We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Here are some of our favourites

Goats cheese tabbouleh recipe from the National Trust Cookbook.
Try something new this season
Chicken and pork picnic pie recipe from the National Trust Cookbook.
Main courses

Pork and chicken picnic pie 

A light summer take on the traditional hand-raised pie. Follow our recipe for this richly-flavoured, chicken and pork picnic pie, wrapped in a crisp pastry crust. Perfect for any outdoor feast, from garden BBQs to picnics in the wild.

Raspberry and white chocolate cakes made using our Cookbook recipe
Cakes and bakes

Raspberry and white chocolate mini sponge 

Add a fruity twist to the classic sponge with this sweet and simple recipe. Deliciously bite-sized, with raspberry glaze and white chocolate drops, they’ll fit perfectly in lunch boxes and picnic hampers.

Goats cheese tabbouleh recipe from the National Trust Cookbook.
Main courses

Goat's cheese tabbouleh salad 

A modern twist on the classic mezze salad, packed with fresh mint, topped with sweet pomegranate and creamy goat’s cheese.

Squash, balsamic onions and walnut bruschetta

Vegetarian and vegan recipes 

Whether you're looking for delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes, we have all the inspiration you need. Take a look at nine of our top meat-free and dairy-free recipes.

Visitors rolling out biscuit dough in the National Trust kitchen at Attingham Park

Family-friendly bakes to try at home 

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of our top recipes to try with the kids. Quick, easy and delicious, these cakes, breads, biscuits and spreads will be sure to keep hands busy and tummies happy.


With recipe books on all sorts of areas, we’ve got you covered in the kitchen, whether you’re looking to bake, roast, slow cook, forage or simply chuck everything in one pot and cross your fingers.