Preserving is a centuries-old way to make the most out of every season, stretching the more bountiful months into the sparser ones - and what's more, it is fun, rewarding and easy to learn. Explaining the history, science and basic processes of preserving, Pam Corbin guides us through a world of jams, jellies, butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, liqueurs, vinegars and sauces that can be made from local produce throughout the year. She includes 75 recipes, covering everything from traditional favourites such as raspberry jam, lemon curd, quince cheese and sloe gin, to fresh new combinations such as apple butter, cucumber pickle and nettle pesto. The handbook includes seasonable tables, regional maps, flow charts of all the preserving processes and full-colour photographs throughout, and is completed by a directory of equipment and useful addresses. With a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Preserves is a concise and inspiring guide to an age-old art for kitchen beginners and keen preservers alike.
In the first of an exciting new River Cottage Handbook series, mycologist John Wright explains the ins and outs of collecting, including relevant UK laws, conservation notes, practical tips and identification techniques. He takes us through the 72 species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain's forests and clearings: old friends the Chanterelle and Cep, as well as a whole colourful host of more unfamiliar names - edible species including the Velvet Shank, the Horn of Plenty, the Amethyst Deceiver, the Giant Puffball and the Chicken in the Woods, and poisonous types such as the Sickener, the Death Cap and the Destroying Angel. The handbook is completed by more than 30 simple and delicious mushroom recipes from the River Cottage team. With colour photographs throughout, line drawings, a user-friendly Key and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The River Cottage Mushroom Handbook is a comprehensive and collectable guide, destined to be an indispensable household reference.
Eggs are a kitchen basic. Most people buy them, and use them as a standby - a quick omelette, scrambled eggs or the good old full English breakfast. Posh Eggs makes the humble egg the star of the show, with 70 recipes that make a meal out of this easy ingredient. From hearty dishes like Mediterranean red pepper eggs with tahini yoghurt, to healthy salads like quail's eggs, beetroot and tarragon, you'll never again be stuck for a quick and original idea for mealtimes. Whether it's a classic Spanish tortilla with an oozing middle, or an unctuous soft-boiled egg on top of udon broth, there's nothing that can't be improved by the addition of an egg. With a guide to the basics of cooking eggs, plus a photo for every single recipe, this is the ultimate gifty cookbook or self-purchase for egg addicts, expert chefs and novices alike.
From Paris to Palm Springs, pancakes are set to be the hot new food trend in 2018. People have discovered the joy of Sri Lankan hoppers, Keralan dosas, Japanese okonomiyaki, Vietnamese banh xeo, as well as the humble buttermilk, buckwheat and blini.
Posh Pancakes brings you over 70 recipes for this simple meal on a plate. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the dishes include Chinese pancakes with duck and hoisin sauce, Buckwheat galettes, Italian farinata, spicy Mexican hotcakes with smoky corn salad, and Chocolate and berry-stuffed pikelets. With a guide to basic pancake types and a photograph for every recipe, it's flipping gorgeous!
Toast it's the ultimate comfort food. And now it''s the must-have food trend.
Everyone loves toast. Always comforting, whether crisp and buttered or awash with baked beans, for millions of people it's their go-to snack be it morning, noon or night.
Just because it's toast doesn't mean it has to be dull. Food fans everywhere are abandoning flaccid white sliced for classy sourdough, spelt and rye. Out with the marmite and marmalade (not that we don't love them), and in with the quirky, creative, posh toppings.
Posh Toast is packed with over 70 recipes for every palate and every time of day, covering breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper. From savoury snacks, to Scandi mini-bites, through healthy Mediterranean lunches to quick-fix suppers, even the most gourmet garnishes are the easiest meals since sliced bread. Smoked salmon breakfast cups and Brioche toast with peaches and cream are just two breakfast possibilities, while lunch options include Roasted tomato and goat s cheese tartine, alongside Thyme-buttered mushrooms and Whipped gorgonzola, rocket, and honey drizzle. Spend the evenings snacking on Baked Camembert with rosemary and truffle oil, or making a meal of Turkey stroganoff or Sausages and lentils. The possibilities are endless, and even the poshest-sounding recipes can be made by anyone with a toaster.
A craze that began in San Francisco, the trend for gourmet toast toppings has crossed the Atlantic and looks like it's here to stay. Posh Toast is the quick-cooking bible for students, busy parents, and office workers on the go. Every recipe includes the real 'making' time, from start to finish, and tempting photography shows the gorgeous results that you'll be making in no time.
This is the book for toast addicts, experts chefs and novices alike. It's toast. It's posh. It's Posh Toast.