The River Cottage Cookbook

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9781580089098: The River Cottage Cookbook

First published in the United Kingdom in 2001, THE RIVER COTTAGE COOKBOOK quickly became a hit among food cognoscenti around the world. Now tailored for American cooks, this authoritative and animated ode to eating well is one part manifesto and one part guidebook for choosing and storing food grown in the garden, butchered from prize animals, or foraged or caught locally. Fearnley-Whittingstall writes with humor, wit, and clarity, bringing American readers what his legions of British fans have enthusiastically embraced: the best techniques and recipes for getting the most out of simple, superior food, while supporting the environment, vibrant local economies, and resourceful use of plants and animals.

 A groundbreaking book on eliminating the "rubbish" from your diet and maximizing the pleasures of the table, from British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Original edition has sold 300,000 copies in Europe. Throroughly Americanized for a North American audience.Reviews"There's something delightful about considering what it would mean to raise animals and then eat them nose to tail, close to the land."‚ÄîNew York Times Book Review Summer Reading issue, cookbook roundup"Fearnley-Whittingstall is on a mission, determined to persuade us that the life he writes about is within our reach...Whatever the topic, he is consistently entertaining."‚ÄîNew York Times MagazineIncluded in the Summer Reading Issue, Cookbook Roundup 6/1/08 in the New York Times Book Review"An intense and heartfelt almanac of raising and eating organic plants and animals without the intrusive use of slaughterhouses, packaging plants, or grocery stores."‚ÄîPublishers Weekly STARRED review‚ÄúLocavore Bible: Cooks so intent on eating locally that they grow their own food will have a definitive tome.‚Äù‚ÄîFood & Wine, 100 to Taste List

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"In this engaging and illuminating book, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall considers everything that ends up on the table in front of us--from humble beets to heirloom pigs--and puts forth another lucid argument for sustainable, responsible eating. Few books have made me as anxious to get to the market and then into the kitchen as this one. The lessons in it--and the considerable intelligence behind them--make The River Cottage Cookbook required reading for anyone who cares a whit about what they eat."
--David Chang, chef/owner of Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssäm Bar

"Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a brilliant, argumentative British writer who champions the humane production of meat and the importance of local butchers, and he emphasizes that all cooking has a moral dimension."
--Cynthia Zarin, Gourmet

"Labeling Hugh a chef is like calling the Pope a churchgoer."
--Dan Barber, chef/owner of Blue Hill

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.

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