Dinner and Party

  Kitchenella: the heroic feminine cook.

The continuing story of the rise and fall of good food finds us at the end of a decade of exceptional growth and opportunity, yet once again in crisis. We believe in food icons and celebrity chefs, but their philosophies are no longer convincing, because they cannot possibly understand the predicament of the average family, living through recession and trying to do it right in the kitchen. Where are the cooks with wit, who work out the budget and plan an easy dish that efficiently feeds family and friends?

Full of logical, economical and imaginative recipes that solve the modern cook's dilemma, Kitchenella will teach you the skills of those teachers who work without books, the 'mothers' and the cooks who subsequently learned from them, to decisively show you the easy way to cook and shop.

Promoting a modest, simple way to cook, Kitchenella shows cooking is not about showing off and extravagance, but generosity and kindness; a subtle and intelligent way to nurture. It is cooking that is economically sustainable and achievable. It has its roots in the learned, spirited cooking of generations, food that can claim to have helped win wars and saved lives; a style of cooking that is still relevant today, by practically addressing the struggles of modern cooks, both men and women.

The ambition to cook is a fantasy for many, yet Kitchenella shows how the everyday struggle to put food on the table can be transformed into cooking that is clever and beautiful.

Book Reviews

"[The] ultra-helpful format makes this an instant classic. All the charm of a sophisticated home cook but with none of the smugness of its near-namesake."
The Independent

"Everyday culinary miracles in book form."
Telegraph Magazine

"It's clear that practicality was an objective when writing this book, and the recipes don't disappoint. There's no posturing or showing off and dishes are based on ingredients found in the average store cupboard... These are recipes aimed at giving simple pleasure - time and again."
Time Out Magazine

"Rose Prince never disappoints! This is proper home cooking served with Rose's reassuring voice and good practical adivce from someone you know has 'been there and done it'. I love it."
Easy Living Magazine

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Signed copies of Kitchenella are £20.00 inc. P & P.

UK     £0.00 - total £20.00

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We pay postage on the UK mainland for up to 3 books. Other charges apply for orders from abroad as follows.

Europe (including Eire) add £6 P & P.

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August 2023 - New Potato and Watercress Frittata

The Italian answer to Spanish tortilla, frittata is not as thick in shape and is served dusted with grated fresh Parmesan or pecorino cheese. You can vary frittata to suit the season - see options on p213 of Dinner & Party.