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The English Kitchen Cookbook Review

Food blogger friend of mine Marie from The English Kitchen blog has just published her first hardback book and what a book it is, 724 pages!

This book is more like an encyclopedia covering just about everything. From The Full English Breakfast to Elevenses, Lunch, Salads, Sandwiches and Soups to Sunday Lunch, Side Dishes, Leftovers and the Saturday Night Takeaway. Now if that's not enough Marie covers Sauces, Desserts and Festive Feasts including Bank Holiday and other Holiday events such as Bonfire Night and Halloween.

The English Kitchen Cookbook

Basic cooking techniques, conversion charts and substitutions are all helpful. I love that Marie has added a bit about Ingredients and their translations, this is so helpful to many people especially if they're from the States.  I remember writing a recipe her on this blog of mine once that mentioned the vegetable Swede; well that caused a bit of conversation with many people asking what is a swede? Of course I've since discovered it's called Rutabaga in the US!

This book is huge and is well written and as I know Marie, I know the recipes will work - unlike some top chefs that have books published I think some need to get better proofreaders since I've found a few errors; yes indeed, even in Paul Hollywood's book 'How to Bake' but that's another story.

Back to Marie and her book.  I've known Marie around 10 years now when we both belonged to a recipe and food group that in those days was called 'Recipezaar' which has since become Food.com

We were all inspired by a member of the group that announced she'd started her own website, so of course we all wanted one and that's how this blog of mine and Marie's 'The English Kitchen' happend!

I would have liked to have seen larger photographs throughout the book but that aside The English Kitchen - An Anglophile's Love Note to English Cuisine is a great book. Available to buy now in all good book shops or over at Amazon UK  or Amazon Com.  All in all it's one big and very informative cookbook.  Well done Marie!

Hardcover: 724 pages
Publisher: Passageway Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1334999090
ISBN-13: 978-1334999093
Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 5.4 x 25.4 cm
Price is £45.97 in the UK in print or $59.97 in the USA; also available as an ebook at ($9.99 or equivalent).

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of The English Kitchen cookbook to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  


  1. I love this book, too, Jan. It's wonderful in my heart to see our fellow "Zaar" companion go on to build such a lovely, informational, educational, and beautiful book. I am so proud to call her a friend.

  2. I love it too! An encyclopedia! A wealth of tried and trues!


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