Scottish Kitchen

Scottish Kitchen

by Christopher Trotter
     
 

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In this book Christopher Trotter has gathered together the best of recipes, including such traditional Scots fare as Aberdeen Butteries, Cullen Skink, Tweed Kettle, Kingdom of Fife Pie, Chicken Howtowdie, Cranachan and Cloutie Dumpling. To these he has added lesser-known dishes, some of them discovered in the archives of properties now belonging to The National Trust

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In this book Christopher Trotter has gathered together the best of recipes, including such traditional Scots fare as Aberdeen Butteries, Cullen Skink, Tweed Kettle, Kingdom of Fife Pie, Chicken Howtowdie, Cranachan and Cloutie Dumpling. To these he has added lesser-known dishes, some of them discovered in the archives of properties now belonging to The National Trust for Scotland, and a selection of his own recipes, many of them designed to make use not only of Scottish specialities such as artisan cheeses and smoked fish but also of produce which can be freely gathered in the Scottish countryside like mushrooms, sorrel and wild garlic.

In additional to the recipes themselves, there are also essays on the eight culinary regions of Scotland describing their produce and traditions: the grain, cattle and fish of Aberdeenshire, for example, or the dried fruits, wines and spices which were landed at the port of Leith to furnish the tables of Edinburgh. The book is completed by a list of recommended producers and suppliers of prime Scottish foodstuffs.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Trotter, a restaurant chef who now cooks for pampered guests at a 16th-century castle in Fife, Scotland, is interested in traditional Scottish food, as well as contemporary fare. In fact, he hopes his new book will work as sort of a National Trust, providing "a glimpse of Scottish food and cooking as it was and as it is today." To that end, he presents 150 recipes ranging from classics like Kedgeree and Damson Crumble to sophisticated dishes such as Langoustines with Tomato and Saffron Sauce. The head notes are both entertaining and informative, and there are short essays on the different regions of Scotland scattered throughout. One of the few works on this subject, Trotter's book is recommended for most collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845131777
Publisher:
Aurum Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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