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The Poacher's Cookbook

Every day is a feast day with The Poacher's Cookbook.

  • Stumped for a new way to cook pheasant?
  • Do you yearn for grouse roasted in the traditional way?
  • Do you want to prepare eel in green herb sauce or crayfish Swedish style?
  • Do you long for the inspiration for puddings to follow your game dishes?

Then the The Poacher's Cookbook is for you - and your family and friends.

Spiced with poaching and sporting anecdotes, country lore and sketches of country characters - a book to read in bed or have propped up by the kitchen stove.

With Prue Coats' enthusiasm and practical advice you will astonish yourself, your family and your guests.


Author: Prue Coats
Illustrator: Barbara Greg
ISBN: 978 1 873674 61 1
Published: January 1993
Latest edition: January 2006
Format: 216 x 138 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 192
40 Wood engravings
Price: £11.99

The Poacher's Cookbook by Prue Coats

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Reviewed by Clarissa Dickson Wright in September 1993

'I think Prue Coats is the greatest game cook today - and her recipes are marvellous too.'

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