Remembering Jane

Jane Grigson’s friends and admirers share their personal memories, explain why her work was a source of inspiration and reflect on her legacy.

Felicity Cloake

Jane Grigson is one of the quiet greats of the food writing world; her work wears its considerable scholarship very lightly. It’s always accessible, always friendly and often wryly amusing too – opening one of her books feels like coming back to an old, and very wise friend. Practical, no-nonsense and packed full of fascinating little nuggets of detail, somehow one trusts her instinctively.