Farmer's market organizer
Seasonality in food has always been important to me. The Independent Cook is probably the first book to work through the year. He doesn't ignore imported items, but he makes it clear what’s in season and when, and the best time to cook with these ingredients. At the time of writing this it's early September and Jeremy is advising us to look for Tydeman's Early, Worcester Pearmain, Miller's Seedling and James Grieve apples 'in the rare outlets where you'd have any chance of finding them.' His style is dry, sardonic & amusing. And all the better for it.
One of the first, best, most useful and most personal cookbooks to emphasise seasonal produce. Every page shows a curious home cook pursuing what he loves to eat as well as cook. Full of gems such as Cynical Party-Giving section (December), which is how to entertain lots of people easily and well. He also gives a guide to the cost of the recipes, a useful detail not often mentioned and there’s a comprehensive guide to what’s in season, including cheese.
Author and chef
A most comprehensive 'at home and abroad' seasonal guide and cookbook from a witty writer with an eye for intriguing and wonderful recipes.
A stunningly written, seasonal cook book that came with me everywhere during my years as a nomadic chef.
Author and Chef
A perfect example of a book that works absolutely perfectly without a single glossy picture
Chef, writer and broadcaster
Director Bibendum Wine