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Classic British Cooking

Sarah Edington

National Trust


ISBN: 9781911358237

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Publication date: 1 March 2018

ISBN: 9781911358497


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Publication date: 3 July 2018

Category: Cookery

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Classic British Cooking is a collection of our very best national and regional dishes. With over 300 recipes, it includes both timeless favourites and forgotten gems. It covers everything from soups and fish dishes to sauces and sides, from vegetable and meat courses to puddings, breads and jams.

Try delicious recipes for potted crab, slow-roasted pork belly, steamed ginger pudding and damson ice cream. Make the most of seasonal British produce with tasty chutneys and syllabubs. Bake a delicious piece of history with a Fidget Pie or Whittingham Button biscuits.

Throughout, the author uncovers the fascinating history behind many dishes, from the Indian-influenced Kedgeree to the humble but delicious Toad in the Hole. Discover how medieval pottage became soup and how desserts like rice pudding and Eton mess became all-time favourites. Both practical and inspirational, this is a celebration of the best of British cooking past and present.

This book was previously published as The National Trust Complete Traditional Recipe Book.



Sarah Edington has written and edited many books on food. She was a professional cook for many years, running her own catering business with the National Trust and the Victoria and Albert Museum among her customers. As well as writing about food she specializes in tours of historic kitchens.