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  • Daniel Clifford, two Michelin starred chef at his riverside restaurant Midsummer House in Cambridge and TV regular, publishes his first book on June 21st – Midsummer’s Day. Part autobiography, and part cookbook, ‘Out of my Tree – Midsummer House’ is a warts and all account of the pressures and triumphs of his 20 years in the hospitality industry; a brutally honest account of his life story, and a tribute to the distinctive style and sophistication of his dishes. Out of My Tree tells the story of how Daniel went from being a dyslexic child from a broken home to one of the best chefs in the country. “I have been a chef most of my life. It’s almost all I know. It’s made me the man I am today – good and bad, happy and sad, right and wrong. This is the story of how I went from someone who no-one thought would amount to anything to a chef with two Michelin stars and a business I am fiercely proud of,” says Daniel. Published by Meze Publishing, at 416 pages, and a large format hardback, this is a book to do justice to someone who makes two-Michelin starred cooking the standard. RRP is £45 and the book is available at the Midsummer House restaurant and online at www.midsummerhouse.co.uk. Revealing a man who even cancelled his own wedding to work, there are no stories missed out or punches pulled – whether it’s discovering what life is like working under a chef like Marco Pierre White in his heyday, uncovering the bully boy tactics of a 1990s British kitchen or discussing his failed relationships, Daniel bares all. The book delves into his childhood and how his unsettled background drove him to make the most of his talent for cooking, as well as unpicking how those early years in some of the most brutal kitchens in the country turned him into the uncompromising chef he is today. And while Daniel has mellowed with age as he spends more time with his five daughters, the things that drove him forward in the first place – a fear of stagnating and the need for drama and conflict – are the things that still drive him to this day. It features over 140 recipes right from the early days of Midsummer House in the late ‘90s through garnering two Michelin stars and the success of the tasting menu through to the very latest recipes the restaurant is serving today. The recipes run alongside the story, chronologically, and reveal how his style has developed and become more refined over the years. Classic recipes include the 17 Pan Lamb from 1999, and Veal Kidneys recipes from both 2000 and 2004. Daniel’s modern recipes include his Pommes Soufflé, Sour Cream and Chive from 2012, and Lychee, Yogurt and Rose Artichoke from 2016. Daniel counts Tom Kerridge and Sat Bains as two of his closest friends and is widely regarded in industry circles as one of the country’s most revered chefs, having won the Chefs’ Chef of the Year at the 2015/16 AA Awards. As Sat Bains puts it: “Midsummer House is Daniel’s open love letter to gastronomy; a letter of heartache, pain, sorrow, absolute elation and joy that you’d have to be f****ing nuts to endure. He’s proven that we all need goals and if we work hard enough we can achieve anything. I look at this as a chapter in his life that he can now reflect on, and the openness and intimate detail he goes into in this book is a joy to read.”
  • Published in collaboration with The Glasgowist, The Glasgow and West Coast Cook Book is the latest in Meze Publishing’s ‘Get Stuck In’ series of regional cook books. It celebrates the best of the area’s food scene with over 40 recipes from a wide selection of Glasgow’s finest local restaurants, delis, gastro pubs, cafes and local suppliers. Among those included are multi award-winning Finnieston restaurant The Gannet, successful restaurant group Two Fat Ladies, as well as the likes of Galician beef specialists The Spanish Butcher, Hutchesons City Grill and fish and seafood gurus Gamba. But it's not just about the city. This book also features some of the most tantalising recipes you'll find on the west coast, with inclusions from The Oyster Catcher at Otter Ferry on Loch Fyne, Helensburgh bistro Sugarboat and The Lodge on The Loch at Loch Lomond. So whether your taste is fine dining, no nonsense, hearty food or something a little more exotic, there will be a dish for people of all cooking abilities and tastes.
