William Trevor was born in 1928. He is an Irish author and playwright, who has won the Whitbread Prize three times and has been nominated four times for the Booker Prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer. Read Love and the Summer by William Trevor
The Hairy Dieters How to Love Food and Lose Weight Hairy Bikers
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Food & Drink Book of the Year' 2012.
In this groundbreaking diet book, Si and Dave have come up with tasty recipes that are low in calories and big on flavour. This is real... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
Paul Hollywood's Bread Paul Hollywood
While it's all very well making a lovely loaf of bread, can you guarantee that it won't be wasted? You know those times when you have a lovely crusty loaf, fresh from the oven, and you have a horrible feeling... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/02/2013
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver
Offering super quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat everyday of the week, this book arms you with the skills to create wonderful meals, shockingly fast. It features recipes such as classic chicken, steak and pasta dishes, looking at... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2012
New Vegetarian Kitchen Nicole Graimes
Food with style, great flavours and range - Vegetarianism has truly shed its brown rice and sandals reputation. There are a host of temptations presented by Nicole Graimes and she has sampled World Cuisine to present this Vegetarian best. It’s... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
Clarissa's Comfort Food Clarissa Dickson Wright
Winter draws on – as they say and what better for a spot of personal central heating than Clarissa’s Comfort Food. It’s not specifically cold-weather cookery but there are some ideal winter warmers to be found here. Clarissa Dickson Wright... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
The Kitchen Diaries II A Year of Simple Cooking Nigel Slater
The Kitchen Diaries was one of the most acclaimed food books of recent times. With Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Suppers, Nigel Slater returns to this inspiring structure - recording the food he buys, prepares, eats and shares... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2012
Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration Nigella Lawson
Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and unpretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2012
A History of English Food Clarissa Dickson Wright
In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
Jamie's Great Britain Jamie Oliver
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year Award 2011.
Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. This title includes recipes some... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2011
A History of Food in 100 Recipes William Sitwell
April 2012 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
It’s the second part of the title – “in 100 Recipes” that makes this stand out from the usual plod from hunter-gathering to yesterdays... Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2012
Lemongrass and Ginger: Vibrant Asian Recipes Leemei Tan
Many plus points for this cookery book, firstly it covers all Asian cuisines from Japan to Singapore and Vietnam to China giving a huge range of flavours. An eclectic collection of recipes gathered by the Author, Leemei Tan on her... Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2012
Family Camping Cookbook Tiff Easton, Jim Easton
Anyone looking for budget holidays can choose camping to make the pennies go further but even more can be saved if you go self-catering. The Eastons give aspiring campers menu plans, shopping lists and tailored recipes for all kinds of... Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
Home Made Yvette van Boven
Winner of the Dutch Cookbook of the Year award in 2010, Home Made is a unique and captivating cookbook, with over 200 recipes and ideas for sumptuous homemade food. Author Yvette van Boven uses clear step-by-step instructions to show the... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2012
Vintage Tea Party Carolyn Caldicott, Chris Caldicott
Everyone loves an old-fashioned tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, teapots with cosies, sweet peas and roses, home baking and Victorian cocktails in tea cups - they're all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2012
Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter Lisa Faulkner
When actress Lisa Faulkner won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010, it was the culmination of an emotional journey that began with her mother's death from cancer when Lisa was 16. Lisa's clearest memories of her mum are of her cooking delicious... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2012
Love Food : Heartwarming Recipes Presented with Style Tina Bester
Love Food consists of a series of recipes for robust, heartwarming food and is crammed with ideas for meals that are the culinary equivalent of a lovely long hug. The recipes are easy to follow, include no-nonsense advice and have... Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2012
Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food Lorraine Pascale
Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Food & Drink Book of the Year' 2012.
Bestselling TV chef and cookery author Lorraine Pascale returns with 100 brand new mouth-watering recipes that are wonderfully quick and easy to make and bursting with... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2012
Saved by Cake Marian Keyes
Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes. Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided... Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2012
Easy Meals Rachel Allen
There are times when you want to do “fancy” cooking but more often than not, time is of the essence and good food needs to be on the table fast and this is where Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals proves such... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2011
Cake Angels : Amazing Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Cakes Julia Thomas
While it is relatively easy to adapt to special diets when cooking savoury dishes, trying to recreate cakes without wheat flour and dairy is more of a challenge. Julia Thomas has some splendid recipes on offer, including favourites such as... Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2011
From Season to Season : A Year in Recipes Sophie Dahl
For anyone who likes to read their cookery books as well as use them, this is a good choice – and as an added bonus, the photography is delectable. A lovely nostalgic look at food, Sophie Dahl presents a through... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2011
From Nature to Plate : A Seasonal Journey Tom Kitchin
Not being a terribly good cook, I’m always rather wary of “Chefy” books; I don’t have the time or the skills to emulate the creations and certainly don’t have the patience to faff around with elaborate garnishes and fancy finishes.... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course Gordon Ramsay
I want to teach you how to cook good food at home. By stripping away all the hard graft and complexity, anyone can produce mouth-watering recipes. Put simply, I'm going to show you how to cook yourself into a better... Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2012
Livwise Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John is a woman who radiates health, positivity and wellbeing. She is often asked, 'how do you do it?' In Livwise , Olivia explains her belief in the importance of eating a healthy diet in order to maintain wellness... Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
The Miracle of Olive Oil Dr Penny Stanway
Written by an experienced doctor who is also a trained cook, The Miracle of Olive Oil is a compact yet comprehensive practical guide to unlocking the secrets of what has been called 'liquid gold. With sections on health, beauty... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
The Vintage Tea Party Book Angel Adoree
Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2011
The Good Cook Simon Hopkinson
Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year Award 2011.
