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Cookery, Food and Drink

Cookery, Food and Drink

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

Sediment Two Gentlemen and Their Mid-Life Terroirs
Charles Jennings, Paul Keers
For people who wouldn't know a Romanee-Conti from a bad-boy Argentine malbec, or a magnum of Chateau d'Yquem from a can of orange Tango, help is at hand. Based on the authors' highly esteemed blog of the same name (described...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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
     

Extreme Food - What to Eat When Your Life Depends on it...
Bear Grylls
There are three levels to this book, in stage one Bear Grylls introduces foraging, a gentle start with blackberries, wild garlic and other good stuff. Level two raises the bar to hunting and fishing and level three goes off the...
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
     

Let's Eat Meat Recipes from Prime Cuts, Cheap Bits and Glorious Scraps of Meat
Tom Parker Bowles
Eat meat, but eat less and eat better is Tom Parker Bowles’s mantra, and in this collection of 120 meat recipes he shares everything from a traditional roast to street food which utilises the tiniest amount of meat to good...
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.

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'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

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Historic Heston
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Winning Recipes Food for Every Day
Natalie Coleman
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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...
 
 
 


A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers
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Fabulous Family Food Gorgeous Family Meals in Minutes
Nadia Sawalha
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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...
 
 
 


Great British Bake off: Christmas
Lizzie Kamenetzky
Christmas is a time of friends and family. Of anticipation and excitement. Of good times - and of course, great food. This book celebrates everything surrounding Christmas with 100 delicious...
 
 
 


I Love Curry The Best Indian Curries You'll Ever Cook
Anjum Anand
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The Essence of French Cooking
Michel Roux
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British Baking The Floury Corner of the Kitchen
Dan Lepard
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Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun
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Good news for all fans of Italian food, Gino D’Acampo is back with a new TV series and the companion book. This time he travels through the north of Italy...
 
 
 


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Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake
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Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect
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More Taste Than Time
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River Cottage Light & Easy Healthy Recipes for Every Day
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Spoonfuls of Honey A Complete Guide to Honey's Flavours & Culinary Uses With Over 80 Recipes
Hattie Ellis
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The Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook Over 120 Fresh and Healthy Ideas for Greek Yoghurt
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What to Bake and How to Bake it
Jane Hornby, Liz Haarala Hamilton, Max Haarala Hamilton
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Plenty More
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Great British Sweets And How to Make Them at Home
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Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes
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Jamie's Comfort Food
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