- Publisher: Bloomsbury (1 Sept. 2012)
- ISBN-10: 1408834707
- ISBN-13: 978-1408834701
- Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.4 x 20.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The River Cottage Handbook Collection Paperback – 1 Sep 2012
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Box set of River Cottage handbooks 1-10 softback editions in a presentation box. These books on their own cost £14.99 each but you can have the full collection in a presentation box set for less than buying the books individually. These books are a must for the foodie who likes to know more about their ingredients as well as having amazing recipes. They talk you through the science, techniques, technology, practices of each subject and provide you with mouthwatering recipes and how to guides for growing and foraging in true River Cottage style. Each book is introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and written by his chosen River Cottage foodie experts. The box set of books are: No.1 Mushrooms by John Wright No.2 Preserves by Pam Corbin No.3 Bread by Daniel Stevens No.4 Veg Patch by Mark Diacono No.5 Edible Seashore by John Wright No.6 Sea Fishing by Nick Fisher No.7 Hedgerow by John Wright No.8 Cakes by Pam Corbin No.9 Fruit by Mark Diacono No.10 Herbs by Nikki Duffy
Top Customer Reviews
When I saw these books I was a little dubious, while there is an intro from Hugh and the authors are all affiliated with river cottage, I wasn't sure how well I would get on with them.
The set includes some foraging guides that I have yet to try, however everything seems clear and easy to follow. I have tried several of the cake recipes with great success and have just bought some equipment to try my hand at preserving. The veg patch guide was fantastic and has given me lots of inspiration on how to expand on my small collection of tomatoes, strawberries and herbs next year!
I think these books will be of interest to anybody interested in the river cottage lifestyle whether complete beginner like myself, or somebody looking for new ideas.
The books themselves are not hardback, but use a thicker coated card-like material than normal paperbacks. They clean up well after an over enthusiastic splatter, although I promise nothing with the preserves! The hardbacks look lovely but all in all I feel this set is great value for money, looks great in the shelf and I'm really happy with them.
With the individual books only available in hard back at £14.99 each I was instantly attracted to this item. When I received it I was very pleased to find that although soft back the covers have a really durable plastic coating. The case is nicely robust and unlike others I have the books aren't wedged in so tightly that they don't go back once the spine has been broken.
Very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to any other river cottage fans.
I also had my first pigeon marinaded in nettles and groundsel root this afternoon, it was bloody horrible but free and relatively safe.
I am out tomorrow tracking down some mushrooms that don't cause me to take all my clothes off and wee blood.
Thanks Hugh Fearnley Wotnot!
To summarise: Expected interesting cookery book, got detailed handbooks pertaining to all aspects of food preparation and cooking, with interesting science bits to boot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This lovely set arrived this morning. Bought as used but it came sealed and is "as new" (Bargain at £56!! Read morePublished 20 months ago by denny
Useful collection of books, full of recipes and useful information. High recommend.
Our set box was damaged but I think that is why it was so cheap. Read more
Great books. Very detailed as you would expect from Hugh and his friends. The bread one will tell you eventing you need to know to make nice breadPublished on 30 Mar. 2015 by Amazon Customer
Great books. Only complaint is that the cardboard box fell apart. Otherwise a wonderful buy that will be most useful.Published on 23 Dec. 2013 by Michelle
Loads of inspiration .So many things I want to try, biggest headache is I don't know which to do first!Published on 4 Dec. 2013 by Mrs J. Williams