With over 100 recipes and Simon Wheeler’s acclaimed photography, The River Cottage Cookbook is a very original book that will appeal to all downshifters and to those who prefer their food to be full-blooded and wholesome.
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About the Author
HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL is a renowned British broadcaster, writer, farmer, educator, and campaigner for real food. The author of seven books, Hugh lives with his wife and three children on the River Cottage farm in Devon, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am really enjoying this book. If you do not want to read about raising livestock for future meals, don't bother. But for my whole adult life, I have dreamed of living the farm cottage life. I love all the pictures in this book. There's a two page spread in the middle of the book with a view of the pasture. The author is standing in the pasture with a bale of hay and there is a large bull and a few sheep standing in the pasture. I told my son that I wanted to live there.
What can I say, it's great, especially if you ever expect to keep you own animals for slaughter. He has detailed descriptions of keeping his own animals as well as being absolutely clear that veggies are his mainstay, a very very good read.
If you are interested in becoming more self-sufficient, or just in thinking about where your food comes from, then this is the book for you. From advice on how to grow and cook your own fruit and vegetables to how to buy and keep a cow to how to make your own bacon, this guide has it all. While some of the ideas require a little space, it has me wanting to keep my own chickens and grow a vegetable garden. Great stuff.