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Canteen: Great British Food [Hardcover]

Patrick Clayton-Malone , Cass Titcombe , Dominic Lake
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Book Description

4 Mar 2010

Canteen took the London restaurant scene by storm in 2005. Here was a restaurant serving proper British food - devilled kidneys on toast, potted duck, pork pies, and treacle tart - with passion and pride. Their no-nonsense, modern-meets-classic menu has brought good British cooking to the high street once more, and prompted the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Terence Conran and gastropubs around the country to follow suit.

Unapologetically nostalgic, their first, much-anticipated cookbook is a splendidly comforting collection of 120 British dishes, including steak and kidney pie, Arbroath smokies, blackcurrant jelly with ice cream and shortbread, and rhubarb and almond trifle.

Canteen is hugely popular with people of all ages, who just love good food. And with people keen to cook simple, economical and hearty family meals 'like Grandma used to make', Canteen's modern classics could not be more timely. Featuring innovative design and photography, and traditional recipes that helped to make Britain great, Great British Food will bring a touch of foodie nostalgia to kitchens country-wide.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091936322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091936327
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Canteen represents a past and a future to which I will be going back again and again" (Giles Coren The Times)

"the modern face of traditional cooking" (Charles Campion Evening Standard)

"It's dinner that doesn't set out to flatter, flirt, astonish or show off, but rather to welcome, comfort and nourish" (AA Gill The Sunday Times)

"It oozes with Class" (FHM Online)

"What a delight it is!" (You Magazine)

Book Description

Recipes for classic British dishes with modern twists, from the innovative and stylish team behind the Canteen restaurant chain

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great to be British 17 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book. It has great, quirky, illustrations and all the British classics you could want. I am sick of everyone raving about foreign food as if GB is some culinary dive. Yes, Thai, Italian and so forth are lovely now and again but tasty British grub has its place too. Smack your lips over Devilled Kidneys and Fish and Chips. Veggies are more than catered for with Mararoni Cheese and Mushroom Pie. Being biased, I was pleased to see Wales well represented with Glamorgan Sausages, Welsh Rarebit and Cawl. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge it with Carrot Cake and Victoria Sponge. What I particularly liked about the book is that recipes for suggested accompaniments are included - so you get great, fool-proof, jams, chutneys and sauces. Not only that, but the book gives suggestions on how to store things and how long they can be kept.
This would make a great gift for a foody friend. Better still, keep it for yourself and pass off that home-made beetroot relish and strawberry jam as your Grandma's secret recipes!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple honest food with a no nonsense approach 2 Mar 2010
Having eaten at Canteen many times, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I can honestly say it's been well worth the wait. If you're a fan of simple honest food with a no nonsense approach then this is a book for you. All the British classics are given the love and care they truly deserve in easy to follow and well written recipes. The book itself is a lovely object - robust, beautifully designed, beautifully bound and a pleasure to use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very Best of British Food 30 Oct 2010
By Sofia
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I brought this book back in March as soon as it was published as I admire the restaurant Canteen and its menu of hearty British grub that is wholesome and comforting.

Seven months on and I am pleased to say that I am irrefutably delighted with this book as it is jam-packed with recipes that should be cooked and savoured.

The book is split into six key chapters;
Chapter 1 Breakfast and all Day
Chapter 2 Starters, Small dishes and Soups
Chapter 3 Mains, Pies, Stews, Roasts and Grills and Fish
Chapter 4 Puddings and Desserts
Chapter 5 Cakes and Biscuits
Chapter 6 Basics and Misc

What I like about this book is that it is down to earth and none of the recipes are difficult to follow and the end result is always flavoursome and filling. The recipes that I love are too many to mention here but my weakness has always been for roast dinners and puddings like treacle tart with clotted cream, yum yum :-).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mouthwatering 23 Mar 2010
What a wonderful book! I love the size and the format.... very stylish with an element of wit. I have eaten at Canteen many times since it opened in Spitalfields and have always wondered how to make the delicious treacle tart. I made it last week and it turned out very well indeed. The recipe was easy to follow and the end result a triumph. I have read it from cover to cover and ear marked the recipes I plan to try out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 31 Jan 2011
By Kelly B
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I really like this cookbook. I first love the way it styled as an old cookbook. It covers a lot of the basics for British cooking so it's good for someone like me who isn't British and hasn't made fish and chips from scratch before. I love the mac n' cheese served in the restaurant and can't wait to make my own at home.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic cooking 9 May 2010
Lovely simple recipes that work. The coronation chicken recipe was lovely. Perfect book for beginners and more experienced cooks.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As cookbooks go..... 4 April 2010
I have to say this is brilliant. If you have never been to Canteen but love good, British food then this is the book for you. The recipes are straightforward and non-complicsted to follow. The results are wonderful and its nostalgia value is priceless. I have bought three for presents so far and have all been really well received. Its a breath of fresh air!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride of Place 26 Mar 2010
Brings together all thats great about Canteen, tasty, comforting food and good looking, functional design. A pleasing book to have and to hold - leaving you smiling.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this was a great purchase - proper recipes
For someone who loves the Canteen restaurants and loves to cook, this was a great purchase - proper recipes, that work well when you try them at home. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Nikki K
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Useful source of information fro non cooks and students- handy reference book - sturdy binding.
Published 1 month ago by Brian H
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously?
This is a very attractive book. However, I found the content very disappointing. Most of the recipies are extremely basic and really don't warrant an inclusion in a recipe book. Read more
Published on 14 Jun 2012 by FitchyK
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
A suberb collection of British recipies which are traditional, easy and full of home comforts. Theres a great variety too, and split into easy-to-find sections. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2012 by louise705953
4.0 out of 5 stars Great British Food
Easy to follow recipes and stacks of traditional British classics with a little twist. It has many timeless master pieces which you tend to forget about, but which are geat... Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2011 by CWH Lancashire
5.0 out of 5 stars Great British Food
Brilliant, arrived on time as a gift for my partner. We've recently had take out, which is a fairly new thing from the Canteen Spitalfields... mmm. What a great idea. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2011 by James
2.0 out of 5 stars Late delivery
This product was delivered late to the wrong address, the packaging was damaged and the contents were only just acceptable. Very poor service. Not impressed
Published on 9 Jan 2011 by S. P. Brereton
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
Beautifully presented with delicious and simple recipes true to the name of the book. A lovely present for someone you know loves to cook!
Published on 28 Dec 2010 by RC
5.0 out of 5 stars Edible pages
Delectable, traditional British recipes accompanied by wonderful photography. Must admit that I have not made food from any of the recipes, I bought the book mainly to salivate... Read more
Published on 10 Sep 2010 by Loewy
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