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A Taste of the Country

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Enjoy this celebration of country living. Get more involved with the land and the food that you eat with over 80 recipes for traditional British farmhouse dishes as well as lots of information about gathering, growing and producing your own scrumptious food.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09284 9

Author: Jimmy Doherty

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A Taste of the Country

£ 16.99


Jimmy Doherty takes you from the farmyard and back garden, into the fields, hedgerows and woods and back to the kitchen, barbeque or open fire to prepare a feast of wild foods, home-grown produce and quality local ingredients. Whether you live in the town or in the countryside, the lifestyle captured here guarantees your very own taste of the good life.

As well as over 80 recipes for traditional British farmhouse dishes from shepherd’s pie to rhubarb and strawberry crumble, there is information about gathering wild food, keeping chickens, growing salads, pickling, preserving and much more.

The book was first published in hardback in 2006. It is being reissued by the Natural History Museum in spring 2011.

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