The Best of Jane Grigson, Hardback Book


Published to coincide with the anniversary of 25 years since her untimely death and having been out of print for more than a decade, Grub Street is republishing the ultimate compendium of Jane Grigsons recipes.

Following the success of her first book, Charcuterie and French Pork Cooking, Grigsons research and flair for cooking speak for themselves within this tome.

With a delightful introduction by her friend, and the equally remarkable Elizabeth David, this book is a staple for every cook.

The book is organised into regional cuisines from across the globe including: the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Europeans, India and the Far East and contains sections entitled At Home in England and At Home in France; both places close to Janes heart.

There is also, of course, a detailed chapter on charcuterie.

The recipes are introduced in English, with brief descriptions by Grigson, but are also simultaneously designated in the native language of their origin.

There are graphs and pictorials for the accurate cooking of meat joints by weight and detailed instructions for picking the best ingredients and making the most of them when they are in season.

The book concludes with a chapter on the enjoyment of food which encapsulates Grigsons approach to cooking along with the experience of reading this book.

The recipes are diverse and diligent to detail. There are recipes for the simple weekday dinner to the elaborate celebratory feast.

This collection of her best and most-loved recipes, with her introductions, anecdotes, quotations and poems, is a fitting tribute, not only to her culinary and literary skills, but also to the warmth, wit and intelligence that shines through all her books.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9781909808287



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