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    • Ingredients: bay leaves; juniper berries; peppercorns of your choice; brandy; hare; veal; pork belly; streaky bacon; dried basil; dried thyme; dried marjoram
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    • Ingredients: butter; white bread; capsicums of your choice; eggs; double cream; smoked salmon; parsley; black olives; watercress
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    • Ingredients: pork belly; carrots; turnips; whole cloves; parsley; bouquet garni; peppercorns of your choice; bay leaves; Brussels sprouts; potatoes; onions; nutmeg; single cream; flaked almonds
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    • Ingredients: eels; dry white wine; carrots; bouquet garni; egg yolks; double cream; button mushrooms; button onions; bread; mace
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    • Ingredients: halibut; double cream; paprika; button mushrooms; shrimp; puff pastry
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Winter; English
    • Ingredients: best end of lamb; lentils; haricot beans; pearl barley; potatoes; turnips; carrots; onions; bay leaves; mixed herbs
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    • Ingredients: pork tenderloin; breadcrumbs; mixed dried fruits; parsley; tarragon; oranges; apricots; curry powder; kümmel liqueur
    • Accompaniments: Broccoli spears au gratin
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    • Ingredients: oxtail; beef drippings; onions; red wine; bouquet garni; bay leaves; redcurrant jelly; oranges; carrots; turnips; tomato paste; mushrooms; parsley
    • Accompaniments: Fried rice with leeks
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Winter; English
    • Ingredients: beef salt brisket; whole cloves; bouquet garni; peppercorns of your choice; bay leaves; streaky bacon; baby carrots; baby onions; baby turnips; dry cider (alcohol); ground cinnamon; mustard powder
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Winter; French
    • Ingredients: haricot beans; salted pork belly; golden syrup; celery; caster sugar; bouquet garni; poultry of your choice; garlic sausages
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sauces for meat; Main course; Winter; Italian; American
    • Ingredients: ground beef sirloin; onions; green capsicums; mushrooms; canned tomatoes; dried oregano; chilli sauce
    • Accompaniments: Coleslaw with Italian dressing
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Winter; Belgian
    • Ingredients: beef blade steaks; drippings; onions; garlic; brown ale; bouquet garni; bay leaves; baguette bread
    • Accompaniments: Cauliflower with almonds
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Winter; English
    • Ingredients: partridges; shredded suet; beef rump steaks; mushrooms; parsley; mixed herbs
    • Accompaniments: Jerusalem artichokes in butter
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    • Categories: Main course; Winter; English
    • Ingredients: guinea fowl; pork belly; button onions; brandy; Beaujolais wine; bouquet garni; mushrooms; parsley
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    • Ingredients: chicken; streaky bacon; onions; celery; mushrooms; new potatoes; turnips; canned tomatoes; bouquet garni; parsley; oranges
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    • Categories: Main course; Dinner parties/entertaining; Winter
    • Ingredients: pigeons; dry white wine; bay leaves; parsley; thyme; oranges; pâté of your choice; Port wine; egg yolks; mixed spice (UK); single cream; pork belly; white cabbage; juniper berries
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    • Categories: Main course; Winter
    • Ingredients: partridges; quince jelly; vine leaves; green bacon; chicken stock; watercress; lemons
    • Accompaniments: Lettuce and celery salad; Glazed onions
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Notes about this book

  • tony1066 on March 30, 2013

    In the early 70's I worked for a subsidiary company of RD and bought friends and family copies of this book. I am now 60+ and although cooking since my teens, this book has laid the foundations of my French provincial repertoires that friends and family still eagerly request for dinner parties, casual suppers or day to day family meals. Unbelievably good - buy this for a young person to reveal well thought out versions of everything. No fluff, no conceit, authentic and sensible.

  • FeastsandFestivals on June 22, 2012

    This is the book that turned me on to cooking. My Dad gave me a copy when I was at university and I've never looked back. Like all RD editions the contributors are eminent but anonymous. I still refer to it for basic recipes, the floating island, mincemeat recipe and candied oranges have been a ritual part of my Christmas for many years. I'm on my second copy, the first much loved and splattered has been retired...

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Fettuccine al burro

    • debkellie on May 29, 2020

      I subbed sour cream as I only had that on hand. Tasty side.. or pretty substantial meal! Not dissimilar to an alfredo...

  • Cauliflower with almonds

    • debkellie on May 29, 2020

      Why? Almonds make anything better....?

  • Spare ribs of pork in cider

    • debkellie on September 05, 2014

      I was looking for something different and this filled the bill. Very tasty, the cider makes the dish so don't skimp on a quality product. Would definitely do again.

  • Cheese and chutney dip

    • debkellie on June 04, 2016

      Quick easy tasty - I only used 1 tsp curry powder though ...

  • Rollatine de manzo al forno

    • debkellie on May 29, 2020

      The ingredients sounded interesting (if a little weird)... outcome was pleasantly surprising, but I think the recipe would be enhanced by reducing down the cooking liquor to make a coating sauce. We served with the recommended sides.. again, a weird combo .. maybe a nice creamy polenta and green beans & almonds would be a nicer presentation on the plate & palate!

  • Lemon soufflé

    • debkellie on March 19, 2017

      I'd forgotten how nice the simple chilled lemon souffle is .. must be 25 years since I've made this - it used to be my "go to" dinner party dessert! Easy, "do ahead" impressive dessert.

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  • ISBN 10 0276001362
  • ISBN 13 9780276001369
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published May 01 1976
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 439
  • Language English
  • Edition 3rd Revised edition
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher David & Charles
  • Imprint Reader's Digest


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