Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Colman Andrews

Events: The Best of British Cuisine (Tickets $30)

Book: The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales

Colman Andrews is the recipient of eight James Beard Awards, including the 2010 Cookbook of the Year award for The Country Cooking of Ireland. A founding editor of Saveur, he is the author of eight previous books on food, including Catalan Cuisine, Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, and My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants.

The British Table celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare.

Dishes like fish pie, braised brisket with pickled walnuts, and a pastry shop full of irresistible desserts have found their way onto modern British menus—delicious reminders of the depth and breadth of Britain’s culinary heritage. The book blends these tradition-based reinventions by some of the finest chefs in England, Scotland, and Wales with forgotten dishes of the past worthy of rediscovery.

“This book makes me so hungry! Leafing through these beautiful pages of unfussy food, I find myself wanting to cook everything, eat everything—or just climb on the first plane to England.”
— Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet