Gather by Gill Meller

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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; thyme sprigs; pumpkin seeds; blue cheese; Medjool dates; honey; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: radishes; radish tops; spring onions; mint; dill; lemons; sheep curd
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    • Ingredients: rhubarb; golden caster sugar; lovage; honey; soft goat cheese; malted bread
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    • Ingredients: golden caster sugar; honey; cardamom pods; oranges; natural yoghurt; butter; plain flour; poppy seeds
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    • Ingredients: golden caster sugar; milk; double cream; vanilla pods; whole star anise; egg yolks
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    • Ingredients: milk; liquid vegetarian rennet; natural yoghurt; mixed herbs; lemons; olive oil
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    • Ingredients: fennel seeds; pork belly; new potatoes; mint; parsley; chives; broad bean tops
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    • Ingredients: bacon; cuttlefish; onions; fennel seeds; lemons; bay leaves; tinned tomatoes; pork stock
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    • Ingredients: onions; sage; duck eggs; thyme sprigs; pork back fat; ground coriander; mace; hot smoked paprika; double cream; brandy; pig blood; fine oatmeal; breadcrumbs; cooked pearl barley
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  • Fried mutton loin with shaved cauliflower, preserved lemon and smoked paprika
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    • Ingredients: cauliflower; cumin seeds; mint; pumpkin seeds; sunflower seeds; white onions; mutton loin; preserved lemons; honey; sweet smoked paprika; fennel tops
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring; French
    • Ingredients: sunflower oil; wild garlic flowers; thyme sprigs; oysters; mutton loin
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    • Ingredients: mutton shoulder; mixed herbs; garlic; apple cider (alcohol); vegetable stock; redcurrant jelly
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    • Ingredients: butter; golden caster sugar; honey; oranges; coriander seeds; eggs; spelt flour; ground almonds
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    • Ingredients: pumpkin seeds; linseeds; sunflower seeds; sesame seeds; rosemary sprigs; chilli flakes; tamari; honey
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    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hispi cabbage; spring onions; toasted sesame seeds; ginger root; oranges; tamari; dried chilli flakes; honey; coriander seeds; sesame oil; sprouted lentils
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: spider crabs; loganberries; fennel tops; fennel flowers; lemons
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  • A crab soup (page 51)

    from Gather Gather by Gill Meller

    • Categories: Soups; Spring
    • Ingredients: onions; fennel; carrots; celery; bay leaves; thyme sprigs; tarragon sprigs; paprika; fennel seeds; whole star anise; tomatoes; double cream; cider brandy; garlic; fish carcasses; brown crab shells
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring
    • Ingredients: onions; lemons; radicchio; white crabmeat; brown crabmeat; double cream; coarse white breadcrumbs; Parmesan cheese; rosemary
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    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: gooseberries; apple cider vinegar; sweet cicely; sweet cicely flowers; oysters with shells
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    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring
    • Ingredients: crème fraîche; beetroots; dill; horseradish sauce; thyme sprigs; oysters with shells; rye bread
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    • Categories: Soups; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring
    • Ingredients: chicken stock; oysters; chives; chive flowers
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  • Chicken stock (page 58)

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    • Categories: Stocks
    • Ingredients: chicken carcass; onions; carrots; celery; leeks; thyme sprigs; parsley stalks; bay leaves
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: floury potatoes; shallots; thyme sprigs; cheddar cheese; gut weed
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    • Ingredients: beef shins; onions; garlic; celery; thyme sprigs; chicken stock; smoked dulse powder
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    • Ingredients: laver seaweed; prosciutto; porridge oats; clams; sourdough bread
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  • Apple rye and cider cake

    • eliza on March 24, 2017

      This made a really nice cake. I made a half recipe for a 7 inch diameter cake, baked about 45 minutes. Made a couple of changes; I put in more lemon zest than called for and I didn't have British style apple cider so I used some soft cider with a bit of rum added in. I think my cider was sweeter than that in the UK, so I would reduce the sugar a bit to compensate next time. A lovely light cake with lots of apple that I will definitely make again, and I loved the use of rye flour in this. My first recipe from this book and definitely not the last.

    • e_ballad on July 02, 2017

      Absolutely loved this. The rye worked perfectly with the apples, with the subtle hint of thyme coming through occasionally. Highly recommended.

  • Barley, squash and mushrooms with herb and crème fraîche dressing

    • stephengk on January 25, 2017

      Great combination of flavours and mushroom meaty texture is great foil to the soft squash. Used crown prince squash. Added some halved shallots when adding the mushrooms. Made half quantity but made full amount of dressing. When stirred everything in to the barley served straight away rather than cooling. Loving the book

  • Beef shin with smoked dulse

    • stephengk on January 22, 2017

      Used thick cut feather blade - a really good cut for braises and stews. The dulse gave it a subtle extra savoury kick. Think using chicken stock rather than rich beef lighteded the dish. Very good dish

  • Crab apples in brown sugar and butter

    • WildCottage on October 19, 2017

      This must be the easiest thing ever to do with very tart crab apples! Tasty treat and also made the whole cottage smell great.

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  • ISBN 10 1849497133
  • ISBN 13 9781849497138
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  • Published Sep 22 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Quadrille Publishing

Publishers Text

Gather is a cookbook that celebrates simplicity and nature, both in ingredients and cooking styles. Head Chef at River Cottage for 10 years, Gill Meller showcases 120 brand new recipes inspired by the landscapes in which he lives and works. Featuring chapters on foods from Moorland (game and herbs), Garden (tomatoes, salads, soft fruits), Farm (pork, dairy, honey), Field (rye, barley, wheat, oats), Seashore (crab, seaweed, oysters), Orchard (apples, pears, cherries), Harbour (fish and seafood), and Woodland (mushrooms, damsons, blackberries), Gill gently guides the reader through simple recipes, with no need for obscure ingredients or complicated cooking. With great food at its heart, Gather is the most contemporary of cookbooks, with photography that captures a year of the best cooking and eating.

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