Oct 20 2011
STILL on the cookery theme, Countrywise Kitchen proved one of the most popular food series last year with viewing figures hitting four million when it aired on ITV1 primetime.
Now for the first time, its co-presenter and chef Mike Robinson brings you the best recipes of the 2010 and 2011 series - plus dishes from its sister show Countrywise.
The book features more than 100 recipes for cooking with country ingredients, from partridge to chicken, lamb to pork, salmon to mackerel, blackberries to plums. With sumptuous recipes including Beef Suet Pudding, Partridge Casserole, Dover Sole with Brown Shrimp Butter, Roast Loin of Pork and mouth-watering desserts like Gooseberry Fool with Homemade Shortbread and Sweet Cherry Pie, there is a delicious recipe here for every cook to want to try at home.
All recipes are simple to prepare and Mike offers lots of advice and information on how to find top-quality ingredients, what to ask your butcher, fishmonger or grocer, and hints and tips on cooking techniques such as braising and barbecuing, eating seasonally and foraging. The Country Cookbook is an invaluable source of information as well as a delightful collection of recipes.
* Countrywise Country Cookbook is published by Pavilion: £20.