There’s now an official ‘The Durrells’ cookery book featuring the real Louisa’s recipes

Looking for a way to pass the time until the new season of The Durrells?

It was confirmed last summer that ITV’s popular period drama series will end this year with Season 4.

While we wait for the fourth and final season to arrive, fans can get busy cooking in the style of The Durrells with a brand new official recipe book.

Dining with the Durrells: Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell will be published on 31st March.

The book is written by David Shimwell, a close family friend of the Durrells, with an introduction by Lee Durrell and an afterword by Jacquie Durrell.

Dining with the Durrells uncovers Louisa Durrell’s original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family in their writing.

Taken from the Durrell family archives, highlights include Louisa’s recipe for ‘Gerry’s Favourite Chicken Curry’ to ‘Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam’.

The book also features family stories and photos!

The official synopsis reads: “…this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.”

Dining with the Durrells is available to order now on Amazon.

Based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, The Durrells launched in April 2016.

Season 4 is expected to air in the UK this spring on ITV and in the USA this autumn on Masterpiece on PBS.

Keeley Hawes, who plays Louisa Durrell, says the last ever episodes “will give the family a fitting and fabulous farewell.”

The English actress made a surprise appearance in a Bodyguard parody for the BBC’s Red Nose Day fundraiser last week.

The Durrells is available on DVD on Amazon.