Publisher: Absolute Press
Publication Date 20 September 2018
Available to pre-order Here
‘Jane is a fantastic supporter of the charity and we’re thrilled to have worked with her on the cookbook, which will be a wonderful source of inspiration for many people who need to live a strict, gluten free diet for life.’
Sarah Sleet, Chief Executive of Coeliac UK
‘I hope that first and foremost this book is just a series of recipes that you can use for every day cooking; be it for a special occasion or a simple family supper. It’s the things I cook and the little twists that I add that make my life easier and hopefully tastier; it just happens to be gluten free.’
In her debut cookbook, Jane Devonshire presents 100 delicious recipes guaranteed to make you feel good, and wow family and friends. This beautiful book is published in association with Coeliac UK, celebrating their 50th anniversary.
In chapters such as nibbles and small dishes or dinner and food for guests, Jane offers recipes from soups and dips to casseroles, arancini and delicious salads. Desserts include Chinese-style caramelized pineapple and a much-loved classic of steamed sponge pudding, while Jane also includes a chapter on baking (notoriously tricky for those on a gluten-free diet), from brownies to muffins and everything in between.
Beautiful photography by Mike Cooper appears throughout.
It was a real pleasure having Jane spend some time in the kitchen at Le Gavroche. Her passion and creativity really shone through as I’m sure it will in these recipes.
Jane’s culinary talent is unquestionable and I think it’s wonderful that she is showcasing how delicious and exciting gluten-free dishes can be.
( Michel Roux Jr.)
I love Jane. What makes Jane and this book so attractive is her heart and her cooking is rooted so deeply in family. I’m regularly professionally and personally meeting people who want advice on gluten free. I now have a thorough and clever book to guide them to. This book obviously has need as its foundations, but it is written by someone who not only cooks like a champion but moreover cooks as a loving mum. ( Gregg Wallace)
Each and every recipe is crafted with love and experience. Jane’s food always makes me smile – not only because she cooks from the heart and with affection, but also because her flavours and textures are so wisely interwoven.
We are fast becoming a world full of different allergies and diet restrictions. Coeliac disease is a big worry for many people, and Jane’s book will not only guide people but I am sure it will also become a gastronomic encyclopaedia for many!
( Atul Kochhar)
Everyday cooking for a gluten-free diet; from family suppers to posh nibbles or dinner party favourites
It’s no surprise or secret that I’m a massive fan of Masterchef.
2016, was in my opinion the best ever series. We had a favourite right from the start and it was Jane Devonshire, from Hampshire. Jane was at heart a family cook but it soon became very clear that Jane was a highly skilled cook, who it seemed could cook virtually anything that was asked of her and more besides. What’s more she presented it all beautifully. After a tense nerve-wracking competition, so pleased to see Jane presented with the Masterchef trophy.
Jane amazed everyone she worked with, from Gregg Wallace and John Torode, the Masterchef presenters to the top Michelin starred chefs whose kitchens she’s worked in and who appeared on the Masterchef 2016 programme. She carries on working with top chefs and makes appearances at foodie events across the country.
Jane’s son Ben was diagnosed with coeliac disease when he was two years old and so many of Jane’s recipes in Masterchef were gluten free.
I do have a friend with coeliac disease so I’ll be buying her a copy of this book and also one for me because Jane’s recipes looked delicious and the book will be a very welcome addition to my cookbook collection.
Jane did contribute to the Wings For Life, spinal research – Life’s Recipes cookbook.
My battered copy
After the Masterchef 2016 competition was over, it was revealed that Jane had been through a ten year cancer battle
About the Author
Since winning MasterChef in 2016, Jane has taken the bull by the food horns and tested herself further by working with a number of amazing chefs including Marcus Wareing, Atul Kochhar, Jason Atherton, Michel Roux and Michael O’Hare at their restaurants.
Jane has presented at numerous food and drink shows around the UK, including the BBC Good Food Show. Her travels have taken her from Edinburgh to Brighton, in the course of which she has developed a love for presenting her recipes and chatting to people about food.
Jane has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes including BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, South Today and Woman’s Hour.
Making me hungry, so I’m off to raid the fridge!