With over 300 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II — A cook’s guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from Britain’s finest food writer. ‘When I dug up my lawn to grow my own vegetables and herbs I planted fruit too. A handful of small trees – plum, apple and pear – some raspberry, blackberry and currant bushes and even strawberries in pots suddenly joined my patch of potatoes, beans and peas.
These fruits became the backbone of my home baking, the stars in my cakes and pastries and even inspired the odd pot of jam. More than this, I started to use them in new ways too, from a weekday supper of pork chops with cider and apples to a Chinese Sunday roast with spiced plum sauce. The hot family puddings and fruit ices we had always loved so much suddenly took on a delicious new significance.’
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