Islands In A Common Sea: Stories of farming, fishing, and food around the world



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Islands in a Common Sea was created to raise awareness of the ingenuity, dedication, and sheer effort that goes into our global food production. Stunning photography of land- and seascapes alongside captivating portraiture makes this large format hardback a beautiful coffee table book, while the firsthand stories of men and women from across the globe provide real depth and insight. Each chapter has been written from the heart about the contributor’s farming or fishing livelihood, what they produce, their challenges and solutions, passions and dreams, along with recipes showcasing the food they grow or catch as well as the cuisine of their country.

From rural Bhutan to central Singapore, the wilds of Western Australia to paddy fields in Japan, and Argentine vineyards to Nigerian aquaculture, Islands in a Common Sea takes a deep dive into the everyday lives of 25 pioneering individuals who nurture their environment in the hopes of a sustainable, productive, and positive future.

Jenny Jefferies is an award-winning author, food writer, farmer's wife, and mother of two girls based in South Cambridgeshire. Her debut book, For the Love of the Land, was shortlisted for Best Cook Book in the Great British Food Awards 2021 and was Woman & Home's Best Cookbook 2021. The follow up, For the Love of the Sea, was awarded the Guild of Food Writers Award for Best Self Published Cook Book 2022 and For the Love of the Land II won Best Cookbook in the BIBA Awards 2023. Jenny is also a producer and presenter of Thursday's Your Voice programme on Black Cat Radio 102.5FM, a judge for The Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards 2023, a mentor and member of The Guild of Food Writers, and a member of The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Jenny also writes regular articles for Rural Life magazine and Country & Town House online, and is an ambassador for the Farmers Guardian FarmingCan initiative.

ISBN: 9781915538208
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/06/2024
RRP: $90.00
Pages: 288
Dimension: 297mm X 240mm
Imprint: Meze Publishing