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Prue's New Country Cooking

Are you fed-up with glossy cookbooks that promise all and deliver nothing? With elaborate recipes which exasperate you before they reach the table? The solution lies in Prue Coats' recipes which can, above all, be relied on. They are designed for the busy working person, and while some of her recipes are traditional ones, she always give them her own interpretation, an inspired 'twist' that will appeal to the modern cook, seeking good flavours and attractive presentation.

Prue shows you how to make simple but delicious meals, how to choose the best in-season country ingredients and to transform them into really good, attractive dishes. Not only is she recognised as one of Britain's most accomplished game cooks, but she has a marvellous understanding of the whole range of exciting country fare.

Author: Prue Coats
Photographer: Matthew Lloyd
ISBN: 978 1 873674 78 9
Published: October 2004
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
20 duotone photographs
Price: £15.99

Prue's New Country Cooking by Prue Coats

Press reviews

Reviewed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in October 2004

'This new edition of Prue's book is hugely welcome in my house. Her recipes are practical, and dependable, soundly based on the very best seasonal British produce, and invariably delicious.' 


Reviewed in The Independent in October 2004

'What Prue’s New Country Cooking lacks in fame and fancy photography it makes up for with a treasure trove of country knowledge, a love of seasonal food and engaging and original recipes.'


Reviewed in The Ark Magazine in August 2006

'The book is bursting with tasty and traditional dishes.'

The Ark - Magazine of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust


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