My father has an unadulterated addiction to magazines. Sports Illustrated, Martha Stewart’s Living, Town and Country, Rolling Stone…you name it, it’s stacked high. When I’m home in Memphis, I try to make it worth his while and spend hours reading on the front porch swing. Whilst swinging, I came across an entire Bon Appetit issue dedicated to recipes with less than 5 ingredients. I chose a few and soon realised quality and seasonality is even more paramount when working with only 5 ingredients. I also found myself being more thoughtful about my cooking and how I was treating the ingredients, instead of following step after step or weighing endless integrals.
Sarah does the recipe planning for Hamerton+Jones and she has a wonderful knowledge of ingredients; what’s best when, how to maximise flavour and what mixes deliciously.
Together we share a love of simple, fresh and flavoursome food, which our dynamic daily menu demonstrates. Dada! Most dishes we serve don’t have more than 5 ingredients, but those 5 are carefully chosen and sourced locally where possible, so they haven’t been out of the ground long. Sarah’s cookbook obsession ensures we include interesting spices and try new on-trend methods. Her coquettish cooking style guarantees it’s always unique, beautiful and often deliciously unexpected, even to me. My genetic magazine addiction doesn’t hurt either - you can count on me to bring back 5-ingredient recipe inspiration from the states and much much more!
Speaking of magazines, you can get a peak into Sarah’s creative cookery by checking out The Wealden Times this month where Hamerton+Jones recipes are featured!
Kali + Sarah