the new english table

Dinner and Party

Hot chestnut and honey soup, whipped potatoes with Lancashire cheese, melted ale and cheddar to eat with bread, baked haddock soup, saffron buns and watercress and radish sauce for pasta: just a few of the 200 completely delectable and original recipes in Rose Prince's inspiring new book, The New English Table.

In it Rose explores affordable and easy good food. She unlocks a larder of new and unfamiliar English ingredients from cobnuts to red Duke of York potatoes to watercress and also shows how eating local can mean good eating at the same time as being good for the environment. She explains how and where to shop and introduces a rhythm of cooking, identifying which foods are right for everyday meals, and which for the occasional feast. She shows how to make the most of costly ingredients - traditional breeds, organic produce and handmade foods - recycling leftovers for yet more delicious meals. Leftovers from a roast beef joint, for instance, become an aromatic salad with toasted green pumpkin seeds and herbs, or, simmered with fungi and red wine, a rich braise to eat with mash or buttered ribbons of pasta.

On the New English Table is proof that good eating will not cost the earth.

The first edition of Rose's first book, The New English Kitchen is something of a classic with signed copies selling for up to £200. And now we are offering signed copies of The New English Table, published to critical acclaim in May 2008.

This publication is a stunning looking tome with pages of beautiful photographs by Laura Hynd who also takes the pictures for the monthly Seasonal column that Rose writes in the Daily Telegraph magazine.

There are a few copies of the FIRST EDITION in hardback that we are offering for £25 (including P & P). Signed by Rose and delivered to your door. We think its a bargain and it could also turn out to be a great investment.


Book Reviews

"This cookery book is perfect for all types of cooks and has lots of information on eating locally, along with advice on how and where to shop."
Olive Magazine.

"An inspiring guide to re-discovering long-lost British ingredients and recipes."
Daily Mail

"A proper kitchen book, made to spend time on the kitchen table."
Time Out

"This book is an antidote to officious nutritionists and State nannies. It's a call to treat food with love and reverence rather than guilt. Sit up, take knife and fork in hand and enjoy every mouthful served from The New English table."
Country Life


buy online

Signed copies of The New English Table are £25.00 inc. P & P.

UK     £0.00 - total £25.00

Available to buy from all good bookshops and online.

We pay postage on the UK mainland for up to 3 books. Other charges apply for orders from abroad as follows.

Europe (including Eire) add £6 P & P.

Rest of World add £10 P & P.

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August 2023 - New Potato and Watercress Frittata

The Italian answer to Spanish tortilla, frittata is not as thick in shape and is served dusted with grated fresh Parmesan or pecorino cheese. You can vary frittata to suit the season - see options on p213 of Dinner & Party.