Jolly Good Food: A children's cookbook inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton
Practical cookery with lashings of Enid Blyton's charm. The perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child.
Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can!
Packed full of yummy recipes, beautiful artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's writing, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. There are 42 new, delicious and exciting recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy
My 10 year old and I had great fun making lashings of gorgeous ginger beer and rock buns (with story time in between). Truly scrumptious! * Sunday Post *
Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author. She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.
Allegra McEvedy MBE is a highly respected chef, writer and broadcaster whose philosophy is that good food should be available to everyone. In 2004 she co-founded the multi-award winning healthy fast food chain LEON and recently re-opened Albertine, a wine bar/restaurant that her mother set up in the 70s. Allegra was a judge on CBBC's Junior Bake Off with Nadiya Husain, has presented several TV series across various channels and is a regular guest on BBC Radio London and Radio 4. She is a patron of the Fairtrade Foundation and a spokesperson for Compassion in World Farming. A longstanding fan of Enid Blyton since the age of 7, she has enjoyed revisiting Enid's complete works to give a proper account of food in Blyton's era. She lives with her daughter in West London, where they love getting creative and messy together in the kitchen.