Tamasin Day-Lewis

From an illustrious family, Tamasin has also made a name for herself, in her own niche: cooking.

Tamasin is the daughter of Cecil Day-Lewis, poet laureate, and her brother is the acclaimed actor, Daniel Day-Lewis. She has established a career as a respected food writer - combining sophistication, literary skill and culinary class.

As well as writing a weekly food column for The Daily Telegraph, Tamasin's cookbooks have covered a range of comforting, rural recipes, from the preparation of seasonal dishes and picnics to the art of pie-baking and 'proper', slow cooking. She is a food purist and is known for her valiant promotion of all things organic and regional. She champions local products versus the supermarket giants.

Tamasin's books are refreshingly different for several reasons. She writes "for people who appreciate good food, for people of all skills." She collects recipes on her travels and sees her recipes as "a link with people" and her style is totally unique. Half novel, half practical, her pages are filled with fascinating background information on ingredients, memories, historical anecdotes, and all in impressively poetic language. Her book West Ireland Summers was a collection of favourite recipes taken from and inspired by her childhood in County Mayo. The rural theme continues in Tamasin's two series' for Good Food Channel, in which she cooks at her family home in the country.

Books
Supper for a Song, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, Oct 2009
All You Can Eat: 1000 Recipes, Weidenfeld & Nicolson May 2008
Tamasin's Kitchen Bible: The One And Only Book For Every Cook, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Aug 2007
Tamasin's Kitchen Classics, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Tamasin's Kitchen Bible, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2005
Tarts with Tops on: Or How to Make the Perfect Pie, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
Good Tempered Food: Recipes to Love, Leave and Linger Over, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
Simply the Best: The Art of Seasonal Cooking, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2002
The Art of the Tart, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2003
Tamasin's Weekend Food: Cooking to Come Home to, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2004
West of Ireland Summers: Recipes and Memories from an Irish Childhood, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2002

Tamasin Day-Lewis

Tamasin Day-Lewis' Recipes



 
Chicken thighs stewed with summer vegetables
Chicken thighs stewed with summer vegetables on Market Kitchen

Tamasin Day Lewis’s simple summer dish can be left to cook unattended for nearly an hour, then brought to the table in the pot

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 25 min

Sausage pie
Sausage pie

This comforting recipe is ideal for a late summer picnic or cold day's walk, says Tamasin Day-Lewis

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min

Bakewell tart
Bakewell tart

Crisp pastry, raspberry jam and a dense almond topping create a real family favourite in this classic Bakewell tart from Tamasin Day-Lewis

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min

Elizabeth raffolds orange custard
Elizabeth raffolds orange custard

Tamasin Day Lewis creates a delightful orange dessert based on Elizabeth Raffold's creamy orange custard

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
50 min

Plum brown betty
Plum brown betty

Soft buttery plums with a crisp spiced crumb topping make a fast and fabulous autumn dessert from Tamasin Day-Lewis

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Salmon fish cakes
Salmon fish cakes

Tamasin Day-Lewis' scrumptious salmon fish cakes are great served with a delicious tangy tartare sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr

Christmas plum pudding
Christmas plum pudding

Tamasin Day-Lewis creates the perfect Christmas pud – dark, delicious, chock-full of fruit, and boozy to boot!

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy
Almond and orange florentines
Almond and orange florentines

These simple little biscuits from Tamasin Day-Lewis add a touch of sophistication to cool desserts, especially ice creams

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
22 min

Aubergine, feta and mint salad
Aubergine, feta and mint salad

From Tamasin Day-Lewis, a beautiful salad of milk-white feta and fresh green herbs on golden roasted aubergine slices

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

BBQ ribs
BBQ ribs

Wonderfully succulent and sticky, Tamasin Day Lewis - barbecued ribs are delicious hot or cold.

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
55 min