the new english kitchen

Dinner and Party

   The New English Kitchen is a cookery book for our times. You do not need to be a millionaire to eat the finest food on offer, nor do you need to spend for ever slaving in the kitchen. This books shows you how to make your meals go further, revealing practical ways to make the highest quality food fit inside a tight budget.

With over 280 easy and distinctive recipes, and a mine of quick ideas, Rose Prince show how everyone can eat economically and well, every single day.


Book Reviews

"An instant classic which is both an inspiring cookbook and a moving manifesto against the Tescoisation of Britain."
Francis Wheen, Observer.

"A thought-provoking read as well as a recipe book. Prince comes to the rescue of the thrifty and the socially aware."
Lydia Slater, Sunday Times.

"An exceptional new cook book."
Sunday Telegraph.

"Impassioned, principled and packed with practical and inspiring recipes. It is the antithesis of some extravagant big-name cookery books."

"She takes seriously the provenance of food, how it has been reared, grown, caught or harvested. One feature is the outmoded but crucial element of thrift. Prince recognises that if you pay a king's ransom for your organic chicken, then you want to make it go as far as possible. To add to its merit, the book is finely produced, with measurements in imperial as well as metric."
The Tablet.

"This is a notable first book from a respected journalist, a breath of fresh air, exuding good sense and full of unpretentious, desirably do-able recipes."
Philippa Davenport, Financial Times Books of the Year.

"A revolutionary new book. Prince has travelled around Britain and investigated food origins, learning from farmers, growers and specialist retailers. The insights she has gleaned are illuminating and often wittily expressed."
Joanna Blythman, Ecologist.

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Signed copies of The New English Kitchen are £20.00 including P&P.

Available to buy from all good bookshops and online.

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.

Rest of World add £10 P & P.

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'Dinner & Party' Book Out Now!

Rose's latest book, 'Dinner & Party: Gatherings. Suppers. Feasts.', is available to purchase from all good book stores.


monthly recipe

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.