satisfaction.
I definitely recommend this book.
Not only for the wonderful recipes but for just the sheer inspiration that Dahl provides.
Food, colour, lifestyle, an affinity to all things beautiful and delightful.
Everyone should live this way. In constant happiness and constant awe of all the worlds beautiful little surprises. Even if it's as small as baking salmon in an oven with gorgeously aromatic Rosemary and watching the array of colours it may change while anxiously anticipating that first morsel of heaven on your palate.
Get the book. You won't regret it. ;)


(Source: Google Images, YouTube & Amazon)


  1. amazing, I want it !!! :)


  2. Beautiful blog!:)
    I follow you ;)

  3. Her show sounds fantastic, must DVR :)

  4. Roald Dahl was one of my favourite childhood authors, and I love cooking shows! Thank you so much for sharing this post!

  5. she is so beautiful! thanks so much for sharing...you def opened up my eyes!!!


  6. oh lovely blog !! :)

    I'm following your blog

  7. I have her cookbook and MUST see her show! Thx for sharing!!!

  8. Thanks everyone for commenting!

    Yes! Her cookbook is amaaazing & looks delicious and her show is even better!

    Stells & Co - beleive you live in the T.Dot - it's on Food Network at 6pm on Sunday's. :)

  9. thanks, but if you like it why don't you following?

  10. Ive been wanting this book for ages!!! x


  11. what an intriguing lady! you have definitely got me interested in her now. I"ll have to check her out! I supersupersuper love your blog, very inspiring :) following!


  12. Ooooooh I am going to have to find this cook book! :) Great post! xoxo


  13. like your blog very much! x

  14. Great Post :D

    hugh serah


  15. I would image having your very own cooking show is less stressful and more glamorous than modeling. maybe it's just the cook coming out in me!!