This is an absolutely cracking book for anyone who has a love of Devon, its landscape, its people and its way of life. It's a substantial tome with some absolutely stunning photographs throughout and Carol's superb writing style envelopes you in the story of Devon's rich interest and success in local food production. Devon has an extraordinarily varied landscape and as a result has been able to produce some of the best meat and fish, the best dairy produce and vegetables too. Sadly Carol Trewin, who was not at well while completing this book has since died but this is a fabulous tribute to her and to her journalism and her passion for Devon above all else.
Linking the Landscape to the Food on Your Plate.
Devon produces some of the best food in Britain, from meat to fish and shellfish, cheese, clotted cream and vegetables, not to mention top class beers, cider and wines. The Devon Food Book explores the stories of some of the people behind this cornucopia of produce. Along with the history of farming, fishing and food production the book paints a fascinating picture of how Devon’s food culture and landscape have evolved together. The story is completed by recipes from some of the county’s most celebrated chefs, featuring these products.
Carol Trewin and Adam Woolfitt have already collaborated on two books, 'Gourmet Cornwall' and 'Cornish Fishing and Seafood'. Both books won the Gourmand World Cook Book Award for Best Local Cook Book in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
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"This book is a great opportunity to showcase the depth and richness of the outstanding food and drink that we have here in Devon. A great way of finding out more about the chefs, producers and other businesses that have made the county's food culture one of the best in England." Michael Caines, Executive Chef, Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Publication date: 01/03/2010
Publisher: Flagon Press
|Publication date:||1st March 2010|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, The Real World,|
Carol Trewin grew up in Bristol and went to Exeter University where she read English. She then moved to Yorkshire where she had a milk round, a market garden and small shop before working for the BBC. Here she helped produce radio programmes as diverse as Woman’s Hour, The Food Programme and On Your Farm and ended up as Editor of Farming Today. She left the BBC in 1997 to work as Farming Editor and then Food Editor on the Western Morning News. She has also written two other books : Gourmet Cornwall and Cornish Fishing and Seafood. All her ...More About Carol Trewin