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- Paradiso Seasons
Denis Cotter, Atrium, 2003
Seasonal vegetarian cookery, including the best way to cook kale, EVER!
- River Cottage Handbook No.2: Preserves
Pam Corbin, Bloomsbury. 2008
Comprehensive guide to preserving techniques and great seasonal recipes including the unusual – fruit leather or currant shrub, anyone?
- Best-kept Secrets of the Women’s Institute: Jams, Pickles & Chutneys
Midge Thomas, Simon & Schuster UK, 2002
Less comprehensive than the River Cottage Handbook, but a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow guide to basic jam and pickling techniques. Recipes come tried-and-tested by WI members.
- A Hedgerow Cookbook
Glennie Kindred, Wooden Books, 2005
Lots of seasonal suggestions and recipes using hedgerow plants and fruits, but no identification guide. Recipes include chestnut jam, haw brandy and fruit cheese.
- Collins Gem: Food for Free
Richard Mabey, Harper Collins, 2003
Pocket-sized identification guide, with suggestions for uses of wild plants and some recipes. Hop frittata, Jack-by-the-hedge sauce, Nettle haggis…
- Traditional Country Winemaking
Paul and Ann Turner, Foulsham, 1997
JS: I have made so many of these recipes that wine made from grapes has started to taste strange… Easy to follow recipes, arranged by season – including the Good Life favourite, ‘Pea pod’.