Sally Clarke

We have spent a happy afternoon on the last day of my holiday leafing through Sally Clarke’s new book, 30 Ingredients, which is in every way a beautiful book – beautifully written, so expressive of her perfectionism, her love of California and the Luberon, of fresh ingredients and the freshest fruits and vegetables, above all her devotion to the philosophy of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse;  but also, beautifully photographed by Tessa Traeger who grew the pumpkins in her own garden in Devon;  and a beautiful piece of book production by Toby Treves and Simon Rendall.   So, that solves what to give for Christmas.