Colman Andrews, an internationally known food writer and editor, is vice-president and editorial director of TheDailyMeal.com, a food and drink mega-site. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur, and is the author of nine books on food, including a biography of chef Ferran Adrià, a memoir called My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants, and The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales, named Best British Cookbook in 2017 by the Guild of Food Writers in London. He is the winner of eight James Beard Awards, including Cookbook of the Year in 2010 for The Country Cooking of Ireland
The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare. Dishes like fish pie, braised brisket with pickled walnuts, and a pastry shop full of simple, irresistible desserts have found their way onto modern British menus—delicious reminders of the depth and breadth of Britain’s culinary heritage. Literary excerpts and sidebars on everything from Marmite to the origins of Welsh rarebit are a plus.