book review, food

Book Review: The Really Quite Good British Cookbook

32042108“What do you cook for the people you love? Asked this question, 100 of Britain’s food heroes have shared their most beloved recipes to make this extraordinary cookbook. Nigella Lawson divulges how to bake her Chocolate Guinness Cake and Rick Stein fries up Shrimp & Dill Fritters with Ouzo.      Yotam Ottolenghi would serve Pea & Mint Croquettes and for Jamie Oliver, an unrivalled Fantastic Fish Pie. These are just a few of the incredible recipes provided by the best and brightest on the British food scene, including chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, James Martin, Nigel Slater, Thomasina Miers, Mark Hix, Jason Atherton, Marco Pierre White, Claudia Roden and more.

Compiled by award-winning food editor and author William Sitwell, The Really Quite Good British Cookbook is keenly anticipated and a stunning object in its own right. Ultimately it is a celebration of the breadth, creativity and richness of Britain’s unique food culture.”

I’m always on the look out for inspiration in the kitchen, particularly for midweeks meals when all the familiar cookbooks seem incredibly boring. This is a beautifully compiled collection of recipes shared by very well known ‘celebrity’ chefs and ‘new to me’ chefs from all over in Britain.

The recipes themselves are accompanied by deliciously tempting photographs and the instructions are clear and easy to understand. I particularly liked the information about preparation and cooking time, how many servings and the skill level required.

If you consider yourself a foodie and in need of some kitchen inspiration I’d definitely recommend this for you. Plus the cover is designed by Sir Peter Blake founder of the Pop Art movement and a portion of the royalties will go towards The Trussell Trust, a charity that runs a food bank network in the UK.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Nourish for my digital advanced readers copy.

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