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This excellent cookery book is set out in twelve chapters, one for each month of the year, with some extra sections on ‘A Few River Fish’, ‘Herbs in the Kitchen’ and ‘A Calendar of Home-Grown Vegetables’. All the recipes are seasonal. As Simon Hopkinson, says: ‘Seasonal is simply how it was.Those of my parents’ generation, as well as that of Mr Heath, knew nothing else other than, say, the purchase of a pound of leeks from the greengrocer in winter, followed by no leeks at all, all summer long.’ And, he continues,‘seasonal cookery writing is all the rage, now, but this was not always so. Nobody worth their salt would now dream of giving a recipe for asparagus in November, yet it was seen as the height of sophistication to be served the same
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vegetable imported from California in smart London restaurants throughout the 1970s.’ The other reason for reprinting this book, apart from the usefulness of the recipes, is that it has delightful Eric Ravilious wood engravings which will be new to most of our readers: this is the first time the book has been reprinted since 1937.
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