Gill Meller’s Gather is absolutely sui generis: it has a voice and sensibility — I’d even say a poetry — all of its own. Beautiful writing, beautiful food: this is an exquisite book that I cannot stop reading; and every recipe makes me consider ingredients and flavours afresh and beckons me into the kitchen.
It was particularly hard to choose just one recipe for you today. But then again, it wouldn’t have been possible to make a bad choice. In the end, to celebrate the last of the year’s blackberries, I have gone gladly for these roast parsnips with blackberries, honey, chicory and rye flakes.
Gather by Gill Meller (Quadrille £25)
Photography by Andrew Montgomery