britfarmI really like the trend in recent years of returning to the simple pleasures of farm life – albeit with a modern and more urban twist. In her very fine book, The Farmhouse Cookbook, Sarah Mayor brings us recipes inspired by British farm life, complete with great pictures and interesting facts.

About The Farmhouse Cookbook by Sarah Mayor: “Yeo Valley’s Great British Farmhouse Cookbook captures the true taste of today’s country cooking, with a collection of over 100 mouthwatering recipes inspired by the traditions of the British farmhouse kitchen but given a modern twist. From soups and patés to casseroles, roasts, salads and pies, and from tarts and crumbles to puddings, cakes, breads, jams and chutneys, produce from the farm and surrounding countryside is imaginatively combined to produce a wonderful range of heartwarming, seasonal dishes for all the family.  Recipes such as Cheddar Farls stuffed with Fried Eggs and Crispy Bacon, Broad Bean Hummus Toasts, Somerset Scrumpy Cake and Eton Mess Semifreddo bring the fresh ingredients and seasonal flavours of a farmhouse kitchen into your own home. Dotted throughout with fun and informative farming facts, and illustrated with evocative photographs taken over a year on the farm, The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook is a celebration of contemporary country living at its best.”

The Farmhouse Cookbook will inspire you to source fresh ingredients to at least pretend you are in the English countryside. Broad Bean Hummus Toasts anyone?

The Farmhouse Cookbook by Sarah Mayor is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.