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 decision leading her to demonstrating, teaching, food journalism, writing and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Little Book of Chocolat Joanne Harris, Fran Warde
Try me ...test me ...taste me ...Joanne Harris' Chocolat trilogy has tantalized readers with its sensuous descriptions of chocolate since it was first published. Now, to celebrate the much-loved story of Vianne Rocher's deliciously decadent chocolaterie, Joanne Harris and Fran... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Edible Atlas Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines Mina Holland
The Edible Atlas is a book for intrepid cooks. Mina Holland explores what and why people eat as they do across the world, demystifying the flavours, ingredients, techniques and dishes at the heart of thirty-nine different cuisines. With fully adaptable... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
Leon: Fast Vegetarian Henry Dimbleby, Jane Baxter
Leon: Fast Vegetarian enables you to make the most of the fresh vegetables available in markets, allotments, veg boxes and supermarkets. The philosophy at the heart of this book is about cooking and eating delicious, healthy fast food made from... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2014
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 for family and friends. Mary Berry Cooks features all the... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
John Whaite Bakes John Whaite
John Whaite, winner of the 2012 Great British Bake Off, bakes everywhere he goes - at food festivals, as a guest on the nation's top cookery shows, at Le Cordon Blue school where he is perfecting his craft and as... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
A Change of Appetite Where Delicious Meets Healthy Diana Henry
What happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-,... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2014
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 make one meal for the kids and then another for... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
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.
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...
The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day Dale Pinnock
Dale Pinnock has created 80 more super-healthy recipes to help you stay healthy every day. There’s something for every meal and each recipe has a nutritional break-down and further information...
Make it Lighter Angela Nilsen
Turn your favourite dishes into guilt-free treats! From BBC Good Food contributor Angela Nilsen, this book will teach you how to cook healthy yet satisfying dishes swapping fatty ingredients for...
One Pot Wonders Lindsey Bareham
100 warming, nutritious and simple One Pot Wonders from Lindsey Bareham. If you're getting bored with your new year diet and even more bored with the washing up, Lindsey Bareham...
Best-Ever Chicken Angela Darling
Chicken is hugely popular and incredibly versatile, and by adding just a few ingredients you can create delicious dishes such as Roasted Lemongrass Chicken, Seared Chicken with Mint Yogurt Dressing...
Classic Curries Angela Darling
Curry is Britain's favourite food and we can't seem to get enough of dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Bombay Potatoes and Tandoori Prawns. You'll find these recipes, as well...
Meals in 30 Minutes Angela Darling
Create satisfying meals in just 30 minutes or under with this handy book, ideal for midweek suppers and any occasion when you're pushed for time. Packed full of recipes from...
Perfect Pasta Angela Darling
Pasta - the ultimate storecupboard essential. There are so many types of pasta and so many fantastic ways of using it to create quick and filling meals to feed the...
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...