River Cottage Veg Every Day

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, my favourite culinary guru and renowned grow your own advocate, is launching a new book that encourages vegetable eating. He confirms that this is not just good for our bodies but also much better for the planet:

“How can we eat really well every day without contributing to global warming, the suffering of animals or the pillaging of our precious marine resources? There is one, unequivocal answer: to eat more vegetables. Addressing this issue isn’t about giving anything up, it’s about filling your boots: embracing a world of fabulous, fresh ingredients and finding some new and irresistible ways to cook and serve them. The crucial thing is the mental shift: after that, I predict you will find it a breeze.”


• River Cottage Veg Every Day! is published on 19 September by Bloomsbury at £25. To order a copy for £18 (including free UK mainland p&p), visit the Guardian Bookshop.

If you are thinking about what to grow in the veg garden this winter check out these helpful articles for inspiration:



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