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 light, modern dishes that are both sophisticated and delicate; jewel-like... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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 great shared among friends, making them the perfect choice for... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Long Nights and Log Fires Warming Comfort Food for Family and Friends
This collection of warming recipes will keep you warm the whole season through. On a cold day a steaming bowl of soup is always welcome. Soups and Snacks features hearty recipes such as Slow-cooked Onion and Cider Soup; and Parsnip,... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Coffee Time Treats Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins and More
More than 30 recipes for deliciously oaty breakfasts, superfood snacks, toasted treats and drinks. Whether soaked, baked, toasted or blended, oatmeal possesses some of the most potent health-giving properties; it is packed with vitamins and dietary fibre, and is known... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 you 40 ways in which the pumpkin can complement pies,... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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 this gourmet treat to your very own kitchen! Work your... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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 with its irresistable combination of rich, creamy custard and crunchy... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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 and extremely delicious. There is a burger for everyone: Choose... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
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 treats, which can be cut open to reveal a burst... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2014
Keep it Vegan 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes Aine Carlin
Think you know vegan cooking? Lengthy, complicated recipe lists, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients, flavourless food? Think again! Let Aine Carlin, creator of popular vegan lifestyle blog Pea Soup Eats, enlighten you with her delicious recipes and straightforward tips. Keep it simple... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 best in the world. The diversity of Australian landscapes and... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
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 your child, whatever their age. Choose your child's cake from... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2014
Tout Hache Meatballs - Tartare - Burgers Moderne Cafe
Tout Hache: meat chopped, minced or ground - but not only meat. Many countries have a fine tradition of mixing and binding an array of ingredients to create simple but delicious dishes, whether chopped up finely as tartare, fashioned into... Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
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 showstopping dessert to impress friends, a simple pick-me-up after a... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 or slow-cooked vegetables - it just requires a little imagination.... Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 best preparation techniques. Now, using his years of expertise... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 lentils, and Delhi-style Scottish lamb, all cooked fresh to order,... Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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 every occasion, and with this book she offers us even... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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.
'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.
Spice Layers of Flavour Dhruv Baker
Spices are magical ingredients. Used well, they transform food from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The word 'spice' should not only mean heat or quantity of chilli in a dish....
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...
Simple Cakes Mary Berry
Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes,...
Perfect Preserves Thane Prince
In Perfect Preserves, Thane Prince gives even the most unconfident cook the help needed to make perfect jams, pickles and chutneys. Using these recipes both beginners and more adept cooks...
Jamie's Food Tube: The BBQ Book DJ BBQ
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube presents The BBQ Book, a collection of 50 incredible recipes that'll change the way you barbecue, from Food Tube's own DJ BBQ. With the recipes in...
Jamie's Food Tube: The Cake Book Cupcake Jemma
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube presents The Cake Book, a collection of 50 deliciously inventive and exciting cake and cupcake recipes from Food Tube's own Cupcake Jemma. Split up seasonally, you'll...
Luke's Cookbook Luke Thomas
Luke's Cookbook is an exciting take on the nostalgic comfort food, turning mid-week suppers, family favourites and traditional dinner parties into unrivalled feasts. This book is full of all those...