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.

Laura Shapiro

Scholar, journalist and hands-on cook — that was a rare combination when Jane started publishing, and even today nobody pulls it off the way she did. Her books are full of lessons for the rest of us. I love going back to Food with the Famous and seeing what a good time she has bringing the library and the kitchen together, as if they were long-separated siblings now happily reunited.