This is a content-rich, stylishly-designed book that should find its way into every discerning kitchen.
'This shop is now an institution... one all too easily becomes addicted.' Alan Bennett
Good Food For Your Table is a grocer's guide: this is the shopping basket deconstructed, including all you need to know about seasonality, provenance, storage, preserving and serving the very best food.
Melrose and Morgan have ten years' experience as high-street grocers, and here they share expert information to help you buy the best food so there will always be good things to eat at home. A well-stocked larder is the backbone of any kitchen, and this book is a compendium of advice on the best ingredients to buy and how to manage your kitchen cupboard to ensure nothing goes to waste. It also includes a selection of favourite recipes and simple, quick ideas to rustle up a meal.
If you've ever found yourself confused about the difference between mixed spice and allspice, Stilton and Stichelton, quinoa and couscous, then this is the book for you. We all want to be more knowledgeable about the food we eat, and this is the essential storecupboard handbook that no discerning cook should be without.
Melrose & Morgan are two grocery shops based in Hampstead and Primrose Hill. Nick and Ian gave up other careers to open their shop 10 years ago, and now have a well-established food brand with a reputation second to none. In 2014 they opened up a pop-up shop in Selfridges.
It's absolutely rammed with sage advice on buying, storing and cooking food, along with guides to more ambitious athome projects, such as DIY yoghurt and butter-making. — Metro
How can you spot the best beef? Are there sure-fire short cuts to liven up boiled spuds? Where should eggs be stored? In their new book, the founders of Melrose and Morgan answer these nagging questions and many more... — Independent Magazine
The tome offers a wealth of information on varieties, origins, brewing methods and storage. — The Wharf
Fans of the cult grocer Melrose and Morgan will be pleased to see this culinary compendium hit the shelves. — Beautiful Kitchens magazine
It exceeds all expectations - informative, educational, succinct and useful, it is a very handy guide for all food shoppers and cooks. Everything you ever wanted to know about groceries - but never dared to ask - is contained within its bright and fresh covers...This is a richly researched book - from the history of chocolate to sustainable fishing, identifying apple varieties, cooking with unusual herbs, buying ethically reared meat, storing oils and sourcing herbal teas, every aspect of the intelligent food shopping basket is considered. — The Foodie Bugle Blog
With everything from delicious, simple seasonal recipes and a lesson in bread making to a coffee 101 and a guide to creating the perfect cheeseboard, it seems we'll have more excuses than ever to stock up on their fab foodstuffs. — Fabric Magazine
A beautiful grocer's guide, it deconstructs the contents of an average kitchen cupboard and details how to cook sesasonal food. — Shortlist
An indispensable guide from a very modern grocer. — Homes and Gardens
This diminutive tome covers pretty much everything you need to know in culinary terms... What's so special? The sheer breadth and depth of incredibly useful information on display in eye-catching red print - as pretty as a gingham tablecloth. — Guardian, Cookworm Book of the Week
Somewhere between a culinary glossary, a seasonal miscellany and a how-to cookbook, this is one dinky kitchen companion, courtesy of the Primrose Hill greengrocers. Its diminutive size and pleasing red print on white paper - as pretty as a crisp gingham napkin - make it eminently easy to use, and use it you will. — Guardian
More than a cookbook, this feels like a smart, useful culinary guide from the wonderful gourmet grocers, Nick Selby and Ian James of Melrose And Morgan. There's lots of good stuff about about what to store in your kitchen, when to buy seasonally (their big thing!), stocking your larder and how to get the best out of your ingredients. As well as easy and delicious recipes, there are clever touches, such as lovely ideas for making cheap, but effective, foodie gifts, such as herb-infused oils, sea-salted caramel honeycomb or preserved lemons. — The Pool