Absolute Press acquires Leah Hyslop’s debut cookbook, Made in London

Jon Croft, Publisher at Absolute Press, has acquired World rights to Made in London, at auction, from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency. The book will be published on 3 May 2018.

The first book from Sainsbury’s Magazine’s Food Director, Leah Hyslop, Made in London offers a joyful celebration of the city and its food, past and present. Featuring recipes invented in the city, such as the 18th century treat Chelsea buns (a favourite of King George II) and Omelette Arnold Bennett (created for the famous writer while staying at the Savoy Hotel), the book also includes exciting new dishes inspired by Leah’s culinary adventures around the capital, entertaining histories about London’s food – including the tale of the 18th century 'gin craze', a profile of the East End’s most beloved greasy spoon and why Scotch eggs might have actually been invented in a London department store – and creates a fresh look at London’s vibrant food scene and its incredible history.

Jon Croft describes Made in London and Leah as ‘great additions to the Absolute list. Food and drink flow through London’s history like the Thames, and Leah expertly weaves together tales of this history with enticing recipes’. 

Leah Hyslop was born in London and is a food journalist and editor. After seven years at The Telegraph, where she wrote the weekly Saturday column Readers’ Recipes, she joined Sainsbury’s Magazine as Food Director in 2016. She now lives in East London, where she is the proud mother of a vast collection of cake tins.

Follow Leah on Twitter @LeahHyslop 

For further information contact Ellen Williams in the Bloomsbury press office

T: 020 7631 5723, E: ellen.williams@bloomsbury.com