Celebrate the region's vibrant food and drink scene with the Suffolk cook book...
The eagerly anticipated Suffolk Cook Book is set to be released by October 21, featuring over 45 exquisite recipes from some of Suffolk’s finest independent restaurants, cafés, delicatessens, pubs, farm shops, producers and suppliers.
The 192-page full colour book features guest recipes from a few well-known local faces such as Ipswich Town football manager Mick McCarthy, Radio 4 presenter Martha Kearney who also took part in the 2013 Comic Relief Bake Off, and Britain’s most famous pig farmer Jimmy Doherty, who has a plethora of TV appearances, books and high-profile food campaigns surrounding his name.
He said: “I started my Suffolk farm 12 years ago with an aim to harness and put into practice some of the more traditional British farming methods to produce good quality, fresh, seasonal food as naturally as possible. I wanted to trade tasteless, pre-packed, mass-produced rubbish for real food, and get back to basics. It’s so great to see local producers, shops and restaurants working together towards a common goal of putting great British food on the map, and I for one am happy to be a part of it.”
Food lovers are spoilt for choice by the numerous award winning, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs Suffolk has to offer. This book highlights the finest food from local producers, suppliers and restauranteurs in all areas including Aldeburgh, Ipswich, Walberswick, Lavenham, Bungay, Depden, Elveden, Sudbury, Saxmundham and Halesworth. Suffolk also plays host to fantastic foodie ventures such as The Imagined Suffolk Food Village, The Suffolk Young Producers and Food Safari, who all champion local suppliers and make the most of the food and drink on offer by making innovative delicious dishes from local produce.
The book offers recipes, stories and anecdotes from well-established businesses, newcomers and the personalities behind the vibrant Suffolk food and drink scene. Featuring the likes of numerous award-winning restaurants such as The Great House, who won the Editor’s Choice Gourmet Award in the 2015 Good Hotel Guide, Maison Bleue who are among the UK’s top 10 fine-dining restaurants according to Trip Advisor and The White Horse Inn who has a Green Tourism award under their belt as well as an award-winning Mill Green Brewery on site. You will also see contributions from Gressingham Duck, Jimmy’s Farm, Munchy Seeds, and many, many more – readers will be sure to spot one or two of their favourite eateries, as well as find a few new haunts.
With a carefully selected collection of diverse recipes doable by all home cooks, from Red Chilli Kitchen’s chicken and sweet potato curry to The Anchor’s creamy seafood pie, Jimmy’s Farm roast pork with crackling and apple ketchup, Friday Street Farm Shop’s raspberry roulade and Sutton Hoo Chicken’s autumn one-pan roast, there’s something to whet everybody’s appetite.
Owner-chef Pascal Canevet of Maison Bleue said: “We are excited to be showcasing our recipes in The Suffolk Cook Book alongside the region’s renowned suppliers, producers and restaurateurs. It was a pleasure to work with photographer Tim Green who captured the essence of Maison Bleue and our heart-warming French modern dishes. This book is a foodie’s bible; a real insight into the Suffolk food scene and a chance to read our story.”
BBC Radio 4 presenter Martha Kearney said: “One of my proudest moments was winning Celebrity Bake Off and I am often asked for my Beehive Cake recipe so I'm delighted to share it with the bakers of Suffolk.”
The Suffolk Cook Book retails at just £14.95 and will be available soon in all of the businesses featured in the book as well as select local gift shops, book shops including Waterstones and online at www.amazon.co.uk.