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.
AUTHOR: 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.