Kathy Slack

From the Veg Patch
  • From the Veg Patch

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    'What a lovely first cookbook this is: a fresh and tempting celebration of the joys of growing your own, and cooking what you grow. And Kathy writes beautifully.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    'This book is a seasonal treat. I feel transported into nature when I read Kathy's delightful recipes...' - Thomasina Miers

    'A gentle, useful book full of inspiring, delicious recipes and guidance for kitchen gardeners. Kathy writes with a poetic, infectious wonderment at the life-enhancing magic of growing and cooking vegetables.' - Rosie Birkett

    'A book full of promise.' - Gill Meller


    Everyday recipes that make vegetables the star of the show

    Kathy Slack takes us through a year in her veg patch in this celebration of her ten favourite things to grow and eat.

    Peas, lettuce, courgettes, beans, tomatoes, beetroot, squash, apples, kale and leeks; all simple to grow, affordable and readily available to anyone without a growing space of their own. Most recipes are vegetarian, some use meat or fish, but every dish makes veg the star of the plate. This is food for everyone and every day.

    Here are recipes to herald the start of spring (Pea, Feta and Mint Frittata) to enjoy on a sweltering summer day (A Tomato-lovers Salad with Anchovy Breadcrumbs) to warm you up as the nights start to draw in (Pumpkin Tikka Masala) and to hunker down with in the depths of winter (Leek, Chestnut and Cider Crumble).

    Whether you grow your own vegetables at home or buy them at the supermarket, these beautiful recipes celebrate ingredients at their very best and are a joy to cook and eat.

Kathy Slack is a cook, veg grower and writer who previously worked at Daylesford Organic Farm. Now she works full time writing and developing recipes, hosting supper clubs and cookery demonstrations with harvests from her veg patch, food styling and developing recipes for various brands and publications. She has a column in Borough Market's award-winning magazine, Market Life, as well as a regular slot on BBC Radio Oxford. Kathy has won the Young British Foodie award and the Soil Association's Best Blog award. You can find more of her writing at kathyslack.com, where she posts about the gluts from her veg patch and the ensuing gluttony in the kitchen.

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