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Description | In memory of Jon Lewin

His Legacy | The Locals kitchen - Sri Lanka cook book



We received sad news last week that our friend Jon Lewin, the author, photographer and writer of the fantastic, “The Locals Cookbook: Sri Lanka”, passed away.  Jon suffered from epilepsy and unfortunately had a seizure while surfing in Sri Lanka and drowned. Jon was an amazing and talented individual who touched the heart of everyone that he met. In 2004 he was in Sri Lanka when the tsunami hit the island and forged a relationship with lots of Local people and continued to visit the country regularly.

In 2015, Jon published the first in his travel documentary cookbook series entitled “The Locals Cookbook: Sri Lanka” which has now been nominated in several categories at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. In his spare time when he’s was not behind the lens, he enjoyed surfing, cooking, foraging and exploring the globe in search of new projects and adventures.  His legacy will live on through his book which is such a fantastic project to be remembered for. RIP Jon, you will be missed by many people


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