Autumn: autumn vegetables; autumn fish; autumn meat; autumn fruit and puddings. Winter: winter vegetables; winter fish; winter meat; winter fruit and puddings. Basics: stocks; sauces; extras; pastries; creams and sweet things.
In this, his second book to accompany his new series, Gary Rhodes focuses on ingredients at their best autumn through winter: apples, pears, pumpkins and mushrooms being just a few to catch his eye. His love of freshly picked and harvested produce translates into his modern, tasty dishes for starters, main courses and desserts. Traditional dishes such as roast partridge and grilled gammon steaks are enlivened by his imaginative touch and original stalwarts such as scrambled eggs and leeks are given a new lease of life with his culinary daring. Accompanied by luscious colour photographs, a quick flick through this gastronomic feast will get the fingers itching to get in the kitchen and start cooking. Another Rhodes delight. - Lucy Watson