Every region of Britain has a selection of recipes that bring out the best of the local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each of the dishes in this mouth-watering collection?from Strawberry Cider to Curd Tar, and Partridge Pudding?celebrates the local fare and flare of the British countryside. With recipes for salads, soups, stews and roasts as well as cakes, buns, and bread, this is a complete guide to authentic British cookery.
Classic British Cooking is a collection of our very best national and regional dishes. With over 300 recipes, it includes both timeless favourites and forgotten gems. It covers everything from soups and fish dishes to sauces and sides, from vegetable and meat courses to puddings, breads and jams. Try delicious recipes for potted crab, slow-roasted pork belly, steamed ginger pudding and damson ice cream. Make the most of seasonal British produce with tasty chutneys and syllabubs. Bake a delicious piece of history with a Fidget Pie or Whittingham Button biscuits. Throughout, the author uncovers the fascinating history behind many dishes, from the Indian-influenced Kedgeree to the humble but delicious Toad in the Hole. Discover how medieval pottage became soup and how desserts like rice pudding and Eton mess became all-time favourites. Both practical and inspirational, this is a celebration of the best of British cooking past and present. This book was previously published as The National Trust Complete Traditional Recipe Book.
Picnics and outdoor meals are a classic theme in British food. Afternoon tea in the garden on a golden afternoon in late summer, a packed lunch consumed on a hilltop while the eyes feast on a magnificent view, and the tantalising smell of grilling from a barbecue are all part of this. Being outside sharpens the senses and the appetite, refreshes the soul and gives different perspectives – and National Trust properties provide a wealth of different environments in which to enjoy food outdoors. The book will include over 100 recipes covering picnics, barbecues and campfire food. They range from bresola rolls and lemon gin to be enjoyed as a punting picnic, to a warming minestrone and spiced parkin for bonfire night, a baba ganoush made with aubergines chargrilled on the barbecue, and mussels wrapped in seaweed and cooked on the embers of a campfire. Author Laura Mason gives tips on transporting and cooking the food in the great outdoors, as well as giving historical context to the recipes and suggesting the best National Trust places to eat outdoors.
This wonderful collection of 200 traditional recipes brings you the best of British country cooking. There are mouth-watering recipes for every occasion, from soups, starters and light meals to hearty stews and pies, delicious puddings and teatime treats to fruity jams and spicy chutneys. The rhythms of rural life influenced country meals and dishes and led to tasty slow-cooked stews and hotpots and the rituals of baking bread, cakes and pies. There is a balance of classic ‘good plain cooking’ and rich, well-seasoned dishes often rooted in a particular region and focusing on local ingredients. Choose from time-honoured family favourites such as Slow Roast Belly Pork with Root Vegetables, Shepherd’s Pie, Apple Cake and Bakewell Pudding, or discover lesser-known regional country gems like Cornish Fish Pie, traditional Welsh Stew or Cumberland Girdle Cakes.
95+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from the award-winning Red Truck Bakery near Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, bringing the comfort and charm of the farmhouse where the bakery started into your kitchen “Original and highly personal, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook is a joyful love story to many comfort foods.”—Jacques Pépin, chef and author “If a cookbook could be a page-turner, this is the one! Brian not only knows how to create comfort in spades, but he writes both the sweet and savory recipes in such a way that you feel like you’re part of those five generations who inspired these vittles.”—Carla Hall, chef and author Brian Noyes, founder of the beloved Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia, and author of the Red Truck Bakery Cookbook, presents more than 95 all-new, comforting recipes celebrating ingredients and traditions from the bakery's home on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge mountains. With small-town charm, an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration from the 170-year-old farmhouse where the bakery began, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook features Brian’s favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from family, friends, and the bakery archives. This is the food that Brian cooks at home as well as for the bakery's thousands of customers nationwide—plus recipes for favorite Red Truck Bakery dishes that have not been shared before. From delightful lunch and dinner options like Potato & Pesto Flatbread, Corn Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Mayonnaise, Mid-July Tomato Pie, Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Blueberries, and Sweet Potato and Poblano Enchiladas, to knockout desserts like Lexington Bourbon Cake, Virginia Peanut Pie, and Caramel Cake with Pecans (which Garden & Gun magazine called "the perfect Southern dessert"), the recipes in The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook are what we are all craving—unfussy, homey, Southern-leaning dishes that focus on local produce but don’t shy away from decadence. And for those who are eating vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of plant-based options, like a vegan and gluten-free Coffee Cake, Carrot & Leek Pot Pies, Mushroom-Ricotta Lasagne with Port Sauce, and the Bakery's beloved “Beetloaf” Sandwiches. True to the spirit of the Red Truck Bakery, the recipes in the Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook deliver unfailingly delicious comfort all year round.
This comprehensive reference work introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world—including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places. • Entries covering over 150 countries and cultures from around the world • More than 100 expert contributors • Vignettes • An index that facilitates cross-cultural comparison
The foods eaten by a nation's population play a key role in shaping the health of that society. This book presents country-specific information on how diet, food security, and concepts of health critically impact the well-being of the world's population. • Provides concise, accessible information in a ready-reference format that covers most major countries as well as a variety of non-country populations • Includes an introductory essay that creates a conceptual framework for students • Presents dozens of recipes that provide various real-world examples of the types of traditional foods eaten in other regions of the world • Supplies further readings at the end of each entry that guide readers to additional sources of information
Some might be put off by its texture, aroma, or murky origins, but the fact of the matter is seaweed is one of the oldest human foods on earth. And prepared the right way, it can be absolutely delicious. Long a staple in Asian cuisines, seaweed has emerged on the global market as one of our new superfoods, a natural product that is highly sustainable and extraordinarily nutritious. Illuminating seaweed’s many benefits through a fascinating history of its culinary past, Kaori O’Connor tells a unique story that stretches along coastlines the world over. O’Connor introduces readers to some of the 10,000 kinds of seaweed that grow on our planet, demonstrating how seaweed is both one of the world’s last great renewable resources and a culinary treasure ready for discovery. Many of us think of seaweed as a forage food for the poor, but various kinds were often highly prized in ancient times as a delicacy reserved for kings and princes. And they ought to be prized: there are seaweeds that are twice as nutritious as kale and taste just like bacon—superfood, indeed. Offering recipes that range from the traditional to the contemporary—taking us from Asia to Europe to the Americas—O’Connor shows that sushi is just the beginning of the possibilities for this unique plant.
The cycle of the seasons brings changes to the work in the countryside and the garden, together with change in the natural world. The Turning Of The Year looks at these changes, along with the associated holidays, feast days and customs, to reconnect the modern world with the seasonal cycle. Included are recipes relevant to each season and to specific festivities.