Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the ISles of Sciily

Making the sea a supermarket

Forager and author Rachel Lambert was filmed by the BBC, talking about seaweeds. Watch her here. Rachel is the author of the very popular Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, published in our Pocket Cornwall series. 



Tim Hubbard at the Port Eliot Festival!

Tim Hubbard, author of The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and their Plants, will be at the Port Eliot Festival on Friday, 28 July. He’ll be talking with Iain Davies, Head of Gardens and Estate at Heligan, about the Cornish heritage of the great plant hunters, and reflecting on the horticultural significance of Cornwall.



More on The Great Gardens of Cornwall at Chelsea

Cornwall Live tells ‘How we wowed at Chelsea Flower Show’.

Author Tim Hubbard (right) with Alan Titchmarsh at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2017.




Alan Titchmarsh with Tim Hubbard’s new book at Chelsea Flower Show!

Alan Titchmarsh launches The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and their Plants at the Chelsea Flower Show! The Daily Telegraph today shows him on the Tregothnan stand with Tim Hubbard‘s new book, which celebrates twenty-five years of The Great Gardens of Cornwall:

Alan Titchmarsh lauches Great Gardens of Cornwall on the Tregothnan stand.




We’re number 1!

Tim Hubbard‘s book The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and their Plants heads the chart of Top 10 Books in the Western Morning News on Saturday 6 May. ‘A well illustrated, useful guide’ is the verdict of the list’s compiler – The Bookshop, Liskeard.



Fowey Festival

Fowey Rachel LambertThe Fowey Festival is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary this year! Our award-winning author and foraging guide, Rachel Lambert, will lead a seaweed foray down to Readymoney Beach on the morning of Tuesday 9 May. Find out more and book tickets here. But hurry – numbers are limited!

Later in the day, Rachel will give an illustrated talk entitled Super Seaweeds: Celebrating Cornish Sea Vegetables. You can book for that here.

Rachel Lambert is the author of Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which received a Gourmand World Cookbook Award, and Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, both published in our Pocket Cornwall series.



Super seaweed!

‘Cornwall’s countryside is packed with natural foodstuffs to delight the pickiest of foragers – now a new award-winning book by master forager Rachel Lambert brings a taste of the delights of our native seaweeds.’ (Cornwall Life, February 2017) Cornwall Life Magazine devotes a four-page article to an interview with Rachel Lambert, author of our Pocket Cornwall book Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which was declared winner of the Fish category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017. These awards are the Oscars of food books.



World Cookbook Award for Rachel Lambert!

Rachel Lambert’s book Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has just been declared the national winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 in its category FISH. Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, said, ‘This book is an intimate voyage to the beaches and the sea. It is well written, and useful. It is a model for books that could be done similarly in other regions and coasts in many countries.’

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink books, with 89 categories for food and wine books. In 2016, books from 209 countries competed for the awards. Previous winners in English include Rick Stein and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, and our author Carol Trewin.

Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly now goes through to the final round of the Gourmand Awards, and will be judged against books in other languages for the Best in the World. The results will be announced in Shanghai, China, in May 2017.



Book launch

Signing and party for Rachel Lambert’s book Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at the Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance 21.06.16.

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Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Talks and Book Signings

Rachel Lambert will launch and sign copies of her new book at The Edge of the World Bookshop (below) in Penzance on Tuesday 21 June, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come early for a glass of wine and seaweed tasters from the book!2016-06-18 11.48.56

Rachel will be signing at Waterstones in Truro on Saturday 18 June from 10.00 to 12.30.

On 8 July, Rachel joins Sue Kittow and Lisa Woollett at the Penzance Literary Festival to talk about the land and seascape of Cornwall. St John’s Hall, Penzance, from 13.00 to 15.00.