FRIDAY FOOD FEATURE: Bea Tollman – A Life in Food
FRIDAY FOOD FEATURE:
Bea Tollman – A Life in Food
Mrs Beatrice Tollman, the president and founder of the prestigious Red Carnation Hotel Collection, published a wonderful cookbook which is her memoir of “A Life in Food”. This cookbook is a great celebration of delicious and unique recipes which have either been passed down within the Tollman family or which have been discovered during trips around the world. The featured recipes have been perfected from her own expertise and personal experience in the kitchen.
When reading through this book one realises that the inspiration behind such endearing hospitality is driven by Beatrice Tollman herself. Many of the provided signature dishes which guests come back for time and again are those which she has collected, perfected and refined, and that she personally teaches to each chef in every of her hotels, both in the United Kingdom and in South Africa. Each dish is presented with a fascinating story of how the recipe came into being.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the recipes, especially for the enthusiastic amateur cook, is the fact that they are relatively simple and quick to prepare with ingredients which are easily available.
Bea Tollman’s book, her mouth watering recipes, and her luxurious hotels, are inspired by the same thing – a deep, genuine and heartfelt desire to please and satisfy, and ensure whatever she does, she does it with all her heart.
The cookbook “A Life in Food” is available at all Red Carnation Hotels and by mail order and all the proceeds go to Bea Tollman’s favourite charities – Starlight Children’s Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street) in England.
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