Publisher: National Trust Books
The National Trust’s Complete Traditional Recipe Book, as one might expect, is extremely British. Sarah Edington describes it as "a celebration of British cooking." The book is a nostalgic look back at many traditional family favourites. The book does not just focus on any one style; it attempts, fairly successfully, to cover the wide scope of British food. With recipes in a vast range of categories such as, Fish and Meat Dishes, Hot and Cold Pudding and Jams, The Complete Traditional Recipe Book is a comprehensive presentation on much loved British classics.
The format is simple yet effective, with recipes placed in clear categories allowing easy accessibility to a large range of dishes. Some personal favorites include Northumbrium Hodgepodge Pie which looks deliciously comforting for these winter months, Chicken Noodle Soup another easy comfort dish, and Welsh Cakes which look scrumptious. The dishes in the book are warm, delicious and satisfying the kind of food which are lovely to eat inside while its freezing outside. The recipes are all easy to prepare making these scrumptious dishes available to everyone.
Overall the Complete Traditional Recipe Book is an enjoyable read, which will appeal to a wide range. Be it the well seasoned family cook to the novice looking for some nice, classic British recipes.