Cerys Matthews MBE is a musician, author and broadcaster. A DJ on the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, where she programmes and hosts an award-winning weekly show, she is also a cultural roving reporter for the One Show, and has written and presented documentaries on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, S4C and BBC Television. The founder member of the multi-million selling band Catatonia, she is also a co-founder and owner of the Good Life Experience festival. A mum of three, she cooks every day.
BBC broadcaster and musician Cerys Matthews tours the world from her kitchen, mixing up recipes with the music, poetry and cultures that have inspired her over a lifetime of cooking and travelling.
A kitchen these days is a wonderful place. You can cook your way right round the world without spending a fortune and without even leaving your home. This is exactly what Cerys Matthews, food enthusiast, finds herself doing, with tried-and-tested recipes from all over the globe. Shall we go Spanish? Japanese? Scottish? Shall I cook inside? Light a fire?? Here, low-meat, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as cocktail recipes, offer up the world as your oyster. Accompanied by stories and folklore from each country, with a wonderful list of tracks to inspire while you cook and eat, this is a failsafe way to keep things interesting in the kitchen. With a recipe base and song list built over years of touring and discovering new places, Cerys has found that a simple list of ingredients and a great playlist on the go means there’s always a ticket to ride.