Simon Hopkinson loves food and he knows how to cook it. The ingredients you choose and the way you cook them will turn a good recipe into a... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2011
Made in Sicily Giorgio Locatelli
When Giorgio Locatelli was about ten years old, and had scarcely holidayed outside his native northern Italy, he was captivated by tales of beautiful seas, idyllic beaches and a different way of life, recounted by the few intrepid local friends... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2011
Home Cooking Made Easy Lorraine Pascale
The queen of cookery is back with 100 scrumptious and seriously easy recipes, from cosy soups and roasts to delicious autumnal breads, in this beautifully photographed second book to accompany Lorraine's BBC2 prime time four-part autumn cookery series. Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2011
A History of English Food Clarissa Dickson Wright
In this major new history of English food, Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a journey from the time of the Second Crusade and the feasts of medieval kings to the cuisine - both good and bad - of... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2011
Countrywise Country Cookbook Mike Robinson
A cookbook that offers a wide range of good food, made from British produce, showcasing the best of what’s on offer. The recipes are very tempting and there’s plenty here to widen your recipe repertoire. There are new twists on... Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2011
Make sure your baking rises to every occasion. Whether you want to produce the perfect tart, bake a cake fit for a king or serve up a souffle that won't sink, "Step-by-Step Baking" guides you through 350 baking recipes for... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2011
Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry
September 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
A good mix of the traditional and the new, any aspiring cook wishing to present the “full roast dinner” will find plenty of guidance but Mary... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2011
Food Britannia Andrew Webb
So far I’ve reviewed Mark Hix on cooking with British produce, The Great British Food Revival aiming to make us look anew at our local food and finally with Food Britannia you have the book to tell you what there... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2011
The Good Produce Guide 2012 Rose Prince
There are many ways to get the best out of this splendid guide, kept in the car for visits and holidays, consulted when surfing the web and equally as important - for finding out just how much good food can... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2011
Pure Style : Recipes for Everyday Jane Cumberbatch
Following her theme of the Pure Style, Jane Cumberbatch presents a book of living, eating and gardening simply and stylishly. Arranged by season, the book is a great pleasure to read. Jane’s personal reflections and her ideas on living extend... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2011
Growing Food Anna Pavord
In this revised and updated edition of her book The New Kitchen Garden, bestselling gardening writer Anna Pavord tells us all we need to know about growing fruit and vegetables. Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
British Seasonal Food Mark Hix
Most ingredients are now available all year round, flown in from afar as necessary, but there is no doubt that food eaten in season - and preferably grown as close to home as possible - tastes far, far better. Mark... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2011
Minding My Peas and Cucumbers Quirky Tales of Allotment Life Kay Sexton
When Kay Sexton becomes the proud holder of an allotment, she hopes it will be her first foray towards self-sufficiency for her family. Instead, she finds herself in a strange and hostile world of arcane rules and regulations, and hosepipe... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/03/2011
Cakes Pam Corbin
Baking is the most comforting and entirely satisfying of the culinary arts - making a cake is not only a sumptuous process in its own right but the end result is entirely delicious. Pam Corbin gives an insightful introduction on... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/03/2011
Eating for Britain Simon Majumdar
An exploration of British identity through food with Simon Majumdar examining everything from seaside rock to chicken tikka masala. Like for Like ReadingIt Must’ve Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
Plenty Yotam Ottolenghi, Jonathan Lovekin
Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010.
With his fabulous restaurants and bestselling Ottolenghi Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi has... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/04/2010
The Flavour Thesaurus Niki Segnit
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010.
Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking, it's the sort of book that might keep... Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2010
The Devon Food Book Carol Trewin
This is an absolutely cracking book for anyone who has a love of Devon, its landscape, its people and its way of life. It's a substantial tome with some absolutely stunning photographs throughout and Carol's superb writing style envelopes you... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2010
Tender : Volume II - A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden Nigel Slater
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010.
Somehow with Nigel Slater, I become a half-decent cook; firstly I’m hooked by the lusciousness of his prose and then the recipes, so tempting, so un-fussy, so right, what... Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2010
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.