Meats, Eats, Drinks & Leaves by Penny Ericson
Penny Ericson’s new cookery book, Meats, Eats, Drinks & Leaves celebrates the diversity and excellence of food and produce in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It features a variety of establishments ranging from favourite pubs to some of the region’s most celebrated fine country hotels and eateries. It also features some of the region’s finest farmers, food producers, vintners and brewers.
Penny tells the story of how chefs of the region value the provenance of their food, what it means to support and develop local farmers and producers and how this has attracted them to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Twenty-two chefs have contributed menus that feature their favoured local produce and often ways in which they themselves have taken responsibility for growing their own livestock, kitchen gardens and produce.
Chef Angela Hartnett has contributed the foreword and says, “It takes a lot of doing to give justice to the talent and quality of so many to tell a single story let alone convince more than twenty of the UK’s top chefs to share their amazing dishes and the special relationships they have with their environment and local producers. Penny has achieved this and more. I hope it persuades you to visit the wonderful scenery and food of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”