Cook book showcases 'thriving Sussex food scene'

Steven Edwards contributes to the book
Steven Edwards contributes to the book

The Brighton & Sussex Cook Book, published today (October 27), brings together recipes from a mix of independent restaurants, cafés and local producers.

The cook book features more than 25 recipes and aims to promote diverse and vibrant cuisines, a unique and sometimes quirky approach to catering, and puts focus on the foodies behind the business.

From the UK’s favourite fish and chips, to quaint vintage tea rooms, there is something new and different on each page; providing a behind the scenes look on the Brighton and Sussex food industry.

Former MasterChef winner Steven Edwards supplies an exclusive recipe to inspire readers to dust off their apron.

Steven said: “I am really excited to be featured in the Brighton & Sussex Cook Book. To be surrounded by such amazing produce and be part of a dynamic food scene makes me very proud.”

Unique venues and eateries showcase Brighton shop hiSbe’s cauliflower steak with mushroom risotto, to Pallant of Arundel’s Baked Golden Cross goat’s cheese and tomatoes on sourdough toast.

The Brighton & Sussex Cook Book

The Brighton & Sussex Cook Book

Mark Robinson of Pallant of Arundel said: “As a purveyor of fine food and wine we were keen to be included in the book and will hopefully become a destination for readers who are eager to source local produce. We have a great wealth of local producers here in Sussex making delicious cheese, growing fantastic quality fruit and vegetables, bakers, chocolatiers and of course brewers and wine makers! The Brighton and Sussex Cook Book will hopefully highlight some of them as well as many of the magnificent restaurants we have here in Arundel and across the counties East and West.”

Also featured are recipes from Belgian chip shop BeFries, fine-dining restaurant Isaac At and Spanish tapas restaurant Senor Buddha, as well as contributions from tea mixologists Bluebird Tea Co and gin distillery Slake Spirits.

Isaac Bartlett-Copeland, owner of Isaac At, said: “I’m really excited to be part of the Brighton & Sussex Cook Book, as we’ve created a dining concept inspired by the high-quality produce that is available on our doorstep here on the south coast. We’re proud to be part of the thriving Sussex food scene and this book is a great reflection of that.”

The book is an ode’ to Brighton and Sussex; featuring the best places to visit in areas including the Hove, Arundel, Falmer, Steyning, Shoreham-by-Sea and Kemptown.

The Brighton and Sussex Cook Book is published by Meze Publishing and retails at £14.95.

It is available to buy at Waterstones, selected shops listed here or Amazon.

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