The Best of Traditional British Cooking (Paperback) by Yates, Annette
Blessed with a warm, wet climate, fertile land and an ancient farming heritage, Britain is home to a huge range of foods, from seasonal fruits and flavoursome dairy products to top-quality meat and a dazzling array of vegetables. These are transformed into a variety of nourishing dishes, including many world-famous classics, such as fish and chips, the cooked breakfast and summer pudding, as well as mouthwatering regional specialities, including, Cornish pasties, Irish soda bread and Scottish shortbread.
Opening with a fascinating introduction to the rich culinary history, culture and traditions of the British people, this book provides an insight into some of the best ingredients and dishes on offer. The informative directory includes vegetables, herbs, fruits, fish and shellfish, meat, game and poultry, dairy products and baked goods, outlining the different types and how to use them to best effect.
A selection of 70 recipes then follow, covering some of the best-loved local and national highlights from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Dishes range from breakfasts, soups and appetizers to fish, poultry, game and vegetable accompaniments as well as desserts and baking. Clear step-by-step instructions enable both new and experienced cooks to discover favourite dishes, such as Beef Wellington, Apple Pie or Scones with Jam and Cream, or to experiment with something more unusual, such as Cullen Skink, Cockle Cakes or Spiced Asparagus Kale.
Beautifully illustrated with more than 250 photographs, and complete with nutritional notes, cook's tips and variations, this stunning book provides a tantalizing insight into a traditional cuisine.