One of the county’s leading seafood specialists has been boosted in its 40th anniversary year with a top award.
Ramus Seafoods were awarded Seafood Supplier of the Year 2014 at the Food Awards England & Wales in Manchester.
Originally based at its shop on Kings Road, it now has an additional store in Ilkley.
The awards, which are voted for by the English public, not only celebrate and reward the very best in English food hospitality, but are designed to recognise the efforts of both the restaurant trade and the local producers and suppliers who provide their delicious ingredients.
The accolade is the icing on the cake of Ramus’s 40th birthday year which recently saw the publication of their ownbrand new cookbook FORTY.
Launched last week at the Living North Christmas Fair at York Racecourse, the book draws on Ramus’s many years’ experience in the industry.
It boasts 40 delicious seafood recipes as well as a glossary on the 40 most popular species and a step by step guide to preparing them.
Jonathan Batchelor, MD of Ramus, said: “ There’s nothing better than the great taste of seafood cooked simply. Through FORTY we hope to inspire people to eat more seafood.”
The recipes are gathered from acclaimed chefs, food writers, producers and restaurants who all share Ramus’ passion for fish, with a contribution from each book going to the Fishermen’s Mission charity.
More information at www.ramus.co.uk