Flicking through the beginning of The Great British Cookbook, there are some amazing, inspiring dishes. As you peruse through the first section of the book, this dish definitely stands out. It combines beautiful, natural produce with a gorgeous design which epitomises this. ‘Vegetable Patch’ is a commemorative dish which has been created for The Roof Garden’s 75th Anniversary, and is a replica of a vegetable patch, funnily enough.

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The dish features baby vegetables which seemingly grow from a bed of edible soil. It even comes complete with a super cute watering can full of delicious mushroom consommé. It is a truly stunning dish, and such an interesting concept. This vision was brought to life by Head Chef Ian Howard at Babylon kitchen, who has received a three-star rating with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) over two consecutive years, winning ‘Most Sustainable Business’ at the 2013 SRA awards. This environmental awareness shines through in his dish, and the natural aesthetic is simple but entirely effective. You can find out more about the dish and the chef in your copy of The Great British Cookbook, which is available from www.thegreatbritishcookbook.co.uk 

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