Food & Wine

As Prue Leith says in her Foreword to this wonderful book, ‘the Hallmark of a good cook is relaxed confidence’.  No one knows this better than Sarah Willes, who, for over thirty years, through her BLUES agency, has supplied all manner of holiday cooks, from top chefs for the rich and famous, to more modest cooks, making hearty casseroles for hungry skiers.

With all-time favourites from the Blues bank of cooks, as well as contributions from well-known cooks such as Josceline Dimbleby and Sally Clarke, the recipes in this book are easily achievable, satisfying to cool, and truly delicious to eat’.


I have known Sarah Willes for at least thirty years, since she started Blues as a catering business, from her house in Fulham, and it has now become one of the important agencies supplying experienced Chefs to large banks and City institutions, successful companies, and the professions, as well as private chefs to high net worth individuals, who live an international lifestyle.

However, as the title says, the recipes which we are reproducing from this new book, are for ‘relaxed family holidays’, from Skiing holidays in the Alps, to beach holidays in Cornwall, so we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

For the next few months, we will be reproducing a selection of the best recipes from  this book, and if you would like to obtain a copy, subscribers to The Vintage Magazine can buy it direct from Blues Agency at the special price of £12 (twelve pounds) each, to include postage and packing.

Robert Jarman

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013