Taste of Dartmouth charity cook book flies off shelves after launch
A charity cookbook, featuring recipes from amazing chefs around Dartmouth, including Mitch Tonks, has sold more than 1,000 copies after its launch party on Friday, October 21.
Taste of Dartmouth, which is published by Richard Webb on behalf of Dartmouth Caring, was launched at a special reception during the Dartmouth Food Festival at the Flavel Arts Centre in the town. The books flew off the shelves at the highly-successful food festival.
The book, which is raising funds for the charity which looks out for the elderly and vulnerable adults in and around Dartmouth, got a foodie star-studded launch.
Mitch even stood up and called on everyone present to support the charity, saying that he had been an ardent supporter since attending its weekly lunch club.
The book, which has been designed by Nick Shallabeer, features contributions from Pat Candy of the Kitchen Shop in Dartmouth, and Tom Jaine, former manager at the Carved Angel restaurant with Joyce, who was also editor of the Good Food Guide and is now a publisher with Prospect Books.
There are three-course meals provided by 18 chefs from Dartmouth, including the students of Dartmouth Academy. Every one sold means money goes to Dartmouth Caring, and chairman Dee Nutt, who introduced local chef Philip Watts to demonstrate three of the dishes at the launch, assisted by food festival chairman David Jones, said she was delighted.
“This book celebrates the wonderful breadth and depth of talent Dartmouth’s restaurant community has, so it was perfect to launch at the Food Festival,” she said. “David Jones and I came up with the idea two years ago so it’s wonderful to see it produced. The sales this week have been phenomenal, and we are delighted, but we’d like to sell out before Christmas.”
The book is available from every participating restaurant, the Dartmouth Caring website – www.dartmouthcaring.co.uk – and from White Sails Gallery. Get the Taste of Dartmouth on Amazon and Richard Webb’s website www.dartmouthbooks.co.uk.
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