Lancashire Cook Book: Second Helpings shares top recipes from the county

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 September 2019

Cartford Inn's Watercress Soup and Eggy Bread Soldiers

Cartford Inn's Watercress Soup and Eggy Bread Soldiers

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A new cookbook celebrating the county's diverse food and drink industry has been launched

The Lancashire Cook Book: Second HelpingsThe Lancashire Cook Book: Second Helpings

When the first Lancashire Cook Book was launched sales outstripped all but the queen of baking, Mary Berry. A sell out across the region, it was clear there was an appetite to know more about food from the county. Now another Lancashire Cook Book: Second Helpings has been launched to help boost the profile of what is on offer in Lancashire.

The new recipe book, which was launched at Clitheroe Food Festival, shares the story of Lancashire food and drink and features a plethora of producers, including county favourites Cuckoo Gin in Brindle and Mawdesley's Choc Amor as well as new entries The Bay Horse Inn at Ellel, Spring Cottage in Rivington and Port of Lancaster Smokehouse at Glasson Dock. Many of them have shared some of their favourite recipes for the book.

'What is always so delightful about revisiting an area for a second edition is being able to catch up with the contributors from the first edition and see in what direction their businesses have grown and developed. And of course it's exciting to see how the food scene has evolved as a whole and discover what's new,' says Anna Tebble from Meze Publishing, who created the book.

The Plough's Pan Seared Wood Pigeon (c) Carl SukonikThe Plough's Pan Seared Wood Pigeon (c) Carl Sukonik

'Lancashire has a wealth of fantastic producers from cheese makers and growers to brewers and distillers which restaurants are all too keen to celebrate by proudly placing this local produce on their menus. Everyone is all too keen to shout about each other's achievements and this collaborative spirit is always a joy to see.'

The book includes a foreword from Steven Smith, the chef patron of the multi-award winning Freemasons at Wiswell in the Ribble Valley and for the second time has been supported by Marketing Lancashire, whose successful Taste Lancashire campaign works to raise the profile of food and drink from the county.

'Marketing Lancashire is proud to showcase some of the leading chefs, producers and food innovators in the new edition of the Lancashire Cook Book,' says chief executive Rachel McQueen. 'With the support of our Taste Partners and Taste Lancashire campaign activities in the UK and further afield, we have together helped increase the numbers of food-loving visitors to the county. The strength of our message has never been better and 'Second Helpings' will take our latest food and drink stories, recipes and fabulous photography into the homes of many new potential visitors and customers.'



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