The Essex Cook Book cover

The Essex Cook Book features over 25 recipes, aiming to promote vibrant cuisines and put focus on the foodies behind each business.

From bountiful vineyards to local millers; there is something new and different on each page; providing a behind–the– scenes look on the Essex food industry.

With independent cafes, restaurants, delis and patisseries hiding in every nook, good food is just a stone’s throw away in Essex. This book gives you an insight into the creation of delicious recipes and allows you to recreate them from the comfort of your own home. Owner of two Michelin star restaurant Midsummer House and one of the winners of the 2012 and 2013 series of the Great British Menu, Daniel Clifford features as a familiar face and supplies an exclusive recipe from The Flitch of Bacon to inspire readers to dust off their apron.

Daniel says:

“As you drive around the countryside here, you can stumble upon countless hidden gems serving up some really delicious dishes. This book will introduce you to just some of the people and places making Essex one of the country’s leading foodie hotspots – and I hope you enjoy trying some of their recipes.”

Unique venues and eateries showcase some of their mouth-watering best loved recipes from Mayfield Farm Bakery’s lavender cake, to Saracens Head Hotel’s spring saffron risotto - there is something to tempt everyone’s palate.

Hannah Marriage, director of Marriage’s Millers says:

“We are proud to be one of Essex’s oldest businesses and are delighted to be featured in The Essex Cook Book. There are many fantastic food producers in our county – and it’s great to see them celebrated in this book!”

Joining them are rapeseed oil producers Duchess Oil, Michelin quality restaurant The Anchor Riverside and founder of Pastry Development Thomas Leatherbarrow, there’s even a recipe from Radio Essex!

"It's a great privilege to feature in the first edition of The Essex Cook Book alongside such a vast range of other influential chefs. I am very proud to be a part of an exciting new chapter for the Essex food scene and cannot wait for everyone to see the book!"

says Thomas J Leatherbarrow.

The book is an ode’ to Essex; featuring the best places to visit in areas including Southend-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Great Dunmow and Colchester along with many more potential new haunts.

The Essex Cook Book retails at £14.95 and will be available at the businesses mentioned in the book which are listed here – It will also be sold in selected gift shops, book shops including Waterstones, and online at Amazon.

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

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