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One: A Cook and Her Cupboard

Florence Knight

8 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Cooking, General cookery & recipes

The Art of Simple Cooking: beautiful dishes inspired by everyday ingredients.

Florence Knight is an extraordinarily talented chef living and working in the heart of London's Soho.

'Less is more' typifies Florence's style. She cooks with delicacy and almost poetic simplicity but with a meticulous attention to detail that manifests itself in dishes of rare and delightful flavours.

In this, her first cookbook, Florence turns her attention to the kitchen cupboard to create imaginative, honest food from her favourite ingredients: olive oil, flour, mustard, vinegar, salt, ketchup, nuts, eggs, honey and chocolate.

Each recipe in ONE will inspire you to think again about the everyday essentials in your pantry, and to learn the chef's art of simple cooking.

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Praise for One: A Cook and Her Cupboard

  • Cooking's new golden girl. - The Guardian

  • The new kitchen goddess - The Daily Mail

  • Each chapter in One focuses on recipes built around one particular store cupboard ingredient, such as ketchup, oil, salt and honey. The result is a host of modern European dishes that have appeal, longevity and a touch of elegance to boot. - Olive

  • She made her name as head chef at London's Polpetto and now Florence Knight has brought out her first book, One. In it, she turns to the kitchen cupboard to create no-nonsense but creative food from her favourite ingredients - proving just how much can be achieved with a bottle of ketchup and some imagination. - Waitrose Kitchen

  • Florence is the next big thing in cooking. - Observer Food Monthly

  • Italian food dominates, but Knight's childhood of family meals around the dinner table comes through in desserts such as jam roly-poly and steamed apple and treacle pudding. - Square Meal Lifestyle - Stuart Peskett

  • Her warm, personal recipes are collected in her first cookbook; plates of refreshingly simple courgette, honey and pecorino, and burrata pickled beetroot and rhubarb show off the ingredients beautifully. And Jason Lowe's photography captures that casual London chic the Polpo restaurants are famous for. - Harpers Bazaar Online

  • An inspiring cookbook of dishes that focus on 10 key store-cupboard ingredients. - Grazia

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Florence Knight

Florence Knight is a Sunday Times columnist and head chef at Polpetto in Soho. She studied at London College of Fashion before deciding to follow her passion for food, studying at Leiths School of Food and Wine. She then went on to work with French master baker Richard Bertinet, as a pastry chef at the Diamond Club, where the kitchen was led by Raymond Blanc, and in 2010 joined Polpetto, the small Venetian-inspired restaurant owned by Russell Norman.

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