A Tale of 12 Kitchens: Family Cooking in Four Countries

by Jake Tilson

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Charlie Lee-Potter

Writer, broadcaster and academic

This is an idiosyncratic book that has been constructed as a sculpture might be - by hand, over time and with hard labour. Jake Tilson is the cook, writer, photographer, graphic designer and, literally for once, bottle washer. It's a hand-made work of art.

Tom Herbert

Innovations Director, Hobbs House Bakery

We’ve pen friends in Pittenweem that bought Anna and I this book, they’re the artist and poet Tom and Laurie Clark, and I think they know Jake. This book is an edible biography that I love to escape into and eat from.

Sally Butcher


Conceptual art and food all together in one lovely anecdotal tome.

Helen Graves

Food and travel writer

David Rowley

Designer and art director