To celebrate the London launch of local resident Marian Armitage's book, 'Shetland Food and Cooking', Hammond's Butcher and Deli at Kew Bridge, is holding a book signing and tasting event on the 28th November between 4-8pm.
Born and brought up in Shetland, Marian has lived at Strand on the Green for almost 25 years and has taught Food and Nutrition in State schools across London for 30 years.Recently retired, Marian has drawn on her intimate knowledge of Shetland and her great passion for food to produce recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. Delights such as, rhubarb chutney, tattie soup with reestit mutton to contemporary recipes such as Armenian lamb, bobotie, ceviche and beremeal flat bread, are but a few of her recipes.
But you don't have to live on Shetland to enjoy these recipes. Launched to great success earlier this month at the Shetland Food Fair (www.tasteofshetland.com), Marian says comments, "It has enabled me to extend the experience of teaching food and cooking, to a wider audience. Although it is about promoting all the wonderful food that is grown, caught and reared in Shetland- it is quite possible to make the recipes successfully from local shops, markets and supermarkets..."
Anyone who is interested should come along to the launch where there will be an opportunity to meet Marian, who will be signing copies of her book.
There will also be the chance to have a glass of Shetland beer and taste some delicious Shetland produce including lamb, bannocks, rhubarb chutney as well as Marian's home made gravlax with dill mustard sauce and smoked mackerel pate.
Live fiddle music will be provided by Helena Hafsteinsdottir.
In honour of these tasty and inspirational recipes Hammond's will also be stocking a range of Shetland produce.
'Shetland Food and Cooking' is published by The Shetland Times, Lerwick. (ISBN 978-1-904746-94-2)