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ISBN: 9780857041524
AUTHOR: Peter Gorton & Adrian Oakes
Devon Food Heroes
Devon Food Heroes
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The importance of locally produced food extends far beyond the quality of the produce we like to eat and drink. While there’s no denying the attraction of cheap food, we are becoming increasingly aware of the damage to the environment that comes with industrial agricultural methods and the over-use of fertilisers and pesticides.

Flying in produce thousands of miles to stock our supermarket shelves may provide inexpensive out-of-season fruit and vegetables, but what about the real cost of this in terms of the effect it has on our fragile world?

In Devon Food Heroes the authors, a world-class chef and one of our most highly regarded photographers, set out to introduce the reader to some of the county’s best producers who are committed to providing food of the highest quality using environmentally sound methods of production. While many of these look back to traditional practices in growing food, they are also embracing new technology and up-to-the-minute science in ensuring their product is healthy both to those who eat it and to the world in which we all live.

From bakers and beekeepers to ice cream makers and shellfish farmers, each offers an insight into how a better food future can be achieved through innovation, determination and an overwhelming desire to produce delicious food of the highest quality. And to help prove the point the book contains delicious recipes using ingredients from our Devon Food Heroes created specially for this book.

Peter Gorton is an award winning Masterchef of Great Britain and one of Devon’s finest chefs. He began his career in 1980 at the age of 16 and trained at some of the best restaurants in Great Britain and around the world. He then became the chef/proprietor of the Carved Angel restaurants and cafés in Exeter, Taunton and Dartmouth and The Horn of Plenty in Devon. Peter lives in Devon with his wife and two children, and has become one of the best known and well regarded chefs with years of Michelin star experience. Peter now runs his own restaurant in Tavistock, Gorton’s. Visit www.gortons-tavistock.co.uk.

Adrian Oakes is a landscape and contemporary photographer based in Exmouth, Devon where he lives with his family. His clients include The Dartmoor National Park Authority, National Trust and many businesses and tourist attractions throughout Devon. Adrian also supplies galleries and retailers throughout the South West who sell prints, canvasses and cards of his work. This collaboration with Peter is Adrian’s sixth hardback book (his others include Panoramic Dartmoor and Portrait of the English Riviera) and has taken him in a new direction with his photography with its focus on people and food. Visit www.adrianoakes.com.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 152 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published May 2012.

Norfolk Food HeroesNorfolk Food Heroes - £14.99
Here, described by Stephen Browning and gloriously illustrated by Daniel Tink’s photography, is a tribute to all those who specialise in Norfolk food production - from sugar beet, turkeys, mustard and chocolate to Cromer crabs, Yarmouth bloaters and Caister dumplings. The book contains a snapshot of their lives and work, and their chosen recipes.
Portrait of the English RivieraPortrait of the English Riviera - £14.99
Whether photographing the spectacular modern development around the harbour and the new Rock Walk in Torquay, Babbacombe’s discreet charms, the timeless beauty of historic Cockington, or the bustling seaside towns of Paignton and Brixham, Adrian Oakes has produced a superb selection of photographs of the highest quality that all those who know the area will enjoy.
Panoramic DartmoorPanoramic Dartmoor - £19.99
A landscape on a large scale demands a book of similar proportions and here, spread across double pages of lavish proportions, are some of the most glorious images that nature can provide. From renowned Devon photographer Adrian Oakes.
Dartmoor: A Winter's TaleDartmoor: A Winter's Tale - £14.99
Enjoy these wonderful pictures of the moorland in winter by master landscape photographer Adrian Oakes; a superb evocation of the season that many would say is Dartmoor’s best.
Web Price: £14.99
17.37 EUR 18.74 USD 24.55 AUD

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