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09 Nov 18

Long lunches and cosy crumbles: our favourite food books for winter

This is a time of year for thick, rich stews savoured as a fire crackles in the background, devoured after an afternoon stomp through spindly forests. Warm puddings laden with custard, shared with friends and family. Whatever comfort food you’re hankering for, we’ve got plenty of recipes to inspire you.

The Lazy Weekend Cookbook features twists on roasts, brunches and long lazy lunches.
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For dessert, The National Trust Book of Crumbles has you covered, combining classics with more unusual options such as apricot and pistachio.
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Or if you’re looking for ways to cut down on meat, why not try Veggie Comfort Food.
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Happy cooking - and eating!

parsnip soup

02 Aug 18

And the winner is...

'The Seabird’s Cry' by Adam Nicolson has today been announced as the winner of the fifth Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature and UK travel.

'The Seabird’s Cry' is a celebration of the wonders of seabirds, the only creatures at home in the air, on land and on the sea. Chair of judges Julia Bradbury comments: 'I am delighted that The Seabird’s Cry has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize; this outstanding book shows you the world through the eyes and lives of ten seabirds. Adam’s telling of the captivating stories and lives of these birds alongside insightful research is magnetic. You’ll wail aloud as you learn about their plummeting numbers and the wider implications of this tragedy.'

Find out more about the winner, the Wainwright Prize and the other brilliant books on the shortlist.

Copy of The Seabird's Cry by Adam Nicholson

27 Jun 18

Go behind the scenes with Alan Titchmarsh

Tonight Alan Titchmarsh and 'Secrets of the National Trust' returns to our screens. In the first of six new episodes, which airs at 9pm on Channel 5, Alan heads to Erddig in Wrexham to find out all about the fascinating Yorke family.

Other places he'll be visiting this series include Shugborough in Staffordshire, Mount Stewart in County Down and Tyntesfield, North Somerset. Find out more about where he'll be travelling and the exciting stories he'll be uncovering.

Want something to tide you over between episodes? Check out our accompanying book, 'The National Trust Tour of Britain', with an introduction by Alan himself. And we've also got an extract from the book, on the Trust's hidden treasures, to whet your appetite: read it here.

The National Trust Tour of Britain with Alan Titchmarsh book cover