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The Great British Chefs Cookbook: your comments so far

The Great British Chefs Cookbook: your comments so far

by Great British Chefs 10 November 2017

As we’ve passed our funding target on Kickstarter, our cookbook is 100% confirmed! See what some of our users have suggested we include, and how you can become a part of the process (if you haven’t already).

We did it! With your help, we managed to raise the £60,000 needed to make our first ever cookbook a reality. Thank you to everyone who pledged and secured a copy of the book, opted for our deluxe package or booked a seat at one of our very special supper clubs. Without our fantastic community none of this would be possible.

If you’ve yet to pre-order your copy of our cookbook, you’ve got until 3 December – this is a limited run, so once that date passes you’ll have missed your chance! Head to our Kickstarter page to see what sorts of deals, packages and rewards we have to offer; the more money we raise the better the cookbook can be – think more recipes, a higher quality of paper and an even more beautiful cover.

Our users are at the very heart of this project, which is why we're giving you the chance to feature in a whole new chapter at the end of the book – one of our brand new reward offers. This section will feature recipes from you, the foodies of the world, which we will style, test, optimise and photograph to the highest standards. If you've always dreamt of having your favourite family recipe printed for the world to see, take a look at our Kickstarter for more information on this very exclusive reward. We're also offering you the chance to receive your favourite recipe image from the cookbook as a print, so you can adorn your kitchen walls with beautiful images of stunning dishes.

Remember that everyone who has backed us at all levels will have a say in how the cookbook develops because we want you to help us choose the recipes that make it into the book. As a business we were eager to create a cookbook a little differently to everyone else by taking the views and comments of our own community on board. This is your chance to become part of the process of designing a beautiful, exclusive cookery bible – a rare chance indeed. Every single one of our backers will be invited to share their views and opinions on what should be in the book, so while you'll get your copy at the end of it, the whole experience of creating it with us will prove incredibly rewarding.

We’ve already had a huge number of suggestions for the content of our cookbook, and we thought it’d be a good idea to share them with you. Some of the most requested recipes include Tom Aikens’ Bouillabaisse; Andy McLeish’s Black Forest gâteau, Simon Hulstone’s Goat’s cheesecake with red onion jam and Paul Ainsworth’s Venison carpaccio. Dan Grant asked for anything by Galton Blackiston, calling his dishes ‘simple, elegant and rewarding’, while Fiona Tierney asked for Ollie Moore’s Grilled monkfish with red wine sauce as it ‘meets all my criteria – elegant, simple and all the hard work can be done ahead of time’.

Take a look at some of the other comments we’ve received, and do add your own either in the comments section below or on our Kickstarter page!

Having placed my early bird order for your fabulous cookbook (so excited and cannot wait!) I would like to list a few of my very favourite recipes that I have made and keep coming back to: Cucumber panna cotta with strawberries, lemon thyme and honeycomb; Goat’s cheesecake with red onion jam; Chocolate torte (this is outstanding!) and Toffee apple and marshmallow kebabs. I could go on and on, but I will stop there!

Marysia Paling

I am writing on the topic of further inputs for the cookbook. As you say, British cooking has been revolutionised in the last twenty years. I’m currently based in Sweden where friends have a less-than-optimistic perception of our cuisine, so whenever I entertain I try to showcase good British food. I’m mad about canapés, and need some new recipes that could be considered quintessentially British. Any use of ingredients such as prawns or salmon seem to immediately become Scandinavian over here. Give this some thought and see if you can include some helpful recipes in the book.

Samir Parikh

Getting a new kitchen installed so the Great British Chefs Cookbook will take pride of place. Then I will finally, hopefully, have the time to cook some of the lovely recipes in it.

Fran

My shelves groan with cookbooks, but Great British Chefs is my number one go-to source for recipes and information – really trusted. Can’t wait for your new cookbook!

David Broughton

A request! If there is lots of equipment that the amateur chef isn’t likely to have in the kitchen (smokers, sous vides, etc.) could you provide an alternative way of cooking the dish? I appreciate it’s not possible in all cases but it would be super useful!

Louisa Shipstone

I love the fact that you make ‘high-end’ chef recipes available and understandable for us home cooks. Love your website and can’t wait for the book. Well done!

Nina Heathcote

Well done on funding the project – I can’t wait to be involved in the whole process. I use the site daily for inspirational recipes, which I use and adapt in my workplace. Keep up the great work and see you for supper.

Russell Barrett

I think for this book to stand out it should contain a section on every recipe explaining what makes the ingredients work so well together. Informative, educational and fun!

Leanna

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