The River Cottage Handbook Collection - 10 books (Collection)


The River Cottage Handbooks Collection features ten practical guides that will help you get the most out of the food you love, including mushrooms, fruit, cakes, herbs and edible seashore produce. Each book has been written by a local expert and features an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Delightful reading that also offers sensible, user-friendly advice you can rely on, the books focus on the local, seasonal produce that is at the very heart of Hugh's River Cottage and each book reflects the quality, thought and pride that goes into living the good life.

Titles in this collection

  • Mushrooms
  • Preserves
  • Bread
  • Veg Patch
  • Edible Seashore
  • Sea Fishing
  • Hedgerow
  • Cakes
  • Fruit
  • Herbs

Book Details

  • Product code: RCHC
  • ISBN: 9781408834701
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 20.6cm x 20.4cm
  • Pages: Varies
  • Book points: 20

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Brilliant wedding presents -

I have bought this set for several of my friends as wedding presents. they are an excellent price - very very cheap for what they are - yet they look sooooo expensive. Without exception they have been very well received and much appreciated. You can get some excellent value cookbooks from the Book People and I've made up sets in the past to give as gifts and they have all gone down well.

Rachel, 12/02/2014

Brilliant! -

Fantastic comprehensive collection. These are not all recipe books which is what worried me, although they all contain a great selection of recipes. The cakes, breads, preserves are nearly solely recipes, whilst others are in-depth instructions ie vegpatch and fantastic in depth identification guideshedgerow, mushrooms, edible seashore etc. And absolute necessity for a country bumpkin.

Ellie, 19/01/2014

Outstanding Value for Money -

Ordered 5 days before Christmas and they turned up on Monday 22/12/2013. These were a treat for my husband who has not put them down. I have managed to get a little look in and they are so informative, and as they are in their own little book case, so easy to keep together and clean. Well done Book People, will be buying loads more from you. Bought Peter Rabbit collection for grandsons, they just love them.

Patsy, 03/01/2014

Excellent quality -

The content, as can be expected from River Cottage, is excellent. Given how cheap the set is, I was expecting inferior paper and binding so I was very pleasantly surprised when they arrived, quality is excellent and they look their full book price of over £100. I have already purchased for myself and for a wedding present which was exceedingly well received and I shall be buying more for Christmas presents.

Ian, 30/10/2013

A comprehensive collection, nicely split into handleable volumes. -

This collection doubles up on some areas of cooking that we already have well covered; however, the detail in which each topic is covered ensures that each of the ten volumes will come in handy. Bread is covered in immense detail. The Foraging volume is especially interesting to me, a keen fruit and veg gardener, because it's amazing to see how many of the 'weeds' that I've been throwing away are in fact edible. Unbeatable value, especially with my extra 15% discount.

Aardvark, 31/05/2013

Excellent -

I own a few of these books and they're excellent, some of the most useful, informative, comprehensive reference books I own. Just the right balance of text and photos, really detailed and useful. Just wish I'd known about them before I bought them!

Caroline, 02/03/2013

An informative collection that's a joy to read. -

This collection provides a wonderful reference tool to all things foody. If the provenance of your food is important to you and you have a love of cooking food from scratch, then this is the book for you. I particualrly enjoy the way in which the books are written, they have different styles on account of the different "voices" coming from the authors. If you are looking for something purely written by HFW than this is not for you (try Veg Everyday - another RC winner) but in my opinion the collection is even better for it. Each handbook is contentiously written by the resident expert in a style that is accessible and a joy to read.

Lucie, 23/01/2013

Superb Collection -

If you only use two of these books, this collection would be worth getting. 'Bread' explains the whole process so you can't go wrong and has excellent recipes. It is the best bread book I own - and I have many. 'Cake' and 'Preserves' have good choices of different sorts to prepare. 'Hedgerow', 'Seashore' and 'Mushrooms' give you good pictures and recipes so you can safely forage and cook free food. 'Veg Patch' and 'Fruit' tell you how to grow and use the same. I would never go sea fishing but what is one book out of such a brilliant collection? I have already bought two sets as presents as they are everything a cook will ever need and come beautifully presented in a sturdy library box.

coffeedrinker, 02/12/2012

Love River Cottage -

I have been eyeing up some of the River Cottage Handbooks for some time but thought they were quite expensive. This is amazing value for money even if there are a couple of titles I did not want nor will use - however I have a friend who would like those so he can have them & I'll be in his good books.

Kathryn, 30/11/2012