Book Launch at the Griffin Restaurant

Date: 24/05/2011

Event:                        Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking recipe book launch

When:                        Friday 10 June 2011        

Time:                         12 noon – 1.00pm 

Special Guest:         Meryl White (Author)

Where:                       Rockingham Centre

West Street

Wath upon Dearne


South Yorkshire

S63 6PX
T: 01709 513300

The Catering and Hospitality department at Dearne Valley College (DVC) will be helping a local author launch her new baking recipe book.

The Griffin Restaurant based at the Rockingham Centre will be the venue for the book launch on Friday 10 June from 12 noon.

Local author, Meryl White, originally from Bolton upon Dearne, Rotherham will launch her new book at the Wath based college’s training restaurant.

When Meryl’s Grandma, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Abson died in 1977, Meryl collected the recipes written on scraps of paper and in old exercise books and created a booklet of recipes in 1982 which was then distributed through local bookstores. The recent revival of interest in baking prompted her to look again at Grandma’s legacy some 30 years after collating the recipes.

Meryl regularly bakes many of the recipes for her family and friends and has great fun from her passion for home baking.

On the launch day, current Catering and Hospitality students will make bakery delights from the recipe book in the Griffin Restaurant.

Meryl White commented:

“Putting Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking book together has been a real labour of love. I love baking and, better still, my family and friends love eating what I bake. I am delighted that Dearne Valley College are hosting Grandma Abson’s book launch, so close to where she lived and worked. I’m looking forward to a splendid celebration of traditional baking”.

Meryl’s recipe book will be available from YPD Books and priced at RRP

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