Porters English Cookery Bible celebrates the fascinating heritage of English food and cooking. Classic, easy-to-follow recipes are combined with historical background and suggestions for giving your dishes a contemporary twist. Charmingly illustrated, there is food for every occasion, from spiced meat pies to afternoon tea; from asparagus with orange butter to rich, dark Christmas pudding. All this is underpinned by the simple philosophy that is also at the heart of Porters, the author’s established and successful restaurant in London’s bustling Covent Garden—the desire to create filling, good-value meals from high-quality English produce. An essential reference for home cooks, food historians, and gourmands alike that brings together a vast array of delicious dishes from all regions of England to tempt even the most discerning palate.