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The Little Kent Cook Book

15th June 2021

The Little Kent Cook Book

About the Book…. A fabulous little cookbook which celebrates the best local and seasonal produce in Kent and our top class producers of speciality food and drink.

Born and raised in Kent, the author, Kay Coombs, spent 30 years in the food business travelling the world researching global food trends. Since retiring, she has been on a joyful voyage of discovery closer to home finding inspiration for the 24 unique recipes featured in the Little Kent Cookbook.

Two pages of the book highlight her favourite Kent producers who are featured in the recipes and the food and drink pairings. As we start the glorious Kent cherry season, be inspired by the three delicious cherry recipes, both sweet and savoury. As you start to plan your Xmas hampers consider this book alongside your local Kent products or as a stocking filler.

This is a little book with a big heart as all the profits go to a local charity in Kent-The Marjorie McClure School for children with special needs, where Kay works as a volunteer. The school provides educational support for children and young people with a wide range of complex needs, including physical, medical, sensory and learning difficulties. To date this cookery book has raised over £3,000 for the school.

The book retails at £7 and is available at local farm shops, farmers markets, gift shops, garden centres, cafes and coffee shops, or you can buy online here

Biddenden Cider Bottles

Biddenden Cider

Our famous Biddenden Cider has been made the Barnes family recipe for three generations.

Biddenden Ortega

Biddenden Vineyards

The vineyard has remained family owned and is today run by the second & third generation, drawing on many years of experience in winemaking at Biddenden.

Apple Orchard

Brogdale Collections Charity.

Fruit Filled Fun for Everyone!

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The Chapel Down Winery

Chapel Down are England’s leading winemaker with a mission to change the way the world thinks about English wine.

Cheesemakers of Canterbury cheese shelves

Cheesemakers Of Canterbury

Our cheese is made from unpasteurised British Freisan cows milk at the newly refurbished Dargate dairy site, Lamberhurst farm near Canterbury.

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Kingcott Dairy

Two award winning blue cheeses made on our dairy farm, Kentish Blue & Kingcott Blue, with milk from our gorgeous girls.


Plurenden Manor Dairy Farm

Though we have generations of farmers before us- We have been at Plurenden for over 12 years now & our girls are happy to be offering their delicious milk for delivery direct to your doorstep.

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MightyFineThings inc Wasted Kitchen

We champion seasonal and local produce, get surplus food back into the cycle, minimise packaging and help others do the same.

Hinxden Cows

Hinxden Farm Dairy

Hinxden Farm Dairy is a family run dairy farm based in Kent, home to the Manford family for the past four generations.

Simply Ice Cream

Simply Ice cream

Simply Ice Cream are passionate about making great quality, natural ice cream and sorbet.

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Simpsons Wine Estate

This is why we settled for nothing less than the finest parcels of land in southern England to plant our vines for Simpsons’ first English sparkling wine.

The Potato Shop selection

The Potato Shop

The Potato Shop is based on the 2000 acre Morghew Park Estate in Tenterden, Kent.

Pure Kent Clare & Guy in rapeseed

Pure Kent

We’ve been here since the early 1950s, but only recently started producing Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil and flour under our Pure Kent brand.

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Balfour Winery

Celebrating 20 years at Balfour Winery

Kentish Cherry Juice

Dallaways Cherries


Owlet Juices

Owlet Fruit Juice

Award-winning juices from the heart of Kent - 8 single variety apple juices, a pear juice and 6 fruit blends complete the range.

Nightingale Wild Disco Cider Silver Award

Nightingale Cider Company

Every drop of Nightingale Cider is the real thing. Our proper Kentish ciders are made from hand-picked fruit grown on our farm and local orchards.

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Kentish Pip

In 2016 the small team set out to break the traditional and mainstream mould and produce the next generation of British cider.