Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls – Graham Garrett’s new book

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As the drummer with 80s rock bands Dumb Blondes, Panache and Ya Ya, Graham Garrett was used to rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury and Talking Heads. Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls - Spread 3 low resLater, as a chef, he worked for and alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Nico Ladenis, Richard Corrigan and Gordon Ramsay. These days, you’ll always find him in the kitchen at his Michelin-starred restaurant The West House, in Biddenden, Kent. And now Graham tells the extraordinary story of his journey from an East End childhood to 80s rock star to acclaimed chef in a new book, Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls, including over 50 recipes. See Graham in action with Ya Ya:  Written with Guild of Food Writers member Cat Black, and with a foreword by Richard Corrigan, Graham’s book tells the warts-and-all story of what it was really like in the music business back in the 80s – from the glamour of recording in the States and hearing thousands of fans sing ‘happy birthday’ to him in a stadium in Moscow, to the misery of being trapped in an airport for days on end.Graham Garrett 2 ©Adrian Franklin low res His story continues through the 90s, when he worked with some stellar culinary names, cooked privately for the Queen – and caused leading restaurant critic AA Gill to spend a night on the couch! Graham also reveals the recipes behind some of his favourite dishes, many of them inspired by his childhood and turbulent youth – including the eponymous sausage roll. Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls is published by Face Publications in a strictly limited edition of just 5,000 copies, each copy numbered by hand. All copies ordered from the Face website will be signed by Graham: www.facepublications.com/shop/sex-drugs-sausage-rolls-graham-garrett One copy ordered from the Face website will contain an exclusive ‘backstage pass’, entitling the holder and a guest to spend a morning in the kitchen at The West House with Graham, followed by lunch at the restaurant.
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Editor 14th September 2015

Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls – Graham Garrett’s new book