Renowned chef, restaurateur, writer & WeDO member Mark Greenaway launches debut cookbook with a difference
We’re delighted to announce that Mark Greenaway, has published his debut cookbook ‘Perceptions, Recipes from Restaurant Mark Greenaway’ describing it as ‘a Scottish cookbook like no other’. We host our Spotlight Dinners in Mark’s private dining room and can absolutely vouch that his food is out of this world. His attention to detail and the flavours are amazing and we’re very proud that he has now written his debut book which we know will be fantastic.
The book features recipes that defy the often misrepresented reputation of Scottish cuisine, the philosophy behind the book is to challenge the perception of Scottish food forever by championing the world-class array of Scottish produce through fresh eyes, new techniques and beautiful recipes for the discerning cook.
Celebrating the finest ingredients across Scotland from Hebridean Sea Salt to Katy Rodger’s Artisan Dairy in the Ochils, the book includes modern twists on traditional dining stalwarts, to the fun and frivolous with his renowned dessert recipes featuring cherry laces, gels and meringues. The book also features a foreword from Edinburgh city of literature icon, author Ian Rankin.
“’Perceptions’ is the culmination of over 20 years in the kitchen, setting out my philosophy as a chef, telling the stories of my journey, the food, people and places that inspire and continue to motivate me.
This is like no other cookbook from Scotland. ‘Perceptions’ takes a fresh look at what Scottish cuisine is in a modern form, the book will feature some of the many world-class suppliers we have on our doorstep who I have been lucky enough to build a relationship with over several years and the book is a great platform for me to tell their story as well as my own. I have included over 250 modern recipes using the latest techniques and culinary innovations. It’s not just a book for restaurant chefs, but also one that can be picked up by the discerning hobby chef and food lover alike.
Scotland is internationally renowned for its ingredients, but from my experience promoting Scottish food around the world, not always its cuisine. The perception of Scottish food needs to change for it to be recognised as a world leading food destination. This cookbook is my contribution to that journey.”
The book is available to pre-order on Amazon or by clicking here and will be in all major bookstores July 2016.
Chef Patron Mark Greenaway was the only chef in Scotland to be newly awarded 3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence in 2012, his commitment and drive place him in the very top tier of Scottish chefs. Restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh has been named number 13 in the UK by Square Meal in their 2015 list of the top 100 restaurants.
Mark is an ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink and played a key role in supporting the Year of Food and Drink 2015. He works closely with Seafood Scotland and in March 2016 he joined them at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.
Mark has regular TV appearances, including representing Scotland in the BBC’s Great British Menu and writes for several newspapers.
With a passion for Scottish ingredients, Mark uses only the very best local, seasonal produce, transforming them with modern techniques. Mark’s signature style is desserts; a visit to Restaurant Mark Greenaway is an invitation to indulge in dessert.
Throughout his career Mark has continued to support several charities, for 2015 Mark Greenaway was a Patron for Bowel Cancer UK and has been an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, helping to train and support young people looking for a start in the hospitality industry. Mark continuously works with Young Scot to bring school-leavers aged between 16 and 18 into his kitchen for work experience.
Recent Awards & Accolades
Square Meal – Ranked number 13 in the top 100 UK restaurants 2015
The AA Awards – 3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence
Notable Wine List – AA Guide 2016
Recommended in the Good Food Guide 2016
Recommended in the Michelin Guide 2016
Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015 – Best Restaurant: Runner-up
We wish Mark all the very best with the book which we know will be a huge success. In the meantime, we’re thoroughly looking forward to seeing what amazing masterpieces Mark will be creating for us at our next Spotlight Dinner on the 20th of April!