In this 2nd edition of the companion volume to the Food Heroes TV series, Rick Stein has updated and added to his directory of the best food producers, suppliers and retailers in Great Britain and Ireland.
The criteria for entry is based on the quality of the produce, assessed by personal testing and experience. The book sets out to encourage readers to explore the small-scale side of food production.
With over 2000 entries divided into nine chapters by food type, the suppliers are arranged alphabetically within each chapter by location. Entries show whether suppliers offer direct sales, mail order or internet service and those using local ingredients or traditional methods will be highlighted along with any special awards or accreditations.
This is a very personal selection from one of Britain's most trusted authorities on food.