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Leith's Seasonal Bible [Hardcover]

Caroline Waldegrave , C.J. Jackson , Belinda Kassapian
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24 Sep 1998
Provides a complete introduction to seasonal food and contains more than 650 original recipes, all of them tried and tested by Leith's School of Food and Wine. They include cooking with elephant garlic, cardoons, mulberries, damsons and quinces. The text is arranged in four seasonal sections, divided into "first courses", "main courses", "puddings" and "miscellaneous", which includes sauces, preserves, breads and cakes. Each part includes menus for family meals, light lunches, tea, supper, dinner parties, entertaining on a large scale, and eating on a budget. Every recipe comes with a wine recommendation. Advice is provided for seasonal themes and events, such as picnics, Burns night, Christmas and Valentine's Day.

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First Edition edition (24 Sep 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747531781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747531784
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 19.7 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 281,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With supermarkets selling virtually every kind of fruit and vegetable all the year round, many people no longer have any idea what is in season when. C.J. Jackson, principal of the Leith's School of Food and Wine, and food writer Be Kassapian plan to change that.

As you'd expect, Leith's Seasonal Bible is divided according to the seasons, and every recipe comes with a wine recommendation. There is also a comprehensive guide to seasonal fruits and vegetables, catering quantities, cooking techniques, French cookery terms, food presentation, food safety, storing produce and freezing. Each seasonal section includes menus for family meals, entertaining on a large scale and advice for special events like Christmas and Valentine's Day. There are 850 recipes--650 are completely new--and they range from the mundane (wilted lettuce) to the exotic, such as Baked Marrow with Aduki Bean and Wild Mushroom Stuffing.

You'll find a good recipe for every fruit and vegetable imaginable, you'll learn how to debeard a mussel and you'll discover that a hot oven in Australia is over 240°C, but less than 220°C in America. Leith's Seasonal Bible is the kind of book that should be in every kitchen--and remember, it's cheaper to buy in season and you're likely to get fresher produce.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful quick recipes that taste superb 27 Oct 2013
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Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Such a handy book with lots of lovely quick things to cook. That taste fantastic I found it nice to be able to cook things in season too
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