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Successful Premium Chefs Recipe Books Launch Second Edition South West & Channel Islands

Following the success of the 'Signature Chefs' recipe book from the Heart of England and Wales, the publishers have announced their next edition will focus on the South West of England and Channel Islands.

The inaugural edition featured 75 unique recipes selected from some of the finest chefs and venues across the Heart of England, the Cotswolds and Wales – including 15 Michelin-starred venues.

The cookbook contains over 200 pages of unique recipes with high quality, colour photography; as well as editorial contributions from renowned Michelin chefs: Shaun Hill of The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny; David Everitt-Matthias of two Michelin-starred, Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham; Raymond Blancs' Le Manoir Cookery School in Oxfordshire; and all five Michelin stars in Birmingham, including TV Chef, Glynn Purnell.

James Day, creator and publisher of 'Signature Chefs', selected the venues with the help of Gourmet-Lifestyle members – a lifestyle Experience Network started by James Day with over 10,000 members – and cross referencing the national dining guides. Though he points out entry into the 'Signature Chefs' recipe book is strictly by invitation only:

"We work closely with some of the finest venues and chefs across the regions and receive feedback from our discerning consumer members. We are delighted to feature our favourites from the region in this compendium of signature dishes and look forward to publishing the South West Edition late Spring, already with some impressive well known Chefs and 'Rising Stars'.”

Each chef is selected on merit; based on their commitment to pushing the boundaries of cuisine whilst offering the region's finest produce, served to a consistently excellent standard.

Editor, Louise Thomas, adds:

“We are excited to invite a variety of establishments from local gems and hidden finds to Michelin and well-known chefs. We work hard with the chefs to ensure the recipes can be easily replicated at home without the need for technical equipment such as siphon guns or water baths. The cookbook contains a range of recipes to satisfy every need from simple lunches to luxurious dinner parties.”

Chefs are invited to contribute a signature dish that best represents their cooking style. Each dish has easy to follow recipes and colour photography for the aspiring domestic cook or keen gourmet diner looking to discover new places to eat across the region.

Each limited edition book is hard-backed and hand-finished with each venue being able to personalise their front cover.

“All chefs dream of having their own cookbook to showcase their recipes, so when coming up with the concept of 'Signature Chefs' we decided to offer the unique opportunity for contributors to create their own front cover, - a first in The UK” explains James Day, adding "We are also keen to print in the UK, each book being individually hand finished, making them as unqie as the Chefs we feature"   

“Each chef has the opportunity to sit shoulder-to-shoulder amongst the regions finest and sell the book to their guests and diners with their dish on the cover. Who wants to sell a book with another chef's dish on the front? Everyone's style is unique.”

Local catering colleges have also been invited to submit a recipe to support and encourage young chefs and front of house teams.

The 'Signature Chefs' cookbook is also recommended by The Bristol Post, Crumbs Magazine & Waterfront Magazine.