Win a copy of Canteen's new cookbook

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You'd be hard pressed not to get the concept behind the new cookbook from the Canteen restaurant group, which is just out (Ebury). Yes it's British, yes there's food involved, and — assuming you know how to follow a recipe — it'll be pretty great too. It also looks rather handsome, as the pictures after the jump show, plus find out how to win one of five copies we're giving away.

Since the first Canteen opened in Spitalfields in 2005, founders Patrick Clayton-Malone, Cass Titcombe and Dominic Lake have taken on a further three London venues, each offering hearty British favourites like steak and kidney pie, fish and chips and a daily roast. They've also ensured that the restaurants look a whole heap better than the standard highstreet chain, with Clayton-Malone even setting up a design company, Very Good & Proper, to make sure the furniture is up to scratch. Considering all of the above, an aesthetically pleasing cook book seems like a logical move.

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The book, designed by Hudson-Powell and featuring photographs from Angela Moore and quirky styling by Sarah May, contains 120 recipes from the Canteen kitchens (overseen by Titcombe). For your chance to win one of five copies we have to give away, email your name and address to online@esquire.co.uk with the subject heading "Canteen cookbook". The deadline is midnight on Monday 22 March. See T&Cs below.

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Competition rules

Only one entry will be accepted per person.  The closing date for receipt of competition entries is 22 March 2010.

The competition is only open to UK residents over the age of 18.

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