The Kitchen at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa  is a new place to eat, meet, create and cook. With its own kitchen garden and a greenhouse where herbs and vegetables are grown year-round to supply The Kitchen. The Kitchen is a feast for the senses and an inspirational setting to hone your culinary skills or watch chefs developing new seasonal menus, under the expert tutelage of chefs James Martin and Rob Cottam.

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It was important for the team at Chewton Glen to create a cookery school with a strong learning element to it. And to have a collection of aspirational and practical cookery books readily available for sale at the end of the day.

Chewton Glen Cookery School

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To support the launch, Ultimate Library was asked to curate an inspiring book collection on food & cooking that would speak to the cookery school’s style, interests and location. The resulting Chewton Glen cookery collection was complied with input from Chewton Glen’s home team and Ultimate Library’s book experts. The collection is regularly resupplied and updated.

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For greater regional cooking context, the British table, offers a fresh take on the traditions of British cooking. Phaidon’s Recipes from the Woods talks to much of the great produce one can find in the English countryside such as wild strawberries and pheasant or quail. For contemporary cookbooks by British health gurus, Amelia Freer’s Cook. Eat. Glow is both informative and inspiring. But these are just an amuse bouche!

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For your own Bookshop-in-a-box please don’t make a meal of it but simply email hello@ultimatelibrary.co.uk, but before you do, take a look at some of our favourite books from the collection:

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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

By Sami Tamimi & Yotam Ottolenghi

A cookbook that encapsulates all the recipes that have made Ottolenghi’s cafés and restaurants famous across the capital.

Fish: Recipes from the Sea

By Carol-Jane Jackson and Andy Sewell

A gorgeous book with eye-catching photography to leave out on display for you and/or others to flick through while waiting.

How to make Sourdough

By Emmanuel Hadjiandreou

A truly comprehensive study of making sourdough bread: from bagels to sourdough potato pancakes. This cookbook puts the fun back into baking.

Cook. Eat. Glow

By Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer’s book continues to be a bestseller in the UK. Her approach is healthy and easy, making anyone into a professional cook!

Recipes from the Woods

By Jean-François Mallet

A well put together list of recipes by renowned French chef, Jean-François Mallet, with an emphasis on foraged ingredients and game.

 The British Table

By Colman Andrews

A new twist to British classics one would find at any gastropub across the country as well as regional specialities.