Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Forgotten Skills of Cooking

At this time of the year the roads almost awash with pheasants, not the brightest of birds, it needs considerable caution to avoid hitting them. This one jumped up to the roadside stone wall as I came to a halt. A hen, dowdy compared to the cock but still attractive. Many meet their end on the roads, I'm not averse to picking up road kills if they're in relatively good condition, it's either me or the local raptors. This cookbook provides recipes to cover such gain.

Forgotten Skills of Cooking. Author: Darina Allen
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 yoghurt and butter which are explained in the simplest terms. The delicious recipes show you how to use your home-made 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. Click to Buy.Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The time-honoured ways are the best - over 700 recipes show you why

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