The recipes in this lavish cookbook are by a variety of foodie celebs and chefs, both here and abroad, and cover a huge range of ingredients, methods and styles. From basic home cooking for family life - brunches, Sunday lunches to grander affairs. Consider Fast Spaghetti with Clams (by Ferran Adria), Quaking Pudding (by Heston Blumenthal), Sausage Tart with Onion Marmalade, Confit of Lamb, Pigeon Salad with Figs, and Rhubarb Tart with Ginger Custard. Organised seasonally there is something here for all occasions and for every type of cook. Not just for dinner, but also for lunches, teas, parties and kitchen suppers, life-saving last-minute meals and gargantuan feasts. Photographs by eminent food photographers enhance the pages, evoking the feel and flavour of each season's dishes.
Carolyn Hart is Food Editor of the Telegraph Magazine. She lives in London with her partner John Walsh and three children.