1938: Orson Welles's Halloween Eve radio broadcast describing in realistic fashion a Martian invasion of the Earth, based upon H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, terrifies many radio listeners throughout the United States. Listen to The War of the Worlds
Historic Heston Heston Blumenthal
Winner of Three James Beard AwardsCookbook of the YearCooking from a Professional Point of Viewand PhotographyBritish gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal,... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
I Love Curry The Best Indian Curries You'll Ever Cook Anjum Anand
In India, a curry is a dish whose sauce is flavoured with a harmonious blend of spices. In the new edition of this deliciously spicy book Anjum Anand presents an eclectic choice of her favourite curries. As with all Anjum's... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Winning Recipes Food for Every Day Natalie Coleman
Natalie Coleman won MasterChef 2013 with a Scotch egg, and ever since she's been showcasing the same fresh, fun, down-to-earth cooking that made her a star. Now, she shows you how to do it too, guiding you through easy techniques... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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: 09/10/2014
The Essence of French Cooking Michel Roux
In this very personal book, Michel Roux distils a lifetime's knowledge into a definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Great British Bake off: Christmas Lizzie Kamenetzky
Christmas is a time of friends and family. Of anticipation and excitement. Of good times - and of course, great food. This book celebrates everything surrounding Christmas with 100 delicious bakes for the festive season, as well as dishes for... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers Steve Berry, Phil Norman
A super-sweet guide to all your favourite sweets from years gone by. A History of Sweets in 50 Wrappers is a colourful and comical history of sweets and chocolates. If you ever dreamt of being the Milkybar Kid, if you... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Primrose Bakery Christmas Martha Swift
Christmas time is all about tradition, from the songs we sing to the food we eat, but, from mince pies to Christmas pudding, the food of Christmas could always benefit from extra help to make it shine just a little... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, Si King
Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS and THE HAIRY DIETERS: EAT FOR LIFE, the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Curry Easy Vegetarian Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Paul Hollywood's British Baking Paul Hollywood
Bakewells, Bannocks, Cornish Fairings, Dingle Pies, Welsh Cakes, Yorkshire Parkin . . . you don't get better than a traditional British bake.Join Paul Hollywood for a personal tour around the regions of Britain and discover the charming history of their... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Cook Now, Eat Later Mary Berry
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 finish on the day, presenting a good range of basic recipes with plenty of tips and... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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.
'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.
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...
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...
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...
Jamie's Comfort Food Jamie Oliver
Jamie's new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes. It's all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make...
The Month Before's Featured Books
Rick Stein's Fish & Shellfish Rick Stein
Rick Stein's lifelong passion for cooking fish and shellfish has formed the foundation of his award-winning restaurants and taken him around the world, discovering innovative new recipes, exciting ingredients and...
The Kitchen Orchard Natalia Conroy
Every modern kitchen features a fridge and a cupboard. The bare essentials. But for Natalia Conroy, they are an orchard - the source of abundant meals, platefuls of fresh salads...
All Things Sweet Rachel Allen
Bestselling author and Irish TV chef Rachel Allen is back with a deliciously tempting collection of treats! We all need to treat ourselves from time to time. Whether it's a...
Kids' Birthday Cakes Karen Sullivan
50 fabulous kids' cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step is a delicious guide that takes the stress out of baking unforgettable birthday cakes to wow...
James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia James Halliday
From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sun-kissed Chardonnay, Australia produces wines that are among the...
Peek-a-boo Cakes Joanna Farrow
Peek-a-boo cakes are all about fun, and this little book of sweet surprises is full of ideas for unforgettable celebrations. Surprise and delight your family and guests with these delicious...
Could anything be more enjoyable than eating home-cooked burgers surrounded by family and friends? Take a fresh look at burgers with over 40 irresistible recipes that are easy to make...
We're familiar with it as a dinner party and restaurant favourite, but the creme brulee has in fact been delighting those with a sweet tooth since the mid-17th century, and...
Quick to prepare, easy to eat and wonderfully filling, paninis are now a staple on lunch menus worldwide, and with this collection of over 40 mouthwatering recipes, you can bring...
Whether you're struggling with leftover Halloween pumpkin or simply looking for a new ingredient to liven up your dishes, the benefits of cooking with pumpkins are countless. This book shows...
Tapas and Other Spanish Plates to Share
Traditionally served as a bar snack alongside a sherry, beer or wine, tapas have become a firm fixture on the culinary map thanks to their variety and versatility. Tapas are...
How to be a Better Cook Lorraine Pascale
TV chef Lorraine Pascale's fabulous new prime-time BBC Two TV tie-in How to be a Better Cook Bestselling TV chef, Loraine is famous for her simple, delicious recipes to suit...
Mother India Cook Book Monir Mohamed, Martin Gray
Mother India at Westminster Terrace in Glasgow, has been an institution since 1996 and specialises in dishes such as ginger and green chilli fish pakora, seasoned Scottish haddock with Puy...
Dabbous The Cookbook Ollie Dabbous
Occupying an urban space in London's Fitzrovia, DABBOUS is the restaurant that has stunned critics and diners since it opened in 2012. Behind the sheet metal door, Ollie Dabbous creates...