On May 1st Frances Lincoln Ltd. released a new cookery book: Kitchen Garden Experts by Cinead McTernan, horticulturally trained writer and gardening editor of The Simple Things magazine.
Kitchen Garden Experts features the chefs and gardeners at twenty of the UK’s most exciting restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafés, focusing on how they produce the best fruit and vegetables to appear on their menus. With this book you can:
• Explore the kitchens and gardens of twenty celebrated chefs, from Terence Conran and Raymond Blanc to River Cottage and L’Enclume;
• Gain extraordinary access to 20 recipe books and 40 signature dishes;
• Discover key ingredients and special growing methods that help these chefs win awards for excellence;
• Follow the simple steps from plot to plate, learning new growing skills;
• Savour the flavour of fresh local produce – either at your own table or by visiting the restaurants themselves.
This hardcover book contains a whopping 192 pages crammed with growing tips from the gardeners of twenty celebrated chefs and recipes from the chefs themselves on how to get the most out of local produce.
From a busy Mum perspective I can’t see myself using this book very often. Quite a few of the ingredients are not easily obtainable unless you grow them yourself (fennel pollen, mallow leaves, chrysanthemum shoots?) and who has the time to delicately arrange the food just so on each plate before serving it up to a hungry family?
However, if I was a keen gardener with a little less fast paced lifestyle this book would be ideal inspiration for a posh dinner party serving my own home grown produce.
With recipes including seakale with brown shrimps and lemon butter sauce, scorched onion with crispy rocket and pesto and desserts including poached rhubarb with buttermilk pudding, honeycomb & ginger wine or rose geranium panna cotta & blackcurrant sorbet, this book is filled with beautiful inspiring flavours and photographs by the award-winning Jason Ingram.
Frances Lincoln have offered my readers the chance to win a copy of this book. To enter fill in the Rafflecopter form below.
Book: Kitchen Garden Experts
Author: Cinead McTernan
Publication Date: May 2014
How to Enter
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Terms & Conditions
This giveaway is open to UK entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by Frances Lincoln. The prize is one copy of Kitchen Garden Experts by Cinead McTernan. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
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Closing date is midnight on Monday 19 May 2014 and one winner will be announced that day.
Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary was sent a copy of Kitchen Garden Experts for review. All opinions expressed are our own. This is not a paid post.