Those of us living in towns and cities might think that the pleasures of growing our own food, watching the seasons pass with the changing produce and getting our hands stuck into the soil are beyond our reach. But a growing number of urban dwellers are realising that there are ways of connecting with the land, and enjoying the sheer pleasure of watching something grow, without giving up the joys of living in the city.
Jojo Tulloh takes us to her inner-city allotment and guides us through a year of cooking, inspired by the food that has sprung from her surprisingly fertile patch of East London waste-ground.
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Allotment gardener Jojo Tulloh guides you through a year of seasonal cooking, with refreshingly original recipes and plenty of ideas of what to do with your glut of courgettes - Mail on Sunday
Jojo writes with great passion and a deep knowledge of the food that she grows. She makes the idea of growing your own food not only accessible but also fun and inspiring. Her family recipes are mouth-watering, simple and show that good food is for everyone, regardless of budget - Thomasina Miers
Jojo Tulloh is a cook after my own heart in the refreshing simplicity of her recipes and the innumerable tips on what to do with your vegetables and roots and how to grow them in your backyard - Anna del Conte
Jojo is a joy... A serious cookery book indeed -
It is a charming, useful and inspirational book - what people need today -
East End Paradise scores on all points, from the concept (urban gardening is a very hot topic right now) to the mouth-watering recipes (think things like sorrel omelettes and courgette and lemon risotto) right down to the simple but beautiful photography - Sunday Tribune
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Jojo Tulloh is a freelance editor and script developer. She was food editor of the current affairs magazine, The Week for several years. She now divides her time between her family, her garden and her work. She lives in London.