Alison Walker - Author

About the Author

ALISON WALKER is the Food and Drink Editor of Country Living magazine and loves cooking comfort food using seasonal ingredients. After a career in editorial magazine publishing, she retrained as a professional chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London and graduated as Student of the Year in 2002. After leaving Leith's she worked as a food stylist on various movie sets and television programmes, such as the Bond film Die Another Day and Vanity Fair. Since then, she has worked as food editor on various glossy women's magazines in London. Immediately before joining Country Living, she was Head of Cookery at Good Housekeeping (UK edition).

Featured books by Alison Walker

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Author: Alison Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is a delightful gift in itself, as well as providing a beautiful collection of culinary gift ideas for you to make and bake at home for friends and family. In a world where mass-produced is the norm, 'home-made' carries a certain potency of care and thought. Show that special someone how much you care by making or baking a wonderful gift, whatever the occasion. Indulgent fudge, warming liqueurs, spicy chutneys, sweet and crumbly home-made biscuits ...the list goes on. But don't save such joys just for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving - a jar of your favourite preserve or a box of home-made truffles is a delightful way to say thank you to someone special. Full of love and originality, the recipes are a pleasure to create and wrap as well as to give. And it's not just the making, it's the wrapping, too. Decorative jars, tins, baskets and boxes add a personal touch that ensures they'll still be remembered long after the food has been enjoyed. That said, a range of containers isn't essential; Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen offers a range of ideas for wrapping your gifts in a stunning and stylish way, so that every gift is special.

Other books by Alison Walker

The Essential Cook's Kitchen Traditional culinary skills, from breadmaking and dairy to preserving and curing

The Essential Cook's Kitchen Traditional culinary skills, from breadmaking and dairy to preserving and curing

Author: Alison Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

An artisan food revival has taken place in recent years, making kitchen skills a celebrated part of everyday life. These days, many cooks are seeking out the techniques their grandmothers took for granted, and realizing that patient preparation and tantalizing anticipation can make home-produced delicacies taste even better. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the cook's kitchen, from the simple pleasures of baking bread and cakes, to curing, dairymaking, bottling, potting and preserving. Discover the endless joys of the kitchen, with recipes that stand the test of time as well as helpful technique sections and information on the ingredients and equipment you'll need. Experience the delights of the dairy by learning how to churn your own butter and soft cheese; make the most of seasonal fruits by transforming them into cordials and liqueurs; enjoy the aroma of freshly baked cakes, pastries and biscuits; feel the satisfaction that comes from salting and smoking meat at home; and fill up your larder with a mouthwatering array of jams, jellies and chutneys

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More than 100 culinary inspired presents to make and bake

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More than 100 culinary inspired presents to make and bake

Author: Alison Walker, Tara Fisher Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Show someone special just how much you care by making them something truly unique and from the heart. From indulgent fudge to warming liqueurs, spicy chutneys to sweet and crumbly biscuits, whether you want to bake a friend's favourite biscuits as a birthday gift, arrive at a dinner party with home-made after-dinner mints for the hosts or learn how to preserve windfalls from the garden for gifts year round, this book has the know-how. Including recipes for delicate Viennese Whirls, elegant macarons and delicious peanut butter fudge, enchanting pumpkin relish, red onion marmalade and glorious bottled vanilla caramel liqueur, this is the perfect inspiration for finding that unique gift for a foodie friend or family member. Full of love and originality, this charming recipe book ensures that your gifts don't only taste wonderful but look fantastic too, with beautiful ideas for wrapping your gifts in a stunning and stylish way, so that every gift is special and one of a kind. A delightful gift in itself, this stylish book is the perfect inspiration for giving extra special and unique gifts whether its Christmas, Easter, birthdays or just to show you care!

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Author: Alison Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is a delightful gift in itself, as well as providing a beautiful collection of culinary gift ideas for you to make and bake at home for friends and family. In a world where mass-produced is the norm, 'home-made' carries a certain potency of care and thought. Show that special someone how much you care by making or baking a wonderful gift, whatever the occasion. Indulgent fudge, warming liqueurs, spicy chutneys, sweet and crumbly home-made biscuits ...the list goes on. But don't save such joys just for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving - a jar of your favourite preserve or a box of home-made truffles is a delightful way to say thank you to someone special. Full of love and originality, the recipes are a pleasure to create and wrap as well as to give. And it's not just the making, it's the wrapping, too. Decorative jars, tins, baskets and boxes add a personal touch that ensures they'll still be remembered long after the food has been enjoyed. That said, a range of containers isn't essential; Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen offers a range of ideas for wrapping your gifts in a stunning and stylish way, so that every gift is special.

Living in Britain (2001)

Living in Britain (2001)

Author: Alison Walker, Office for National Statistics Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2003

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