Lovereading.co.uk

Search
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
Register



Vouchers


Search our site
Read the opening extract of the brand new Susan Lanigan book before its publication on 01/09/2014















Read Extract Free Cookery, Food and Drink Book or Novel Online - as well as Sports and Suspense

     
Cookery, Food and Drink

Cookery, Food and Drink

A special category dedicated to some of our favourite Cookery, Food and Drink titles.

Dabbous The Cookbook
Ollie Dabbous
Occupying an urban space in London's Fitzrovia, DABBOUS is the restaurant that has stunned critics and diners since it opened in 2012. Behind the sheet metal door, Ollie Dabbous creates light, modern dishes that are both sophisticated and delicate; jewel-like...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
     

Tapas and Other Spanish Plates to Share

Traditionally served as a bar snack alongside a sherry, beer or wine, tapas have become a firm fixture on the culinary map thanks to their variety and versatility. Tapas are great shared among friends, making them the perfect choice for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Long Nights and Log Fires Warming Comfort Food for Family and Friends

This collection of warming recipes will keep you warm the whole season through. On a cold day a steaming bowl of soup is always welcome. Soups and Snacks features hearty recipes such as Slow-cooked Onion and Cider Soup; and Parsnip,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Grilled Cheese Traditional and Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate Toasted Sandwich
Laura Washburn
Crisply toasted bread, gooey melted cheese and flavoursome relishes and pickles - the humble hot cheese sandwich is given the ultimate makeover in this book. Use this book to create the toastie with the mostie with the best ever recipe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Stuffings & Sauces for the Perfect Festive Table
Hannah Miles
Brought to you by Hannah Miles, Gluten-Free Christmas gives everyone the chance to enjoy a festive feast. Start with Cookies and Small Bakes and enjoy Christmas gingerbread and snowcap cookies before indulging in Large Cakes and Desserts - from traditional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Coffee Time Treats Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins and More

More than 30 recipes for deliciously oaty breakfasts, superfood snacks, toasted treats and drinks. Whether soaked, baked, toasted or blended, oatmeal possesses some of the most potent health-giving properties; it is packed with vitamins and dietary fibre, and is known...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Pumpkin

Whether you're struggling with leftover Halloween pumpkin or simply looking for a new ingredient to liven up your dishes, the benefits of cooking with pumpkins are countless. This book shows you 40 ways in which the pumpkin can complement pies,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
     

Panini

Quick to prepare, easy to eat and wonderfully filling, paninis are now a staple on lunch menus worldwide, and with this collection of over 40 mouthwatering recipes, you can bring this gourmet treat to your very own kitchen! Work your...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
     

Creme Brulee

We're familiar with it as a dinner party and restaurant favourite, but the creme brulee has in fact been delighting those with a sweet tooth since the mid-17th century, and with its irresistable combination of rich, creamy custard and crunchy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
     

Burgers

Could anything be more enjoyable than eating home-cooked burgers surrounded by family and friends? Take a fresh look at burgers with over 40 irresistible recipes that are easy to make and extremely delicious. There is a burger for everyone: Choose...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
     

Peek-a-boo Cakes
Joanna Farrow
Peek-a-boo cakes are all about fun, and this little book of sweet surprises is full of ideas for unforgettable celebrations. Surprise and delight your family and guests with these delicious treats, which can be cut open to reveal a burst...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
     

The Lebanese Cookbook Delicious & Authentic Recipes from a Top Lebanese Chef
Hussien Dekmak
In his first book, Hussien Dekmak opens the door to his country's food and traditions with over 100 delicious, authentic recipes that you can cook at home. With emphasis on fresh ingredients and aromatic spices, Lebanese food reflects the healthy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

Keep it Vegan 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes
Aine Carlin
Think you know vegan cooking? Lengthy, complicated recipe lists, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients, flavourless food? Think again! Let Aine Carlin, creator of popular vegan lifestyle blog Pea Soup Eats, enlighten you with her delicious recipes and straightforward tips. Keep it simple...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

