Nominated for the André Simon best Debut cook book award

Winner of the Fortnum and Mason Debut food book of the year

Nominated for the Guild of food writers Cook book of the year

Nominated for the Food and Travel readers awards book of the year


In “Gather”, Gill Meller encourages us to not only embrace our landscape through the shifting seasons, but to explore what is quietly growing out there, to enjoy it, and to turn it into something delicious. This is a truly beautiful book. 

--René Redzepi


'In both cooking and writing, Gill Meller has a unique and honest voice. No-one else's food is more true to the place where they live. He's an original. This book perfectly reflects his approach.'

--Diana Henry

'Just stunning. There's no one I'd rather cook for me than Gill and there's not a recipe here I wouldn't eagerly devour.'

--Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


Gill Meller’s Gather is absolutely sui generis: it has a voice and sensibility - I’d even say a poetry - all of its own. Beautiful writing, beautiful food: this is an exquisite book that I cannot stop reading; and every recipe makes me consider ingredients and flavours afresh and beckons me into the kitchen

--Nigella Lawson

Written by 
Gill Meller
Photography by 
Andrew Montgomery
General information 

Gather showcases 120 recipes inspired by the landscapes in which I live and work. From seashore to woodland, orchard to garden, field to farm, moorland to harbour. For me this is the best kind of cooking and eating, offering simple, honest dishes made from natural, abundant foods. Gather is a celebration of British seasonal cooking at its best. 

Gather in Film

Barley paella with squid and rabbit  

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Roast parsnips with blackberries, honey, chicory & rye flakes

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Telegraph Article By Diana Henry

Meet Gill Meller: River Cottage head chef, hawk flyer and life changer

Boston Globe artcle by Sheryl Julian

You feel like you finally understand how clever chefs think about food. Meller may be the UK’s next big star.​