The Hawksmoor restaurants in Spitalfields and Seven Dials have been a sensation. Their menu focuses on all things beef the finest steaks, burgers and roasts with simply prepared seafood, distinctly British puddings and an award-winning cocktail list. Hawksmoor at Home is a lavish celebration of Hawksmoor's recipes and an insight into the enthusiasm and passion that go into creating great food
Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink writer, one of the UK's leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for the Guardian and the author of twenty-two books on food and wine. In 2002 she was voted Food Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers and was a runner-up in the Best Drink Writer category in the 2007 Glenfiddich awards. She is currently a contributing editor to the wine magazine Decanter and to the artisanal magazine Fork. (www.the2fionas.com/fiona-beckett). Richard Turner is head chef at Hawksmoor. He has worked at Pharmacy, Quo Vadis, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, The Canteen and Le Gavroche. Will Beckett and Huw Gott are owners and co-founders of Hawksmoor. Dan Lepard's photographs have appeared in Vogue, Tatler, the Guardian and the Telegraph, and Made in Italy the Glenfiddich award-winning book on chef Giorgio Locatelli.
I love Hawksmoor. Whenever I feel the need for fabulous meat it's
the place I go * Angela Hartnett *
Every now and then a cookbook comes out that makes you think: "I can't wait to get my hands on that." The Hawksmoor cookbook is just such a one: beautifully designed and full of recipes ... An absolute must-have for anyone who loves a brilliant burger or a perfect rack of ribs * City AM *
The only thing harder to find than a great piece of meat is a great book on meat. Hawksmoor at Home is most definitely the latter, best enjoyed with a bottle - several, actually - of good red wine * Mark Schatzker, author of Steak *
Hawksmoor at Home features some excellent essays on what makes a steak great in the first place, including breed (and livelihood) of cattle, as well as the science behind achieving that elusive perfect crust. Cocktails are Hawksmoor's other trump card, and some of the favourites are here, including the tobacco old fashioned and the 'turbo-shandy' known as Shaky Pete's ginger brew (I tried this at home, and it was delicious). And if you're tired of steak, then you'll also find recipes for the famous kimchi burger, cornflake ice cream and mac and cheese. As expected, this is a well-researched and authoritative take on steak. * Square Meal *
Ooh it's mouthwatering * Observer *