Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls


Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls


Graham Garrett's AUTOUBIOGRAPHICAL cookbook features recipes inspired by his metamorphosis from rock star to Michelin-starred chef

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Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls is Michelin-starred chef Graham Garrett's autobiographical cookbook, with recipes inspired by his transformation from stadium-filling rock star to groundbreaking chef at The West House Restaurant.

This is a numbered copy, SIGNED BY GRAHAM GARRETT.

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This is unlike any cookbook you’ve ever read. Graham Garrett’s life story is about becoming a successful chef, but it’s also about a crazy world of rock music
— Jennifer Sharp, The Caterer

About the book

Written together with food writer Cat Black, Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls follows Graham Garrett's transformation from rock star to Michelin-starred chef and reveals how his love of food started in 60s East End London and has been heavily inspired by his experiences touring the world as a musician.

You'll find more than 50 original recipes, from Miso-glazed Mackerel to Catalan Trifle and chorizo crusted rabbit to sausage rolls like you never tasted before. With influences drawn from American, British, Indian, Japanese, Russian and Thai cuisines  – this book is an amalgamation of cultures in the kitchen resulting in a unique collection of very special dishes. 

The London-born musician and songwriter has worked in kitchens since the early 90s, running restaurants for renowned chefs such as Nico Ladenis and Richard Corrigan. In 2002 he and his partner Jackie bought The West House restaurant in Kent, which was soon awarded a Michelin star. 

If you were an avid concertgoer back in the day you’ve probably seen Graham’s face before. He spent the 80s in the music business, touring the world on drums for bands like Dumb Blondes, Panache and Ya Ya. At 31, he hung up his drumsticks, walked into a kitchen and hasn’t looked back since. Until now. 

As a musician Graham rubbed shoulders with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury and Talking Heads. As a chef, he's worked for and alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Gordon Ramsay, Nico Ladenis and Richard Corrigan.

Foreword by Richard Corrigan.
Photography by Adrian Franklin.

Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 190x260mm
Pages: 288 with 270 images
Publication date: Oct 2015
ISBN: 978-0955893049

About Graham Garrett

Graham Garrett has had a bright and colourful career, first as a successful rock musician as the drummer with 80s rock bands Dumb Blondes, Panache and Ya Ya, and then defecting to the kitchen to work for the likes of Nico Ladenis and Richard Corrigan, as head chef of multiple restaurants. He has cooked for the government and royalty, at 10 Downing Street, and at a private dinner for the Her Majesty the Queen.

The Garrett's bought The West House Restaurant in Kent in 2002 to create their own private dining room, and to allow Graham to pursue his own vision. Graham's food has gained the restaurant multiple awards – they’ve held a Michelin star since 2004, are featured in Harden's list of top restaurants in the UK, and hold 3 AA Rosettes. Graham has been awarded Best Chef in Kent in the Kent Life Awards. 

On television Graham has featured on Great British Menu and Ramsay's Best Restaurant. The West House also featured in the 2014 book '1001 Restaurants to Experience Before You Die' (Cassell).

About Cat Black

Cat is a freelance food writer, and you can always find her in the kitchen at parties. 

A member of The Guild of Food Writers and Grand Jury member of The International Chocolate Awards, she has written articles for a variety of publications, including The Spectator’s Scoff and 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die (Octopus). Due to Cat’s passion for all that is finest in the world of chocolate, she not only writes about it, but gives talks about it and acts as a chocolate consultant.

Sharing delicious food is one of her best things in life. So hanging out with chefs is a welcome occupational hazard, and there have been many happy hours spent at The West House.

Book Awards


'Best Print Design' Shortlisted, The Drum Design Awards - London