Headline has picked up The Yorkshire Forager, a “wonderfully wild” memoir and field guide by forager Alysia Vasey.
Headline publishing director Sarah Emsley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Mark Lucas at The Soho Agency. The Yorkshire Forager will publish in hardback on 28th May 2020.
The book is the story of how Vasey became "one of the country’s most in demand foragers, supplying Michelin-starred chefs including Tom Aikens, Lisa Allen, Mark Birchall and Rene Redzepi of Noma, Copenhagen and building one of the UK's most successful foraging businesses" according to its synopsis.
Vasey said: “I have always wanted the forgotten ways of the British countryside to reach a wider audience. The knowledge my family and I have accumulated and practised daily for years contains hidden gems that must be told to future generations or be lost forever.”
Emsley added: “Alysia’s multi-layered story is extraordinary, combining a family wartime tale of bravery and survival with one woman’s account of the drive, creativity and ambition it takes to turn a childhood hobby into a hugely successful and prestigious foraging business. Add to that the beautiful setting of the woodlands and moorlands of Yorkshire, plus a passionate, charismatic and extremely hard-working author, and you have a very special book indeed.”
Vasey is a regular guest forager on ITV's James Martin's "Saturday Morning" cookery show and BBC's "Countryfile".