The Cook and The Gardener

by Amanda Hesser

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Original Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Date of publication

Recommended by

Sally Vincent

Blogger at Raining Sideways

This is a book as much about the growing of food as the cooking of it. It is about the French countryside, delicious straight forward food and Amanda Hesser’s amusing relationship with the gardener, Monsieur Milbert. She must travel a long journey to persuade him to trust his beloved produce to the hands of a young cook from a foreign land.

Di Murrell

Food writer

A book I so enjoy, written by American Amanda Hesser recounting her time working for the legendary Anne Willan at her La Varenne cookery school in France. It’s my go-to for ideas and recipes on all things French and vegetable.

Nikki Werner

Food writer