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General cookery & recipes

See below for a selection of the latest books from General cookery & recipes category. Presented with a red border are the General cookery & recipes books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great General cookery & recipes books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Cowboy Christmas Western Celebrations, Recipes, and Traditions

A Cowboy Christmas Western Celebrations, Recipes, and Traditions

Author: Shanna Hatfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Through photos, interviews, 15 how-tos, and 75 recipes, this book offers a guide to creating your own Cowboy Christmas and a celebration of the style, traditions, food, and family celebrations unique to the lifestyles of American cowboys. Featuring ranch families, rodeo cowboys, and communities with western-style Christmas celebrations, this book will highlight the things that make a Cowboy Christmas special. Each chapter will feature traditions, recipes, decorations, and stories from the interviewees.

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook Recipes, Tips and Tricks that Make the Most of Your Outdoor Oven

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook Recipes, Tips and Tricks that Make the Most of Your Outdoor Oven

Author: Genevieve Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook tells you everything you need to know about your oven, from initial setting up to choice of woods, plus tips and tricks for perfecting cooking times, and of course, over 70 amazing recipes. Most people start with authentic pizza and flatbreads cooked at high temperature, and Genevieve Taylor talks you step-by-step through the foolproof way to achieve the world's best-tasting wood-fired pizza. But these ovens are infinitely more versatile, and she goes on to show how you can roast and grill (everything from Portuguese clams with white wine, garlic and coriander to Kebabs and Cheese toasties), then bake as the oven starts to cool (Beetroot focaccia with goat's cheese and sage, and even Fig, honey and brandy clafoutis), and ultimately use the dying embers to slow-roast (Lamb shoulder with fennel) or simply leave to cook overnight (dishes like Barbecoa beef brisket and Overnight porridge). With The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook, you'll master both the equipment and your cooking, getting the best out of your oven and your fuel, and enjoying the most delectable, memorable food you've ever eaten.

The Physiology of Taste

The Physiology of Taste

Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Dinner at the Club 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly's Palizzi Social Club

Dinner at the Club 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly's Palizzi Social Club

Author: Adam Erace, Joey Baldino Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

A hard-to-get reservation is all the more prized but a reservation limited to members only seems to be the Philadelphia diner's Holy Grail. The Palizzi Social Club has been around for almost 100 years in South Philly but it was after chef Joey Baldino took over from his late uncle that business really started to boom. Palizzi has mastered the balance of old-school Italian kitsch and super-high-quality food and cocktails. Joey is an experienced hand at great Italian dishes, with a fantastic menu at his Collingswood, NJ, restaurant, Zeppoli. The menu at Palizzi has a broader Southern Italian scope, drawing influence from food his Uncle Ernie served at the Club and what his mother, grandmother and aunts cooked at home. These recipes, about 70 in total, will make up the bulk of DINNER AT THE CLUB and include dishes like Sweet Ricotta Pie, Seafood Fritto Misto, Spaghetti with Crabs and Stromboli. Joey's food is humble, homey and delicious and the bulk of the recipes reflect that in their friendly approach, easy processes, adaptability ( Don't have time to soak dry chickpeas overnight? Just use canned, like my mom does. ) and accessible pantry. If you can find quality canned tomatoes, some nice Mediterranean anchovies and a cold-pressed olive oil for finishing, you're halfway there. And because Palizzi has a lively bar, the book will include a chapter dedicated to its amaro-centric cocktails, plus a couple grandma-style liqueurs that readers can make from scratch.

