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We are celebrating being featured in three books launched this Spring - two produced by regular Mill customers and a third by celebrity chef Peter Gorton and acclaimed local photographer Adrian Oakes.
In Devon Food Heroes, Peter Gorton and Adrian Oakes meet some of the county's best producers who are committed to providing food of the highest quality using environmentally sound methods of production. While many of these look back to traditional practices in producing food, they also embrace new technology and up-to-the-minute science to ensure their product is healthy and of the highest quality. "We are proud to feature alongside other high quality Devon producers in this new book. Our ancient mill and acclaimed bakery are sympathetically represented in Adrian's photography, with whom we have had a long-standing relationship as an artist featured in our gallery" said co-owner Caroline Spiller. Mouth-watering recipes created by Peter also showcase the fruits of the labours of all the producers, including brownies made with Otterton Mill flour.
Bring Down the Moon, by Eva Le Bon from Budleigh Salterton, is Eva's first piece of fiction writing. Written with sensitivity and compassion, the manuscript straddles the genre of romance and family saga over 50 years. At times romantic, at times tragic, it offers an overarching message of hope and Otterton Mill features in the story as a tranquil haven for the heroine. "We are so pleased Eva chose to include Otterton Mill in her novel. She is one of our regular customers who clearly values the unique heritage and beautiful setting of this special place" added Caroline.
The third book is a photographic record of the Mill's artisan milling and baking process produced by talented amateur photographer, Alan Humphries, from Exmouth. "Alan is one of our cherished regulars and we are very grateful he has given his time and skill to self-publish a beautiful book of photographs to showcase our special water mill" said Caroline.
"Otterton Mill has featured in the past in numerous food books, walking guides and television documentaries. These latest features are not only a testimony to the aesthetic beauty of our setting but also the increasing public interest in heritage and natural food production processes. They remind us of how important it is that we preserve the our site as a working mill for future generations to enjoy" concluded Caroline.
Devon Food Heroes is published by Halsgrove Publishing and Bring Down the Moon by Chipmunka Publishing. Both are available for sale at Otterton Mill.
Date added: Saturday 9th June 2012
Latest updated: Thursday 6th June 2013