WestKing lecturer launches book in time for Christmas

Jose Souto signing his book

Westminster Kingsway College Chef Lecturer Jose Souto celebrated the London launch of his latest book “Feathers: the Game Larder” on 12 November.

At a reception held at the college and attended by 150 people from the food and drinks industry, including restaurateurs, suppliers, game dealers, former students of the college and journalists, Jose was on hand to sign copies of the book. He was joined by well-known food photographer Steve Lee, who shot the dozens of beautiful photographs in the book and some of the chefs who contributed their favourite game recipes.

The book explores all aspects of feathered game (pheasant, duck, grouse and other game birds), including how to prepare them for eating and how to cook them. The book includes over 50 recipes featuring game, from dishes that would grace a top restaurant’s menu to pheasant kebabs. Some of the recipes were contributed by ex-Westminster Kingsway student Sonny Lee, whose father is Steve Lee, the book’s photographer.

Feathers: the Games Larder

Jose said: “Game meat is one of the healthiest meats you can get. Game animals and birds are wild and can roam freely, so the meat is very low in fat and saturated fat, and it’s a good source of Omega-3, as well as iron, zinc, vitamins B(6) and E, and selenium.  It tastes amazing too!

“However, the many benefits of game meat aren’t well understood, so I’ve made it my mission to educate the trainee chefs who learn their craft at Westminster Kingsway, so, when they move into the culinary and hospitality industry, they will take their knowledge and passion for game with them.  I also hope that, through this book, the public can gain a better appreciation of this versatile meat and its health benefits.”

Published by Merlin Unwin, Feathers: the Game Larder (Hardback, 246 pages, price £25) is available from bookshops and Amazon now.

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