The Fish Store
When her sons inherited their father's childhood home, once a commercial building for storing and packing pilchards, in a Cornish fishing village, LB thought it would be a helpful idea to record some of the recipes and memories of this extraordinary place.
It started as a notebook for her sons' eyes only, with lists of favourite ways of cooking mackerel, monkfish and sole and how to make mayonnaise to go with the gift of a handsome crab or crayfish, but then it took its own momentum and became this very special book, full of recollections and anecdotes and fabulous holiday food.
As well as an inspiring collection of fish recipes, there are mouth-watering ideas for al fresco lunches such as Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kebabs, Greek Potato Salad with Coriander and Stewed Beetroot with Lemon Tomatoes. There are hearty autumn and winter meals to linger over, like Slow-braised Lamb with Flageolets, Leek, Chicken and Parsley Pie and Picasso's Valencienne Rice. Puddings are particularly enticing and include Lavender Pears with White Wine and Blackberry and Apple Cobbler.
You don't have to be on holiday in Cornwall to enjoy this lovely food. In fact, this treasure trove of recipes and memories will transport you to the seaside wherever you are.