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The Gastropub Cookbook: Another Helping Hardcover – October 6, 2008
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Turns out I ordered the 'wrong' book in that Diana Henry had 2 books and it was a bit confusing in the ordering as the general title is the same but the first one was what I wanted. ( I ended up finding a copy of that in Amazon.com.uk.).
The other book had a lot of recipes that I found intriguing and could definitely use. But this doesn't mean that this second book isn't good.. It's just that I would have bought this more as a reference for a 'tour' of some good gastropubs to visit rather than as a cookbook per se.
Fortunately, from the late 20th century, things began to pick up and some pubs began to get very serious about their food, offering restaurant quality food at pub prices. The era of the gastropub was born. Food available from pubs can still vary immensely and for many the deep fat fryer and microwave oven are king, yet many pubs do differentiate themselves tremendously by the quality and originality of their food.
In this book author Diana Henry takes a look at a number of pubs in Britain and Ireland that have established a good reputation for their food to see what makes them tick and what culinary delights they have been serving up for their customers.
Recipes from each gastropub are provided for the reader to recreate at home and within this selection are a number of interesting, often challenging, dishes. One should effectively ignore the specific recommendations of a "good eating" establishment because businesses can and do change - or at least use any recommendations as a "suggestion worthy of further investigation".
The key thing here is the recipes and these are the things that can stand the test of time. The recipes vary from specific interpretations of classics such as Shepherd's Pie to more interpreted dishes such as Charred Maple-Cured Pork Loin with Grain Mustard Tartare.Read more ›