Penny Ericson’s new cookery book, Meats, Eats, Drinks & Leaves celebrates the diversity and excellence of food and produce in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
It features a variety of establishments ranging from favourite pubs to some of the region’s most celebrated fine country hotels and eateries. It also features some of the region’s finest farmers, food producers, vintners and brewers. Penny tells the story of how chefs of the region value the provenance of their food, what it means to support and develop local farmers and producers and how this has attracted them to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Twenty-two chefs have contributed menus that feature their favoured local produce and often ways in which they themselves have taken responsibility for growing their own livestock, kitchen gardens and produce.
To accompany the beautifully photographed menus, Tanguy Martin, head sommelier of TerraVina has contributed intelligent and delightful wine matching and detailed tasting notes. Protégé of Gerard Basset, OBE, Tanguy was recently named the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs coveted Young Sommelier of the Year for 2014 and awarded a bronze medal at the Moët & Chandon Sommelier of the Year 2014.