A Half Baked Idea How Grief, Love and Cake Took Me from the Courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu

Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of the Year Award 2020

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'A tender and beautifully written tour-de-force on love, grief, hope and cake. If this is not the book of the summer, I will eat my wig. An absolute triumph' THE SECRET BARRISTER

'An utterly beautiful, moving, bittersweet book on love and loss. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON


Olivia Potts' mother died when she just twenty-five. Stricken with grief, she did something life changing and rather ridiculous: she gave up a high-flying legal career to study at the notoriously difficult Le Cordon Bleu, despite not being able to cook. No one ever told Olivia you couldn't bake your way to happiness - but could you?

'A brilliant, brave and beautiful book: funny and charming; utterly inspiring and life-affirming' Olivia Sudjic

'A heart-wrenching yet humorous portrayal of grief, a delicious collection of recipes, an inspirational tale of changing careers, and a feel good love story' Vogue

'Funny, sharp and sad. I laughed so much (and I cried)' Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken

'An honest, brave and funny account of what it is to love, to lose love and how to make macarons' Red

Book information

ISBN: 9780241380468
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of the Year Award 2020
DEWEY: 641.815092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 357
Weight: 258g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 27mm