Norfolk’s Own Cookbook

Norfolk’s Own Cookbook – Everything stops for tea

Norfolk's Own Cookbook - Everything Stops for TeaEveryone should own a copy of this very beautiful cookery book, and know that each time they cook and serve one of the excellent recipes therein they are giving support to the vital care that Marie Curie provides for the people of Norfolk.

Delia Smith.

Why a cookbook about Norfolk?

Norfolk is a bounteous county with an incredible array of crops, eateries and artisan creators.  The best makers, bakers and growers from across the Norfolk acres have come together to support this venture with funds, enthusiasm and a wealth of skills.  In all, there are 80 recipes using the best of Norfolk produce.  Top chefs, including Galton Blackiston, Chris Coubrough, Richard Hughes and Roger Hickman, share the recipe platform with the Lord Bishop of Norwich, Anthony Gormley, Stella Rimington, 13 year old Mermaid Sandelson (a recent outstanding winner of a baking competition), and 103 year old Alice Syzling who was in service for many years and is a wonderful home baker.

Meet the team behind ‘Norfolk’s Own Cookbook’

Norfolk's Own Cookbook TeamBring together three women who are involved with the food community and passionate about promoting the wealth of produce of their home county, add a wish to support a worthwhile charity and it doesn’t take too long to work out that a cookery book might be on the cards, on the bookshelves and gracing coffee tables.

Inspired by the Marie Curie team of fundraisers who host “Blooming Great Tea Parties” across the country, one of the charity’s Norfolk Patrons, Melinda Raker, and local food campaigners Vanessa Scott, owner of Strattons Hotel, and Mary Kemp, cookery writer and demonstrator, have combined their knowledge and love of Norfolk ingredients to raise money for Marie Curie.  This cookbook brings together their passion for good food and all that is Norfolk.

With 192 full colour pages, this hardback gem has been designed by Niki Medlik, recent Head of Jacket Design at Thames and Hudson, edited by Mari Roberts who has worked with Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay, and the stunning photography is by Keiron Tovell.

What makes ‘Norfolk’s Own Cookbook’ so special?

Marie Curie logoThere is something remarkably special about this book.  Thanks to the subscriptions of the contributors and the generosity of the many sponsors, all the production costs are covered and every penny of the £20 retail cost will go to Marie Curie and thus every single book sold will provide one hour of care and support for those who wish to spend their last few months, weeks or days at home.

Here is a chance to help provide that care: supporting Marie Curie in Norfolk is just a piece of cake!

How do you get hold of ‘Norfolk’s Own Cookbook’?

‘Norfolk’s Own Cookbook: Everything Stops for Tea’ is now at the printers and will be on sale June 18th, 2015.  There will be an initial print run of 5000; Price £20 – all of which goes to Marie Curie.  The book is hardback, 246 * 186 mm, has 192 pages and is in full colour (ISBN 978-0993177903).

Books will be available to buy from the following:

  • Jarrolds, Norwich
  • The Book Hive, Norwich
  • Assembly House, Norwich
  • Ceres Bookshop, Swaffham
  • Gurneys, Burnham Market
  • The Royal Norfolk Show 1-2 July
  • From the website

About Marie Curie

Marie Curie Care and Support through terminal illnessMarie Curie is the leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes.  The charity is also a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with a terminal illness.  In addition to this the charity designs and advises on end of life services and works to ensure that the best possible care and patient choice is at the heart of commissioning end of life care across the UK.  All Marie Curie services are completely free of charge. Around 70% of the charity’s income comes from donations with the balance of funds coming from the NHS. Registered Charity No: 207994