Allegra McEvedy is the Head Chef at the Good Cook in Notting Hill's Tabernacle. In this book, she introduces her particular brand of cooking - deconstructing modern classics with verve and humour. Drawing on experiences that range from cooking for presidents as Head Sous Chef in Robert de Niro's New York restaurant, learning the hard way in the River Cafe, exploring her Irish heritage and teaching West London school kids that McDonalds is not the only option, Allegra's book is at once a collection of internationally-embracing recipes, an eulogy to local and organic food and an insight into a warm and endearing personality.
The rising young chef who aims to bring Carpaccio to the Masses - The Sunday Times
The most wanted chef for 2000 - Evening Standard
A caterer with a conscience - Independent
A chef on the brink of stardum - she's being tipped as the next Jamie Oliver. She has achieved a ridiculous amount in her 28 years. - Guardian
Allegra McEvedy's refreshingly democratic approach to food made her lively restaurant in a West London community arts centre one of the capital's culinary hubs - her new book demonstrates exactly why her establishment is called the Good Cook. - You Magazine
Allegra is the hot-as-smoking-oil new chef in town - The Good Cook is that rare treat, a funny book about food. - Telegraph
Refreshing, modern, exuberant, honest, unpretentious, matey but not burdened with Jamie Oliver pukka-speak. - Yorkshire Evening Press
This is a serious recipe book, for serious cooks and chefs. The recipes are deeply appealing and often at the cutting edge of contemporary cooking. - Time Out
Allegra McEvedy is 28 years old. After working as head sous chef for Robert DeNiro in his Tribecca Grill in New York, she returned to England and worked at the River Cafe before becoming Head Chef at The Good Cook in the Tabernacle, Notting Hill. She has now opened a new Good Cook in Kensington High Street.