Anna Koska

Anna Koska

Illustrator

https://annakoskaillustration.com
Anna is a published freelance food illustrator of some 25 years, and to date has illustrated in excess of 100 books. As well as book illustration, Anna regularly receives commissions from chefs, authors and restauranteurs for food and botanical art. She lives in East Sussex, with her husband and three children. Along with her illustrating business, she grows an overly ambitious quantity of veg, cares for three hives, two pigs, and many chickens; she forest runs, cycles and is rather fervent in her efforts to supply the family with homemade ‘everything’.

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Anna's favorite cookbooks

Fork to Fork

Fork to Fork

Bought in celebration of having a plot of land bigger than a postage stamp, so at last we could grow and cook our own with our expanding family.

Fish

Fish

Sophie Grigson

Although I've been illustrating for a while, this book got me into fish in a big way. I had to research all the fish, and spent hours at Billingsgate, heavily pregnant with our first child, being gently steered by the elbow by kindly fish porters to the fish on my list to illustrate. It became my go to book for fish recipes that all the family enjoy.. even the 'I'm not really into fish' ones.

Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food

Nigel Slater

Does what it says on the jacket! This has saved me from many awkward times when I've got baying family or a sudden arrival of friends to cater for.. Invariably I can gather up most of the ingredients from store cupboard and rather lacking fridge, and still whip up a thing of comfort and pleasure. Genius

Louise Walker's Four Seasons AGA Cookbook

Louise Walker's Four Seasons AGA Cookbook

A charming, illustration packed book. We moved to our current house with a bit of field to grow veg, and only a two oven Aga on and in which to create meals with our produce. This elegant book became indispensible.

The AGA Book

The AGA Book

Mary Berry

Talking Agas, my most well used book is Mary Berry's Aga Book. It was left for me as a gift by the previous owner, knowing that an Aga can be quite a daunting thing, squatting in the corner of the kitchen, with no immediate and helpful dial or guidance on how on earth to tame it, let alone work with it! Although not used quite so much, this book got me through many teething problems in the early years!

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Making Bread at Home

Making Bread at Home

Tom Jaine

Probably my hero. Husband gave this bread bible when he realised I loved baking bread. It opened up my eyes to the vast variety of breads there are throughout different cultures. I think I've made every single loaf in there... favourite will always be French Hearth bread... that soft ladder of joy!

Good Things

Good Things

Jane Grigson

The back stories to each recipe,so evocative... that the cooking of the meal becomes even more of a pleasure.

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The Pooh Cook Book

The Pooh Cook Book

Katie Stewart

Just because this was the first cookbook I was given... aged nine. Warm, sweet and happy memories of baking. Every page filled with nostalgia... if you can prize them apart!