The lore about and the descriptions of the fruits are five-star. And many of the recipes are equally enlightening, equally enticing. I just wish there were more of them. I wish too that there was more written on the more unusual fruits. I make this four-star because I still feel a need for a reference book on fruit. This will do until I find it.
I was so glad that this book has been reprinted, Miss Grigson's books are always a joy. Cookery with a bit of wit and history thrown in. A great book when you have a couple pieces of fruit and need to produce a tasty dish, or when you have that sesonal fruit glut. Many of the dishes are simple but very very good.
Sorry but I had to return this book. It has no photos. Not one. Nothing to show how the dishes should look in the end. The book is over an inch thick and is written like a novel with lists of ingredients and paragraphs of instructions. I am not a good cook, I need photos to show me what it all means and how it should come together.