Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The time-honoured ways are the best - over 700 recipes show you why

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In this much-needed new book, which has already sought high appraisal by winning the Andre Simon Food Book Award, Darina reconnects you with the cooking skills that missed a generation or two. The book is divided into chapters such as 'Dairy', 'Hens and Eggs', 'Bread and Preserving' and forgotten processes such as smoking mackerel, curing bacon and making yogurt and butter which are explained in the simplest terms. The delicious recipes show you how to use your homemade produce to its best, and include ideas for using forgotten cut of meat, baking bread and cakes and even eating food from the wild. The Vegetables and Herbs chapter is stuffed with growing tips to satisfy even those with the smallest garden plot or window box, and there are plenty of suggestions for using gluts of vegetables. You'll even discover how to keep a few chickens in the garden. With over 700 recipes, this is the definitive modern guide to traditional cookery skills.

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'There's not much this gourmet grande dame doesn't know' --Nigel Slater, The Observer

Darina Allen needs no introduction in these pages. This, her sixth book, is packed full of useful tips and techniques inspired by her last passion, the 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking', and covers everything from keeping a few chickens to home-growing and foraging and making your own cider. --Food & Wine

Darina Allen's new book has everything from butter making to smoking food. It's a treasure chest overflowing with home produce jewels. --Choice Magazine

Really, you just want to linger in Allen's homemade world for as long as possible, sipping black-currant-leaf lemonade before wandering from the 100-acre garden to the smokehouse to check on your mussels and hogget. --New York Times Book Review

'Darina Allen uses her immense knowledge and superbly entertaining teaching ability in her Forgotten Skills of Cooking. It's a brilliant resource for anyone who has a yen to live the Good Life or who cooks from first principles and covers everything including foraging, keeping chickens, making sourdough, yoghurt and butter and curing bacon. I can browse it for hours.' --The Observer Food Monthly

Darina Allen needs no introduction in these pages. This, her sixth book, is packed full of useful tips and techniques inspired by her last passion, the 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking', and covers everything from keeping a few chickens to home-growing and foraging and making your own cider. --Food & Wine

I love this book so much. It reconnects the home cook with processes we usually leave to others, such as preserving fish, meat and fruit, and making elemental food such as yogurt and butter[...]Darina Allen of Ballymaloe's Cookery School is the perfect teacher. The book is full of wonderful, down-to-earth recipes too. Invaluable. ---- Richard Ehrlich, Delicious Magazine

Darina Allen needs no introduction in these pages. This, her sixth book, is packed full of useful tips and techniques inspired by her last passion, the 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking', and covers everything from keeping a few chickens to home-growing and foraging and making your own cider. --Food & Wine

Darina Allen's new book has everything from butter making to smoking food. It's a treasure chest overflowing with home produce jewels. --Choice Magazine

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A guide to traditional cookery skills with over 700 recipes. It includes chapters such as 'Dairy', 'Fish', 'Bread' and 'Preserving'. It explains processes such as smoking mackerel, curing bacon and making yogurt and butter. It also includes ideas for using forgotten cut of meat, baking bread and cakes and even eating food from the wild.

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Published by Kyle Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2009) (2009)
ISBN 10: 1856267881 ISBN 13: 9781856267885
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