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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.

Under a Mackerel Sky
Rick Stein
'All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.' Rick Stein's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved...
Format: Paperback - 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
     

What to Bake and How to Bake it
Jane Hornby, Liz Haarala Hamilton, Max Haarala Hamilton
What to Bake & How to Bake It is the ultimate cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires. Each of the 50 delicious and accessible recipes is accompanied by photographs of the ingredients, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2014
     

The Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook Over 120 Fresh and Healthy Ideas for Greek Yoghurt
Sophie Michell
Total Greek Yoghurt is low in fat and high in flavour, and now you can explore new ways to incorporate it into your cooking. With over 100 recipes developed by top TV chef Sophie Michell, the Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Spoonfuls of Honey A Complete Guide to Honey's Flavours & Culinary Uses With Over 80 Recipes
Hattie Ellis
Just as honeybees are found all over the world so are recipes that use their honey. Caribbean jerk, Spanish tapas, French sauces, British biscuits and Turkish cakes all gleam with the sweet stuff. It can take no more than a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

River Cottage Light & Easy Healthy Recipes for Every Day
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Ever lack the time or inspiration to cook a nourishing meal after a hectic day? Delicious, health-giving food doesn't have to be time-consuming and complicated. In River Cottage Light & Easy Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall delivers up wholesome delights with zero compromise...
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: 29/09/2014
     

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
     

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake
Alison Walker
Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is a delightful gift in itself, as well as providing a beautiful collection of culinary gift ideas for you to make and bake at home for friends and family. In a world where mass-produced is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

The Islands of Greece Recipes from the Islands of Greece
Rebecca Seal, Steven Joyce
Rebecca Seal and Steven Joyce have been travelling to the Greek Islands on holiday for years, drawn back time and again by the glorious weather and delicious cuisine. In The Islands of Greece, Rebecca shares her favourite recipes from their...
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
     

Farm, Fork, Food A Chef Celebrates Home-Grown Produce
Eric Skokan
In Farm Fork Food, Eric Skokan shows what good food is all about -quality, seasonal produce, showcased in creative, original dishes that allow the flavours to shine. The recipes in this book therefore take fresh, natural ingredients and present them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Crumb The Baking Book
Ruby Tandoh
Crumb is about flavour, first and foremost - a celebration of the simple joy of baking. Ruby's recipes delight in new tastes and combinations, as well as the rediscovery of old favourites, to create food that is exciting without ceremony...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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.

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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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