1864 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson presented his handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, originally titled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, as an early Christmas present to his 12-year-old friend, Alice Liddell. Read books by Lewis Carroll
Slow Cooked 200 Exciting, New Recipes for Your Slow Cooker Miss South
In her first book, Miss South turns to one of her favourite kitchen appliances, her beloved slow-cooker, and shares 200 recipes for economical, adventurous food. Look forward to recipes such as Oxtail stew with Guinness, star anise and dark chocolate,... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
A Year in 120 Recipes Jack Monroe
A Year in 120 Recipes is the follow-up cookbook from the No 1 bestseller Jack Monroe. Jack Monroe's tasty and resourceful recipes from her well-loved blog have propelled her into the spotlight during the past year. Her first cookbook, A... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Good Food for Your Table A Grocer's Guide Nick Selby, Melrose Morgan
Good Food For Your Table is a grocer's guide: this is the shopping basket deconstructed, including all you need to know about seasonality, provenance, storage, preserving and serving the very best food. Melrose and Morgan have ten years' experience as... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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.
Curry Easy Vegetarian Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from...
Historic Heston Heston Blumenthal
Winner of Three James Beard AwardsCookbook of the YearCooking from a Professional Point of Viewand PhotographyBritish gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our...
Primrose Bakery Christmas Martha Swift
Christmas time is all about tradition, from the songs we sing to the food we eat, but, from mince pies to Christmas pudding, the food of Christmas could always benefit...
Paul Hollywood's British Baking Paul Hollywood
Bakewells, Bannocks, Cornish Fairings, Dingle Pies, Welsh Cakes, Yorkshire Parkin . . . you don't get better than a traditional British bake.Join Paul Hollywood for a personal tour around the...
The Essence of French Cooking Michel Roux
In this very personal book, Michel Roux distils a lifetime's knowledge into a definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...