for the Love of the Land
A cook book to celebrate British farming in all its hardship and glory.
For many families, working the land and raising livestock is a true labour of love, and what they produce is the backbone of the country’s food and drink.
The dishes in this book make the most of local and seasonal ingredients, creating delicious meals, puddings and bakes that anyone can cook up at home. Alongside that, members of these farming families have told the stories of their livelihoods: from losing sheep in snowstorms to stoking enthusiasm in the next generation, their honesty and passion is an inspiration and an education.
Recipes include Blackbrook Beef Bolognese from a traditional lowland farm in Leicestershire, Reestit Mutton Soup by two sisters who run their family farm on Shetland and pheasant and asparagus bake from a family run game shoot in Cambridgeshire, as well as Kentish Lavender Shortbread from Castle Farm and a cocktail featuring fresh edible flowers from Greens of Devon.
As the landscape of British farming changes, we need to support high-quality food production and understand how farmers can work in harmony with nature to make our eating habits more sustainable. Whether you’re country born and bred or have never donned a pair of wellies, discover the food and stories in this book to help to put British farming back on the map and at the centre of your table.
for the Love of the Sea
A cook book to celebrate the British seafood community and their food.
In recent years the brilliant variety of our native species has been overshadowed by imports and exotic fish on the supermarket shelves. For The Love Of The Sea highlights the hard work and dedication of the men and women who work in the British fishing industry, as well as those who support them including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Marine Stewardship Council. It also champions sustainability and shines a light on women who take up this dangerous profession but whose voices are not always heard.
From the kitchen novice to the keen home cook, there’s a dish for everyone, featuring popular British staples alongside hidden gems brought to light by experienced and knowledgeable contributors who have shared their recipes and stories. Dishes include luxurious roast turbot with samphire and clams, a classic cod fish and chip supper, Morrocan spiced langoustines, mussels with seaweed, a crispy homemade whiting burger, salmon en croute and lots more.
Let’s make the most of our rich coastal waters, learn about the skills and passion of those who bring such wonderful produce to our tables, and fall back in love with British fish and seafood.
for the Love of the Land II
Celebrating our amazing farmers and the food they produce, this timely and topical sequel highlights 40 of the UK’s most influential and innovative farms including Riverford, Yeo Valley, Belvoir and the Michelin-starred Cumbrian restaurant, L’Enclume.
For The Love of the Land II features a delicious range of recipes, from British meats to knockout vegetarian dishes and irresistible desserts, as well as fascinating insights into cutting-edge farming practices that put conservation and sustainability at the forefront of our food production.
Suitable for home cooks of any skill level, this book is also the perfect read for anyone who is interested in where their food comes from.
for the Love of the Sea II
A cookbook to celebrate the British seafood community and their food
Once again championing Britain’s farming and fishing communities, award- winner Jenny Jefferies returns with her latest compilation, For the Love of the Sea II. Following the course of its predecessor, which won the Guild of Food Writers Award for Best Self-Published Work in 2022, this sequel – which has been endorsed by Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw – celebrates Britain’s cornucopian coastline through the people, produce, and practices that define it. Mitch Tonks, founder and CEO of Rockfish, hails the book as “a seafood odyssey” in his foreword. Readers can discover stories and recipes from 40 contributors, from fishmongers to foragers and basket weavers to marine scientists. For the Love of the Sea II is also the perfect guide to finding your next destination restaurant, including Ninth Wave on the Isle of Mull which specialises in wild game and freshly caught seafood, and Scott’s Richmond on the banks of the River Thames in London.
Alongside food and its provenance, a central theme of this book is advocacy for sustainability and education. Author Jenny Jefferies will be donating 10% of her net profits from the sales of her latest release to The Food Teachers Centre, a charity which runs the ‘Fish in Schools Hero’ programme with the aim of introducing young people to cooking with fish and seafood for both flavour and nutrition.
Recipes include Cockle and Bacon Chowder; Haddock Scotch Egg; Thai Red Curry Mussels; Stargazy Pie; Whelks in Chilli Garlic Butter; Mediterranean Roasted Whole Seabass and many more. For the Love of the Sea II is a true homage to the bounty of Britain’s waters, inviting readers to fall back in love with our coastline and celebrate the incredible communities who are bound to it.