Jane and Myles Lamberth are living their dream running a bustling seaside cafe, creating a gorgeous home and enjoying a carefree coastal lifestyle. Surf Cafe Living is their second book, the follow-up to The Surf Cafe Cookbook. It features 50 delicious easy-to-make recipes, with the emphasis once again on using fresh, organic, seasonal produce. Taking his inspiration from the changing seasons, talented chef Myles shows you how to prepare mouthwatering dishes such as Calamari and Chorizo Salad, Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Pan-Fried Skate with Capers, Coconut Thai Crab Cakes, Roast Spatchcock Chicken with Salsa Verde, Cola Pulled Pork, Polka Dot Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Tart. All the recipes are unfussy and simple to make, with quantities given in both US and metric measurements. Since the release of The Surf Cafe Cookbook Jane and Myles have also made a place of their own, transforming a rundown cottage into a contemporary beach house. In Surf Cafe Living, they explain how to refashion a living space with passion and creativity, utilising ideas and know-how from local designers and craftsmen. You'll learn how to how to build a fire pit for barbecues, how to make inventive party decorations, and how to turn coffee sacks into stylish cushion covers. There are also tips from local food producers about making cheese, keeping bees and growing herbs. This book is all about stress-free entertaining. It will inspire you to invite guests around for brunch, throw an impromptu barbecue, or take the next step and host a fabulous dinner party. Surf Cafe Living is dedicated to making your house a home and filling it with great friends, family and of course delectable food.
Food and the outdoors are Jane and Myles Lamberth's great passions. Myles learnt his cookery skills in some unique locations around the world: he's cooked on campfires in Africa while river guiding, been a chef at exclusive chalets in the French Alps, and working for a top on-site catering company in the US where he cooked for musicians like The Gypsy Kings and Snoop Dogg. Closer to home, he spent several seasons working as a chef in prestigious beach hotels like the 5-star Headland Hotel in Cornwall. Jane, meanwhile, began her career in marketing but her love of travel soon took her away from the city to destinations that offered surf or snow. The couple met in Cornwall and spent the next five years working and travelling together, doing seasonal work in the UK and France. In 2010 they opened Shells Cafe at Strandhill on the beautiful Atlantic coast of northwest Ireland. Shells quickly developed a name as a flourishing eatery serving delicious wholesome foods, and Jane and Myles went on to write several books about their experiences, filled with fabulous recipes. The Surf Cafe Cookbook (also published by Orca Publications) has since been a runaway success, receiving glowing reviews from cookery mags and blogs around the world. Their other titles include Surf Cafe Living and Good Vibes Cookbook.
Myles Lamberth is head chef at Shells Cafe in Strandhill, Ireland. He's the co-author (with wife Jane) of the highly successful Surf Cafe Cookbook.