Cookbooks

Simple French Food by Richard Olney
Cookbooks

Simple French Food by Richard Olney

Simple French Food – An Introduction Simple French Food by Richard Olney is a thoughtful, erudite and compelling book from one of the greatest food writers of the last century. Olney’s passion for French food and for simplicity in preparation and presentation shines through every page. Richard Olney deserves his […]

Zuni Cafe by Judy Rodgers
Cookbooks

The detailed Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers

Background to Zuni Cafe Judy Rodgers launched the incredibly detailed The Zuni Cafe Cookbook in 2002 and it became an instant success. Foodies everywhere immediately realised that this was a very significant and important publication. Zuni Cafe is a special place for us. It was established in 1979 by Billy […]

Jacques Medecin Cuisine Nicoise
Cookbooks / Nice

La Cuisine du Comté de Nice by Jacques Médecin

Jacques Médecin, the former mayor of Nice wrote an important cookbook about Cuisine Nicoise (the cuisine of Nice) because he was concerned that the recipes were being forgotten.

Cooking by Hand
Cookbooks

Cooking by Hand by Paul Bertolli: Powerful recipes

Cooking by Hand – Introduction Cooking by Hand is an important book by an important chef and Chez Panisse alumni, namely Paul Bertolli. We thought that we should provide some background to Paul Bertolli so you can better appreciate why we regard his seminal book so highly. We first learned […]

Eliza Acton - Modern Cookery
Cookbooks

Modern Cookery for Private Families by Eliza Acton

Eliza Acton, the 19th century British cookbook author, wrote the classic Modern Cookery for Private Families and codified recipes with quantities and cooking times.

Thai food by David Thompson
Cookbooks

Thai Food by David Thompson

Thai Food – Introduction Thai Food by David Thompson catapults straight into the pantheon of great cookbooks because it brilliantly captures the essentials of an entire cuisine. And this is not a minor regional cuisine, but one of the most complex and wide-ranging cuisines of the world. It is also […]

Good Cook Series
Cookbooks

Time Life: The Good Cook Series with Richard Olney (ed)

Good Cook Series Introduction The Good Cook series from Time Life is one of our favourite cookbook references that we turn to for the clarity of the explanations and the depth of the recipes throughout the books in the series. There is little doubt that any observer of the cookbook […]

La Bonne Cuisine by Saint-Ange
Cookbooks / France

La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E Saint-Ange

La Bonne Cuisine – Introduction La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange is a beloved classic of the French cooking literature. We are lucky that Chez Panisse chef and lover of all things French, Paul Aratow, decided to take on the mammoth and exacting task of translating her extraordinary work […]

Artusi Science in the Kitchen
Cookbooks

Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

Science in the Kitchen: Introduction Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well was written by Pellegrino Artusi who was born in the small Italian village of Forlimpopoli in 1820 and died in Florence in 1921. His achievements were many and spanned the fields of science, business and […]

French Provincial Cooking
Cookbooks

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David

French Provincial Cooking – Introduction French Provincial Cooking was one of Elizabeth David’s greatest books which transports us to the south of France with beautiful prose and tasty recipes. Elizabeth David was no ordinary person. She developed her taste for food while studying French history at the prestigious Sorbonne in […]