River Cottage Everyday
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|Format:||Hardback, 416 pages|
|Other Information: ||Colour Illustrations throughout|
|Published In: ||UK, 05 October 2009|
Putting food on the table for the family quickly and economically doesn't mean you have to compromise on quality. This book shows how Hugh's approach to food can be adapted to suit any growing, working family, or busy young singles and couples for that matter. Breakfast, baking, lunchboxes, quick suppers, healthy snacks, eating on the move and weekend cooking for the week ahead - all these, and more, are covered in River Cottage Every Day. As Hugh says: 'I make no prior assumptions about where you shop, what you may or may not know about growing vegetables or keeping livestock, whether you can tell the difference between a swede and turnip, or know what to do with a belly of pork and a breast of lamb. Instead, I'll show you easy and confidence-inspiring ways with cuts of meat, types of fish and other ingredients you may not have tried before. And I'll offer you new approaches that I hope will breath new life to familiar staples, like rice, spuds, beans, and your daily bread. Above all, I intend to tempt you irresistibly towards a better life with food, with a whole raft of recipes that I think you will love. I hope some of them will become your absolute favourites, and the favourites of your dear friends and beloved family. I hope that the dishes you like best will infiltrate and influence your cooking, giving you increased confidence and fresh ideas. In short, I hope that before long, cooking simple and delicious food from the best seasonal ingredients becomes second nature and first priority for you, not just once in a while, but every day.'
About the Author
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. His series for Channel 4 have earned him a huge popular following, while his River Cottage books have collected multiple awards including the Glenfiddich Trophy (twice), the Andre Simon Food Book of the Year (three times), the Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food award at the Guild of Food Writers and, in the US, the James Beard Cookbook of the Year. Hugh lives in Devon with his family.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's profile as a writer, television presenter, campaigner and arbiter of local, seasonal food has never been higher Over four million viewers regularly watch Channel 4's River Cottage TV series; in 2009 popular series River Cottage Autumn will be broadcast around publication With hugely accessible appeal River Cottage Every Day is set to soar even higher than previous bestsellers, The River Cottage Cookbook, The River Cottage Meat Book and The River Cottage Fish Book
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingsall's newest edition to the River Cottage series focuses on the recipes he cooks at home for his family. He sees our food culture as a continuum, with those who are thoroughly involved with the story of their food on one end and those who are entirely dependent on anonymous, industrially produced food on the other. His object, he says, is to help people move along in the direction of "more engagement with real fresh food, away from dependence on the industrial food machine." Chapters include "Making Breakfast," "Daily Bread," Weekday Lunch (box)," "Fish Forever," "Thrifty Meat," "Vegetables Galore," "The Whole Fruit," and "Treats." Fearnley-Whittingsall's anecdotes about the recipes his kids make for their breakfasts (pancakes, oatmeal, tomato toast) and the lunches he packs for his wife (sardine nicoise, frittatas, slaws) hit home. The fish chapter focuses on sustainable species (and the intro outlines why you should avoid others). The meat chapter, interestingly, deals only with "secondary cuts," and offers intriguing yet homey recipes for neck of lamb, venison and pork burgers, oxtail stew, and spring chicken broth, to give cooks the confidence to open up new avenues and reduce waste. Throughout this wonderfully illustrated book, Fearnley-Whittingsall's passion is palpable, his genuine, spiritual love of food inspiring. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In this latest addition to the award--winning River Cottage collection-named after Fearnley-Whittingstall's (The River Cottage Cookbook) farm in Devon, England-the renowned British food personality maintains his commitment to good food prepared from fresh ingredients. An advocate of a back-to-basics approach to cooking and sustainable agriculture, he delivers thoughtful insight and colorful narratives that celebrate the joy of good family food, which will inspire and compel readers into the kitchen, book in hand. Simple ingredients become brilliant when combined in fresh and easy recipes like Baked Breakfast Cheesecake, Curried Fish Pie, breads, boxed lunches, and frittatas. VERDICT Wholesome and hearty recipes in a book to be savored. For those who have never experienced the River Cottage series, this is a great place to start; for fans, it's essential.-Graciela Monday, Johnson City Lib., TX (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 18.0 centimeters (1.39 kg)|