The Gloucester Road Cookbook is out!
Following a glitzy launch party on 17 October the hardback cookbook is now available to buy for £15 from Pearce’s, Fig, Dave Giles, Joe’s Bakery, Grape & Grind, Tart, Kookoo, Gardners Patch and Playfull Toys on Gloucester Road and Cheltenham Road Library, Bristol.
We’re looking into further retailers as I type so will update the list when we get confirmation.
You can also buy direct from us online via Paypal here or from thebristolshop.co.uk
Here’s a bit more about it:
Created by the Gloucester Road WI (Women’s Institute), with members
amongst those contributing to the recipes, the book is bursting with
local and international influences. From British classics to Indian,
Turkish and Swedish cooking, the cookbook perfectly reflects
the diverse Gloucester Road community.
Income from sales of the book will go to local domestic abuse
charity, Survive, and to future Gloucester Road WI projects that
benefit the local community.
The Gloucester Road Cookbook came to be in 2012 when project
leader Katie Skuse wanted to create a book which merged the
talents of the WI group with the incredible mix of businesses on
“Gloucester Road has the longest stretch of independent businesses in the UK and the people who live on or around it are fiercely protective of it. In the face of the economic crisis and considering the new national WI resolution to protect our high streets, we felt strongly that we should create a book that the whole community can be proud of.
“Within our WI and luckily, within the group who wanted to get involved from the outset, were a graphic designer, a writer, a chef, a couple of financial geniuses, a couple of project manager/logistics whizzes and a publisher. Between us, we have created a fantastic full colour, 196 page, hardback book.”
Find out more on our Facebook group.