Pub regulars cook up recipe success

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Regulars at a small-town pub are giving people a taste of their talents by publishing a charity cook book set to be a mega success.

The Rose and Crown crew in Newport Pagnell raided their family archives for recipes going back generations.

The non-cooking bachelors contributed such culinary delights as crisp sandwiches, while the Turkish barmaid hand wrote her favourite recipes from Turkey.

“It’s a real assortment but there’s some fantastic recipes in there,” said landlady Anne Peacock.

Two pub-goers Brian and Gill Wilkinson, who used to run the town stationery supplies shop, offered to print the book.

Another regular, Quentin Baum, works as a bookbinder and bound it for “a few bottles of beer,” said Anne.

The Rose and Crown Charity Cookbook costs £7.50 and all proceeds will be split betweenMacmillan cancer charity, Willen Hospice and the town’s Brooklands centre.

The idea was cooked up by the pub’s quiz organiser Pauline Dunford, who has recovered from breast cancer.

Said Anne: “We’re not a gastro pub or anything, though we do have home-made curry nights, pie and mash nights and Turkish nights. But we all thought it would be a great way to pass on recipes and help charity.”

The book will be launched at the pub tomorrow (Friday) and there will be samples of the recipes to taste.

It is available on Facebook or through from the pub on MK 611685.