Ashburton Cookery School

A Cooks Book

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From the Lake District to the Ashburton Cookery School in 100 Traditional English Recipes

Written by Stella West-Harling, the founder of the Ashburton Cookery School, A Cook's Book chronicles Stella's career in food and the history that shaped her cooking, from a childhood in post-war Cumbria to founding one of the UK's top cookery school's the book contains over 100 recipes for home cooks that echo the places she has lived and worked.

"When I started writing this memoir, I hoped I could capture some glimpses of my life in the kitchen. Interest in the Ashburton Cookery School's origins is still as strong as ever. So many people ask about our history, I felt it was time to write it down. And I have added some of the recipes which reminded me of the places I have been, the influences of poverty, necessity and inspiration which have been the essence of my passion for good food."
Stella West-Harling