I am thrilled to announce I have a copy of The Sportsman cook book by Stephen Harris to give away. I have also been sent a copy of the superb book – winner of the Andre Simon Food and Drink award 2017 (best cookery book) – and I have just cooked my first recipe from it which I’m also sharing with you here.
To enter my giveaway for you chance to WIN a copy of this stunning cookery book scroll down to the bottom of this post.
The recipe I have chosen to recreate is “Duck with cherries”. I love the simplicity of the recipe titles in the book and this is one of those food pairings – like all of the others in the book – that work harmoniously together, created by someone with endless skill.
Here is a little background into how Stephen got started in the food business…
“Stephen Harris’ book The Sportsman (Phaidon Press) was awarded the 2017 prize for food writing. Stephen Harris had several lives before he decided to turn what was once called a “grotty rundown pub by the sea” in Kent into an internationally acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant. First a musician – he launched a punk band with his brother Christopher during his teen years – and then a history teacher and a financial advisor in the City of London, Harris’ engaging essays introduce the reader to the rich culinary history of the area; the Kentish landscape; how he found The Sportsman and his philosophy that intertwines punk music and food. The book shares extracts from Harris’ diary and personal ephemera including photos from his punk years” extract from The Andre Simon Book Awards.
The Sportsman by Stephen Harris is published by Phaidon Press
Before showing you the recipe, I wanted to highlight an extract from the book that resonated with me. It’s something I completely relate to in terms of how I run my supper club and how I want it to evolve- indeed how it has evolved into what it has today. I think all that’s left for me to say is I see a journey to The Sportsman happening soon…
“The only way that people would venture out on a winter’s night was because the food was so good that they had to. The food must be that good. These people would then tell their friends about the amazing meal they had eaten, and word would spread from there. No advertising, no marketing but the purest form of growth – word of mouth”. Extract from The Sportsman by Stephen Harris published by Phaidon Press.
Thanks to The Andre Simon book awards for providing me with the prize for this giveaway
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