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The Farm Table

Written by

Julius Roberts


28 September 2023

Who is the author: Julius Roberts is a first-generation farmer and professionally trained chef. He was the star of A Taste of the Country: Dorset on Channel 5, which followed Julius’ first year on his farm in South West England. He has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok and Instagram, where he shares vignettes from the farm and enticing recipes made with the fruits of his labour.

What’s it about: Julius’ first cookbook is a collection of 100 recipes that capture the essence of British rural life. Written over the course of a year on his smallholding in Dorset, The Farm Table offers a unique insight into farm life and features an array of thoughtful recipes that celebrate the changing seasons. Julius is a firm believer in the importance of seasonality and he showcases how to make the most of each season’s produce with simple, unfussy recipes that allow these hero ingredients to take centre stage. Think stewed plums with whipped yoghurt in autumn, poached quince with ginger cake in winter, asparagus and ricotta tart in spring and courgette frittata in the summertime. With breathtaking photography throughout, this is a cookbook that embodies the essence of home cooking at its finest.

Recipes we love: Epic Tarragon Roast Chicken, Apricot Tarte Tatin, Grilled Lamb with Tapenade Butter, and Crispy Fish Bap with Minted Peas and Tartare Sauce.

Perfect cookbook for: The Farm Table is a must-have for any cook who likes to eat with the seasons. It’s a particularly beautiful book, packed with inspiring, hearty and useful recipes; the perfect gift for the hobby cook in your life.

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10 recipes you’ll love from The Farm Table by Julius Roberts

Delicious seasonal recipes including Braised Short Ribs, Rhubarb and Custard Tartlets and Scallops with ‘nduja butter.


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