Cook, author, TV presenter and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will launch his new book, “River Cottage Fruit Every Day”, at Browsholme Hall next month.
Published to coincide with his new Channel 4 series, the new book is a celebration of fruit and a fresh bid to make it a mainstay of the British diet.
Hugh has already helped to place vegetables at the centre of every meal in exciting new ways. However despite fruit being so incredibly good for us he felt that it has never really been given the full attention it deserves. He maintains that fruit is pretty much the perfect food: bountiful, delicious and colourful, it also helps us to fight infection, stresses and strains.
Hugh commented: “Why are we still a nation that thinks it’s a bit racy to slice a banana onto our cornflakes in the morning? A ‘piece of fruit’ in a lunch box, on the breakfast table or at the end of a meal is all very well, but fruit is so much more exciting than this, and we don’t eat nearly enough of the stuff. Perhaps this is because we don’t always understand how to use it in our cooking, or how to choose the best fruit for the season.”
Featuring 180 delicious recipes, “River Cottage Fruit Every Day!” shows how to enjoy a broader eating experience and make fruit easy, fun and irresistible. Recipes use the wonderful seasonal fruit that grows in this country, together with more exotic produce.
Recipes include marinated lamb and fig kebabs; barbecued pork chops with peaches and sage; venison stew with damsons; and parsnip and apple cakes. There are also fresh and zingy salads as well as gorgeous cakes, tarts, pies, crumbles and puddings.
Robert Parker, owner of Browsholme Hall, commented: “For Browsholme to secure this national book launch is quite a coup for us and an opportunity for fans of Hugh to come along and meet him meet him.”
The book will be launched at a special party at the histporic hall on Thursday October 10th. During the evening Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will talk about “River Cottage Fruit Every Day”, followed by an open question and answer session and signings of the book.
Tickets (£39.50) for the launch from 7.0pm – 9.0pm The launch will take place from 7 to 9 pm in the award-winning Tithe Barn conversion at the hall.
Tickets, costing £39.50, are limited in number and include reception drinks, canapés and a personalised signed copy of the book. Browsholme Hall has teamed up with SilverDell bookshop, of Kirkham, to stage the launch and tickets are available from the bookshop on or at www.browsholme.com