The Observer Guide to European Cookery

The Observer Guide to European Cookery

by Jane Grigson

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Recommended by

Sarah Beattie

Food writer

When I submitted my first ever synopsis to the rather intimidating doyenne of food editors, Jill Norman, she rejected it and said she thought I'd borrowed a soup recipe from Jane Grigson. I was upset, at that point I'd not read Grigson. What an omission! Now I have and time has passed, I can be flattered that Ms Norman thought my recipe an equal to Grigson's. I finally started on her canon with this book, a compilation from her magazine features. I found it in a secondhand book shop and its direct style and enthusiasm for peoples and places is wonderfully engaging