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The English Cookbook by Victor Gordon ... interested in thoughts on his take on "new English cooking".

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The English Cookbook by Victor Gordon ... interested in thoughts on his take on "new English cooking".

MMRuth | Apr 23, 2009 01:57 PM

I recently bought this book, written by a long-time food critic in the UK, and published in 1985. It's a cookbook, but prefaced by his thoughts on what true English cooking is, and contains lists in the back of "prohibited ingredients" - such as fresh limes and aubergines/eggplant, permissable "local" ingredients (though they can come from elsewhere - i.e., lamb from NZ), permissable imported ingredients, and ingredients to use v. sparingly (tomatoes and basil).

I'm wondering if any one has read his book and, if so, what you think of his take on what is true "English" cooking.

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