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Duo chase global success with Belfast on a Plate cookbook

By John Mulgrew

A Belfast cookbook showcasing some of the city's best cuisine is in the running for a leading international award.

Belfast on a Plate is the brainchild of photographer David Pauley and Joanna Braniff.

It features recipes from 20 city restaurants, including Deanes and Ox.

Now, Mr Pauley is flying over to Yantai in China, and is among seven writers in the running for an award at the Gourmand International Cookbook awards.

He is competing in the photographer/publisher category, and is up against authors from France, Spain and the US.

The winners will be unveiled on Sunday.

The book was launched last September and has been well received.

"We entered it in as a novelty - we didn't realise it would go anywhere," Mr Pauley said.

"The book has 20 Belfast restaurants and three recipes from each."

The dishes include asparagus, egg yolk, nettles and oyster mushroom, from head chef and co-owner of Belfast's Michelin-starred Ox, Stevie Toman.

It also includes dishes from the Muddlers Club, the Merchant Hotel, Deanes at Queens and Deanes Eipic.

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