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By Mike Hamblett

With foreword by Noddy Holder

The Robin has been described as being The Marquee of the Midlands. Across 26 glorious years and two Black Country venues, it has welcomed some of the biggest names in rock; from Joe Bonamassa to Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant via Slade, Steven Seagal, Lenny Henry and more.
 
The man behind the club is Mike Hamblett, a former GKN apprentice and drummer in local bands who started his own PA company before plunging his life savings into the Robin. His first venue became a roaring success, giving artists from across the world the opportunity to play intense, hot’n’sweaty shows in a venue where the atmosphere was electric and the fans hung on every note. And when that was demolished to make way for a shopping centre, Mike and his team simply came back stronger.
 
They secured new, larger premises and set about adding a hotel, restaurant and bar to their operation. BB King once sang: “Let the good times roll.” At The Robin 2, that’s precisely what they did. It’s been 26 years since Mike Hamblett first opened his doors and this essential read chronicles every single gig there’s been. It’s a remarkable testimony to one man’s vision and drive, to the stunning bands and sensational shows, to the brilliant staff and to the spirit of rock’n’roll. Keep on rockin’.


Published November 2018. Hardback. RRP: £20
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(Books will be posted late November 2018)
Twitter: @andyrichardson1

 

Salt

By Paul Foster

With foreword by Sat Bains

Expect the unexpected from the stylish and highly rated Paul Foster, whose debut book will turn heads. Foster is one of the rising stars of British gastronomy. He has made a remarkable impact at his first restaurant, Salt, winning the Good Food Guide New Restaurant of the Year 2018.

Having cooked at three Michelin star restaurants around the world, including L’Auberge de l’Ile, in Lyon; the technologically innovative wd~50, in New York; and The French Laundry in California, he took on a sous chef position at Restaurant Sat Bains, the two Michelin-starred restaurant in Nottingham. He became head chef at the Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk in 2010, and then The Dining Room at Mallory Court. 

In February 2016, Paul announced he was leaving Mallory Court to crowdfund his own restaurant through Kickstarter. He achieved his target of £100,000 at the beginning of March 2016, and opened Salt in Stratford-upon-Avon a year later. His eagerly-anticipated debut book captures his remarkable story while offering 40 thrilling recipes that are visually spectacular, intelligently designed and bursting with flavour. It is a landmark volume from one of Britain's greatest young chefs.

Published November 2018. Hardback. Boxed. 240pp. RRP: £39.95

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(Books will be posted late November 2018)

Twitter: @AndyRichardson1 @PaulFosterChef @Salt_Dining 

 

 

The Merchant of Venison

By Scott Rea

Scott Rea's debut book sold out in four months. The eagerly-anticipated follow-up will be published in Spring 2019 when the multi-award-winning buthcer, author and game hero provides a nose-to-tail look at venison. Including butchery techniques, stalking and a compendium of delicious recipes, Scott's Venison book is likely to be as successful as its sold out predecessor. 

Out 2019

 

Out Of Africa

By Chris Burt

Chris Burt's critically-acclaimed debut Momo No Ki provided an international audience with an insight into his innovative Japanese fusion food. Now the Midlands-based chef is going back to his roots. Tracing his African upbringing to the present, Out Of Africa is a heart-warming story coupled with left field dishes.

Out 2019

 

Koj

By Andrew Kojima 

MasterChef star Andrew Kojima has earned a place in the Good Food Guide after serving stunning food at his Cheltenham restaurant. The crowd-funded venue was the result of his title at the BBC MasterChef title, during which the Japanese-British chef dazzled Michel Roux Jr with his creative food. Expect passion on the plate and umami-rich dishes.

Out 2019

 

Shore

By Bruce Rennie 

Three AA Rosette holder Bruce Rennie has dayboat fresh fish delivered to his Cornish restaurant each day. His debut book is just as exciting as the dishes served in his Penzance restuarant, where provenance and quality are key. Expect imaginative flavours from a humble cook with the starriest of pedigrees.

Out 2019

 

The Corner House Cook Book

By Matt Sworder 

Classic dishes featuring the best of Kentish ingredients has helped propel Matt Sworder to the forefront of the food scene in the Garden of England. Maximum flavour and attention to detail set him apart from the pack and his lovingly produced debut showcases the dishes that have made him so popular.

Out 2019

 

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