Raymond Thornton Chandler was born 1888. An Anglo-American novelist and screenwriter who had an immense influence upon the modern private detective story, with his protagonist, Philip Marlowe. Read books by Raymond Chandler
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
Cook Now, Eat Later Mary Berry
July 2014 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
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... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Scottish Baking Sue Lawrence
July 2014 Food & Drink Book of the Month.
A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
The Art of Eating Well Jasmine Hemsley, Melissa Hemsley
July 2014 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
Healthy eating for life – Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s aim is to wean readers off grain, gluten and refined sugars and through their recipes... Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
The Recipe Wheel Rosie Ramsden
A cookery book that will really change the way you cook and eat. Instead of a random selection of recipes each chapter has a core recipe to start - think roast chicken, custard, poached fish, risotto and then adds in... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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. Spice is a reference to the myriad of unbelievable ingredients... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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 will have plenty of ideas on how to fill your... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more. From Coffee Cake... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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 is cooked and what makes it so sublime. Instead we... Format: Paperback - Released: 00/06/2014
My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story (with Recipes) Luisa Weiss
Chocolate and Zucchini. 101 Cookbooks. The Julie/Julia Project. In the early days of food blogs, these were the pioneers whose warmth and recipes turned their creators' kitchens into beloved web destinations. Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she... Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2013
Rachel Khoo's Sweet and Savoury Pates Rachel Khoo
In SWEET & SAVOURY PATES, Rachel brings her innovative blend of creativity and style to the home kitchen to show you how to make a variety of spreads to serve as a snack or a main course. From a nutty... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
Home Baking Jo Wheatley
Jo Wheatley, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2011, shares a new collection of the hearty food she brought her three hungry boys up on, the fool proof recipes handed down to her by her Nan, and the treats... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
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.
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...
Morito Samuel Clark, Samantha Clark
As the little sister of Moro, Morito has been serving delicious and innovative tapas and mezze in the heart of London's Exmouth Market for over three years. Morito's cracked plaster...