The Poacher's Cookbook

by Prue Coats

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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.



wood engravings, 40 Black & white illustrations


Jan 01, 2003


About the Author:

Prue Coats was born in Scotland and grew up in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses. During the war she worked for the Free French and afterwards for the British Bloodstock Agency.

In 1952 she married Archie Coats, the famous wood pigeon shooter. Their life together was filled with good sport which led to the pleasures of the table and many convivial friendships. All this reflected in her varied and excellent recipes.

Prue Coats was a well-known contributor to Shooting Times and The Field. She died in 2020.

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