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A Taste of the Country
A Taste of the Country

A Taste of the Country

A Traditional Farmhouse Cookbook By a Very Twenty-first-century Farmer


320 Pages, 7.5 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: March 2011

ISBN 9780565092849

Rights: US & CA

Natural History Museum, London (Mar 2011)

Price: $26.95


A celebration of country living and how to get involved with the land and the food that you eatAs well as more than 80 recipes for traditional British farmhouse dishes, this collection also offers information about gathering wild food, keeping chickens, growing salads, pickling, preserving, and much more. Jimmy takes you from the farmyard and back garden, into the fields, hedgerows, and woods and back to the kitchen, barbeque, or open fire to prepare a feast of wild foods, home-grown produce, and quality local ingredients. Recipes include Pork Scratchings, Shepherd's Pie, Dandelion and Bacon Salad, Trout with Rosemary, Elderflower Fritters, Foil-Baked Camembert, Baked Oranges in Rum, Lavender and Honey Lamb, and Ginger Rice Pudding. Whether you live in the town or in the countryside, the lifestyle captured here guarantees your very own taste of the good life. Includes dual measurements.


"Jimmy will inspire everyone to care more about food, from how it's farmed to where to buy the best produce—as well as making people realise that they can live the good life too."  —Jamie Oliver

"Jimmy's passion for producing good-quality food from free-range animals leaps off the page and some of it's bound to rub off on you. A great book—everyone should own a copy."  —Heat magazine

Author Biography

Jimmy Doherty was born in the beautiful English countryside and has been passionate about nature and farming for as long as he can remember. After leaving school, he became an entomologist at Molehall Wildlife Park, the Natural History Museum and Coventry University but in 2003, he decided to leave the study of insects behind him to set up a rare breed pig farm. His trials and tribulations were filmed by the BBC and he wrote his first book, On the Farm, to accompany the TV series of the same name. Jimmy has since presented a number of other BBC TV series including Jimmy Doherty's Farming Heroes, Jimmy's Food Factory, and Museum of Life. He still lives and works on the farm with his wife, 300 or so pigs, four cows, 15 sheep, two dogs, two cats and 100 chickens.