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the escence of gastro pub food
on 6 November 2007
Of all the gastro pub books out there this has been by far the most accurate in capturing what we love about this genre of food.
Looking deeper into the actual content and you will find that the recipes are not only simple to follow but they also work. This is what you would get if you mixed a bit of mark hix with nigel slater and a pinch of alastair little.
Most notable recipes are the pot roast brisket of beef which is now a staple in our house and the braised lamb shoulder with aioli and butterbeans, a classic! the puds are no let down either. If you want twee, trendy, gastro pub food that is more like restaurant food, buy one of the many other gastro pub books. However, if you seek the true flavour of these great eateries, buy this one.