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In some countries, big cities are often blessed with a dedicated cookbook bookshop. If only the UK had such a thing outside of London. Hot news, team: get yourselves to Brighton quicksmart for they have a fabulous one, run by the equally marvellous Julie.
CookBookBake is Brighton and Hove's independent specialist cookbook shop and demonstration kitchen. Beyond the celebrity chefs' books (any bookshop's bread and butter), untapped seams of cookery and food-related books await, from beginner through to top-chef targeting tomes. Stir through recipe books, kitchen maestros' autobiographies, food literature, rare finds and even food fiction; season with foodie gifts and cards.
Cheery Julie is one of life's indefatigable types. Faced with a decision ('What to do with my precious life, post-cancer?'), Julie threw herself into something she knew and loved: cookery. This isn't a café but do bring coffee and cake through from the highly original Sugardough Bakery next door.
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The Extra Mile: Delicious Alternatives to Motorway Services is your essential glovebox guide to good food on the move. The guidebook is a great gift for motorists and foodies who prefer to avoid motorway services and boring, big-brand food. Find independent cafes, pubs, local coffee and tea shops and lovely farm shops near motorway junctions and main roads. To improve your journey, support small businesses and discover real local flavours, order your copy today (Glovebox Guides edition refreshed for 2022).