Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN: 9781529337556 Category:

Dining with the Durrells

David Shimwell, Lee Durrell

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN: 9781529337556 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£9.99

Quantity:

Description

‘We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother’s gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes dark, rich and moist, crammed with fruit; brandy snaps brittle as coral and overflowing with honey. Conversation was almost at a standstill; all that could be heard was the gentle tinkle of cups, and the heartfelt sigh of some guest, accepting another slice of cake.’ – My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell

In Dining with the Durrells, David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell’s original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family.

From her recipe for ‘Gerry’s Favourite Chicken Curry’ to ‘Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam’, and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Publisher Review

If you're mourning the absence of the sun-soaked world of The Durrells, here's an antidote. * Radio Times * For any reader mourning the recent end of The Durrells on Sunday night ITV, this book is a cheerful dose of Durrellania. * Times Literary Supplement *

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations
  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible