A group of NFU farmer and grower members are the stars of a new recipe book that features the best of British produce. Countryside Kitchen: Farm, Food, Fork includes 77 recipes that use only great British seasonal ingredients cultivated by British farmers.
It also highlights the importance of provenance and supporting farming and agriculture in the UK and encourages readers to use seasonal, British ingredients.
Also included are the stories of the farmers and growers behind the raw ingredients with the aim of providing members of the public with the knowledge of where their food comes from and how it is grown or raised.
A foreword by author, Countryfile presenter and farmer, Adam Henson, is also included acknowledging the dedication and hard work of British farmers and urging readers to reconnect with the British seasons.
Countryside Kitchen can be purchased via the NFU Countryside website for £15.95 plus P&P with a discount for NFU members.
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said of the launch: British farmers produce some of the most delicious and diverse food in the world while adhering to Red Tractor standards. This is to ensure the very best in traceability, environmental protection, food safety and hygiene and animal welfare standards.
“The food and farming industry contributes £109 billion to the national economy and provides jobs for around four million people.
“The British public more than ever want to know the story of where their food comes from; how it’s grown and raised, where it’s been.
“The NFU’s Countryside Kitchen recipe book helps people to reconnect with their food and gives them an insight into the lives of the people who work so hard to put food on our tables.
“By cooking with seasonal British produce the public are supporting British farmers who are the backbone of our rural communities and stewards of our beautiful countryside.”