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.
From cucumber sandwiches to jam and scones, this comprehensive cookery book from the National Trust is chock full of recipes that go perfectly with a cup of tea. Afternoon tea is the quintessential British ritual. And with over 100 tearooms across the country, the National Trust knows a thing or two about it. This gift-sized guide has delicious recipes for savory and sweet treats, whether you’re looking for a lively party, the last word in elegance or a hearty winter tea by the fire. From sandwiches and tarts to cakes, scones, macaroons and preserves – some are classic, some have a twist, such as cucumber sandwiches with minted cream cheese, toasted farmhouse bread with anchovy butter, the classic Victoria sponge, brandysnaps or scones. Plus there’s everything you need to know to brew the perfect pot of tea (not to mention the odd cocktail and bowl of punch). Food historian Laura Mason also includes some fascinating and amusing historical recipes that reveal how afternoon tea was taken in times gone by and the origins of some of our beloved dishes.
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.
Laura Mason brings you over 50 crumble recipes from the National Trust. Following on from the hugely successful 'National Trust Book of Scones', this is a salute to Britain's ultimate comfort food - crumbles. With over 50 crumble recipes – plus some cobblers too – you'll have the perfect recipe to cosy up with, every time. From classic recipes like apple and blackberry or rhubarb crumble to exciting new variations like crumble cheesecakes and microwavable mug crumbles for the time-challenged, this is everything you need. Plus there is a section on how to make classic accompaniments such as jam and custard, and interesting historical cooking trivia is sprinkled throughout to help you pass the time while your crumbles are in the oven.
We have never experienced the variety of foodstuffs as we do today, with fruits and vegetables from all over the world, and increasingly cosmopolitan tastes as a result of foreign travel. But does it follow that we should become less familiar with the quality of good traditional British foods in the search for the exotic? 'Farmhouse Cookery' is both a culinary tour of Great Britain and a celebration of regional, traditional and contemporary cooking. Laura Mason demonstrates how landscape, climate and culture has contributed to the wide diversity of British cooking, from the excellent Herdwick lamb in the Lake District to the justifiably famous goat’s cheese of South Wales. Farming in Britain has been under increasing pressure for the last two decades. The foot and mouth crisis of 2001 threw the plight of British farmers onto an international stage. Launched in conjunction with the National Trust’s ‘Farming Forward’ campaign; "Farmhouse Cookery" aims to promote the excellent foodstuffs produced by British farmers.
A hearty collection of the nation's favourite pies, stews and one-pot meals, from Steak and Kidney pie and Bolton Hotpot to Chicken & Leek Pie and Sausage & Lentil stew. Includes recipes for beef and veal, lamb, pork, chicken, game, fish and vegetables, as well as dumplings, pastry and other must-have accompaniments. Ingredients can be swapped, altered or added to make quick and easy nourishing meals for friends and family.
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.
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.
Grandma's Cookbook is a bumper collection of over 100 mouth-watering traditional recipes for pies, stews and puddings, from Steak and Kidney Pie and Braised Lamb Shanks to Queen's Pudding and Old English Sherry Trifle. This highly illustrated cookbook includes savoury recipes for beef and veal, lamb, pork, chicken, game, fish and vegetables and dessert recipes for fools and syllabubs, baked and steamed puddings, fruits and jellies, tarts and ice cream.
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