Oxford 1856 mathematician and logician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson met the little girl, Alice Liddell, whom he would later, using the pen name Lewis Carroll, immortalize as the Alice of Alice in Wonderland. Read Alice in Wonderland
Read the opening extract of the brand new Mark Billingham book before its publication on 22/05/2014
First Cake Decorating Simple Cake Designs for Beginners
Part of a series designed to get even the most complete novice trying out a new craft. Cake decorating can be fabulously ornate - or it can be simple with basic decoration and modelling. If you don’t know where to... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
The Every Other Day Diet Krista Varady, Bill Gottlieb
Written by the world s leading expert in intermittent fasting, this is the only fasting diet on the market backed up by science. Dieting only half the time is an effective, simple and unique way to lose weight and what... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/01/2014
The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook Jackie Collins
Bold, wildly beautiful, and totally her own woman, Lucky Santangelo needs no introduction. The sizzling, glamorous, sometimes dangerous daughter of former gangster Gino, Lucky is the most popular character in Collins' wild world of lust, intrigue, violence and redemption. A... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
Pronto! Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes Gino D'Acampo
Let Gino solve your dinner dilemmas with 130 delicious and quick dishes to inspire you to leave behind the same dull, after-work meals. With recipes organised by ingredients, so you can easily find a dish using what you have in... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2014
Cooked A Natural History of Transformation Michael Pollan
Extraordinary stories of transformation in a quest to uncover the fundamentals of cooking - from writer and cooking star Michael Pollan. Michael Pollan's Cooked takes us back to basics and first principles: cooking with fire, with water, with air and... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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.
Recipe for Life The Autobiography Mary Berry
Mary Berry’s journey to become the Nation’s favourite baker has been a long one. Starting in near tragedy she turned to cooking after a childhood bout of polio, this early...
Annabel's Family Cookbook Annabel Karmel
Bestselling children's cookery writer and mum of three, Annabel knows how tricky it can be to find food the whole family can enjoy together. Too often, busy mums have to...
Mary Berry Cooks Mary Berry
In this brand-new official tie-in to Mary's much-anticipated BBC2 series, the nation's best-loved home cook invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes to make...
Bill's Italian Food Bill Granger
Bestselling TV cook Bill Granger brings his trademark fresh flavours and easy-going recipes to the well-loved food of Italy. The cornerstone of Bill's cooking is also the cornerstone of the...
The Pauper's Cookbook Jocasta Innes
A revamp for this kitchen classic with the choice of recipes updated to take advantage of the increasing array of cheaper foodstuffs available from supermarkets. An excellent investment for paupers...