Building upon the ever-more-popular principles of The New English Kitchen and The Savvy Shopper, Rose Prince's new book celebrates good British food and shows how to make the most of ingredients and leftovers.
Hot chestnut and honey soup, whipped potatoes with Lancashire cheese, melted ale and cheddar to eat with bread, baked haddock soup, saffron buns and watercress and radish sauce for pasta: just a few of the 200 completely delectable and original recipes in this inspiring new book.
The New English Table explores affordable and easy good food. Rose Prince unlocks a larder of new and unfamiliar English ingredients from cobnuts to red Duke of York potatoes to watercress and also shows how eating local can mean good eating at the same time as being good for the environment. She explains how and where to shop and introduces a rhythm of cooking, identifying which foods are right for everyday meals, and which are perfect for the occasional feast. She shows how to make the most of costly ingredients - traditional breeds, organic produce and handmade foods - and how to recycling leftovers for yet more delicious meals. Leftovers from a roast beef joint, for instance, become an aromatic salad with toasted green pumpkin seeds and herbs, or, simmered with fungi and red wine, a rich braise to eat with mash or buttered ribbons of pasta.
The New English Table is proof that good eating does not have to cost the earth.
Rose Prince is a freelance food journalist and writer, whose work appears regularly in the Telegraph Magazine, the Independent on Sunday and the Spectator. She is the author of the highly acclaimed The New English Kitchen and writes a hugely popular column in the Daily Telegraph. She has contributed to the Food Programme, Woman's Hour, and You & Yours on BBC Radio 4. In 1999 she co-produced In the Footsteps of Elizabeth David a two-hour film for Channel 4 presented by Chris Patten. She lives in London with her husband, the journalist Dominic Prince, and their two children.