Under a Mackerel Sky Rick Stein
Rick Stein didn’t follow the usual route to becoming a top Chef, but with a defunct nightclub on his hands he reopened it as a restaurant, his first foothold in Padstow. Good fortune followed when he was spotted in a... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Jamie's Comfort Food Jamie Oliver
Jamie's new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes. It's all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes Tom Kerridge
'Every day I try to make each dish as good as it can be: my personal best ever. I like getting the balance of taste and texture just right, using familiar ingredients and creating big, intense flavours. Now, I hope... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
Great British Sweets And How to Make Them at Home Adele Nozedar
Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery. From pear drops to humbugs, honeycomb confections to liquorice, coconut ice to sugar mice, Nozedar gives us the rich history... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
Plenty More Yotam Ottolenghi
Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. It's a revolution that is bold, inspiring and ever-expanding. Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty changed the way people cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
More Taste Than Time Annie Bell
This is the essential cookery book for the host or hostess who wishes to entertain in style, using the freshest and best seasonal produce, but who doesn't want to spend long in the kitchen. Reflecting Annie Bell's expert knowledge of... Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2014
Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect Mary Berry
This title helps you cook over 100 of Mary Berry's favourite recipes to absolute perfection. Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect is here to help you cook to perfection like Mary Berry. Whether you're wondering exactly how to cook salmon so... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun Gino D'Acampo
With over 100 delicious and simple recipes including a Venetian Aperol Spritz, T-bone steak from Florence, Piedmont-style pizza and Chocolate Panforte from Siena, Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun will give you a little bit of the real... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
British Baking The Floury Corner of the Kitchen Dan Lepard
A comprehensive book about British baking by Dan Lepard, who has worked with master chefs such as Giorgio Locatelli of Locanda Locatelli and Fergus Henderson of St John's. This compendium of British baking gives renewed life to the important recipes... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2014
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.
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.
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’sMinistry 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.
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.
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...