  • Following the success of their 2014 cook book, Henderson’s Relish’s follow up title showcases the spicy Yorkshire sauce in all its glory. Strong and Northern – The Henderson’s Relish Cook Book is a reminder of what people use Hendo’s for every day: splashing over their favourite meals, whether that’s a proper pie or Friday fish and chips. IN STOCK NOW
  • The Devon Cook Book celebrates the best of the county’s food scene with over 50 recipes from a wide selection of local foodie businesses. These include some of Devon’s finest local restaurants, delis, gastro pubs, cafes and local suppliers including recipes from seafood specialists and Michelin star holders Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, award-winning farm shop, deli and cafe Johns of Instow, Michelin-starrred The Elephant and Jamie Oliver-endorsed South Devon Chilli Farm, who produce a variety of chilli-infused sauces, jams and jellies and chocolates. So whether your taste is fine dining, no nonsense, hearty food or something a little more exotic, there will be a dish for people of all cooking abilities and tastes.
  • Plant Milk Power is a recipe book for making your own alternatives to dairy milks quickly and easily at home, ideal for breakfast in a hurry. Nearly 50 recipes take you through the step-by-step process of whizzing up nut, seed, oat, coconut, hemp and tiger nut milks, smoothies and chia bowls with helpful guides to allergens and health benefits. *A donation of 10% will be made to The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK with use of the emailed code*
  • Meze Publishing are proud to announce The South London Cook Book! With forewords by both Jose Pizarro and Adam Byatt, and featuring recipes from The Watchhouse, Maltby St Market, Inkspot Brewery and many more, you won't want to miss this delectable feast celebrating independent South London food and drink hotspots.
  • The Cardiff and South Wales Cook Book is the latest in Meze Publishing’s ‘Get Stuck In’ series of regional cook books, celebrating the best of the region’s food scene with over 30 recipes from a wide selection of local foodie businesses. These include some of the area's finest local restaurants, delis, gastro pubs, cafes and suppliers including recipes and a foreword from Penarth-based Michelin star holder James Sommerin, who includes his fabulous Welsh Lamb with broad beans, turnip and cumin dish. Also featured are Llanelli's Sosban restaurant, who take great pride in using the best of Welsh ingredients, as well as home delivery concept One Mile Bakery, run by ex-Newport Gwent Dragons rugby star Nick Macleod, Cardiff's Cocorico (finalists in last year's Bake Off Creme de la Creme TV show) and beef aficionados Burger Theory, who share their kimcheese burger recipe. So whether your taste is fine dining or no nonsense, hearty food, there will be a dish for people of all cooking abilities and tastes.
  • Featuring recipes from TV chefs Aiden Byrne, Simon Rogan and this year’s Masterchef winner Simon Wood, The Manchester Cook Book celebrates the culinary diversity of the capital of the north. This 224 page book features more than 45 recipes from some of the city’s finest food establishments, local restaurants, cafes, delis, pubs and food producers such as The Metropolitan, Iberica, The Rose Garden in Didsbury and The Bury Black Pudding Company. Among the plethora of tasty treats are Sage-crusted pork chop, tofu green beans, creamed potatoes and pork sauce from Mr. Cooper’s House, Famous Corned Beef Hash and Seared Scallops with slow-braised Ox Cheeks and Cauliflower from The Victorian Chophouse Company and three dishes from Second Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols including Tandoori Monkfish and a trio of honey desserts. Get stuck in.
  • The North Yorkshire Cook Book Second Helpings celebrates the best of the area’s food and drink scene with over 40 recipes from a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and producers, including a foreword and recipes from Michelin-star holder Tommy Banks, owner of the 2017 Trip Advisor Best Restaurant in the World, The Black Swan.
  • The Bristol and Bath Cook Book follows on from the 2016 best-seller, The Bristol Cook Book. It celebrates the best of the area’s food and drink scene with over 40 recipes contributed by a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and producers, including Pinkmans Bakery, featured in The Sunday Times Top 25 bakeries in the UK.
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