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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.

Books of the Month


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 Later. She shows how to part-cook or freeze ahead and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 off grain, gluten and refined sugars and through their recipes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


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 roast chicken, custard, poached fish, risotto and then adds in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 corner of Skye and rebuilding a home and estate, that,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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. Spice is a reference to the myriad of unbelievable ingredients...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 will have plenty of ideas on how to fill your...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more. From Coffee Cake...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

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 is cooked and what makes it so sublime. Instead we...
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/06/2014
     

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 destinations. Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2013
     

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 and packed with flavour and in this book, Meera Sodha...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 as a snack or a main course. From a nutty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

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 handed down to her by her Nan, and the treats...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

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 you'll notice a diverse range of accompaniments to hummus, which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2014
     

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 day, to French Onion Soup for a stylish lunch, Pasta...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     


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.

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.


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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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Last Month's Featured Books
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...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Wild Food A Complete Guide for Foragers
Roger Phillips
Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are...
 
 
 


Love Your Lunchbox 101 Do-ahead Recipes to Liven Up Lunchtime
James Ramsden
If you’re buying in a lunch everyday then not only are you paying over the odds but you also have no control over the ingredients. Why not, as James Ramsden...
 
 
 


Gluten-Free & Easy Over 80 Simple Recipes for the Gluten Intolerant
Sara Lewis
A modern gluten-free diet is a simple way to get back to feeling fit and healthy. In these pages you'll find delicious, approachable and easy recipes packed with vibrant flavours...
 
 
 


The Harcombe Diet 3-step Plan Lose 7lbs in 5 Days and End Food Cravings Forever
Zoe Harcombe
New and easy-to-follow, The Harcombe Diet 3-Step Plan takes you through the 3 stages of the unique Harcombe programme. The first stage will help you lose up to 7lbs in...
 
 
 


Morito
Samuel Clark, Samantha Clark
As the little sister of Moro, Morito has been serving delicious and innovative tapas and mezze in the heart of London's Exmouth Market for over three years. Morito's cracked plaster...
 
 
 


Dinner's on! Easy to Make - Tastes Delicious - 100 Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy
Barry Lewis
'He's a regular guy - he's not a chef and he's not formally a cook, and he was a virgin in the kitchen ...I love his enthusiasm for food, having...
 
 
 


Tasty
Tony Singh
Using everyday ingredients that are easy to cook and even better to eat. Made with style and ingenuity. Tony Singh is a man who knows no boundaries. A Scottish Sikh...
 
 
 


Top Bananas The Best Ever Family Recipes from Mumsnet
Claire McDonald, Lucy McDonald
You've woken up with bed-head, there's breakfast to be made, children to be taken to school, lunches to be packed and jobs to go to. You all get home, a...
 
 
 


Sweets: Made Simple
Miss Hope
A book to accompany the popular TV series
 
 
 


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