For National Vegetarian Week at Great British Chefs we’ve teamed up with our friends at Bloomsbury to bring you a fantastic competition. You get the chance to win copies of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s best selling River Cottage Veg Everyday and copies of a great River Cottage Handbook: Veg Patch Read on to find out how:
You might remember last year’s Channel 4 TV Series River Cottage Veg about Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s quest to live on nothing but vegetables for a whole summer. His food got people re-looking at the humble potato for summer eating and talking about dishes such as tumbled potatoes and new potato and halloumi kebabs.
He showed that even without a traditional Sunday roast to go with it, the potato can still inspire. As Monica Shaw said in her blog post for us, “The trick is to make the potato less of delivery device for gravy, and more of an event in itself.”
Hugh’s book also has an abundance of “veg-tastic recipes”, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella, lemony guacamole, linguine with mint and almond pesto and cherry tomatoes, baby carrot risotto, new potato gnocchi, a summer stir-fry with green veg, ginger, garlic and sesame, a cheesy tomato tart, a spring onion gallette, roast jacket chips with merguez spices and spiced yoghurt, curried bubble and squeak, scrambled eggs and asparagus with lemon, tomato gazpacho, pea and parsley soup, roast squash wedges, baba ganoush, beetroot houmous, spinach pasties and barbecued corn on the cob. See an except from Hugh’s book below