From a James Beard Award–winning author, a fresh take on traditional recipes from England, Scotland and Wales.
The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare. Dishes like fish pie, braised brisket with pickled walnuts, and a pastry shop full of simple, irresistible desserts have found their way onto modern British menus—delicious reminders of Britain’s culinary heritage. The book blends these tradition-based reinventions by some of the finest chefs in England, Scotland, and Wales with forgotten dishes of the past worthy of rediscovery.
“Colman Andrews[‘s] writing changes the way I cook, and I look forward to every book. The British Table is no exception.” –Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard
“Leafing through these beautiful pages of unfussy food, I find myself wanting to cook everything, eat everything—or just climb on the first plane to England.” –Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet and author of My Kitchen Year
“Both a lovely and a loving book.” –Nigella Lawson, host of Simply Nigella and author of the award-winning cookbook, How to Be a Domestic Goddess
Colman Andrews is the recipient of eight James Beard Awards, including the 2010 Cookbook of the Year award for The Country Cooking of Ireland. A founding editor of Saveur, he is the author of several books on food.