Phaidon has published the "long-awaited" debut cookbook from self-taught chef Stephen Harris, founder of Kent-based pub The Sportsman.

The publisher tells the story of the The Sportsman’s transformation from "sticky carpet boozer" into an "internationally acclaimed restaurant serving innovative regional cuisine and a cult following around the world".

The "simple, stylish" recipes "epitomise all that is great about British cooking", the publisher said.

The recipes are divided into six chapters that follow Harris’ concept of the Kentish terroir: The Sea; The Salt Marshes; The Farms; The Woodlands; The Gardens and The Orchards. Essays by Harris introduce each of the sections, emphasising the significance the surrounding area has on his cooking and approach to food.




WRITER / Stephen Harris

DESIGN / Apartamento Studios

PHOTOGRAPHS / Toby Glanville