The River Cottage Cookbook

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More than just a collection of Hugh's recipes, this book is a witty, practical guide to the River Cottage lifestyle from Channel 4's iconoclastic back-to-basics chef. Includes tips on how best to buy organic produce and, for the more adventurous, advice on rearing your own meat, growing your own vegetables, and tapping into the free wild harvest. 'How much of this book you incorporate into your life is up to you. But if all you do is grow a few herbs in a window box, make nettle soup once a year, and try a free-range goose for Christmas instead of a frozen turkey, you will already, I hope, be enjoying your life more.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall With over one hundred recipes and Simon Wheeler's acclaimed photography, The River Cottage Cookbook has been a hugely influential and original book, appealing to all downshifters and those who prefer their food to be full-blooded and wholesome. The River Cottage Cookbook has won the Andre Simon Food Book of the Year Award, the Guild of Food Writers' Michael Smith Award and the Glenfiddich Trophy and Food Book of the Year. This new edition's preface looks back at River Cottage from the perspective of 2011. The book also includes new recipes, new pictures and an updated directory that reflects the changes over the past ten years.

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I am really enjoying this book. If you do not want to read about raising livestock for future meals, don't bother. But for my whole adult life, I have dreamed of living the farm cottage life. I love ... Read full review

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Fearnley-Whittingstall is a well-known British cookbook author and food writer, and he has been the host of several popular TV series, some of them filmed at River Cottage, his farm in Dorset. An ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is the idiosyncratic and highly acclaimed presenter of Channel 4's TV Dinners, A Cook on the Wild Side and Escape to River Cottage, as well as a columnist for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Times. He has three times been nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Food Awards, winning once with the second series of A Cook on the Wild Side. Hugh lives in Dorset with his partner Marie and their son Oscar.

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