The Great British Cookbook and Frusher on Food
Sometimes an opportunity comes along that too good to turn down. I’m not talking about a press launch or free meal; those still get rejected. The Great British Cookbook is the brainchild of the local businessman Gary Allen, with the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. It brings recipes from 10 regions of the UK and includes some of the best know chefs around. In this, its second year, contributors include; James Martin, Simon Rimmer and Tom Kitchen. Alongside this there are local names you would recognise; Memsaab, La Rock and George’s.
I find myself fortunate enough to be able to say that some of my words fall alongside the recipes of these great chefs. Throughout the book there are some tales of local producers and I profiled Camel Valley, a vineyard at the forefront of the ever-growing English Sparkling Wine industry. The grape-growers down in Cornwall are a family team and have produced some of the best wine to come out of the UK. There is much more to their story but I will leave that for you to read.
So, as Christmas approaches and you’re after gift ideas then look no further. I’ve already bought my mum one (don’t worry, she never reads my website!) If you need any convincing the independent included it in their top cookbooks of 2016!
The Great British Cookbook is available to buy at Waterstones now