Britain's first beach café cookbook is available to buy – order your copy now
___Loved by the likes of AA Gill, Jasper Conran and Rick Stein – not to mention its loyal, local clientele – The Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, West Dorset, has been at the forefront of Britain’s burgeoning beach café scene for several years now. Serving stunning seasonal seafood in a relaxed and informal setting just yards from the sea, it has become one of Dorset’s coolest foodie destinations.
The Hive Beach Café Cookbook, which features more than 100 fish and seafood recipes divided into four seasons, is Britain’s first beach café cookbook. Edited by former Mr & Mrs Smith editor Rufus Purdy and packed with images from award-winning photographer Graham Wiffen, it reflects The Hive’s chefs’ passion for sustainability and protecting our dwindling fish stocks. You’re just as likely to discover recipes for coley, cuttlefish, garfish, gurnard and huss as you are to come across innovative new ways to cook lobster, scallops and squid.
Featuring a foreword and four exclusive recipes from celebrity chef and long-time Hive supporter Lesley Waters, the book also makes use of the latest QR-code technology – which allows readers to simply download recipes to their phones before setting out to source the ingredients.
The Hive Beach Café Cookbook is published by Bristlebird Books, price £16.99.
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