'When all's said and written, there's nothing better than field mushrooms that you have gathered yourself, on toast, for breakfast.' Jane Grigson, The Mushroom Feast The Mushroom Feast is an indispensable classic for all those who love mushrooms. It is a fine, timeless, literary cookbook. Truffles...ceps...morels, they all conjure visions of one of the most intriguing and subtle of all gastronomic treats. With more than 250 recipes, Jane Grigson describes the preparation of the best fresh and preserved mushrooms. Included are helpful tips for selecting and preserving the best edible mushrooms (both wild and cultivated), the folklore behind the recipes, a brief history of mushroom cultivation, guides to distinguish edible from poisonous fungi for those who venture to pick their own, and line drawings of the twenty-one most common species. Jane Grigson was one of the leading cookery writers of her generation. In 1968 she began her long association with the Observer Colour Magazine for whom she wrote right up to her death in March 1990.
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The Mushroom Feast is an indispensable classic.
-- The Oxford Times, 30 November 2007
With Jane Grigson, it was always about the writing and her sheer vigour. She's a scholar to a degree and really understands the history of food. She goes into the history of mushrooms and there are wonderful line drawings. She also tells you how not to kill yourself with them, which is pretty important! There is a wonderful mushroom soup recipe which you thicken with bread like they did in Tudor times. It's great and you really can't taste the bread. --AGA Magazine
Jane Grigson was one of the leading cookery writers of her generation. She was brought up in the north-east of England and took an English degree at Cambridge in 1949. She then worked in art galleries and publishers' offices and then as a translator. Her first cookery book, CHARCUTERIE AND FRENCH PORK COOKERY was the result of her time spent in France. GOOD THINGS, FOOD WITH THE FAMOUS, FISH COOKERY and THE MUSHROOM FEAST followed. In 1968 she began her long association with the Observer Colour Magazine for whom she wrote right up to her death in March 1990.
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