By (author) Jane Grigson
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Good Things by Jane Grigson
Book DescriptionThe reason for reissuing this book in hardback now is because it is Jane Grigson's celebration of the seasons and the foods they bring. Seasonality is now the top priority of all those who take their eating and cooking seriously. She says in the Introduction to the original edition published in 1971, "...I feel that delight lies in the seasons and what they bring us...the strawberries that come in May and June straight from the fields, the asparagus of a special occasion, kippers from Craster in July and August, the first lamb of the year from Wales, in October the freshest walnuts from France where they are eaten with new cloudy wine. This is good food...The encouragement of fine food is not greed or gourmandise; it can be seen as an aspect of the anti-pollution movement in that it indicates concern for the quality of environment." "This is not the limited concern of a few cranks. Small and medium-sized firms, feeling unable to compete with the cheap products of the giants, turn to producing better food...People in many parts of the country run restaurants specializing in locally produced food, salmon from the Tamar, laver and sewin from the Welsh sea, snails from the Mendips, venison from the moors of Inverness. I notice in the grocers' shops in our small town...the prominence given to eggs direct from the farm." How prophetic she was when she pointed out to us the importance of locally-produced, fresh food and she wrote those words 35 years ago! The book is divided into sections covering Fish - kippers, lobster, mussels and scallops, trout; Meat and Game - meat pies, salting meat, snails, sweetbreads, rabbit and hare, pigeon, venison; Vegetables - asparagus, carrots, celery, chicory, haricot beans, leeks, mushrooms, parsley, parsnips, peas, spinach, tomatoes; Fruit - apple and quince, gooseberries, lemons, prunes, strawberries, walnuts. And importantly, the book contains the recipe for her famous curried parsnip soup.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904943877
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Grub Street
Publisher: Grub Street
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Grigson
Best of Jane Grigson, Hardback (May 2015)
Published to coincide with the anniversary of 25 years since her untimely death and having been out of print for more than a decade, Grub Street is republishing the ultimate compendium of Jane Grigson's recipes.
Mushroom Feast, Hardback (August 2007)
Including more than 250 recipes, this work describes the preparation of the best fresh and preserved mushrooms. It contains tips for selecting and preserving the best edible mushrooms, the folklore behind the recipes, a brief history of mushroom cultivation, and guides to distinguish edible from poisonous fungi.
Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Jane Grigson
Famed for charcuterie since Roman times, France has a long tradition of turning the pig into a range of delicious food products. Jane Grigson introduces the techniques used to transform the humble pig into a variety of famous dishes.
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