World Book Day - Our Book Nook

World Book Day - Our Book Nook

We love books here at Green & Jenks and on World Book Day we want to share some of our favourites with you, that you can discover in our Book Nook. 

Books always interest me, whether it's a classic by Jane Austin or history books but there are two subjects that dominate my bookshelves, gardening and cooking. 

My horticulture interest has been part of my whole life, I had my own patch of the family garden and used to love hanging out with my Dad in the greenhouse and helping my grandfather Norman Jenks in his garden. This passion stayed with me and I have a large collection of gardening books, many old ones with the most beautifully illustrations and by a range of experts such as Jekka McVicar. 

I was also busy in the kitchen and loved baking from an early age. My collection of cookery books ranges from Mrs Beeton's book of Household Management and the Scottish Home Economist Elizabeth Craig to one of current favourites . My Mum had a lovely collection of Cordon Bleu books which we used every week to make delicious Sunday lunches.

My current favourites include Melissa Helmsley's book "Eat Green' is out now and we are very lucky to have a small selection of signed copies.

Harriet's favourite book of lockdown has been Dishoom "From Bombay with Love", the recipes are true to the restaurants and make the best feasts at home!

And for our midweek staples we love Deliciously Ella's Quick and Easy book, these plant based recipes are original and the pancakes are the best! 

And lastly The Lost Orchard by Raymond Blanc a really interesting read that bridges the gap between a food history book and a cook book, going through the history of the English Orchard. 

Our book nook is filled with cookery, gardening and our favourite reads that we hope you will enjoy just as much as we do.

So with Mother's Day on March 14th, just over a week away, why not pick up a great book for your Mum to show how much you appreciate them.