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 will do 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 Fortnum & Mason's Cook Book will shine 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
Tom Parker Bowles is an award-winning food writer. He writes a weekly column for the Mail on Sunday and has written for Esquire, Country Life and Tatler. His first cookbook, Let's Eat, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. He is also the author of Full English (2009), which won The Guild of Food Writers' Award for Work on British Food, as well as The Year of Eating Dangerously (2007) and E is for Eating - an Alphabet of Greed (2004). He lives in London with his wife and two children.