The Bloomsbury Cookbook | Jans Ondaatje Rolls


The Bloomsbury Cookbook: Recipes for Life, Love and Art

‘A window onto Bloomsbury via recipes, grocery lists, pantries, kitchens and, above all, dining tables’

Virginia Nicholson


The Bloomsbury Cookbook: Recipes for Life, Love and Art | Jans Ondaatje Rolls

Foreword by Anne Chisholm

In The Bloomsbury Cookbook Jans Ondaatje Rolls invites us to dine with these enduringly fascinating individuals, taking us into the very centre of their world through the meals around which they argued, debated, laughed and loved. Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, the books tells the story of the Bloomsbury Group with nearly 300 recipes, many from previously unpublished material by members such as Frances Partridge, Helen Anrep and David and Angelica Garnett, accompanied by paintings, photographs, quotations, letters and personal reminiscences. Together they paint an intimate and astonishingly detailed portrait of the group, conjuring up the scents colours and textures of breakfasts at Monk’s House, lunches at Charleston, tea in Tidmarsh, evening parties in Gordon Square and dinners in the south of France.

Beautifully illustrated, including original artwork by Cressida Bell, this covetable volume is both a source of inspiration for the modern cook and a unique celebration of life, love and art at the heart of Bloomsbury.

Jans Ondaatje Rolls is generously donating all profits from the sale of each book to the upkeep and maintenance of Charleston.