Reviews

  • Arguably the most influential British cookery writer of all time. It is a guide to every course, every possible Noël-suitable condiment, and is interspersed with ideas from, and memories of, David's own Christmasses.

    i (The paper for today)
  • When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lighten up the page.

    Rowley Leigh, Guardian
  • All the classics are here, along with the trimmings, and plenty to help you get creative with leftovers.

    Mail on Sunday
  • An irresistible collection of traditional festive recipes from one of Britain's most loved and respected cookery writers

    Waitrose Food
  • A festive collection from Elizabeth David, whose 1950s recipe columns evoked the warmth of the Mediterranean in post-war Britain

    Harper's Bazaar
  • Will delight David's many admirers ... combines good taste with erudition and practicality.

    Mail on Sunday
  • David's beautiful, restrained prose is irresistible.

    Independent
  • It would be utterly churlish not to consult her work at Christmas

    Belfast Telegraph