2 cookbooks by Jenny Jefferies, worth £22 each
For the Love of the Land is a cookbook to celebrate British farming in all its hardship and glory.
The dishes in this book make the most of local and seasonal ingredients, and also includes the stories of farmers’ livelihoods, from losing sheep in snowstorms to stoking enthusiasm in the next generation.
Recipes include Blackbrook Beef Bolognese from a traditional lowland farm in Leicestershire, pheasant and asparagus bake from a family run game shoot in Cambridgeshire, and Kentish Lavender Shortbread from Castle Farm. 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.
Following the success of For the Love of the Land, the second cookbook compiled by Jenny Jefferies and produced by Meze Publishing showcases the incredible seafood community in the UK alongside their favourite fish and seafood.
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. Among the businesses and individuals featured are Dee Caffari MBE, a British sailor and the first woman to sail solo and non-stop in both directions around the globe; L. Robson & Sons; and Kames Fish Farming, the oldest family-run fish farm in Scotland, famous for its Scottish Steelhead Trout.
Recipes 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. From the kitchen novice to the keen home cook, there’s a dish for everyone and a wonderful range of fish and seafood, from British staples alongside hidden gems. This book aims to encourage everyone to fall in love with British fish and seafood again, and highlight the skills and passion of the men and women in the industry.