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The Game Cookbook [Hardcover]

Clarissa Dickson Wright & Johnny Scott
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Book Description

9 Aug 2007
Each chapter gives history and lore, advice on hanging, dressing and carving, and of course, tasty, imaginative recipes that have a refreshing and international feel. The variety of over 130 easy-to-follow recipes from Partridge with Lentils and Pickled Lemons to Salmon Fishcakes made with Gnocchi, mixes classic with modern to create a cookery book for both the amateur and advanced game cook.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; Revised edition (9 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856267490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856267496
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much-loved TV cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Spilling the Beans and her latest, Rifling Through My Drawers, as well as many cookery books including Clarissa's Comfort Food and the soon to be published Potty - Clarissa's One Pot Cookbook. She is also a passionate supporter of the Countryside Alliance and of rural life and lives a little in London but mostly in Scotland.

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"..excellent recipes (traditional and modern) as well as clear advice on how to hang, pluck and roast." -- Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday, 8th August 04

"the right book written by the right people... gorgeous snippets of wisdom that jump off every page" -- Nigel Slater, Observer Magazine October 04

'a definitive work' -- Daily Telegraph, 7th August 04

Authoritative and adventurous in its recipes, it deserves to become a classic. -- The Independent, December 04

It is entertaining, informative [and] gets the gastric juices flowing -- Philippa Davenport, Financial Times December 04

It is fun, accessilbe and takes the stuffiness out of food that sometimes has a self-image problem -- Sunday Herald Magazine, Glasgow, November 05

This is more than a glorious cookery book: there is a fascinating essay about every species mentioned -- Daily Telegraph, Sept 04

a celebration of the glorious wild food the countryside yields... mouthwatering -- Scotland On Sunday, August 04

alluring, want-to-cook-now recipes... a very satisfying, thorough book -- Henrietta Green, the Daily Mail, December 04

stocked with amusing anecdotes and offset with luscious photography. -- Sunday Times Culture, 28 Nov 2004 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright, formerly of 'Two Fat Ladies' fame, has six cookery books and one Food Anthology to her name. Since then she has starred with Johnny Scott in three series of 'Clarissa and the Countryman' for BBC2 and they have co-authored three books on the series: Clarissa and the Countryman, and Sally Forth and Sunday Roast. Johnny Scott is a keen shot and horseman. As a farmer, naturalist and historian he has written for many newspapers and magazines. He studied farming on three continents, was a jackaroo, miner, lumberjack and brakeman in the British bobsleigh team, before returning to farm hefted black-face sheep in southern Scotland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Game Cookbook 19 Aug 2004
The Game Cookbook is a rare example of a book which can be judged by its cover. The beautifully illustrated pages are matched by the superb recipes and personal narrative written by Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott. Often I have thought that modern recipe books, peppered with escapist photographs that bear no relation to what's normally found in a kitchen, belong more on a coffee table than they do stacked haphazardly next to the wooden spoons. The Game Cookbook however achieves both aesthetic success and irreplacable practical guidance as to how to cook game. Yes, I did feel mild pangs of guilt as I besmirched the pages of the recipe for salmon with chicory and Roquefort with a cheese-laden fork, but as soon the pastry rose in the oven and the aroma filled my house I forgot all about defacing my new book. It is a pleasure to cook such unfashionable fare (no Thai fusion here) from such a great chef as Clarissa Dickson Wright surely is. Pairing her wtih the professionally formidable publishing house Kyle Cathie was a stroke of brilliance. This book is well worth having in your kitchen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know 24 Feb 2009
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I,ve always been a bit wary of cooking game but now this book has changed all that. With each section there is a fascinating history of the game concerned which helps you to understand how the cooking methods evolved. The recipes and methods are clear and simple to follow and all seem to be based on how everyday country people would have cooked it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best 22 Feb 2010
This has to be the best game cookbook I've come across. It's simple and straight forward and not only helps you produce great, tasty meals but also gives you great background on game and the history of game as part of the national diet.
This is an excellent book, well researched and written from the heart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Game Cookbook 14 Nov 2009
Bought as a present for my son in law who has taken a keen interest recently in good wholesome food. He was delighed with it as he said it was a sensible book that did not require the purchase of lots of items you would not have in the cupboard at home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A lovely big hardback book,with great sections on all the most loved of game,the creatures history and nature complete with some very nice winter warming and formal dinner recipes! Nice photos too!
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By M.Honey
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Having been vegetarian for 20 years I've recently started to eat meat again but only wild meat. I was looking for some ideas for recipes as I've never had to cook meat before really. The book is really interesting and I enjoyed reading about the history of all the game but whilst the recipes are varied and straight forward, most of them involve adding other meaty ingredients like bacon, chorizo, beef etc which I don't eat. I have ended up making up my own recipes really which kind of defeats the object. But for those free to eat anything I'm sure they will enjoy it. It was worth getting just for the chapter intros though, very interesting.
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Great book, well worth tracking down with some really simple recipes that transform game into some really interesting meals, ideal for somebody with little real experience of cooking rabbit, venison, pheasant etc. Nicely written with the no-nosense tone you would expect.
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