The Isle of Wight Feast of Food and Drink

Jo Richardson, Ben Wood

This beautiful book is a celebration of the richness of the Island's produce and lifestyle through a series of scenarios with recipes designed to be healthy and with vegetarian alternatives; using wonderful Island ingredients. Illustrated with stunning original photography, it includes a directory of producers, retailers and Island foodie events.
Publication date:
April 2017
Publisher :
Foreland Books
Illustration :
150 photos
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ISBN : 9781526206497

Dimensions : 250 X 200 mm
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• A gastronomic introduction to the Island
• Delicious recipes for enthusiastic cooks
• A definitive guide to buying local produce
• All the Island foodie festivals and events listed

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 alternatives, 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.