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Apples and Hops: Kent's Food and Drink (Paperback)

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With its gentle climate, rich soils and bountiful coastal waters, Kent is a land of plenty when it comes to food and drink. The abundant produce of Kent's farms, orchards, hop gardens and fishing ports has been sustaining the nation for generations; not for nothing did Henry VIII dub this county the 'Garden of England'. Kentish cooks can trace their culinary heritage back to the Roman occupation and today's producers are building upon centuries of gastronomic tradition as they honour ancient customs and introduce new ideas. From baked Kentish huffkins to sweet gypsy tarts; from Romney Marsh lamb to Whitstable Bay oysters and from real ales brewed by Britain's oldest brewery to fine wines made by adventurous new vintners, there is far more to Kentish comestibles than just apples, cherries and hops.

In this book, local author Naomi Dickins discovers some of the county's appetising delights and explores some of the customs and traditions associated with Kentish fare. Illustrated throughout, 'Apples, Cherries, Hops: Kent's Food and Drink', will appeal to all those with an interest in the county's history and its culinary heritage.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesManufacturing industriesFood manufacturing & related industriesFood & DrinkGeneral cookery & recipesHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/05/2023 ISBN-13: 9781398101814  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Naomi Dickins lives in the heart of the Kent Weald with her husband, two children and assorted animals. After reading History at Bristol University and gaining an Advanced Diploma in Local History Studies from Oxford University, she has worked as a tutor and lecturer, researcher and archivist. As well as writing and lecturing, Naomi runs classes and workshops for local history groups.

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