101 Legendary Whiskies You're Dying to Try but (Possibly) Never Will
Ian Buxton
Exploring the finest and rarest whiskies in the world: wonderful whiskey you're dying to try but probably never willThese whiskies may be extraordinarily hard to find, impossible to buy, or literally the sole survivor of a long lost distillery--some are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia
James Halliday
From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sun-kissed Chardonnay, Australia produces wines that are among the best in the world. The diversity of Australian landscapes and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

Patisserie Maison The Step-by-step Guide to Simple Sweet Pastries for the Home Baker
Richard Bertinet
Patisserie, the art of the maitre patissier, is the most admired style of baking in the world and requires the highest level of skill. In this new book master baker and bestselling author Richard Bertinet makes patisserie accessible to home...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Kids' Birthday Cakes
Karen Sullivan
50 fabulous kids' cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step is a delicious guide that takes the stress out of baking unforgettable birthday cakes to wow your child, whatever their age. Choose your child's cake from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

Tout Hache Meatballs - Tartare - Burgers
Moderne Cafe
Tout Hache: meat chopped, minced or ground - but not only meat. Many countries have a fine tradition of mixing and binding an array of ingredients to create simple but delicious dishes, whether chopped up finely as tartare, fashioned into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

All Things Sweet
Rachel Allen
Bestselling author and Irish TV chef Rachel Allen is back with a deliciously tempting collection of treats! We all need to treat ourselves from time to time. Whether it's a showstopping dessert to impress friends, a simple pick-me-up after a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can Over 100 Super Fast, Easy and Delicious Bakes
Miranda Gore Browne
Miranda whips up over 100 very delicious cakes, traybakes and cupcakes proving how quick and easy baking can be. This is the perfect book for beginner bakers. Miranda's tried-and-tested recipes are so simple to follow and don't require any specialist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Meal in a Mug Quick and Delicious Recipes for Busy People
Denise Smart
If you like eating delicious, balanced meals but can't cook/won't cook/don't have any time to cook, then this is the book for you. All you need is a large mug and a microwave, a handful of ingredients and a spoon....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

The Kitchen Orchard
Natalia Conroy
Every modern kitchen features a fridge and a cupboard. The bare essentials. But for Natalia Conroy, they are an orchard - the source of abundant meals, platefuls of fresh salads or slow-cooked vegetables - it just requires a little imagination....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Rick Stein's Fish & Shellfish
Rick Stein
Rick Stein's lifelong passion for cooking fish and shellfish has formed the foundation of his award-winning restaurants and taken him around the world, discovering innovative new recipes, exciting ingredients and the best preparation techniques. Now, using his years of expertise...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Mother India Cook Book
Monir Mohamed, Martin Gray
Mother India at Westminster Terrace in Glasgow, has been an institution since 1996 and specialises in dishes such as ginger and green chilli fish pakora, seasoned Scottish haddock with Puy lentils, and Delhi-style Scottish lamb, all cooked fresh to order,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
     

How to be a Better Cook
Lorraine Pascale
TV chef Lorraine Pascale's fabulous new prime-time BBC Two TV tie-in How to be a Better Cook Bestselling TV chef, Loraine is famous for her simple, delicious recipes to suit every occasion, and with this book she offers us even...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
     


We hope you’ll find our Food and Drink category full of titles that can be enjoyed either sitting in the armchair or used in a more practical way in the kitchen.  Some of them provide a mixture of both. 

 

The list is by no means comprehensive; indeed the titles featured are ones that may well not hit the top of the bestseller lists – a la Jamie Oliver - so you may struggle to hear about them, hence our reason for bringing them together to the Lovereading audience.

