Four Seasons Cookery Book

By Margaret Costa

Original Publisher
Thomas Nelson and Sons
Date of publication
1970
ISBN
1909166146

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Recommended by

Jenny Linford

Food writer

Brimming with personality, this is an engaging cookbook. Costa takes you through the seasons through a mix of ingredients and types of food, so sorrel and new potatoes in the spring and proper puddings in winter. The recipes, often just a few lines, work well - but it's the charming experience of meandering through Costa's food world which makes this book special.

Angela Clutton

Food writer

My ‘desert island’ cookbook! Margaret’s writing style makes her a joy to read as well as to cook from. Even the most traditional dishes included here feel more interesting in Margaret’s hands. Lovely focus on seasonal produce and dishes.

Annie Bell

Food writer

I cut my teeth on this book, methodically cooking my way through every section. It is full of fabulous, exuberant dishes, and the way the book is structured is both whimsical and unique.

Shirley Spear

Chef and food enthusiast

Her husband Bill Lacy was a Chef at a London restaurant called Lacy’s. It was one of the most impressionable dining experiences I had in all time. I was aged 21.

Geraldene Holt

Professional food writer and broadcaster

Margaret Costa was cookery correspondent of the Sunday Times in the sixties and seventies, every recipe in her only book is timeless and delicious.

Oliver Rowe

Chef

This was one that my mother returned to time and again and she has been a great fallback for me over the years.

Lindsey Bareham

Author and writer

Lucas Hollweg

Food writer

Tim Hayward

Writer and broadcaster

Janet Floyd

Professor of American Literature & Culture

Thane Prince

Author and writer

Ian James

Co-founder of Melrose and Morgan

Richard Maggs

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Anne Dolamore

Publisher, Grub Street

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