SEARCHsearch icon
  • Hidden

National Trust Comfort Food

National Trust

Clive Goudercourt

National Trust


ISBN: 9781911358541

Price: £20.00

Publication date: 7 March 2019

ISBN: 9781911358824

ASIN: 9781911358824

Price: £ 14.99

  Our price: £

Publication date: 8 September 2020

Category: Cookery

More about buying ebooks from us

In this cookbook, the National Trust serves up a hot soothing bowl of all your favourite comfort foods, inspired by the recipes from their cafés, which make the best of our delicious British seasonal produce. There are over 100 recipes for casseroles, soups, stews, pies and hot puddings, along with ideas for rustic salads, quick suppers and indulgent dinner party desserts.

Along with the favourite dishes cooked in the National Trust cafés, there are recipes that have been found in National Trust archives, or link to the history of the places. In the Lake District, Lamb and Hawkshead Red stew celebrates two great local ingredients in one taste of home – Herdwick lamb and award-winning Hawkshead Red beer. During his time as Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston Hall might have encountered a chickpea and coconut curry typical of the southern region, a comforting meat-free alternative for veggies and vegans. Or indulge with the chestnut, rum and chocolate pavlova cake, inspired by the ancient chestnuts planted at Sizergh.

Whatever the season, National Trust Comfort Food presents a wealth of regional and international dishes, each one devoted to our love for homely, comforting cooking. From colourful summer favourites such as goat’s cheese gnocchi or panzanella made with ripe, summer tomatoes, or a picnic pie served with a tangy chutney, to winter warmers like venison stew or chicken and mustard casserole, these dishes are simple and irresistible.


Founded to preserve and provide access to places of natural beauty or historical significance, the National Trust is one of the world’s leading conservation organisations dedicated to preserving Britain’s landscape. From ancient forests to historic houses and gardens, the Trust looks after more than a quarter of a million hectares of land, including over 770 miles of coastline and thousands of archaeological monuments across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.



Clive Goudercourt is Development Chef at the National Trust, where he’s in charge of creating and refining the renowned recipes that are served in the National Trust’s more than 200 cafes.



'Whatever the occasion – or, indeed, time of year – this book may well contain a bit of what you fancy.’