More Moonbites

My name is Rosemary Moon and A Feast of West Sussex is my latest book.

Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme:
Utterly relevant. Beautifully written and produced.”

Barbara Ruffles:
“I have now read A Feast of West Sussex from cover to cover and experienced a similar enjoyment to when reading Jane Grigson's Vegetable and Fruit books. “

Published at the beginning of March it is book number 19 but it’s the first new book from my kitchen in a decade. I have been busy writing about local food here in Chichester, on England’s south coast, on the internet and about food in general in supermarket magazines and local publications. This website, Moonbites, has kept me busy for 6 years. It’s great to have a new book out and I feel as excited about it as I did about my very first book, over 25 years ago!


When you eat with the seasons your food choices are always changing, bringing freshness to every dish that you prepare in your home. It’s exciting, a perpetual adventure and it’s deliciously rewarding.

Eat local, wherever you are!


Parham GYO Festival

This year is my first appearance at this Festival and I am very much looking forward to it! Here’s the recipes that I shall be cooking, as well as signing copies of A Feast of West Sussex, and talking about Tangmere Community Garden and an up-coming local food forum on 16th September.


West Dean Chilli Fiesta

Always a hot, fun event, my recipes for this year’s Fiesta are here.

A dairy made

How to propagate your own yogurt!

One Fat Lady on another

The great Clarissa Dickson-Wright. RIP.

Mary Berry & I at West Dean

Of laughter, burnt tarts and a very jolly time! Catch up here.

Moonbites in action