160 pages; 250 x 200mm; 90 recipes; 160 photographs;
ISBN 978 1 52620649 7
£16.00 plus free delivery in the UK
The Isle of Wight Feast of Food and Drink celebrates the wealth of artisanal food and drink produced on the Isle of Wight. This culinary odyssey is developed through nine scenarios that reflect the Island’s pleasurable, healthy lifestyle – renowned for sailing, walking and festival-going as well as its natural beauty – and offer a flavour of the changing seasons. Each comprises a menu of dishes for the occasion, with easily accomplished yet imaginative recipes that make the most of the Island’s wonderful local produce, together with foods that can be safely and rewardingly foraged. There are always vegetarian and sometimes vegan options, as well as dairy- and gluten-free variations.
Along this gastronomic journey, key local products and producers are highlighted, with information panels showcasing Wight foodie gems, from freshly plucked perfumed apricots and award-winning small-batch roasted coffees to perfect craft beers for summer supping. The end section features seasonal charts of produce, showing what is available at its best throughout the year, while a comprehensive directory of products, producers and retailers gives full details of farm and produce shops, farmers’ markets and other retail outlets, including online suppliers, with an easy-reference index of Island food and drink. There is also a guide to events for food-lovers, such as the Garlic Festival and Cowes Christmas Festival.
A delightful book to keep and to give, for Islander cooks and self-catering visitors alike, full of new recipes for famous foodstuffs and hidden Island delights.
Written by noted food and drink author and editor Jo Richardson and illustrated by the work of leading location photographer Ben Wood – equally matched in their enthusiasm for the Island’s lifestyle and its wealth of produce.