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Cookery, Food and Drink

Cookery, Food and Drink

A special category dedicated to some of our favourite Cookery, Food and Drink titles.

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
     

Simply Italian Cooking at Home with the Chiappa Sisters
Michela Chiappa
This is the very best of Italian cooking with Michela, Romina and Emanuela in At Home with the Chiappa Sisters . 'Wales and Italy, family and food: for us, these four things are inextricably linked and at the root of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Cookbook Over 100 Delicious Recipes for Effortless Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
Mark Sisson
Hot on the heels of the phenomenal success of The Primal Blueprint and in response to the growing demand for easy and healthy meals comes this fabulous primal cookbook. Fully Anglicised and packed with over 100 recipes, it will help...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Home Takeaway Homemade fast-food favourites
Good Housekeeping Institute
Each Good Housekeeping recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it a Friday night in or a spontaneous feast with friends. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

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
     

Bread Making A practical guide to all aspects of bread making
Jane Eastoe
Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods and one of immense social and political significance. In Britain we eat about 8 million loaves a day, most of it shop bought. But more and more people are now making their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2014
     


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.

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'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

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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.

food on a plate


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.


pouring wine

 

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’s Ministry 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.


carrots

 

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.


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