Fern Verrow : Recipes from the Farm Kitchen, Hardback Book

Fern Verrow : Recipes from the Farm Kitchen Hardback

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A year of recipes from a farm and its kitchen is a celebration of what nature provides, and reflects Jane Scotter and Harry Astley's passion for fresh ingredients and delicious, home-cooked food, grown and foraged from the land all year round.

With stunning photographs by Tessa Traeger, this beautiful book is structured using the four classical elements to represent the four seasons of the year (Earth, Water, Air and Fire).

Every recipe, from Courgettes in saffron and basil butter, and Borlotti bean, chorizo and tomato stew, to Quince and ginger upside-down cake, has been lovingly created with exquisite attention to detail - not just for seasonality and flavour but also for authenticity and beauty.

The recipes encourage imagination and consideration in the kitchen and the pleasures of cooking well.

Throughout, special features provide practical advice on growing-your-own edible flowers, and on how to best preserve fruits and vegetables.

This book is sure to become an indispensable kitchen companion.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Over 120 photographs and illustrations
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9781849495462



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Something more than just a recipe book, for intermingled with the recipes is an account of life on the farm run by the authors, and a very much down to earth affair it is, appropriate for the headings of the four main sections of the book Earth, Water, Air and Fire, which translate as Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Of course it is the recipes that will keep this book in regular use, and they are for the most part beyond the normal fare and include the relatively simple fresh peas and baby carrots to the more complex such as summer vegetable lasagne and the many unusual like beetroot and cream cheese tart.The book is beautifully presented with each recipe including some introductory comments, and the ingredients clearly presented to one side. The book includes many wonderful photographs of the dishes, ingredients and the farm, however the finished product is let down just a little by the nature of the printing which leaves the otherwise beautiful photographs just a little flat and lack lustre.