______________________________________

 

'At a time when niche cookbooks are under pressure, it is fantastic to have a site that steers away from the mainstream and supports proper writers of the genre.' Rose Prince - Author of The Good Produce Guide

______________________________________

 

Each one is a personal favourite of one of our non-fiction editorial experts. The titles may well be quite quirky but each one has made it here because we think you’ll enjoy each and every one of them, whether it’s for reading entertainment or for more practical purposes.  We’ll be adding and refreshing the list so do check it out on a regular basis.

food on a plate


So many cookery books are published promoting the use of local ingredients and rediscovering British food traditions – where to start? For cakes I’d go straight to Pam Corbin’s latest addition to the River Cottage series – called, naturally - Cakes. It’s a very good mix of the new and traditional, a good solid kitchen companion that won’t let you down. Two books to help find the best local produce, the larger volume, Food Britannia by Andrew Webb is definitely one to keep in the car but Rose Prince’s The Good Produce Guide  is more pocket friendly, both good guides offering a different view on where to go and what to buy.


pouring wine

 

Mark Hix will get you reacquainted with the best British Seasonal Food and The Great British Food Revival  showcases the best of British produce. Next, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Ministry of Food, a book looking back at the kitchens of World War Two and the ingenuity shown by women dealing with rationing. A large dose of nostalgia but also some good pointers for money saving.  And a personal favourite, Vanessa Kimbell, a new name to remember, has come up with a truly original, extremely eatable selection of recipes in Prepped! As a busy mother she knows the pressure of feeding the family, as a professional cook she has new ideas and advice on preparing extremely good food with minimum fuss.


carrots

 

And for the busy cook is there anything more relaxing than a bedtime perusal of something delicious? Beata Zatorska’s Rose Petal Jam is an ideal choice, beautifully illustrated, the recipes interspersed with memories and observations as she goes back to Poland and writes of the countryside and the very special food she remembers from childhood.


Get Adobe Flash player
 

  Lovereading4kids

Lovereading 4 schools

Lovewriting
 
Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


Lifting the Lid A Life at Kinloch Lodge, Skye
Baroness Claire Macdonald
One of Scotland’s top chefs looks back on the past 40 years, the struggle to gain their Michelin starred success, the problems of running a top restaurant in a remote...
 
 
 


The Art of Eating Well
Jasmine Hemsley, Melissa Hemsley
July 2014 Food and Drink Book of the Month. Healthy eating for life – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s aim is to wean readers...
 
 
 


The Recipe Wheel
Rosie Ramsden
A cookery book that will really change the way you cook and eat. Instead of a random selection of recipes each chapter has a core recipe to start - think...
 
 
 


Scottish Baking
Sue Lawrence
July 2014 Food & Drink Book of the Month. A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence...
 
 
 


Meals in a Mug 100 Delicious Recipes Ready to Eat in Minutes
Wendy Hobson
With straightforward recipes that offer great little meals for one, you can't go wrong with this imaginative collection. From Hot Cranberry and Almond Muesli to set you up for the...
 
 
 


Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen Delicious, Healthy Recipes Inspired by the Ancient Mediterranean
Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen
The Hummus Bros. offer the best hummus in London and now they bring it to the world via their first book. A quick look at the Hummus Bros' menu and...
 
 
 


Home Baking
Jo Wheatley
Jo Wheatley, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2011, shares a new collection of the hearty food she brought her three hungry boys up on, the fool proof recipes...
 
 
 


Cook Now, Eat Later
Mary Berry
July 2014 Food and Drink Book of the Month. A boon for busy cooks, a reissue of Mary Berry’s invaluable Cook Now, Eat...
 
 
 


Rachel Khoo's Sweet and Savoury Pates
Rachel Khoo
In SWEET & SAVOURY PATES, Rachel brings her innovative blend of creativity and style to the home kitchen to show you how to make a variety of spreads to serve...
 
 
 


Spice Layers of Flavour
Dhruv Baker
Spices are magical ingredients. Used well, they transform food from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The word 'spice' should not only mean heat or quantity of chilli in a dish....
 
 
 


Made in India Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
Meera Sodha
This book is full of real charm, personality, love and garlic. The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home . (Yotam Ottolenghi). Real Indian food is fresh, simple...
 
 
 


My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story (with Recipes)
Luisa Weiss
Chocolate and Zucchini. 101 Cookbooks. The Julie/Julia Project. In the early days of food blogs, these were the pioneers whose warmth and recipes turned their creators' kitchens into beloved web...
 
