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British, Scottish, Welsh Food & Cooking

See also: Irish Food & Cooking

Regional

  • BBC Food: Nation's Favourite Food
    These are recipes from a BBC food program called "Nation's Favourite Food" that includes some classic British recipes like scones, crumpets, hot cross buns. But in general you will find most of the food on the BBC site to be as global as in the U.S.
  • The Foody: UK and Ireland
    The Foody is a searchable collection of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish recipes. They concentrate on regional foods and farmers markets.
 

British

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Selected Books

Asala, Joanne
Celtic Folklore Cooking
TX717.2.A83 1998
If you are interested in Celtic folk tales, pick up this volume on traditional customs and foods of Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, Ireland and England. A folktale, proverb or saying accompanies most recipes.
 
Colquhoun, Kate, 1964-
Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking
GT2853.G7 C65 2007x
Taste is a sumptuous social history of Britain told through the development of its cooking.
 
Edington, Sarah
Complete Traditional Recipe Book
TX717.E4534 2006
Created by The National Trust, this is a source of the best of traditional British cooking, including the many desserts.
 
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
The River Cottage Cookbook
TX741.F425 2008
Fearnley-Whittingstall went back to the farm and wrote this heavy volume on raising and eating organic plants and animals. In Britain they were also treated to a BBC TV version of it.
 
Henderson, Fergus
The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating
TX717.H469 2004x
Henderson believes that no part of an animal should go to waste. Here you will find recipes for those now hard-to-find variety meats. He even has a sequel: Beyond Nose to Tail.
 
Oliver, Jamie
Jamie Oliver's Great Britain
TX717.O63 2012x
This is Bob Batz Jr's (of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) cookbook of 2012. The chapters include Pub Grub, New British classics, Afternoon tea and Puddings.
 
Spencer, Colin
British Food: an Extraordinary Thousand Years of History
For those who like some background to their food, this offers a wonderfully complete history.
 
Traditional British Cooking: Simple Recipes for Classic British food
TX717.T72 2007
Includes recipes for teatime and preserves.
 
Trotter, Christopher, Annette Yates and Georgina Campbell
The Best of Traditional British Cooking: More than 70 Classic Step-by-Step Dishes from all around Britain
2010
This short book begins with an introduction to the culinary history, culture and traditions of the British people, and offers an informative directory of ingredients, outlining the different types and how to use them.
 
Webb, Andrew
Food Britannia
GT2853.G7 W43 2011x
Winner of the Guild of Food Writer's 2012 Food Book of the Year Award, Food Britannia is a journey through the country's culinary past and a celebration of today's vibrant food scene with a collection of regional and local producers.
 
Yarvin, Brian
The Ploughman's Lunch and the Miser's Feast: Authentic Pub Food, Restaurant Fare, and Home Cooking from Small Towns, Big Cities, and Country Villages Across the British Isles
TX717.Y37 2012
How can you not love a book with such picturesque dishes in the title? Although written by an American, it highlights traditional dishes that are being lightened up and appreciated again.
 
Yates, Annette, Christopher Trotter and Georgina Campbell.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Cooking: A Classic Collection of Best-Loved Traditional Recipes from the British Isles
2009
This book begins with an introduction detailing the historical background of cooking and eating in Britain, featuring regional differences, local specialities, festivals, feast days and folk customs. There is also a directory of ingredients.
 

Web Sites

  • BBC: Food
    Find recipes from your favourite chefs and BBC TV programmes or search by ingredients.
  • Britannia: What's Cooking?
    Find out what a "trifle" is.
  • Delia Online
    Check out this collection of online recipes from the Martha Stewart of England. The site also contains a growing list of good food stores throughout the United Kingdom, basic cooking tips and information on wines, and a searchable database.
  • Hub UK
    Recipes and tips for lovers of good food and gourmet cooking. The emphasis is on contemporary cuisine, with global influence.
  • Joy of Baking: English Tea Party
    What could be more British than a Tea Party? Included are recipes for Scones, Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd, Lemon Tart, Shortbreads, English Trifle, and Ladyfingers. And while you are at the Joy of Baking website, check out the Scones section!
 

Scottish

Selected Books

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:

 
Bridge, Tom
Classic Recipes from Scotland
TX717.3.B75 2005x
This book on updated recipes includes a whole chapter on savoury pies and puddings (such as "luxury fish pie with oatmeal potato topping") and another one on sweet puddings and desserts.
 
Lawrence, Sue
A Cook's Tour of Scotland: from Barra to Brora in 120 Recipes
TX717.3.L37 2006
An award-winning food writer, Lawrence has journeyed the length and breadth of the country to meet the people who farm and produce its food. An Orkney barley miller, an Isle of Mull cheese producer, a Dundee sausage-maker, and a Brora jam-maker are just a few of the many Scottish food heroes she meets along the way.
 
Lawrence, Sue
Scots Cooking: The Best Traditional and Contemporary Scottish Recipes
TX717.3.L39 2000
Introduced with engaging stories about the origins of each dish, and interspersed with Lawrence's memories of the tastes and flavors of her own Scottish upbringing, each recipe highlights methods and traditions that have been handed down through generations.
 
Trotter, Christopher
The Scottish Kitchen
TX717.3.T76 2004x
Christopher Trotter has gathered together traditional Scottish recipes for the National Trust for Scotland. There are also essays on the eight culinary regions of Scotland describing their produce and traditions.
 
Wilson, Carol and Christopher Trotter
The Best of Traditional Scottish Cooking: More Than 60 Classic Step-By-Step Recipes from the Varied Regions of Scotland
2010
After a brief introduction on the history of Scotland and Scottish cooking, this book takes a look at the various ingredients that are produced and cooked in Scotland, from fish, shellfish, meat and game to fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinks. There is a similar title from 2009, Scottish Traditional Recipes, with 70 recipes.
 

Web Sites

 

Welsh

Selected Books

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:

 
Freeman, Bobby
Traditional Food from Wales
TX717.7.F74 1997
With over 260 recipes, this book is a definitive guide to Welsh food and customs through the centuries.
 
Yates, Annette
The Best of Traditional Welsh Cooking: More Than 60 Classic Step-By-Step Recipes from the Varied Regions of Wales
2010
Traditional Welsh recipes are characterized by what was the standard diet of the local working population - coal miners, fishermen, farmers and labourers - and the ingredients available to them. After an exploration of the geography and culinary history of the region, this short book presents a selection of traditional Welsh fare from the hills, valleys and fishing villages. See also Yates' A Taste of Wales.
 
Yates, Annette
Welsh Heritage Food and Cooking: Best-Loved National Dishes
q TX717.7.Y38 2006x
Annette is a prolific cookbook author in Britain who was born in South Wales.
 

Web Sites

  • Cambrian Organics: Cookbook
    This site for organic meats offers a few recipes for its products, including Katt Pies, Roast Welsh beef with laver puddings, and Braised Welsh black beef in ale with rarebit croutons