The latest cookbook from Scotland’s newest celebrity chef, Maw Broon, has just been released. Last year’s offering, simply entitled Maw Broon’s Cookbook, sold over 170000 copies and so Mrs Brown has released a second this time entitled Maw Broon’s But An’ Ben Cookbook featuring recipes from their holiday cottage in the country.
Last year BBC Scotland viewers were treated to the sight of DC Thomson managing editor David Donaldson putting on his pinny and chef’s hat to cook one of the recipes when Maw was unable to make an appearance.
Some of the recipes from the first book can be found on Scotland.org and it did take some criticism for the perceived unhealthiness of some of the recipes, so this year there is a push to emphasise the healthier recipes. This such a large family to cook for Mrs Brown was unable to come to the BBC Radio Scotland studio this year and so her publisher, Ron Grosset, appeared on her behalf.
To tie in with the release of the first book, the newspaper that The Broons appear in, The Sunday Post, published a Burns Supper supplement and a version of this is now being made available to the wider public as a paperback entitled The Broons’ Burns Night.
Both of the Maw Broon’s Cookbooks are currently available from Amazon and the The Broons’ Burns Night is due to be released on 9 October 2008.