The Pig is a collection of restaurants with rooms in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - and soon in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Now, everyone can enjoy The Pig from the comfort of their own homes. Among the pages of The Pig you will find an idiosyncratic, seasonal approach to the good life, with delicious recipes, how-to guides, lists, panels and stories.Chapters include:Out in the Garden - The benefits of growing 12 types of mint - An essay on "the sweetness of carrots"- How to make your own sack garden- Recipe for the Gardener's sandwich On the Table - Pigging out: how to enjoy everything from nose to tail - How to lay the (perfectly imprecise) table- Recipes for breakfast, snacks and meals all day long, including Smoked vodka BBQ pork leg, Trout pâté & sourdough toast, Garden leek & cider soup, The Pig's tobacco onions and Chocolate gingerbread & smoked chilli chocolate sauceTime for a Drink - A couple of wines that go with anything - Infusing gin with beetroot- A selection of cocktail recipesBring on the Festivities - How to build a perfect festival - The only five recipes you need for simple feasts outdoors - How to dance without spilling a dropAs Happy as a Pig...in a Spa - Anatomy of relaxation - How to design a calm space at home - How to make your own massage oils with herbs- Nettle and lemon tea recipes A Living Space - How to create a perfect flame, all year round - Styling a wall with boot-sale bargains - Dry and press your own fern leaf - Inside out: dressing the garden Praise for The Pigs: Rick Stein: 'Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pig, any Pig, is a comforting thought of some lovely flavoured pork, a British abundance of vegetables and some fabulous red wine.' The Sunday Times: 'There isn't a trace of cynicism here - just enthusiasm, craft and people who love what they do, creating a place you really, really don't want to leave.' The Financial Times 'Some inherited memory of a weekend with grandparents I never had... a little bohemian, and unbelievably good at cooking.' Tom Parker Bowles 'The Pig revolutionised the country house hotel, creating a true home away from home. No pomp or pretence, just beautiful rooms and magnificent food with produce from their own kitchen gardens. Where The Pig goes, the others follow.'