The aroma of fresh-baked bread, the flavors of long-simmering stews and casseroles, the rich satisfying taste of homey fruit crumbles and pies--farmhouse cooking delightfully brings together all the best-loved dishes of our rural heritage to celebrate a way of life.
This treasure-house of country fare embraces the very best of fresh, natural ingredients--cheese and eggs from the dairy, fish and shellfish from the seas, grain from the fields, vegetables from the garden, and fruit from the orchard.
The recipes make the most of the seasonal ingredients through the year, with dishes for every kind of meal and occasion. Here are hearty soups and stocks, tempting fish and seafood stews, traditional lamb, beef and turkey roasts and casseroles, and all manner of ways to cook fresh vegetables.
Country desserts and puddings include rich autumnal pies and traditional crumbles as well as summery fruit fools and jellies. A section on farmhouse baking will bring rustic breads, muffins, teabreads and biscuits to the table and the wonderful aromas of home baking to your kitchen. Finally, the farmhouse pantry chapter reveals all of grandmother's secret recipes--pack your larder shelves with delicious vegetable pickles, chutneys, preserves and bottled fruits.
Over 700 step-by-step photographs clearly illustrate all the recipes, ensuring perfect results whether you are attempting to cook game for the first time or brushing up on your bread-making and pastry skills.
This delightful book will help you bring all the goodness and flavor-packed dishes of the countryside to your home, wherever you live.