The River Cottage Cookbook

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Simon Wheeler

According to author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, “We all know that food can often be the source of great pleasure. My question is, why isn’t it always?”. His book The River Cottage Cookbook (a companion to his UK television show) aims to help us of “eliminate the rubbish” from our daily fare, whether we grow and raise food ourselves (from herb containers to your own livestock) or get food from the local market or grocery store—the choice is ours. The River Cottage Cookbook is a wonderfully practical, and more importantly, an immensely enjoyable guide to getting the best possible food on our tables.

Fearnley-Whittingstall’s philosophy and approach to eating and living is a fresh and welcome voice in food writing and cooking. The approach, layout, and fun photographs capture the pleasure and enviable life at River Cottage. Life-enhancing, ethical eating and living, creativity, kitchen humor, sustainability, organic farming, foraging, growing… if any of these concepts, along with a stash of excellent recipes, and refreshingly frank and charming writing appeal to you, then this practical guide to growing, preparing, and enjoying food will give you great pleasure.

“As good for the armchair as it is in the kitchen, even worth packing for reference outdoors.”—The Guardian

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Posted by Food Junkie on February 8, 2007
Categories - All Purpose, General, Celebrity Chef, Restaurant, Gardening, Wild Food, Our Favorite Cookbooks

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Kendra December 20, 2007 at 4:12 am

I agree, this a wonderful book!


Michelle February 24, 2008 at 4:13 am

One of my favorites. He’s a great writer and doesn’t take things too seriously. The other River Cottage books are also excellent and have similar feel. Cheers, Michelle.


Emma February 29, 2008 at 4:13 am

I too am a big fan of Hugh’s, I have all his books. I love his website, it has monthly updates and is a great source for information and even offers on-line courses. Check it out


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