Photographer & Food Writer

The Lake District & Cumbria in Recipes and Photographs, and Yorkshire in Recipes and Photographs. Two books by Tess Baxter.

My two publications, featuring local and traditional recipes alongside local scenes and a wealth of local and food history.

These books combine my own photography of landscape and food and my research and writing. They consider the beauty of place, the people who made it, and how food habits came about. The Lake District book is now in its third edition after over 10 years in print, and available from bookshops, my Dane Stone Publishing website, and below. The Yorkshire book is currently out of print.

The Lake District and Cumbria in Recipes and Photographs

The book concentrates on the Lake District, as early tourism led to a lot of new recipes. However, it covers the breadth of the present county of Cumbria, going back to Roman times, and the historic lake counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire north-of-the-sands.

Famous recipes include Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lakeland Gingerbread, Cumberland Rum Nicky, Tatie Pot, Borrowdale Teabread and Kendal Mint Cake.

The book contains 21 local and traditional recipes, 114 photographs of the landscape and food, and a map. It is B5 landscape format (240x168mm), and includes 32 pages in full colour.

Price: £4.50, postage free in the UK. Currently we can only supply to the UK.


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Full list of food publishing by Tess

Book author:
The Lake District and Cumbria in Recipes and Photographs
(Dane Stone Publishing, 3rd ed 2015; first published 2006). Available as a new edition from Dane Stone Publishing, Amazon and other bookshops.
Yorkshire: In Recipes and Photographs (Dane Stone Publishing, 2011). Only now available secondhand.

Book contributor:
Alimentazione, la sfida del nuovo millennio (contributor) (Gangemi Editore, 2015)
Living Words: An anthology of poetry (contributor) (Swarthmoor Hall Press, 2015)

Newsletter articles:
Community Cookbooks and the Culture of Recipe Sharing. Community Food and Health (Scotland), Issue 58, December 2011

Conference presentations:
Parkin, Moggy, Tharf and Thor: Evolving words, evolving foods. Presented at All in Good Taste – Regional Food in History and Archaeology, Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University, 21 October 2017

Conference organisation:
Food and Society: Third British Sociological Association Food Study Group International Conference, July 2012 (co-convenor)