 
 


Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs
Ivor Peters
Curry has become an integral part of our staple diet but few of us are aware of what 'authentic' means when it comes to Britain's favourite food - how it...
 
 
 


Simple Cakes
Mary Berry
Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes,...
 
 
 


Perfect Preserves
Thane Prince
In Perfect Preserves, Thane Prince gives even the most unconfident cook the help needed to make perfect jams, pickles and chutneys. Using these recipes both beginners and more adept cooks...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Eat Your Way to Lower Cholesterol Delicious Recipes to Reduce Your Cholesterol by Up to 20% in Under Three Months
Ian Marber, Laura Corr, Sarah Schenker
The fact is that 60 per cent of Britons have unhealthy cholesterol levels - a key factor in developing heart disease, which claims three times more lives than breast cancer...
 
 
 


Street Food Wrapped Crepes, Wraps and Rolls You Can Make at Home
Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra
The fashion for small bites and street food still holds sway. Many of the world's cuisines centre their snack food around fillings for pancakes or wraps. Every country has a...
 
 
 


The Busy Mum's Plan-ahead Cookbook Recipes for making healthy and economic family meals that really make the most of your time in the kitchen
Sarah Flower
Today's families are busy families, with parents juggling jobs, lifestyle and growing families. This book shows you how to manage your time whilst still providing healthy home-cooked meals for your...
 
 
 


Gail's Artisan Bakery Cookbook
Roy Levy, Gail Meija
Good bread begins with just four honest ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast. Nothing could be simpler and yet nothing is more gratifying. GAIL's Since opening the first GAIL's in...
 
 
 


Jamie's Food Tube: The BBQ Book
DJ BBQ
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube presents The BBQ Book, a collection of 50 incredible recipes that'll change the way you barbecue, from Food Tube's own DJ BBQ. With the recipes in...
 
 
 


Jamie's Food Tube: The Cake Book
Cupcake Jemma
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube presents The Cake Book, a collection of 50 deliciously inventive and exciting cake and cupcake recipes from Food Tube's own Cupcake Jemma. Split up seasonally, you'll...
 
 
 


Jamie's Food Tube: The Family Cookbook
Kerryann Dunlop
The Family Cookbook, a selection of 50 hearty, everyday recipes, from Food Tube's own Kerryann Dunlop. Kerryann is a big character with a tone and style that's warm, motherly and...
 
 
 


Luke's Cookbook
Luke Thomas
Luke's Cookbook is an exciting take on the nostalgic comfort food, turning mid-week suppers, family favourites and traditional dinner parties into unrivalled feasts. This book is full of all those...
 
 
 


No-Bake Baking Easy, Oven-Free Cakes and Treats
Sharon Hearne-Smith, Donal Skehan
Who says baking has to be hard work? In No-Bake Baking, Sharon Hearne-Smith shows how to create over 100 impressive sweet treats with absolutely no need for conventional baking. These...
 
 
 


Quick and Easy Weaning
Annabel Karmel
Weaning your baby can be a tricky milestone for any parent, but with her years of experience and wealth of expertise, Annabel Karmel is on hand to help. In her...
 
 
 


Veggienomics Thrifty meat-free cooking at its best
Nicola Graimes
Forget shopping at discount supermarkets, buying inferior products or cutting back on food. Nicola Graimes, the award-winning vegetarian author, has written a truly inventive and savvy book showing how adopting...
 
 
 


A Year at Otter Farm
Mark Diacono
'Otter Farm is all about flavour. It starts and ends with the question: What do I really want to eat?' The taste of a perfectly ripe mulberry was Mark Diacono's...
 
 
 


See ALL Featured Books, with Opening Extracts, in this category 

Share or bookmark this page

Share this page on Facebook and Twitter.


Tell a friend about this page on Lovereading.co.uk.

We respect your privacy. The names and e-mail addresses you enter are used only for sending this message. Please read our Privacy Policy.
Your Friend's Name
Your Friend's Email
Your Name
Your E-mail
Your Message
(max. 1024 characters)
 


 
LovereadingLovereading4kids - Love Reading for KidsLIST ALL FEATURED AUTHORS