“Pitch Up, Eat Local” by Ali Ray

IMG_7590 copyWell, May the 1st is finally here!

And with it a book is now available to buy. A book with my drawings in it!

How cool is that!

Now, before you all rush out to buy yourselves a copy – you need to know that it’s a fairy hefty book at 380pages and my drawings are quite wee, little things. Well, in the book they are! I drew at about A5 size.

Basically it’s a gazetteer of England, Scotland and Wales. A gazetteer of the best bits of local produce. So there are sections on Cornish Clotted Cream and the Rhubarb triangle in Yorkshire.

It is divided up into 50 regions of the country

Then, each section focusses on a specific regional food

Local farm shops

and then a recipe or two.

All the recipes can be prepared on a BBQ, or on a portable gas stove.

IMG_7591 IMG_7593 IMG_7594It’s been a real roller-coaster of an experience, from my point of view, too.

From initial phone calls last summer, to meeting up with the lovely people at The AA, to receiving a list of fifty things to draw and then powering through them.

Fab, fab, fab.

If you have a major cookery book in the pipeline and you’d like a friendly illustrator to work on adding a little quirk to the drawings … erm … here I am.

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3 Comments on ““Pitch Up, Eat Local” by Ali Ray”

  1. dosirakbento says:

    Looks quite good! Will have a look out for it in the bookshop I will be visiting in Wales over the BH weekend!

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  2. It’s the kind of book which would be handy when visiting different parts of the country – the focus is definitely on sourcing good, local produce

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  3. CC (aka) Minerva says:

    Yahoo! Matthew! I’m so proud of you, Mr. Sandwich! This is great! I’m so glad you decided to go after your dream! Big hugs! CC, aka Minerva

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