The Food & Company Cook Book is all about real honest cooking, drawing on years of experience in catering and cookery demonstrations alongside a great appreciation for local produce in the authors’ native Cumbria. Joan Gate and Margaret Brough are sisters and farmer’s daughters who have been in business together for over 30 years. Their skills, knowledge and love of food all come together in these pages, sharing tried and tested recipes alongside stories of their journey up to now. The book also features a foreword by Melvyn Bragg, and 90 delicious recipes.
Each chapter of recipes has a distinct theme, from California Dreaming to Christmas on a Plate and, of course, A Taste of Cumbria. The recipes themselves include meals to cook for big family gatherings, sweet treats to enjoy at coffee mornings with friends, simple yet stunning canapés, and seasonal ideas to take you right through the year in food. There’s also a section dedicated to three course dinners complete with suggested wine pairings. This book is a font of knowledge for home cooks of all ages to treasure, and a celebration of home cooking from the heart.