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Norfolk Cook Book

The best of Norfolk's scram and quoff in one b-e-autiful book - buy it now!

Part of the Get Stuck In series of coffee table (or should I say kitchen shelf) books, the hotly-anticipated Norfolk Cook Book finally rolled off the printing press last week – all 260 pages of it. Muddy got her hands on an advance copy and had a riffle through (a piece of advice: don’t do this when you’re hungry!).

You’re never far from good food in Norfolk and this beautiful book showcases the county’s best in style, filled with profile pieces and recipes from some of the best names in food including: Michelin star chef Galton Blackison, Great British Menu winner Richard Banbridge (whose restaurant Benedicts also won Best Restaurant in last year’s Muddy Awards) and Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Barmby, who produced an exclusive recipe especially for the Norfolk edition.

Contributions also come from fine dining restaurant Roger Hickman, produce shops Scrummy Pig and Norfolk Saffron, and sticky newcomer Figbar. “We are so excited to share our Popcorn Gone Bananas recipe alongside some of the greats of Norfolk,” said Figbar chef Jaime Garbutt. “Norfolk’s food scene, and this collection, is a collaboration of friends and colleagues and demonstrates our love for one another.”

With its colourful, pithy design and rich content, it would make a great addition to any kitchen – or the perfect gift for any Norfolk-based foodie. Recipes to make you salivate include Biddy Tea Room’s Lemon, Tea and Biscuit Cheesecake; The Nelson’s award-winning sausage roll; and Stoke Mill’s Paella with Norfolk Wild Sea Bass. Somebody pass me a fork!

Each of the 50 recipes are easy enough for homegrown cooks to perfect, are printed in alphabetical order according to venue for ease of reference and are punctuated by hero shots of the best landscape in Norfolk – from Cley-next-the-Sea and Cromer to Norwich and Titchwell.

The Norfolk Cookbook retails at just £14.95 and is available to buy in all the venues featured (listed here) or at most good bookshops, including Waterstones. The book is the 21st in the Get Stuck In series of regional cookbooks produced by Meze Publishing.

Now excuse me while I eat the entire contents of my fridge!


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