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Gourmet Cornwall by Carol Trewin and Adam Woolfitt
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Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2005, for the Best Local Cookbook published in the UK, Gourmet Cornwall celebrates the superb food and drink of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; the dedicated men and women who produce it, and the chefs who create some of the finest contemporary dishes. This is the first in-depth study of regional food in Britain today: real food, with real taste. For foodlovers everywhere.
In May 2006 Carol Trewin was shortlisted by the Guild of Food Writers for their Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food 2006 for Gourmet Cornwall.
Carol Trewin and Adam Woolfitt have already collaborated on three books including, 'Cornish Fishing and Seafood' and 'The Devon Food Book'. Both 'Gourmet Cornwall' and 'Cornish Fishing and Seafood' won the Gourmand World Cook Book Award for Best Local Cook Book in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Sadly Carol died 14th October 2009 after a three-year battle with leukaemia. There have been many tributes to Carol's courageous nature, both as a writer and champion of the wests finest foods. Click here to visit Carol Trewin's tribute page..
Gourmet Cornwall won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2005 for the Best Local Cookbook published in English in the UK. Previous winners in English include Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink books, and in 2005 attracted almost 6,000 entries from 65 countries. Winners are selected for the author whose personality and heart shines throughout the book’; for their high quality of production and printing, and as a user-friendly book that respects and understands’ the reader.
Cream Of Cornwall - Think of Cornwall and you're transported to a county of stunning fish, rich clotted cream, golden pasties and exceptional meat. The brilliant Gourmet Cornwall, by Carol Trewin .. is a beautiful and fitting celebration of one of England's culinary gems.’
(Mail on Sunday, Night and Day Magazine, 03.07.05)
..explores the landscape, the history and the culture that has helped to shape the Cornish people, their lives and diet down the centuries’. (Philippa Davenport, Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year 2004)
Offers us that regionality and sense of place so vital to good cooking. (Tom Jaine, food writer and publisher of Petits Propos Culinaire)
.. a work of art laced with recipes and family stories which will make your mouth water ..
(James Crowden, Petits Propos Culinaire, 78, Spring 2005)
64 distinctively Cornish apple varieties .. A fraction of them survive .. In the plus column, there are now 60 hand-made Cornish cheeses .. Carol Trewin elegantly celebrates the gain while mourning the loss. Her photographer, Adam Woolfitt, runs riot with colour, adding lustre to a generally optimistic text that seeks out the farmers, oystermen, fruit and veg growers, bakers and dairy workers .. Heartwarming stuff’ (The Guardian Review, 25.06.05)
.. luscious colour .. This book is a treat in itself .. will doubtless be kept in the kitchen – reminding the family of the great time they had in Cornwall. (IFBN – Independent Farm Business News, 06.04.05)
Never before has there been such a photographic celebration of Cornwall's food and drink in one place. Adam Woolfitt .. is a master of his art, evoking the essence of each dish, venue or location .. forcing the reader to view them afresh. .. Carol Trewin has done Cornwall a great service with this book, and in the process has carefully steered a path between providing intelligent, well researched information and entertainingly told anecdotes. .. she is eminently qualified to speak with authority on her chosen subject. She brings a journalist's attention to detail and accuracy – as well as an eye for the offbeat – to create an eclectic picture of Cornwall's food industry today.’ (Simon Parker, Living Cornwall, Western Morning News, 19.04.05)
It is packed full of fascinating insights into Cornwall's food and drink, with some wonderful photographs by Adam Woolfitt and peppered with recipes by tops chefs. The book helps to illustrate how important the production of real food is to preserving and enhancing the character of the landscape in Cornwall. .. a "must-have" for all food enthusiasts.
(Countryside Agency, Eat the View, 21.04.05)
.. a book that confirms Cornwall's growing reputation for culinary excellence ..
not only a mouth-watering "must read" but also a "must order and have" book for foodies everywhere. (Cornishman, 05.05.05)
A tempting book, so beautifully done – amazing photos too. I want to rush to Cornwall and EAT! (Kay Dunbar, Director of Ways with Words Literary Festival)
.. an easy book to read, written by a person with a real passion for – and knowledge of – the subject. .. well presented and brilliantly illustrated’ (CLA SouthWest, May 2005). It's a "must-have" for all food enthusiasts, and is a colourful addition to any kitchen shelf. Inspirational for those of you who are keen to create delicious dishes using fresh, local produce.
(Cornwall Today, June 2005)
This wonderful book, with excellent photographs by Adam Woolfitt, is an essential companion for all future visits to Cornwall. The delightful thing for the local economy is that the publisher is also based in Cornwall. (Countryman, June 2005)
This gastronomic celebration of Cornwall is a mouth-watering feast of food and drink ..
If you love Cornwall, then Carol Trewin's Gourmet Cornwall .. is an invaluable book. The county has taken its wonderful produce a lot more seriously over the past decade, and this useful guide has lists of shops, markets and producers and recipes.
(The Observer, Food Monthly, 12 June 2005)
If you're heading to the south-west this summer, pack a copy of Carol Trewin's excellent Gourmet Cornwall .. and you'll know where to go for the region's finest food and drink.
(BBC Good Food, August 2005)
a practical work of art laced with pictures, recipes and stories which will make your mouth water. ..
it sets out to explore the links between contemporary Cornish food, the landscape, history and culture. .. It also focuses firmly on the thriving modern Cornish food scene, bringing it to life through the eyes of some of the best chefs and artisan food businesses.
(The Eden Project, Friends Magazine, no. 19, Summer 2005)
.. the eclectic mix works well ..
(The Book Place June 2005, Editor's Choice)
A celebration of Cornwall's stirling produce and the people and places behind it, including recipes from top local chefs. (BBC Olive, August 2005)
Features some of today’s most interesting local food producers. (f3 Local Food News, May 2005)
the illustrations within are immediately captivating, the writing compelling, and the information well worth the cover price. (Slow Food, Snail Mail, edition 8, June 2005)
An ideal present for someone if you can bear to part with your copy! (Langmans Newsletter, August 2005)
The book just oozes freshness in the beautiful photographs by Adam Woolfitt ..
As an introduction to the diversity and availability of Cornish products this is an excellent book.
(Old Cornwall, vol. XIII, no. 8, Spring 2007)
.. another from that marvellous collaboration of author Carol Trewin and photographer Adam Woolfitt. .. Adam Woolfitt is a truly talented photographer whose pictures complement Carol’s words wonderfully, each page is to linger over and admire. The stories are charming and informative and would persuade anyone that Cornwall has a lot to teach other counties about respect for culture and culinary heritage. (Mostly Food Journal, May 2008)
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