Mum and I in Leon Book 4 Family & Friends

Remember how one of mum’s recipes came to be on the 2011 / 2012 Autumn Winter menu at Leon Restaurants?

Leon Full leon main dishes

The two dishes did pretty well. I loved catching some of the positive feedback sent to Leon on twitter from customers, who seemed to really enjoy the curries.

So, when it came to writing Leon Book 4: Family & Friends, author Kay Plunkett-Hogge asked if we’d be willing to have mum’s original recipe included in the book. Not just that recipe, but a couple of others as well.

Back and forth went the emails, between mum, Kay and myself, selecting the recipes, fine tuning and double checking the wording, writing the recipe introductions and additional stories and scanning and sending photos of mum and I from days gone by.


The book was released in October and I was very excited to receive my copy (which arrived in the post about 5 minutes before we left the house to travel to Japan)!

Leon’s books have always included recipes from friends and family of the Leon team, but this book is all about them. Kay and John Vincent (Leon co-founder and co-author of the book) have gathered a wonderfully wide selection and there are many that catch my eye. Hopefully I’ll try some out myself soon and I can let you know how I get on.

In the meantime, photos of our pages, of which we’re very proud. Don’t they look great?





Leon Book 4: Family & Friends by Kay Plunkett-Hogge and John Vincent is currently available on Amazon for £17.50 (RRP£25).

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25 Comments to "Mum and I in Leon Book 4 Family & Friends"

  1. Sandi

    That is brilliant, must be so lovely for you and Mamta to see your family recipes in print.

  2. shalini

    That’s awesome Kavita! Congrats to you and Mausi… loved to see nani and nana’s photo in the book 🙂 I want my copy of the book… it is not available here… oh well 🙂 hugs and kisses


    Yes, I had sent a selection of photos but let them know would be very pleased if they could use that one, as nana and nani were so influential on mum’s cooking, both of them. 🙂

  3. Matt

    What a lovely piece of Leon history for you to enjoy, and a lovely piece of Mamta and Kavey history for all Leon customers to savour too. Cute baby. x

  4. Becs@Lay the table

    Congratulations, how lovely for both of you! I’m hearing good things about this cookbook – I’m always captivated by the Leon covers. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Adding it to my cookbook wishlist!

  5. kaveyeats

    Thanks Mausi, glad you like, was very happy to give them photo of mum with nana and nani to use.


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