The Kent Website since 1999
We publish details of some of our best local (and not so local) recipes for main courses. The original idea behind these suggestions were to include traditional Kentish food or highlight dishes using local ingredients; so as you might imagine all the local favourites were our starting point, the lamb and mutton dishes originating from the sheep rearing areas in the south, shellfish from the Whitstable coast, sea fish recipes from around the east coast, fruit and nut dishes, cobnuts and any recipe using the ale and beer that Kent is famed for. What then emerged is that the multicultural nature of Kent and the evolution of eating habits required us to feature a broader range of cuisine. For example we publish a traditional sponge recipe, baked in the oven as it always has been, but we started to get requested for microwavable sponge recipes, our sausage casserole method prompted users to ask for vegetarian alternatives. And so the scope of the Kentish Recipe Directory developed into what it is today due in large part to the prompts of our users.
We generally publish around 100 recipes at any one time (although we have many more) but we generally refresh our published collections brining in new ideas and temporarily retiring less popular suggestions.
Our full list of recipes can be viewed on the main directory page. The suggestions are intended to be eclectic and encompass dishes that can be thrown together in a few minutes alongside more ambitious projects that might take several hours to prepare and cook. We welcome your feedback.
Think of the main course as the centre pieces of your meal, around it you can build the other courses, wine/drinks and or side dishes. As well as preparing excellent ingredients as well as you can think a little about presentation. Your guests first taste will be with the eye.
Good luck with your cooking and feel free to let us know how things turn out. We would welcome the submission of your own recipes (about half of those we feature are provided by other Yourcounty users).
The main course recommendations we feature on this page are designed to suit a wide range of occasions and tastes, you will find quick and easy summer salads alongside masterpieces suitable for making a good impression at a dinner party. If you think their are some significant omissions from our coverage or that you'd like to see some of your own favorites included you can let us know. Where we know of interesting main meal resources we are happy to provide links to them but we aren't responsible for the content of other websites.
Fantastic Local Recipes
At Yourcounty we maintain a directory of around 100 of the county's favorite recipes? Our archive of locally focussed features comes largely from family cookbooks, submitted by people who don't normally make a living from food. We welcome traditional as well as innovative suggestions and do try to give this section an eclectic feel. Expect to bump into a cobnut crumble alongside suggestions for local curry recipes. There simply isn't another recipe resource like it.
Feedback & Disclaimer
This recipe has been checked and it comes from our own recipe book, if you feel there is an error or omission let us know and we'll look into it.This is a page under constant development. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.
Your Comments Do Matter
"I've enjoyed your recipe pages for many years, and use several on a regular basis but I think your pages would benefit from a guide to how easy or not a dish is to make. You could use a five start rating system. One star suitable for anyone, five stars means experienced cooks only Just an idea. "