This title presents 400 recipes handed down the generations, using seasonal produce from the kitchen garden and rural surroundings, illustrated with 1400 photographs. This is a classic collection of time-honoured dishes inspired by the traditions of the farmhouse kitchen. A fascinating history of country cooking is followed by information on sourcing ingredients locally and in season, growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, and preserving and storing. More than 400 recipes present a wonderful range of simple, heartwarming and tasty dishes that have stood the test of time, from soups and pates to stews, casseroles, roasts, and pies, and from tarts and cobblers to crumbles, puddings, cakes, breads, jams and jellies. Try classic dishes such as Country Vegetable Soup, Gamekeeper's Terrine, Rustic Meat Loaf, Mustard Thatch Lamb Pie, and Toad-in-the-Hole and irresistible home bakes such as Winter Fruit Crumble and Pumpkin Pie, together with a wealth of cookies, tray bakes, layer cakes, tea breads and scones. All the recipes are presented with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and beautifully illustrated with over 1400 photographs.
The true taste of country cooking is captured in this delightful collection of home-cooked dishes, bringing the fresh ingredients and seasonal flavours of a farmhouse kitchen into your home. There are dishes for every kind of meal and occasion, from hearty soups and sustaining casseroles, to delicious country desserts and puddings. A section on baking will bring rustic breads, muffins, teabreads and cookies to the table, and wonderful aromas to your kitchen. Finally, the pantry chapter reveals farmhouse recipes for packing the larder with pickles, chutneys, and preserves.