September 25, 2011 § 7 Comments
It has been raining almost every day for the past, oh, month or so here in Maryland. While it’s perfect baking time because I want to stay inside, it does make for a rather gray, dreary view outside the window…and this is coming from someone who actually loves rain! The verdant green of late summer has been overtaken by muddy brown; even my sage plant that loves water is beginning to look a bit soggy.
So instead of eating what should rightfully be the summer’s last produce, I turned to my cookbooks for more autumnal inspiration, finally settling on baking from one that I’ve had for a while but never got round to writing about before: The New English Table by Rose Prince. This wonderful cookbook celebrates all things English, offering both delectable recipes and some brief history of traditional English foodstuffs, including heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, and British cheeses too. With the weather being as damp as it is, I felt the choice of book to be quite appropriate, as it rains quite frequently in England.
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