Exclusive Book Review: Farfetch curates food

I am very excited to share with you my first ever book review. As much as I love to read I just never get the time to finish any book off… unless i’m on holiday then I can read a marathon of books because I actually have the time while i’m sunbathing and relaxing in bliss! But I couldn’t resist getting stuck straight into this book from Farfetch and was delighted to be offered an exclusive look at it because it is right up my street!

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Farfetch Curates Food is the first in the series of books which look into the creative fields that are synergistic with fashion. The grand alliance between fashion boutique market Farfetch and publishers Prosper and Martine Assuline brings a book with a unique twist. Fashion and food is brought together through the exploration of all things trendy in the modern edible world with distinctive viewpoints and recommendations from both the fashion-trained and tastemakers.

Just browse through your social media sites and you can see exactly how food and drink has become such a huge trend. Just scrolling down my instagram feed this morning, amongst the cringe mirror selfies and beach hot dog legs, I saw all these artfully styled stacks of pancakes, plates of huge hangover breakfasts and healthy smoothie creations.

IMG_1603I love how this book mirrors this popular ‘foodstagramming’ phenomenon with the bright, bold eye-grabbing pictures of delicately styled dishes of cuisine from around the world. Not only does it make you want to devour the book with a knife and fork, it looks as if all these food shots could adorn the walls of an art gallery.

I’ve never been the best cook- it’s something i’m trying to work on but I have always loved to eat! So reading this book did make me rather hungry and also quite inspired to be more creative and inventive with my cooking. Hey who knows… I may even host my own dinner party and serve my guests some of Tommy’s margaritas.

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It’s always an awesome feeling when you find a new favourite restaurant close to home, somewhere you least expect or where none of your friends have heard of. It means you have a regular hot spot where you know you can get good food and a special place to take your friends or to celebrate special occasions. Well what I love about this book is that it has gone out and found all the best restaurants to visit across the globe to save us from trying any bad ones first.

Throughout the book, charismatic enthusiasts from all over the world share their own distinctive viewpoints on food, offering recommendations of restaurants to try around the world, what to order and what to wear when you make your visit! I have picked out the top meals they have now tempted me to want to try!

For breakfast…

I’ve been to Spain soooo many times and I am still yet to try the famous Churros Con Chocolat. I’m a chocoholic AND I can speak the lingo (I think I got it right) so I really don’t know how I haven’t eaten any.

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Well… thanks to Alejandro Gutierrez, the PR manager and buyer at Elite, I am now even more excited to visit Marbella this year and will definitely be stopping off at the recommended hot spot for the sweet treats! Great to know they are the perfect hangover cure to!

The well-known shopping destination for Marbella’s cosmopolitan crowd, was one of the first multibrand department stores and offers some gorgeous goods from Victoria Beckham sunnies to statement retro clutches.

And for lunch…

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The high-street blogger and food enthusiast, Man Repeller, has given me a great insight for when I achieve my dream of living in New York City. Now I know exactly where to grab a healthy lunch in the big apple whilst following her recommended dress code. My god I wish I had this fashionista’s amazing life! I will be sure to follow her tips and wear my fanciest sunnies while i’m eating my oatmeal in The Butcher’s Daughter.

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If you’re going to eat cake you have to do it properly and have it in Paris. Oh my god I remember walking down the streets of the gorgeous city two years ago and just drooling at the windows of all of the patisseries. The chefs over there really do help the city live up to its name as the ‘world’s pastry capital’. Their eclairs and strawberry tarts are divine!

Reading what some of the pastry chefs of the capital have to say is fascinating and the way it’s written in the book gives you so much detail of what these culinary enthusiasts are like- in a real journalistic way.

From reading this book I have learnt some very important things…

For those dreaded Monday mornings- everyone should take note of The steps to the perfect cup of coffee.

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I will also take away this message with me: There is no better way to explore a new geographic environment and get a sense of different cultures than to taste the traditional cuisines.

I will definitely take this on board when I go jet-setting around the globe and hopefully end up in some of the spots recommended by top fashionistas and chefs… but I think I will still stray from tasting any fried scorpions or insects no matter what the country’s delicacies are!

There is so much more to learn from this book and I really do recommend giving it a read especially if you like to jet set around the globe, try the latest trends and like to be inspired by arty and foodie pictures.

Love Leeanna xo

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