House of Lewisham: Lewisham Cookbook
Featuring mouthwatering pictures from locally-based illustrator Nancy Ellis, the book - written to coincide with what would have been Lewisham’s Borough of Culture year - features dishes chosen after speaking with local people about the meals they create and their cultural significance.
They range from national dishes of Nigeria, to the meals cooked before the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, recipes shared by our Romani community, and traditional British favourites such as chicken and leek pie. These recipes can be served as feasts, as the centrepieces of a family meal - they are fundamentally sociable food. But even though some recipes may seem intricate or different, they are all achievable.
Every single one has been tested and cooked in a home kitchen. Dishes are split into chapters of meat, poultry, fish, vegetarian, vegan and sweets - with something for every season.