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The Gastropub Cookbook: Another Helping Hardcover – October 6, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (October 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845333373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845333379
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,789,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New voice Diana Henry progresses from the successful "Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons" to "Gastropub": a look at the new phenomenon in the world of pub cuisine. Travelling all around the UK she hunts out these newly born culinary gems, more often than not nestling in some of the most beautiful countryside on offer. From novice chefs to Michelin star winners, they all display innovation, pride and a love of local produce. Each part of the country is explored with the best pubs detailed alongside a selection of their most popular recipes. And if you miss a table there you will find more to choose from in "the best of the rest" which concludes each section. Traditional shepherd pies and rib-eye steaks mix with the more exotic Conwy mussels with coconut milk and coriander and roast partridge with Vietnamese cabbage salad. English puddings like crumble and sticky toffee pudding feature on menus alongside the inspirationally mouth-watering choices of toffee apple ice cream and geranium-scented panna cotta with red gooseberries... Join in the celebration of these top pubs specializing in good old-fashioned comfort food and learn the inspiration behind them as divulged by their owners. Lavish photographs from Jason Lowe complement Diana's text, giving a wonderful picture of warmth and welcome in each featured hostelry. Forget a pint of lager and a packet of crisps and return to that long lost art of warm hospitality now enjoying such a renaissance in gastropubs up and down the country. - Lucy Watson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Diana Henry is the food columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and contributes to numerous other publications, including the Daily Telegraph. and House and Garden magazine. Her book Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons was shortlisted for the prestigious Glenfiddich awards and she won 'Cookery Writer of the Year' at the Guild of Food Writers Awards in 2007

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jaytarq on July 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I REALLY LIKE DIANA HENRY'S BOOKS. HER RECIPES ARE EASY, AND IMAGINATIVE. HOWEVER, THIS BOOK DISAPPOINTED ME. WHERE ARE THE WONDERFUL SOUPS I'VE EATED SO OFTEN, HUNTERS' SOUP, PARSNIP SOUP, ETC. NOR WAS THERE A SOUP SECTION IN THE INDEX. I THOUGHT THE FOOD WITHIN THIS BOOK IS MORE THE UPGRADED, FANCY STUFF OF RESTAURANTS, RATHER THAT THE WONDERFUL FOODS OF OLD. PERHAPS I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED THAT FROM THE NAME 'GASTROPUB', BUT I HAD HOPED FOR MORE. I DO THINK THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL PUB FOODS, AND I WISH SOMEONE WOULD RESCUE THEM BEFORE THEY VANISH UNDER PARSNIP CHIPS AND THE LIKE. THE NORTH OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND HAVE MUCH TO OFFER AT MANY PUBS. NOW THAT'S THE BOOK I'D LIKE TO BE PUBLISHED...ANYONE!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Villa on January 8, 2013
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I like the book and the 'few' recipes I got were quite good. I have no problems with the Seller as it was delivered quite fast and was in better shape than described. The book content itself, though, was more a journey into the pubs of Great Britain rather than a 'cookbook'.

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.
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By I. Darren on May 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
A long time ago the food that one might receive in a British public house (pub) or inn was very good as it was a key attraction and basic requirement for when one was changing stagecoach or other forms of public transport. Then something went wrong and for many years the quality of food typically received was very poor or even only cold snacks.
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.
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