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Definitely a cookery book with a difference, while the recipes are serious (well all but one anyway) there is a quirky and eccentric approach to the rest of the book.
Tracey Slocombe, AKA Mrs Slocombe, is from Devon farming stock, brought up in the rough and tumble world of native breed cattle, green wellies, thick mud, and getting the job done in all weathers.
She advocates cooking from scratch, shopping local, and if at all possible, knowing exactly which farm your food comes from.
In this full-on book Mrs Slocombe takes you around the world in Feasts for a Gathering, gets you tipsy in Seven Drunken Nights, and keeps you amused with rib-tickling stories while you’re waiting for the bread to rise. Read about Mrs Slocombe’s Favourite Way to Cook Meat, and Life on the Veg, and maybe take your life in your hands and have a go at making Rice Pudding the Hard Way.
The book contains 160 pages of recipes funny stories and chat interspersed with loads of full colour photographs and several fun cartoons drawn by Braunton artist Ian Shapland. It will be just as much at home on the coffee table as in the kitchen and a great gift for anyone who loves cooking or North Devon.