Andy Bates, the street food chef and star of TV channel Food Network UK, will release his first cook book this month featuring an array of melt-in-your-mouth dishes.08-11-2012
Cheeky and charming Londoner Andy is known for putting his own twist on British classics from Scotch eggs to pies and tarts. He has been selling his delicacies from his London street food stall as well as running his company Eat My Pies.
Andy’s first show, Andy Bates Street Feasts, first launched on Food Network in UK in 2011. He travelled the country, visiting the UK’s most vibrant food destinations, exploring the world of street food to find the stories behind the recipes and the people. Andy launched his second series on 8th October. From East to West Coast, Andy is hunting down and enjoying the finest in American street food, revealing some of the culinary secrets behind the world’s most diverse grab-and-go dishes, whilst getting to know some larger than life American street foodies! Andy returns home to the UK armed with fresh ideas hoping to get the seal of approval from the ever-hungry appetites of his customers at White Cross market.
Andy’s book features over 100 recipes, from his award-winning pies and pastries to simple suppers and puddings. Dishes include ‘Andy’s Jambalaya’, ‘Ceviche Tacos’ and ‘Chicken and Ham Hock Pie,’ incorporating international foods and flavours that have inspired him. They are all created in Andy’s simple and unpretentious style.
Andy Bates commented: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to launch my first cookbook with the Food Network channel. I have met a lot of inspirational people on my travels and tasted truly unique dishes. My new book is a culmination of my exciting food journey so far and hope that fans will enjoy.”
Nick Thorogood Senior Vice President of Content and Marketing for Food Network UK/EMEA said: “The Food Network channel is a champion of street food and this is a great way to introduce the public to the latest street food trends. Andy is home-grown talent and a real star of the street scene. His cooking is exciting, creative and unpretentious and we are looking forward to people being able to recreate and sample some of Andy’s best dishes with the launch of his new book and new show.”