British Food is part of a burgeoning revival and enthusiasm for British cuisine. After exhausting our tastebuds on French, Italian and Asian fare, we are rediscovering our own culinary heritage and realising that British food is something that we can not only be justifiably proud of, but also relish, explore and develop. Mark Hix, is passionate about British food and in this book he gives classic British dishes a fresh modern twist to bring them bang up to date and also creates exciting new dishes with traditional, local ingredients. The first chapter introduces the reader to the best of British ingredients, seasonal availability, and advice on shopping and storage. Recipe chapters focus on Soups; Starters, Snacks and Savouries; Fish and Seafood; Poultry and Game; Meat; Vegetables; Puddings and Baking. From Fish and Chips, Kedgeree and Lancashire Hotpot, to Devils on Horseback, Game Pie and Eton Mess, the book will make every reader excited about cooking British.
Mark Hix was formally Chef Director of Caprice Holdings, overseeing The Ivy, Scott's, J. Sheekey and Le Caprice, four of London's most fashionable restaurants. In 2008 he opened Hix Oyster and Chop House in London and Hix Oyster and Fish House in Dorset. His latest restaurant, Hix, opened in London's Soho in 2009 to rave reviews.
Mark's commendations include GQ Chef of the Year, Tatler Restaurateur of the Year 2009 and 2011 winner of the Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year at The Guild of Food Writers. He writes for the Independent on Saturday Magazine and Country Life. Previous books include British Regional Food, winner of both a Guild of Food Writers' Award and the Andre Simon Book Award, and British Seasonal Food, The Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year 2009.
Mark has made numerous television appearances, most notably BBC 2's Great British Menu.