The recipe book contains a vast range of dishes to suit all tastes, from herb-crusted New Forest lamb for meat-lovers to a courgette and Lyburn cheese frittata for vegetarians. It is brimming with delicious desserts such as cranachan with New Forest honey and New Forest biscotti with jam trifles.
The ethos of the New Forest Marque is to work with local producers and farmers to help them promote their produce. By purchasing something which displays the New Forest Marque you are guaranteed to be buying something that is truly local.
Sarah Richards, New Forest Marque Manager, said: ‘This is the second New Forest Marque cookbook. We sold over 1,500 of Well Seasoned. The feedback was so positive we decided to produce a seasonal recipe book keeping the recipes simple and letting the food speak for itself.
‘Our Marque producers are so diverse which is how we are able to find so many interesting recipes, and the quality of the produce is second-to-none. We have three award-winning cheese makers as well as producers who make and prepare a wide range of products that include cakes, chutneys, honey products, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, jams, meats and much more.
‘Not only can you buy New Forest Marque products in the shops but you will also find them in many local pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as neighbourhood stores and farmers’ markets.’
The More Seasoning cookbook costs £10 and is available to buy online at www.foreststore.co.uk or to download from iTunes at £1.79.
For more information about the Marque and to find out more about its local producers visit www.newforestproduce.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
If you would like to feature any of the recipes in the More Seasoning cookbook please contact the Press Office on the details below.
The New Forest Marque is a sign that you are getting authentic New Forest fare of the highest quality and supporting the traditional country ways of this unique and special landscape. It is the only scheme of its kind in the country where producers are audited to ensure their products are truly local.
A product is only licensed to use the Marque® if:
it contains at least 25 per cent New Forest produce
it has met stringent standards according to its particular speciality (for example, meat producers must show that high standards of welfare and good husbandry have been applied at all times).
Managed by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest District Council the award scheme was created to:
give businesses a distinctive 'New Forest' banner under which to sell their goods and services
help customers identify quality New Forest produce
encourage people to ‘buy local ‘ and reduce the environmental impact of transporting food long distances
help sustain the New Forest’s local economy by supporting local businesses and employment.
Hilary Makin, Communications Manager, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646608
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The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire; it is famous for its stunning landscapes,wildlife,coastline & picturesque villages. It is the eighth national park in England and the first in the south-east to be created for nearly 50yrs.