The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason by Tom Parker Bowles, [pdf online books], Fourth Estate (October 6, 2016)

The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason

Sunday Times Bestseller

It’s a national icon, a British institution, the finest grocer of them all. Fortnum & Mason is a store that has fuelled the tide of British history, fed the appetites of kings and queens, maharajahs and czars, emperors, dukes and divas alike.

Fortnum & Mason is a constantly evolving, hugely successful modern enterprise, one that respects its magnificent history while looking forward into the 21st century. The first Fortnum & Mason’s cook book does the same, appealing to the modern reader and cook, whilst never forgetting the past.

A contemporary, accessible recipe book that combines superb recipes and expert advice on ingredients, The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason shines a light on the history of the best British cuisine, with delicious, contemporary Modern British dishes.


‘This book, with its lovely colour illustrations taken from old Fortnum’s direct marketing booklets, is undiluted nostalgic celebration’ Rose Prince‘Some of my earliest food memories are of Fortnum & Mason … So, understandably, the Fortnum’s Cook Book has a strong nostalgic appeal for me, but a cookery book cannot survive on sentimentality alone, and I have insulted the book’s elegance already, besmirching it with hideously garish post-it notes’ Nigella Lawson‘A beautiful new cookbook’ Clerkenwell Boy‘It’s a beauty!’ Gizzi Erskine‘(A) luxurious banquet offered in this lovely book. It is the perfect Christmas present for 2016’ Bread and Oysters‘At last, an English cookbook of which to be proud … Tom Parker Bowles is a breezy writer with no pretensions, which makes this a most enjoyable read. An excellent present for a chap’ Country Life

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About the Author

Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster, and author of five books including E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, the award-winning Full English: A Journey Through the British and Their Food and Let’s Eat: Recipes From My Kitchen Notebook.He is also Restaurant Critic for The Mail on Sunday, and Food Editor of Esquire. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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I was so excited to see this book available on Amazon when I got home from a recent trip to London and Fortnum’s. I saw the beautiful display of these cookbooks in Fortnum & Mason’s after enjoying afternoon tea there. Our bags were already hitting their 50 pound limits and with regret, I had to walk away from this attractive, artistic, and entertaining cookbook. Since we got home, we have been able to replicate the Coronation Chicken Salad that we enjoyed there. Next on our list is the Welsh Rarebit. There are interesting tidbits of history, amusing narratives, artwork, lovely photographs of the food, and plenty of recipes.

  • Title: The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason
  • Autor: Tom Parker Bowles
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Fourth Estate (October 6, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Download File Format: PDF, EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 (Kindle)

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