The Farm Table: A Cookbook
By Julius Roberts
2023 • Ten Speed Press
Professionally trained chef Julius Roberts left a busy and frantic London restaurant life to pursue his dream of living sustainably on a small farm in the English countryside. The Farm Table transports us to his farmstead, taking us through a calendar year with diary entries and images grounded in the natural world. We take joy in reading about new goats and sheep being born, learn to grow some vegetables, and forage for simple herbs and flowers, all while discovering Julius's outstanding recipes.
Broken into sections based on the season, The Farm Table encourages cooking with seasonality in mind through scrumptious recipes to inspire joy and confidence in the kitchen.
- Fall: Braised Pumpkin with Sage and Hazelnuts; Plum and Fig Leaf Jam
- Winter: Chicory Tart Tartin with Thyme and Cheese; Slow Cooked Squid with Saffron and Chickpeas
- Spring: Spicy Green Salad with Nuts and Pecorino; Barbequed Wild Quail with Garlic Butter and Tahini Sauce
- Summer: Squash Blossom Ravioli; Fire Grilled Plums with Brandy, Labneh, and Mint
Julius Roberts is a first-generation farmer and restaurant-trained chef with a story that started in the kitchen of award-winning London restaurant Noble Rot. Inspired by the seasonal ethos and stunning produce of the suppliers who delivered to the restaurant each morning, he left the city on a mission to reconnect with nature and live a self-sufficient life in the countryside. There began a wonderful journey of learning, animal husbandry, and foraging and growing his own food on a small farm in Dorset. Starring in A Taste of the Country on Channel 5 in the UK and now with his first book The Farm Table, Julius shares recipes and stories inspired by his life on the farm.
Tags: british, edible gardening, general, Imported, individual chef, outdoors, seasonal, was-preorder