It’s too easy for novice cooks to be scared off Elizabeth David; those dense paperback pages of many of her books are rather daunting. This new illustrated “best-of” is therefore to be welcomed, full of delicious food clearly and temptingly described and illustrated. It also contains some of her bread making recipes (that will make the best bread you’ve ever tasted) and a selection of her essays. A fitting tribute celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of her first cookery book, Mediterranean Food.
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Legendary cook Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; to foods like olive oil and pasta, artichokes and fresh herbs - foods that have become the staples of our diets today. Her recipes brought colour and life into kitchens everywhere, yet her books never contained any photographs. Now, published for the first time, is this beautiful new collection of her most inspiring, everyday recipes with full-colour photography throughout.
Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth's first book, At Elizabeth David's Table has twelve chapters guiding the reader from tasty soups and starters, through to meat, fish and desserts. Sections on successful bread making, as well as more extravagant dishes, ensure that this will become the cookery bible that you will turn to, time and time again. Interspersed throughout the book are some of Elizabeth's short essays - from how to cook 'fast and fresh' using store cupboard ingredients, to evocative portraits of French and Italian markets.
Publication date: 14/10/2010
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||14th October 2010|
|Publisher:||Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
|Categories:||General cookery & recipes,|
Elizabeth David discovered her taste for good food and wine when, as a student at the Sorbonne, she lived with a French family for two years. After returning to England she made up her mind to learn to cook, so that she could reproduce for herself and her friends some of the food that she had come to appreciate in France. Subsequently Mrs David lived and kept house in France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and India, learning the local dishes and cooking them in her own kitchen.Her first book, Mediterranean Food, appeared in 1950, when rationing was still in force and ...More About Elizabeth David