Launched just in time for Christmas, the new Devon Cook Book offers a mouth-watering celebration of the county’s truly bountiful food and drink scene. Produced by Meze Publishing, and created in collaboration with Food & Drink Devon, it showcases the fantastic culinary community which calls Devon home and features over 40 regionally-sourced recipes. Priced at just £14.95, and available to order online now with a free gift wrapping service, it is the perfect Christmas gift.
The Devon Cook Book, just like its eponymous county, is brimming with creative recipe suggestions from local producers, farm shops and delis to cookery schools, bars, bistros, inns, cafés and restaurants. Barbara King, chair of Food & Drink Devon, comments: “Many of the contributors boast numerous awards and accolades and all of them share with us a passion for food which makes both Devon and this cookbook a truly inspirational source for any food lover. The stories behind their success provide a great insight into the county’s fabulous food credentials and set the scene for the accompanying recipes. With everything from a simple cocktail concoction to a complex lamb dish, there is something for everyone and for almost every occasion.”
The 224 pages of this delicious directory are beautifully illustrated with truly tempting images which make you want to grab your apron and start cooking. Many of the recipes make use of the fantastic local ingredients available right on our doorstep. It is no surprise that, with Devon’s prime coastal position, the book includes an outstanding selection of fish and seafood recipes including Boringdon Hall’s delectable crab salad and Bayards Cove Inn’s flavoursome ‘cockles and mussels in Heron Valley Cider with chorizo and clotted cream’. There is plenty for the carnivores too such as RHS Garden Rosemoor’s tempting ‘cannon of Exmoor beef with wild mushrooms, roasted vine cherry tomatoes and crispy shallots’. The cookbook also has recipes for a host of puddings, such as The Shops at Dartington’s perfect passion curd cake, as well as lighter bites, breads and even an appetising granola from Café Alf Resco. With such a range of dishes to choose from the Devon Cook Book is able to both inspire accomplished gourmets and entice even the most reluctant chef into the kitchen, making it the perfect gift to give or receive.
The Devon Cook Book is available to purchase online from Food & Drink Devon (www.foodanddrinkdevon.co.uk), priced £14.95. Recognising that many people will want to order the book as a Christmas present, Food & Drink Devon is also offering a fantastic free gift wrapping service, which allows you to include a personalised note and send your purchase directly to the lucky recipient, without the hassle of wrapping or posting.