Great Dixter is world famous for its beautiful garden – the perfect complement to the medieval manor house restored by architect Edwin Lutyens at the beginning of the 20th century. As the family home of the gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd, it is an extraordinary house with a truly wonderful vegetable garden and orchard. It is the latter which has inspired The Great Dixter Cookbook, a beautifully photographed tome celebrating homegrown seasonal produce.
Penned by Great Dixter’s vegetable gardener and cook, Aaron Bertelsen, The Great Dixter Cookbook continues to nurture Lloyd’s inspiring philosophy (‘garden and kitchen, gardener and cook’) through a collection of scrumptious recipes, including these this warming Beetrook Bake with Parmesan and these pickled pears.
The Great Dixter Cookbook features 70 simple and delicious seasonal recipes from the kitchen garden at Great Dixter, the historic house and garden located on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Dishes included in the book range from English classics such as chicken and leek pie, apple crumble, and beetroot chutney, to contemporary recipes like crispy kale with sea salt and shakshuka.
Dixter was home to the revered and highly influential gardener and writer, Christopher Lloyd, and a number of this book’s recipes have been taken from the Lloyd family’s personal kitchen notebooks. With growing guides to more than twenty varieties of vegetables and fruit to accompany the recipes, this practical, accessible book enriches the kitchens and lives of home cooks and gardeners worldwide.
The Great Dixter Cookbook by Aaron Bertelsen is published by Phaidon.