Chef John Burton Race launches Kickstarter campaign to publish inspiring new book.

by Newsdesk - Thursday July 30, 2020 11:07 am

Michelin-starred chef, John Burton-Race and son, Pip (15) have co-authored a first-hand account to growing and cooking your own food.

mcith_JBR.jpgBased on his personal experience converting a chicken run into a vegetable garden during lockdown, this ground-breaking guide features 80 brand new recipes (the first in quite a while) from John Burton-Race, growing calendars, ‘spade-loads' of inspiration and a forward by JB-R’s great friend, Raymond Blanc OBE.

Easy family-focused recipes using produce grown in the garden are inevitably underpinned by the rigour of two Michelin-starred chef, Burton-Race.

When lockdown was announced, chef John Burton-Race and son, Pip (15) wasted no time digging a vegetable garden out of a disused chicken run on their remote Devon farm.  

With the nearest shops miles away, long drives to buy groceries and queuing posed a particular problem.  John had been sent home in January from Vietnam (before we had even heard of Coronavirus in the UK) where he had been cooking at a beach resort for the season.

Like his peers in the hospitality industry, he suddenly found he had plenty of time on his hands. Four months later, and as well as a flourishing vegetable, fruit and herb garden, a brand-new book  has emerged, co-authored by father and son and designed to inspire others to ‘grow and cook your own food on a budget’.

Whether you have a piece of land, a garden border or a window box there is inspiration and use in this book for all.  

Readers can look forward to 80 brand-new recipes by the two-Michelin-starred chef  - his first new selection for public consumption in several years - suitable for family meals using the produce grown in his garden. The book includes growing guides, planting calendars and ‘spade-loads ‘of inspiration for others to get outside and do the same.  

Rewards for backers

John and Pip are delighted to offer a selection of rewards for backers. Rewards will be published with the fully active page on Monday August 3rd 2020.

The Kickstarter page is now available for preview before the campaign goes live next Monday August 3rd. 

Homegrown by Father & Son: A guide to growing and cooking your own food on a budget

By John and Pip Burton-Race

Forward by Raymond Blanc OBE

Due out: Autumn 2020

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