Pavilion to publish chef and YouTuber Big Has’ debut cookbook

Pavilion Books Commissioning Editor Cara Armstrong has acquired North-london based chef Hasan Semay’s (a.k.a Big Has) debut cookbook ‘HOME’ from Grace O’Leary at Independent Talent Group 360.

The book will publish on 2 June 2022 and showcases Has’ signature style of robust, accessible and beautiful cooking peppered with influences from his North Cypriot heritage and inspiration from his time spent in professional kitchens.

A graduate of Jamie Oliver’s 15 program, Has has spent the last ten years in and out of restaurant kitchens perfecting pasta at Palatino and grilling meat at Sardine. He believes that ‘food is for everyone, no matter where you come from’, and his debut cookbook will focus on the sense of community that cooking and sharing food creates – from delicate oxtail agnolotti to jerk pork neck and pickles, this is the sort of food that begs to be shared. His no-nonsense approach to cooking and his BBQ Sunday Sessions series on YouTube regularly brings his online community together for masterclass sessions and delicious recipes.

Pavilion Books commented:

“We are so proud to be publishing Has at Pavilion. He is a hugely talented chef and writer, the way he speaks about food and teaches you to engage with ingredients and the cooking process is totally unique and his recipes speak for themselves in their flavour and personality.”

Has sad:

‘This book is just about food. Nothing flashy, no expensive equipment and gizmo’s. It’s entirely about flavours and understanding. Everything I learnt in kitchens or dishes I really enjoyed eating I’d always perfect at home or make for the family. Food in its entirety is more than just filling your stomach; it’s about stories, history, those shared moments.’

 HOME by Big Has will be published by Pavilion Books on 2 June 2022. Hardback, £14.99.

Publicity enquiries to Komal Patel: kpatel@pavilionbooks.com

 

 

Other Articles

Autumn events: English Wine by Oz Clarke

Celebrating the publication of the revised edition of English Wine, below are details of where you can come see Oz Clarke this autumn for a spot of wine tasting and a chat about the book.  Friday 16th September – Chorleywood Bookshop wine tasting. 7.30pmMore details… Read More

Pastry Chef author Ravneet Gill wins in ‘Best Breakthrough’ category at GQ FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2021

Congratulations to Ravneet Gill, author of The Pastry Chef’s Guide and Sugar, I Love You who won in the ‘Best Breakthrough 2021’ category at the GQ Food & Drink Awards ceremony on Monday 28th June 2021. Ravneet Gill studied at Le… Read More

James May Oh Cook!: 60 easy recipes that any idiot can make

Join James May on his mission to prove that really anyone can cook, on his new Amazon Prime Video show ‘Oh Cook!’     ‘This is not a fantasy recipe book for food fetishists, full of soft-focus pictures of improbable art food. This is more… Read More