Josh Eggleton is the culinary wizard behind The Pony and Trap, a Michelin Star pub in Bristol. Josh, and the rest of the Pony and Trap staff, have produced a book about their first year in business. The eponymous book is part restaurant story and part cookbook. And it challenges a lot of the notions one might have about pub food.
The roots of the book go back to an event organized by Blurb at a culinary school in Central London. With the help of up-and-coming food website Great British Chefs, a group of journalists were invited to “ecook with a Michelin Star Chef.” The goal was to explore the place of the cookbook in a world of 24-hour food television, smart phone recipe apps, and the world wide web of recipes.
In short they got to cook with Josh, eat delicious food, play with apps and ebooks, and make a book with Blurb. Which sounds like the best journalism assignment ever.
The book is just £16.95 (or USD $26.22) and features a lot of really fantastic recipes, many of which make for perfect holiday season comfort food. If you happen to be lucky enough to be at The Pony and Trap, you can score a copy there as well.
Which brings us to ask: Have apps or ebooks replaced cookbooks in your home, or do you still love the printed cookbook?