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Accent Press Ltd are delighted to announce the publication of East meets West

EAST MEETS WEST is a celebrity cookbook in support of the tsunami victims in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Featuring recipes by the cream of the international culinary world and articles by top wine writers including;
Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, Gary Rhodes, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Keith Floyd, Ainsley Harriot, Rick Stein, Antony Worral Thompson, Ken Hom and Jancis Robinson.

EAST MEETS WEST developed from the reaction of two ordinary British women, Barbara Jayson and Jenny de Montfort to the shocking Boxing Day disaster. Having met several years ago in Indonesia they knew they had to do something and decided to create a truly international cookbook to raise funds for mother and baby charities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Without knowing a single celebrity chef they set about contacting potential contributors and, having received a commitment from Nigella Lawson, the project snowballed.

The book is a superb quality, full-colour, 256 page hardback priced £14.99, fully illustrated throughout and is sure to be the biggest cookbook of 2005. Over 9,000 copies have been sold in the first week with a third of these going to overseas distributors. Within a day of publication an enquiry for 15,000 copies was received from one of the main UK book clubs. All main High Street retailers are stocking the book which is also available via Amazon.

EAST MEETS WEST is published by Accent Press, an independent publishing company based in Wales. The company was founded in 2003 by Hazel Cushion who has since won the Pandora Women in Publishing prize and Entrepreneur of the Year award. Accent Press already has a reputation for publishing charity books. A unique website has been established at www.tsunami-charitybook.com to chart the money raised and where it is being spent.

Interviews Schedules:-
Barbara Jayson, Jenny de Montfort and Hazel Cushion will be available to interviews in London on June 7th & 8th (other times by arrangement)
Contributing chefs are available by arrangement (select recipes & photos rights available)
Interviews can also be arranged with representatives from the benefiting charities

EAST MEETS WEST published by Accent Press Ltd May 18th 2005
Full colour hardback ISBN 1905170025 price £14.99

For more information please contact Ben Tisdall at Midas PR
Tel: 020 7584 7474/07855942 685 Email: ben@midaspr.co.uk

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