Robin and I are old friends - or should I say enemies - from Poldark days. As Captain McNeill, I was constantly trying - and failing - to catch up with him and throw him into prison. Today I'm trying to catch up with his expertise in the kitchen! I'm now somewhat embarrassed when I have to say yet again, 'This is delicious! Can I have the recipe?' His cooking is superb. Wonderful flavours, textures and presentation. His cook book is a must for those who love their food, but also like to stay healthy.
When first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes I plunged myself into a world of research on how to combat and reverse said diabetes. This was how Robin's cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics, found its way into my kitchen. In successfully reversing my diabetes I owe a significant debt to Robin's delicious recipes, and as someone who adores cooking Robin's book still gets enormous use in this grateful household. Keep them coming. Terrific!
Robin Ellis is a superb chef! His cookbook is filled with delicious and healthy recipes even for people like me who are not diabetics
I've used Robin's recipes again and again. They're elegant, delicious, imaginative and easy to use. The Basques are great cooks and giving a dinner in the Basque Country is scary. One also eats very late, so no one wants anything too heavy. I always use one of Robin's recipes and end up with nothing but compliments and a demand for the recipe. "An Englishwoman who can cook tuna!" someone said to me in complete astonishment. Of course, the recipe was Robin's
I can't recommend Robin's recipes highly enough. Several have become regular favourites, not just because as a Type 2 diabetic I need to eat sensibly, but because they are fantastically full of flavour and on a grey day in Wiltshire you feel like you're in the South of France.
Robin Ellis has the gift of writing recipes that you can taste as you read them. As if his acting weren't enough, he's now given us a marvellous book - without any pretension or carry-on, just deep affection and knowledge. Absolutely delicious
Robin is the perfect cook to have as a friend. He loves food, cooks superbly and likes nothing more than sharing his food with as many people as he can get round a table. Generosity is at the heart of good cooking and Robin cooks to give pleasure. It always works
Robin Ellis learned to cook at his mother's knee. This unique book is rich with a lifetime's experience of wonderful cooking in the Mediterranean way. His recipes open up a world of delicious, healthy eating which everyone will love. An instant classic
Robin's cooking did what five different medications failed to do: bring down my high blood pressure. I suffered a stroke and no medication brought my blood pressure below 177/70. After staying only one week with Robin and eating his delicious meals, it came down to 120/59. Now home, my challenge is to reproduce his way of eating. With the help of this cookbook, I am sure I can
Robin's cooking and Robin's recipes: simple, fresh and simply glorious. To have Sunday lunch at Robin's and to go home with his recipes is the perfect southwest France Sunday. Oh, let there be many more Sundays in the kitchen with Robin.
While not suffering from diabetes myself, I can highly recommend Robin's delicious recipes, some of which I have had the pleasure of sampling at his table in France. The recipes have all the richness of classical Mediterranean cooking. Enjoy yourselves . . . with this mouth-watering cornucopia
Of course I am biased, Robin is a very old and dear friend! Even so, he is simply one of the best cooks ever. Why? His cuisine is always a delicious culinary paradox, strong and delicate with an exquisite balance of flavours. One of the truly great treats of my life is a meal prepared by Robin - with the commitment, love and detail of a great actor preparing for a classical role. Once tasted, never forgotten!