Win A Copy Of ‘Kitchen Garden Experts’

Here at Anxious Gardener International (East Sussex Div.), I just love to give.  Why, I’m practically a charity.  Here’s one of two books I’ll be giving away this month.


Kitchen Garden Experts‘ by Cinead McTernan features the chefs and head gardeners at twenty leading UK restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafés.  It details how fruit and vegetables are grown in the gardens, prepared in the kitchens and served to customers.  This isn’t just a cookbook – the gardens feature just as much as the kitchens.  The twenty chefs include: Raymond Blanc and Anne-Marie Owens at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Gill Meller at River Cottage; Sir Terence Conran at Barton Court; Ruthie Rogers at River Café; and Jack Stein at Padstow Kitchen Garden.


Illustrated with Jason Ingram’s photographs, ‘Kitchen Garden Experts’ is full of gardening tips, as well as forty recipes.  There are plenty of ideas for you to try at home, special growing methods and some delicious looking/sounding meals.  I will say that I found some of the dishes a little heavy on style over substance.  Whilst I’m sure the food is marvellous, I did think a handful suffered from too much presentation and not enough actual food on the plate.  (But then this is an issue close to my heart … or is it my stomach?  See my last post).


Charcoal-cooked lamb rack with savoury potatoes

Justin Hammett, from the Royal Opera House, does serve decent portions.  Here’s a meal I’d want to sit down to after a day’s mowing and hoeing.  And I wouldn’t share it either.


And this photo of Stephen Doherty’s dessert had me clawing at the page.  This is my sort of pudding:  baked gooseberries (fresh from the garden) with lemon verbena ice cream AND (were that not enough) flapjack.  Good for you, Stephen.

Kitchen Garden Experts‘ has just been published by Frances Lincoln and retails at £20.00.  But if you would like to win your very own, very shiny, free copy (to keep!) here’s all you need to do:

leave a reply/comment to this post saying that you wish to enter


(if you don’t do so already) follow ‘The Anxious Gardener’ – either the blog, on Facebook or Twitter (the appropriate follow buttons are at the top of the right-hand side panel).

And that’s all.

The closing date is midnight on Tuesday 20th May.  I shall draw the winner out of my


and notify the winner by email.  I’m afraid you must be a UK resident to enter (or have a UK postal address to which the book can be posted).

Good Luck!


To order ‘Kitchen Garden Experts’ at the discounted price of £16.00 including p&p* (RRP: £20.00), telephone 01903 828503 or email and quote the offer code APG130. 

*UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.


The competition is now closed.  And the winner is Türmerin.  Congratulations.

There will be another book draw in a few days.

60 thoughts on “Win A Copy Of ‘Kitchen Garden Experts’

  1. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve tried to say I’d love to win this book! Everyone, it seems, feels the same. But I really would like to be included in the hat – looks like a good book for improving the veg gardening and inspirational ideas for using the produce.


  2. Not in the UK, so not entering, but you really need to stop it with the food posts. Talking about it was bad enough but now the photos are too much. Where am I supposed to get charcoal cooked rack of lamb at 8 in the morning!?


  3. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! I would love to win a copy of this book. Really enjoy your blog especially your walks.


  4. Yes please enter me into the draw. One of the gardens I look after is a Thai restaurant, I am always looking for more inspirational plants to grow – both for consumption and for floral arrangements. I really enjoy your blog, it makes me smile a great deal. Sally


  5. What a lovely book….worth it for the pictures alone! Glad to see you’re wearing a hat these days even if it’s only to keep it handy for prize draws.


    • Hullo Janet, how very nice to hear from you. I was sorry when Planticru disappeared from view and I did try to email you once but I think the email I had was linked to the web address and wouldn’t work? Hope you’re well. Did you want me to put your name in the hat? Dave


      • Absolutely! Please enter my name in the hat. I had in mind to email you about giant echiums…will do so at some point.


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