You need to buy this book twice - once to read and once to cook from - both worthwhile purchases --The Bookseller<br /><br />This is literature, with food as its vehicle. Its not a dry and worthy textbook but a thoroughly accessible good read. A book for bedtime as well as the kitchen ... Its a gem of a volume that offers seasonal recipes which have stood the test of time. They are a marvellous collection. --Mostly Food Journal<br /><br />I loved the reissued European Festival Food by Elisabeth Luard which has provided me with plenty of seasonal inspiration. --Catherine Phipps, The Guardian
Magnificent ... a treasure trove of food lore. --Bee Wilson, The Telegraph<br /><br />Luard is one of the greatest living food writers. This may be her best book yet. --The Times<br /><br />Highly Recommended ... warm and immensely readable. --The Glasgow Herald
About the Author
Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food-writer and a winner of the much coveted Glenfiddich Trophy. In the judges' estimation, 'in addition to scooping the much coveted Glenfiddich Trophy, Elisabeth Luard was named best Cookery Writer for her recipes in The Oldie. Elisabeth's seemingly effortless style of writing, self-drawn illustrations and understanding of the way in which ordinary people's cooking reflects their history, culture and everyday life, makes her one of the most individual and distinctive food writers of all time.' In the 90s she covered regional cooking in Britain for Country Living and was the food-columnist of The Scotsman and The Telegraph. She is the food columnist for The Oldie and a contributing editor to Waitrose Food Illustrated as well as many national newspapers.