Hoste Arms cookbook launched in memory of Paul Whittome

27 June 2011 by
Hoste Arms cookbook launched in memory of Paul Whittome

A charity recipe book has been published in memory of the late Paul Whittome, the former Catey winner and charismatic chairman of the Hoste Arms in Burnham Market, Norfolk.

All proceeds from the sale of A Hoste of Recipes will go to the Paul Whittome Memorial fund, which will raise money for local people in need.

At an evening held in memory of Paul, his widow and new chairman of the Hoste Arms, Jeanne Whittome, presented a cheque for £6,500 to Dr Sarah Gorrod of the Burnham Market Doctors Surgery, who will be involved in deciding how all money raised will be distributed to the local community.

Jeanne said the book was a fitting memorial to her husband who was passionate about food. "Paul would often sit in his office and order five starters, jut to sample the latest creations by our chefs," she said.

Many of the recipes which appear in the book were gathered by Paul and Jeanne on various overseas trips and then tweaked by the Hoste's executive chef, Aaron Smith, and senior sous chef, Gemma Arnold. Photographs are by Keiron Tovell.

Donations to the Paul Whittome Memorial fund can be made at

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