Midwest Made Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland

Midwest Made Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland

Author: Shauna Sever Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

America's heartland, its Midwestern states, can lay claim not only to hot dish casseroles and amber fields of grain, but also to a hearty dessert tradition brought over with a rich immigrant heritage. German, Scandinavian, Polish, French, and Italian families baked their way to the American Midwest, instilling in it pies, breads, cookies and pastries that manage to feel distinctly American. Author Shauna Sever began her culinary career in sunny Los Angeles before leaving her flip-flops behind, and resettling her family in her home state of Illinois. As she stretched her wings in her new Midwestern kitchen, she developed what she calls the 5 tenets of Midwest baking: Bake Big, Bake Easy, Bake with Purpose, Bake from the Past, Bake in the Present. Artisan profiles and interviews round out 100 recipes: Rhubarb Swedish Flop, Streuselkuchen, Secret-Ingredient Cherry Slab Pie, Apple Dapple Cake, Scotch-a-Roos and more, custom-designed to make any kitchen feel like a Midwestern home.

The New City of London Cookbook

The New City of London Cookbook

Author: Peter Gladwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

With over 40 year of experience catering for high-society events, including state banquets for the royal family, Peter Gladwin knows a thing or two about putting together a great menu. Here, he shares an array of his own gastronomic delights plus a host of delicious recipes submitted by notable figures and celebrities, all of which can be cooked at home. Recipes are separated into the following chapters: Canapes; Larder; Starters; Salads and Sides; Vegetarian and Vegan; Fish; Meat; Emulsions, Infusions, Essences and Good Gravy; Desserts; Cheese and Savouries; Chocolates and Sweetmeats. Alongside the recipes, Peter shares stories of London, menus he's created, and anecdotes that divulge the secrets of the great kitchens and banquets in the Square Mile, giving the reader a rare and entertaining view behind `the green baize door'.

Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Volume 5

Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Volume 5

Author: Natsuya Semikawa, Virginia Nitouhei Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

It's autumn in Eiteriach, and the season brings with it new ingredients and fresh encounters. Like an uptight priest who only loosens up after some eggplant agebitashi, or a mysterious, self-styled minstrel, who starts waxing poetic after a plate of tempura... Not to mention the ups and downs of Berthold and Hermina, who enjoy the blissful pairing of squid and pumpkin in a couple's boil ...!! Chief's array of autumn flavors bring smiling faces together in this gourmet fantasy!

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare Contemporary Italian Recipes

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare Contemporary Italian Recipes

Author: Big Mamma Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

A fresh take on one of the world's most adored cuisines - much-loved classics with creative twists for today's cooks Big Mamma's Cucina Popolare puts a clever contemporary spin on tradition featuring more than 120 delicious, easy-to-prepare, imaginative recipes. Created in collaboration with one of the most exciting and successful Italian restaurant groups in the world, the dishes in this vibrant and accessible book include true classics such as Risotto alla Milanese and Tiramisu, while others reflect the most creative Italian food today, with such intriguingly named dishes as Burrata Flower Power and Double Choco Love. The one thing that unites them all is that everything enjoys a fresh and modern twist - making this the perfect collection of recipes for a new generation of food lovers and Italophiles.

Quality Chop House Modern Recipes and Stories from a London Classic

Quality Chop House Modern Recipes and Stories from a London Classic

Author: Will Lander, Shaun Searley, Dan Morgenthau Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

'Where I'll always want to be.' Marina O'Loughlin The Quality Chop House has stood proudly on the corner of Farringdon Road and Exmouth Market since 1869. It's been a working man's cafe, a '90s celeb magnet and, for the last 7 years, one of London's best-known, best-loved restaurants, with its famous confit potatoes regularly topping lists of `dishes you can't miss in London' on websites across the globe. On any given night, you will find notables from London's food world propping up the bar or rummaging for bottles of wine in the shop next door. Every week, delicious produce arrives at the restaurant from all over the British Isles: produce which eventually ends up in dishes like pastrami-cured salmon, roast cod with trotter tortellini or beef mince on dripping toast. The cooking is deceptively simple but honed to perfection: behind each recipe is an accumulation of notes, seasoning tweaks and adjustments according to what might be in season. Learn the secret behind those famous potatoes, the timings behind a perfect Sunday roast and what really makes a sandwich. This is British cooking written with accessibility and precision, that will make itself at home in any kitchen.

Hawksworth The Cookbook

Hawksworth The Cookbook

Author: David Hawksworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019