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New British Classics

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The indomitable Gary Rhodes is back with his most ambitious collection of recipes yet. Famed for his mouth-watering variations on traditional British favourites, Gary sets out on a quest to modernise and enhance many classic dishes, updating them for the new millennium with a host of new and exciting ideas. Recipes will include dazzling new versions of such favourites as S ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published September 6th 2001 by BBC Books (first published 1999)
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Jan 15, 2012 Stuart rated it really liked it
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This is my go to book for traditional British meals. Between this and delia you have the backbone of British cooking.
Jan 27, 2015 ^ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve long been an admirer of Gary Rhodes’ cooking. He understands what he’s doing. With enthusiasm and a positively missionary zeal, in this book he rights the wrongs of traditional British cooking: such as overcooked flabby vegetables, flat, solid Yorkshire pudding, and flavour-deficient steak & kidney pudding. Whilst good, fresh, mashed potato can be utterly delicious, Rhodes’ mashed potatoes with hazelnuts (oil and chopped nut) is both simple to make and tastes positively heavenly.

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Jul 04, 2012 Shell rated it it was amazing
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I picked up a really nice copy of this book last year at a bookfair and it was actually a bit more than what I paid for my other second hand books... but it was worth it and beautifully written which gives examples of the history of some of the food in Britain. I have always enjoyed Gary's shows so to find this amongst the lineup was a real treasure. I have just recently found another of his books and again it is written simply and it is a lovely find. I look forward to reading more in the near ...more
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Oct 02, 2011 Jen Healey rated it really liked it
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I've had this book for years and hardly done any of the recipes, I must remedy that asap!
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Jan 02, 2012 Lee Broderick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lee by: Paula Broderick
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As far as I recall, Gary Rhodes was the face of Tate & Lyle in the late nineties and that does show in this collection of recipes - the only criticism that can be made of them is that they include an unnecessary amount of sugar, sometimes in recipes that don't really need any at all. That can be easily corrected for though and this remains the best book of its type.

In many ways this is the book that Rhodes was meant to write - his championing of traditional British food helped to see off Nou
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Aug 26, 2013 Steve Bennett rated it really liked it
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Worth it for the bread and butter pudding + quick roast beef.
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Gary Rhodes OBE[1] (born 22 April 1960) is an English restaurateur, cookery writer, and chef, known for his love of British cuisine and distinctive spiked hair style (which has since been shaved off).

He has fronted shows such as MasterChef, MasterChef USA, Hell's Kitchen, and his own series, Rhodes Around Britain. In 2006 he competed to represent the South of England in the BBC's Great British Men
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