Joanna Trollope born 1943- great granddaughter of novelist Anthony Trollope. In 1996 she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to literature. Under the name of Caroline Harvey she writes romantic historical novels. Books by Joanna Trollope
Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food Nigel Slater
October 2013 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
Quite a large book actually whatever the title says, there’s a whopping 500+ recipe ideas and Nigel Slater’s aim is to make this the... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
Other Featured Books this Month
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking Gordon Ramsay
From the Channel 4 series, a range of recipes to see you through breakfast, lunch and dinner, expert dishes that will mean the very best home cooking without fuss and a kitchen sink overflowing with dirty pans. Gordon Ramsay says... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds Paul Hollywood
There is nothing quite like the smell of a scrumptious steak and ale pie cooking in the oven. There perhaps isn't anything better than the first taste of a caramel and coffee eclair. From Britain's favourite expert baker comes a... Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2013
Real Fast Puddings Nigel Slater
Discover the delicious yet speedy desserts in Nigel Slater's classic Real Fast Puddings. It is an inspiring collection of quick and delicious puddings made with simple and fresh ingredients from Nigel Slater, the master of the easily prepared dish. In... Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2013
A Lighter Way to Bake Lorraine Pascale
In this fabulous new book, Lorraine Pascale, Britain's beloved chef and tv personality, brings together the two hottest trends in cookery right now: baking and eating lighter, healthier meals! Lorraine's dreamt up 100 delicious, easy recipes, all fully illustrated, ranging... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen Lizzie Kamenetzky
The Great British Bake Off is a glorious celebration of British summer time, as much as it is a showcase of exceptional baking. But, in the depths of winter, what is more inviting than a hearty bake warm from the... Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2013
River Cottage Fruit Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Fruit is pretty much the perfect food: bountiful, delicious and colourful, it also helps us to fight infection, stresses and strains. But why are we still a nation that thinks it's a bit racy to slice a banana onto our... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Gok's Wok Gok Wan
In his brand new book, Gok Wan shares his favourite recipes for fresh and healthy meals - inspired by the flavours of Asia Gok's recipes draw influence from the East, as he teaches us how to add flavour and a... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Tom Kerridge Proper Pub Food Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge's idea of food heaven isn't fussy gastronomy; it's proper 'man food' with Michelin star magic, including breakfasts that keep you smiling for the whole day, indulgent long lunches, teatime temptations, seasonal snacks and heart-warming suppers. In this cookbook... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
The World Atlas of Wine Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
This major new edition confirms the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the new edition takes into account changes in climate, techniques,... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2013
Primrose Bakery Celebrations Martha Swift, Lisa Thomas
Learn how to throw parties Primrose Bakery-style with this collection of brand new recipes from Primrose Bakery. Eight themed celebrations cover every age group and event, with sweet and savoury treats for small children, cocktail-laced cupcakes for grown-ups and inspiring... Format: Hardback - Released: //--
Rachel Khoo's Muesli and Granola Rachel Khoo
From her tiny kitchen in Paris, Rachel Khoo has revolutionised the way in which we think about French food with her bestselling book and TV series, THE LITTLE PARIS KITCHEN. Celebrating French cooking with her own modern twist, Rachel has... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Pocket Beer Book Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb
From the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America, this expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world's beers now have to offer.... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2013
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book Hugh Johnson
The original and best, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 37th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book for wine-lovers and professionals. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2013
Mark Hix: The Collection Mark Hix
If you love good food and want to eat the best British ingredients – then this is the book to keep by your side. If you look at books such as this; large hardback volumes by leading chefs, they can... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Mary Berry's Christmas Collection Mary Berry
Dealing with Christmas food can be a nightmare so why not let Mary Berry take the strain? Her book features all the recipes you’ll need with ideas on how to plan, how to shop, what you can cook ahead and... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
Mr Todiwala's Bombay: Recipes and Memories from India Cyrus Todiwala
A trip back to Bombay, the place where Cyrus Todiwala grew up and learned to cook. Together with his wife Pervin, they uncover memories, seek out the food they loved and recreate the recipes ranging through street food, home cooking... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2013
Michael Caines at Home Michael Caines
Michael Caines’ first book and therefore a privileged look at how he creates some of the signature dishes, that have made his name. This may not be food you can do in 15 minutes and you may have to shell... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2013
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 Mary Berry
September 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Mary Berry’s journey to become the Nation’s favourite baker has been a long one. Starting in...
Gino's Italian Escape Gino D'Acampo
There’s something very appealing about Gino D’Acampo’s approach to food, it is after all his passion and this shows through in this tour of Italy taking in both classic and...
Max Allen's Wine Know How Max Allen
You may be a complete novice, you may know something about the odd bottle or two, whatever your wine knowledge there’s much to be gained from Max Allen’s concise guide...
Brilliant Bread James Morton
James Morton was surely the people's favourite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series - with his Fairisle tank tops, spectacles and eccentric cake designs, this softly spoken Scottish...
The Way I Cook... Lisa Faulkner
Lisa focuses on food she loves to cook for her family and friends, with an original collection of over 120 recipes based around different occasions - Sunday Morning, Rainy Days,...
Simon Hopkinson Cooks Simon Hopkinson
Simon is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In Simon Hopkinson Cooks, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only...
Coca-Cola The Cookbook
From humble beginnings 125 years ago, the Coca-Cola company has evolved from one product to more than 500 brands available in 200 countries around the world and more than 1.7...