Quality ingredients – in season, simply cooked and perfectly prepared – are at the heart of Lucy Boyd’s cooking. This beautiful debut collection of irresistible ingredient-inspired recipes is full of Lucy’s passion and knowledge of produce.
Following a serendipitous apprenticeship into cookery as the daughter of Rose Gray, founder of the River Café, Lucy went from planning and cooking dishes alongside Rose for both the family and customers, to lovingly creating the much-lauded kitchen garden at Petersham Nurseries.
Her myriad cooking and gardening experiences has guided Lucy throughout her 8-year partnership with award-winning chef Skye Gyngell as well as nurturing a fascination for Italian vegetables and salads, herbs and edible flowers, a fascination which continues to heavily influence her cooking.
An understanding of when best to pick and prepare an ingredient, such as cavolo nero and chard, and which flavours will complement it, runs throughout the book, from Devilled Crab, Wild Cicoria and Veal Lasagne or Mozzarella, Tomatoes with Marinated Salted Anchovies to Hazelnut Tart with Blackberries.
“I absolutely love this book - exactly the sort of food I’d love to eat every day for the rest of my life.” - Jamie Oliver
“Kitchen Memories is steeped in that feminine approach: luxuriating in the freshness and seasonality of things, a sensual pleasure in combining ingredients that go simply together. It's a homage to her mother but in a quite distinctive style. It's my cookbook of the summer.” London Evening Standard
“A spectacular cookbook - sensitively and intelligently written from a great gardener, chef and the daughter of a cooking legend.” - Jamie Oliver
KITCHEN MEMORIES BY LUCY BOYD
RRP £20.00 Harper Collins (14 Feb 2013).
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