Paul Peacock - Little, Brown Book Group

Paul Peacock



Author Paul Peacock has written over 30 books on gardening, self sufficiency, curing meats, making cheese and sausages, keeping bees and poultry. He writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell, the cartoon gardener - the longest running gardening newspaper column in the world.

He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and appeared on numerous television shows. He runs the www.citycottage.co.uk website dedicated to the simple idea that the best food you will ever eat is cooked at home.

Pauls passion for fish was kickstarted by a plate of fritto misto de mare, which remains his favourite dish (recipe in the book) and queenies cooked in cream topped with cheddar( recipe also in this book)!
He believes the best fish in the world come from UK waters, that's why everyone buys it, far and wide, and, as Paul points out in this book, it is a tragedy the British hardly eat any of it.

This book is hopefully a tiny step on the way to changing that.

Robinson

The Fish Book

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to choose, prepare, cook and enjoy fresh food and seafood. It explains simply how to gut, clean and fillet fish and how to deal with shellfish and crustaceans such as crab and lobster, and what knives and tools you'll need for the job.The numerous recipes take into consideration sustainable fishing and advise on which fish can be used instead of those at risk. The book also encourages the use of locally caught produce rather than those shipped around the world.As well as recipes for cooking sea and river fish, shellfish, crustaceans you'll discover how to preserve fish.

Robinson

Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio. It shows how to make the most of pots and planters; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something to special eat.You might not have all the space in the world, but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you will be able to grow, nurture and harvest your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in a range of pots and containers, including recycled ones such as plastic milk bottles, and kitchen sinks.

Robinson

Make your own bacon and ham and other salted, smoked and cured meats

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

There is a trend towards artisanal food preparation at home and preserving your own meat in the kitchen is increasingly popular. This book is based on traditional recipes and is a practical guide to curing all sorts of meat, from the ever-popular sausage and bacon through to making your own salamis, pates and galantines.

Robinson

How To Make Your Own Sausages

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock
Spring Hill

Grandma's Ways For Modern Days

Diana Peacock, Paul Peacock
Authors:
Diana Peacock, Paul Peacock

Grandma's Ways represents a large repository of knowledge that we have mostly forgotten. With a little modification for these busy modern times. Techniques for preserving food, keeping hens and bees, growing vegetables and fruit, making your own cosmetics and a host of other things will bring us not only closer to the products we enjoy, but closer to benefiting from the work we do for ourselves. There's nothing more satisfying than cooking wholesome food from scratch at home, baking your own bread, growing your own vegetables, foraging in the wild and even making your own household cleaning products. Not only will you live a more sustainable life in terms of the environment, you'll save money too.

Spring Hill

The Seasonal Cookbook

Diana Peacock, Paul Peacock
Authors:
Diana Peacock, Paul Peacock
How To Books

Make Your Own Beer And Cider

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

Less than 200 years ago, beers, ciders and a myriad collection of country wines were generally brewed at home. Beer, whether it was 'best' or 'small' was drunk by everyone in preference to water. Beer and cider nourished, as well as slaked thirst. With just a few utensils you can make your own tax-free beer, cider and country wine. Inside this book you will find recipes ancient and modern, some as simple as dissolving malt extract in sugary water and adding yeast. You can also read the best ways to get really professional results from kits. More than anything you will find really tasty, excellent beers and ciders and home-made wines to quench your thirst for a decade to come. There are recipes for stouts, ales, beers (and the difference between them explained); and for lagers, fruit beers, and ciders of many kinds including rough, orange, scrumpy, perry, natural and yeasted. Also included are the fundamentals of tasty home-made wine-making showing you how to make amazing wine from the contents of your fruit and vegetable garden.Contents: 1. Drinking responsibly; 2. Basics of brewing; 3. That magic touch; 4. Beer - the basics; 5. Beers from the UK; 6. Beers from Belgium; 7. Beers from Europe; 8. Ales; 9. Ales ancient and modern; 10. Ciders peeled to the bone; 11. Apple types and their traditional drinks; 12. Scrumpy; 13. Fine ciders; 14. Apple wine.

How To Books

Storing Your Home Grown Fruit and Vegetables

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

From clamping to dark room storage, drying to bottling, shelving to curing, discover how to keep as much of your crop as you wantIf you grow your own food you will be aware that the job's not done when the harvest is gathered in. You have to make this bounty last all year through - until next year's crop replaces it. This book explains how to store food in the traditional way, and then goes one step further and shows how you can grow your food in a way that will ensure it is in the best state for storing - an art that is lost to many of today's gardeners and growers. The author focuses on methods by which the grower can keep vegetables and fruit for long periods without altering their fundamental form or flavour. Contents: Introduction; 1. Extending the Growing Season; 2. How to Harvest; 3. Stopping Your Harvest from Spoiling; 4. Techniques: Clamps, Cellars and Sheds; 5. Techniques and Recipes for Preserving Food; 6. A-Z of Growing, Storing and Preserving Vegetables; 7. A-Z of Growing, Storing and Preserving Fruit; 9. Growing and Preserving Herbs for the Kitchen; Index.

Spring Hill

The Urban Hen

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock
How To Books

Grandma's Ways For Modern Days 2nd Edition

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock
Spring Hill

Chickens, Ducks and Bees

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock
Robinson

Making Your Own Cheese

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock
Spring Hill

Patio Produce

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

How to cultivate a lot of home-grown vegetables from the smallest possible space. When space is at a premium, growing decent food to eat might seem an impossible task. Patio Produce is about just that; growing delicious, wholesome fruit and vegetables in the smallest spaces. It shows you how to make the most of pots and planters; how to create decorative but edible displays; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something special to eat. If you have a balcony on a high rise, a roof garden or a patio, you can immeasurably enhance your quality of life, maintain your health and enjoy some amazing meals from the freshest and richest ingredients. Patio Produce goes from plant pot to plate. Think quality, freshness, flavour and put these thoughts into your ever greening fingers. Inside there are detailed step-by-step instructions how to grow on the patio - not just for novelty's sake, but for flavour and an enhanced eating experience. You might not have all the space in the world, but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. To know you have grown, nurtured, harvested and cooked to perfection your own vegetables and fruit, will make this book into an old friend.