The Michelin starred pub chef brings out a collection of traditional pub recipes that are the best of their kind.
The new book from British chef Tom Kerridge, Proper Pub Food, details all of your pub favourites with some Michelin-style brilliance thrown in.
The release of this cookbook comes in conjunction with the new BBC 2 television series. Tom Kerridge opened is pub the Hand and Flowers in 2005 and by 2011 it became the first pub in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars. He was brought to national attention with appearances on The Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen and now he’s put together a comprehensive guide to his own particular brand of ‘man food’.
The book is divided into breakfast, soups and salads starters and snacks, fish, meat and puddings. You’ll find no foams, no unnecessary flourishes, moreover you’ll find everything from simple home-cooked baked beans and soda bread to hot pork buns with rhubarb sauce or spiced monkfish with aubergine puree and green olive dressing. There does seem to be a particularly meaty leaning to the pages, but you wouldn’t expect anything less from a book detailing the best of British pub grub, think large meat-filled pork pies and crispy pig’s ears with truffle oil mayonnaise. The desserts take a classic approach as well with bread and butter pudding and cherry Bakewell tart all featuring alongside adventurous offerings such as sesame sponge cake with green tea sorbet and poached plums.
Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food is a cookbook for any cook who loves perfecting the art of the English menu and impressing friends with their pork pie prowess.