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Kitchen Memories [Hardcover]

Lucy Boyd
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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14 Feb 2013

Lucy Boyd, head gardener for Michelin-starred café Petersham Nurseries and trained chef understands ingredients, and knows how to turn them into extraordinary food.

“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

“A spectacular cookbook - sensitively and intelligently written from a great gardener, chef and the daughter of a cooking legend.” - Jamie Oliver

Quality ingredients – in season, simply cooked and perfectly prepared – are at the heart of Lucy’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, providing vegetables and salads for the cafe and for Petersham’s owners Francesco and Gael Boglione.

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.

This cookery book, complete with stunning, fresh photography and Lucy’s poignant memories describing a recipe’s origins is essential for anyone with a passion for good food. From Summer Girolles, Veal Loin and Rocket to Cicoria, Mozzarella, Tomatoes with Marinated Salted Anchovies, Lucy’s food effortlessly combines quality and simplicity, making this the perfect gift for foodies everywhere.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (14 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007485638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007485635
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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

“Like a fantasy football team, Kitchen Memories is your dream cookbook combo.” The Lady Magazine

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By emma who reads a lot TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This is a lovely and inspiring cookbook by Lucy Boyd, daughter of Rose Gray (who co-founded the River Café, and who was Jamie Oliver's first employer!). So she grew up with great cooking - the book begins with little Lucy eating her first oyster.... Boyd is today the head gardener at Petersham Nurseries where she worked in close collaboration with another great chef, Skye Gyngell, trying to make sure the garden was well-stocked with unusual Italian chards and borlotti beans (amongst many other things...).

Going to Petersham is a real treat - I've never actually eaten there but the kitchen garden is to drool over. Beautiful neat beds, fantastic tomatoes on the vine, the sweetest baby potatoes, high brick walls... So in that sense I was prepared to be converted just by loving her gardening :-)

But the whole book is actually very, very seductive. You may find yourself, as I did, veering between extreme jealousy (at the photos of verandah lunches in Italy) feeling terribly sorry for Boyd (at the loss of her mum) and curiosity (please immediately tell me where I can buy seeds of those delicious-looking tomatoes).

If you are the kind of cook who is going to be naffed off you can't buy some of these ingredients (purslane, sea kale, langoustine) in the local supermarket, the book may not be for you. But if you are the kind of person who enjoys the challenge of tracking down heritage varieties, who likes to taste one orange variety and then another, who prefers one jar of capers to another, then please do consider this book.

I found the sense of particularity about food really inspiring - the specification of a particular kind of ham, or tomato, or aubergine, so that the flavours work together exactly right.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Kitchen Memories we should all have 15 Feb 2013
By AlyG
Fantastic book, full of beautifully written recipes that will be the 'Kitchen Memories' of the next generation.
The 'Ugly Biscuits' are a favorite in our household.
Real food that you can confidently cook at home and impress your friends with!
I couldn't recommend it enough!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clear precise and good recipes 15 Dec 2013
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An excellent cook book with clear instructions and some very interesting recipes. This combines both a cooks talent and use for everyday.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Lucy Boyd captures the joy of savouring and cooking food in a way which is leaves you wanting to cook recipe after recipe. Her recipes use wholesome, healthy, colourful, tasty and fabulous foods, which many will quite possibly grow in their own gardens. If not, many readers will be inspired to create their own kitchen garden.
Uncomplicated, this delightful book is not just a recipe book! It's a wonderful stroll through Lucy's childhood, time spent in Italy, and her joy of learning to cook seasonal foods and creating dishes which are neither difficult nor technically challenging! Understandably endorsed by Jamie Oliver, I very much hope more of Lucy's recipes are on the way in a 2nd book! Thoroughly recommend.
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