Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is known as the face of the River Cottage series of television shows and cookbooks, the name coming from the original gamekeeper’s cottage on a farm in Dorset, England. There’s been several shows and books, and Fearnley-Wittingstall has become a famous and loved figure in the food world, his farm-to-plate mentality much in line with the responsible eating movement.

This River Cottage Family Cookbook written by Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fizz Carr has been out for a couple years and is bound to stick around for many more. Unlike other books that attempt to bring the entire family into the kitchen, this one isn’t focused on super-easy, super-healthy or super-exiciting looking food. It’s rather a combines a bit of all these but remains firmly grounded by Fearnley-Whittingstall’s approach to making good, simple and wholesome food. This isn’t kids food, but good food you can get the kids to help you make.

From making butter to curing meat, working in the veggie garden and cooking great recipes, this might achieve where other family cookbooks might have failed you. It’s a great way to get your children into the kitchen and interested in (GOOD WHOLESOME) food at an early age. Well explained and written and supported by beautiful photographs and layout, it’s the perfect family cookbook.