We all know Norfolk is stuffed full of incredible places to eat, from brasseries and fine dining to cafés and food to enjoy on the go. This reflects the county’s excellent reputation for quality produce - sometimes, though, we wish we could recreate some of their classic dishes at home. Enter: The Norfolk Cookbook! We’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner…
Image: Paella with Norfolk Wild Sea Bass by Stoke Mill
Image: The Norfolk Cookbook
The book itself is a smorgasboard of the best and the brightest culinary players in the area, and combines information about the restaurants themselves with their star recipe/s and how to create them. There’s some serious ‘impress-your-friends’ dishes plus recipes for snacks, lighter bites, and a great range of sweets and puddings to round off the perfect spread.
Image: the Lemon, Tea and Biscuit Cheesecake by Biddy's Tea Room
Create your own masterpiece using some of the county’s excellent produce. Some of the key Norfolk ingredients include local game, Norfolk Black turkey, Cromer crab, samphire, Brancaster mussels and Norfolk cheeses; many of these can be found on Norwich market, along with various other artisan products to buy for later or enjoy right there and then. You’ll find everything from lasagne and falafel to Thai dishes and specialist foods - including vegan and gluten free - among the brightly-roofed stalls of the market – it’s one of the largest open-air markets in the country, and doesn’t disappoint with a great variety of items.
Other great Norfolk produce includes locally brewed beer (award-winning brewers Woodforde’s has a great range), cold-pressed rapeseed oil, Colman’s Mustard, and spirits from excellent local producers such as English Whisky Company (you can visit their St Georges Distillery and take a tour, which includes sampling their award-winning whisky), Black Shuck Ltd, Winbirri Wines, and Bullards Gin (try their award-winning Norwich Dry Gin).
Image: English Whisky Co.
Of course, if you fancy going out to eat there’s plenty to get excited about around here! For great quality food made from local and seasonal produce try Benedicts, Roger Hickman’s, The Last Wine Bar, The Bicycle Shop, FigBar, Moorish Falafel Bar, the Rooftop Gardens and St John Baptist Cathedral – all of whom feature in the Norfolk Cookbook with their own recipes! We’d also suggest trying Bishop’s Dining Room & Wine Bar, Giggling Squid, Namaste India, Britons Arms, Mambo Jambo, Grosvenor Fish Bar, The Library Restaurant Bar & Grill, The Waffle House, and - a little out of the city - Restaurant 1559 at Sprowston Manor Hotel & Country Club, Zak’s restaurants, The Fritton Arms, The Black Rock Grill, and The Brasserie Bar & Grill at Dunston Hall.
To win you own copy of The Norfolk Cookbook (available to buy on Amazon here) simply enter our competition on this page. You’ll be signed up to receive our City of Stories newsletter; it’s sent out once a week and includes the best things to see, do and experience in and around Norwich!
Closing date is midnight Thursday 15 June. Full T&Cs on the competition entry page.
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