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The River Cottage Family Cookbook

By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fizz Carr

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Format: Hardback, 416 pages
Other Information: full colour throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 10 October 2005
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's well-loved RIVER COTTAGE books have become a phenomenon, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people all over Britain to cook and enjoy good food. His new book THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOK BOOK, co-written with Fizz Carr, brings the River Cottage philosophy to the whole family. It will give pleasure to everyone: toddlers and grandparents, families discovering the fun of cooking together, and everyone who enjoys simple home-cooked food. From how to make butter from a jar of cream to how to make your own sausages, THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK will inspire everyone with the magic and fun of cooking. Brilliantly written, and with beautiful colour illustrations throughout, THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK will become an essential ingredient in every household's kitchen.

About the Author

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is well known for his commitment to real food and honest home cooking; his books and series for Channel 4 have earned him a huge popular following. Hugh lives in Dorset with Marie and their two sons. Fizz Carr was a journalist on Vogue before leaving London to farm on the South Downs. She regularly holds farm visits for school children and is a passionate advocate of animal welfare. Fizz and Steve have four daughters, all of them enthusiastic cooks.

Reviews

If only all the men who put on an apron once a year to take charge of a barbecue had Hugh's knowledge and charm. * Spectator on THE RIVER COTTAGE MEAT BOOK * Ripe and magnificent ... a good and beautiful book * The Guardian on THE RIVER COTTAGE YEAR * The best new book of the year without a shadow of a doubt, a serious treatise, a meat cookery bible and a supremely appetising recipe collection. Fearnley-Whittingstall is our most important and eloquent food writer today. * Philippa Davenport, Financial Times , on TH * This is the most honest cookbook I have found, reeking with helpful, hands-on wisdom. It is everything it should be and more ... deliciously funny, well written and neither macho nor sanctimonious. * Jill Dupleix, The Times, on THE RIVER COTTA * Praise for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: 'A great way to learn the basics without feeling patronised ... You come away from the experience not just with a tasty supper but with a better knowledge of food ... comfortingly old-fashioned ... will almost certainly go on my shelf of "genuinely useful cook-books", cross-referenced with my folder of "ways to entertain the kids at weekends"' * Time Out * 'Recipes so simple that a child could do them, but this is not a cookbook for children; it is a brilliant introduction to making food that's suitable for everyone' * Independent * 'A triumph ... will grab the attention of younger readers, and the range of recipes is broad enough to interest more seasoned cooks, too' * Irish Times (Book of the Year) * 'Three loud, very heartfelt cheers for a book that promises children a better start in the kitchen and at table ... a book to read out loud, with pictures to pore over, ideas to talk about ... education and entertainment at its appetising best, a kitchen primer that sparkles with infectious enthusiasm, sets the imagination alight, engages all the senses in a voyage of culinary discovery, encourages young cooks ... THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK is in places as gripping as a detective story, it is a fount of useful information, and great inspiration for culinary action stations' * Phillippa Davenport, Financial Times *

EAN: 9780340826362
ISBN: 0340826363
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Dimensions: 25.3 x 19.1 x 3.8 centimetres (1.00 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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shae hanson on
 
Another brilliant book from Hugh! This book is written both for children and adults. It explains the basics of cooking techniques and some of the chemistry behind it. The recipes are simple to follow with great results. They also include appropriate safety tips and warnings. It also encourages children to involve themselves in their food sources by starting a small gardenand going fishing just to name a few. Great for school age children.

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