The Lost Orchard: A French chef rediscovers a great British food heritage

by Raymond Blanc

£10.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of The Lost Orchard: A French chef rediscovers a great British food heritage for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Science, Biography & Food

Paperback

9781472267597

Published by Headline Publishing Group

Published September 2020

‘I began to dream about an orchard filled with thousands of fruit trees… Today we have an orchard with over 150 ancient varieties of apple. Each one has its heritage in a village or a county that used to thrive on that particular variety. They tell the story not only of what we have lost in Britain but also what we could regain.’

Over the past seven years, Raymond Blanc has planted an orchard of 2,500 trees in the grounds of his hotel-restaurant in Oxfordshire. Yielding about 60 tonnes of fruit for his kitchen each year, it is full of ancient and forgotten varieties of British apples and pears, along with walnut trees, quince, medlars, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, damsons and cherries. A further 600 heritage fruit trees have been added from Raymond’s home in the Franche-Comte region of France.

The Lost Orchard is a love letter to each of these varieties, complete with beautiful black and white drawings, photographs of Belmond Le Manoir and fascinating information and anecdotes about each fruit, along with recipes and stories.

Square Haunting by Francesca Wade | 9780571330669

Square Haunting

Francesca Wade

£10.99

The World I Fell Out Of by Melanie Reid | 9780008291464

The World I Fell Out Of

Melanie Reid

£9.99

Russians Among Us by Gordon Corera | 9780008318970

Russians Among Us

Gordon Corera

£9.99

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson | 9780008274986

The Splendid and the Vile

Erik Larson

£9.99

On the Marsh by Simon Barnes | 9781471168512

On the Marsh

Simon Barnes

£8.99

Heavy Light by Horatio Clare | 9781784743529

Heavy Light

Horatio Clare

£16.99