One of the greatest luxuries you can have in Britain today is simple food of the best quality ' I love Jane Grigson, and out of her many books I'm choosing Good Things. Scholarly, wise, timeless recipes, larded with history. I will never grow out of Jane Grigson and I love her recipes. It's possible to hear her behind you as you read, slightly bullying, chivvying you along but always jolly and helpful. There's a quote from Jane that never leaves my head; 'We have enough masterpieces, what we need is a better standard of ordinariness.'