160 classic recipes to celebrate England's great culinary history, with delicious dishes to represent the best of every county and region. Discover the traditional delights of the great English breakfast, the sustaining workman's meal of the Cornish pasty, the abundance of High Tea and the unassailable family ritual of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding for Sunday Lunch.
Includes an exploration of England's feasts and festival days, such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Shrove Tuesday, as well as the holiday celebrations of Christmas and Easter Time. Authentic recipes capture the historical diversity of English cooking, with Elizabethan desserts, Victorian soups, spiced rice from the Indian Raj, dishes created to commemorate royal events, and fabulous tea-time treats from farmhouse kitchens.
The many regional specialities include Sussex Smokies, Lancashire Hotpot, Somerset Pork Casserole, Pan Haggerty, Bake-well Tart, and Yorkshire Parkin, as well as universal favourites such as Beef Wellington, Shepard's Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Victoria Sponge and Plum Crumble.
At-a-glance nutritional notes accompany every recipe, detailing energy values as well as cholesterol, fat, carbohydrate, sugar and protein content.