Quotes about The Allotment Kitchen

"A little treasure of a book." - The Bath Magazine

"This book is full of recipes that are easy to follow and will tackle seasonal gluts as well as the regular harvests you’ll be gleaning from your plot. It would also make a welcome gift for a gardening friend, as the illustrations by Carrie Hill are truly beautiful." - Jane Perrone in Grow Your Own

"This charming book is a must for anyone interested in making the most of their seasonal produce. An inspiring mix of recipes that range from the every day to the elaborate, it is a genuine reflection of Britain’s culinary heritage and features traditional English classics such as Cheese and Onion Pie, Damson Chutney, and Summer Pudding..." - Devon Life

"Whether in search of inspiration for a mid-week supper or a festive feast for family and friends, this compilation of favourite recipes is sure to help cooks make the most of what’s in season." - Bristol Post

"Susan Williamson's style is informal and helpful, the text reads like a conversation with a friend on the next plot. In addition to conventional recipes there are many valuable tips and ideas and the author's good sense and experience shines through the 230 pages." - Jane Grigson Trust

"You can open it at any page and be sure to find something that you want to eat. It it how we should be eating: fresh, seasonal and grown at home." - The Field

The Allotment Kitchen

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The Jane Grigson Trust Library Review

“THE ALLOTMENT KITCHEN – Favourite recipes and Ideas by Susan Williamson, illustrations by Carrie Hill

A most useful collection of recipes for fruit and vegetables from a dedicated allotment holder in the centre of Bath. Susan Williamson’s style is informal and helpful, the text reads like a conversation with a friend on the next plot. In addition to conventional recipes there are many valuable tips and ideas and the author’s good sense and experience shines through the 230 pages.

The chapters on leeks, potatoes, raspberries and pears are specially strong. Enjoyable finds include the recipe for Unboiled Raspberry Jam, and rediscovering the Springfield Pear and Ginger Upside-down Cake from Grigson’s Fruit Book.

Susan Williamson also has some excellent recipes for sauces and dressings such as such as Sorrel Butter, Elderberry Dressing for Game, and Oriental Dressing for Spinach. These welcome additions to a dish are also ideal for serving with other sparkling fresh and simply prepared produce straight from the garden and allotment.

Taking her cue from Jane Grigson’s seminal Vegetable Book, the author lists her chosen vegetables and fruits alphabetically and the range of crops and varieties she grows makes me wonder about the size of her allotment or whether she tends more than one. In some parts of Britain allotments now have long waiting lists of keen would-be tenants, a copy of this handsome book would surely be some consolation to the enthusiastic yet patient gardener.”

– Geraldene Holt 29/03/16
[The Jane Grigson Trust Library]