What do you cook for the people you love? Asked this question, 100 of Britain’s food heroes have shared their most beloved recipes to make this extraordinary cookbook. Nigella Lawson divulges how to bake her Chocolate Guinness Cake and Rick Stein fries up Shrimp & Dill Fritters with Ouzo. Yotam Ottolenghi would serve Pea & Mint Croquettes and for Jamie Oliver, an unrivalled Fantastic Fish Pie. These are just a few of the incredible recipes provided by the best and brightest on the British food scene, including chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, James Martin, Nigel Slater, Thomasina Miers, Mark Hix, Jason Atherton, Marco Pierre White, Claudia Roden and more. Compiled by award-winning food editor and author William Sitwell, The Really Quite Good British Cookbook is keenly anticipated and a stunning object in its own right. Ultimately it is a celebration of the breadth, creativity and richness of Britain’s unique food culture.
William Sitwell is an award-winning editor, broadcaster and writer. Editor of Waitrose Food magazine, he is a frequent guest and presenter on TV and radio – he’s best known as a critic on the BBC show MasterChef – and also contributes regularly on the subject of food to the Daily Mail, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian, as well as a variety of magazines. His weekly show, Biting Talk, on Soho Radio features the biggest names and new talent from the food/drink world. Sir Peter Blake graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1956 having also completed his national service. A founder of the Pop Art movement, his first solo show was held in the Portal Gallery in 1962, and since the early 1970s his work has regularly been exhibited in one-man shows and retrospectives around the world. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Academy and in 1994 he was appointed the third Associate Artist of the National Gallery. He was knighted in 2002.