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General cookery & recipes

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Wild Tea Brew Your Own Teas and Infusions from Home-Grown and Foraged Ingredients

Wild Tea Brew Your Own Teas and Infusions from Home-Grown and Foraged Ingredients

Author: Nick Moyle, Richard Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Discover the incredible uses of 40 home-grown and foraged ingredients as the Two Thirsty Gardeners guide you through their original brew-it-yourself recipes. Wild Tea presents easy-to-follow recipes that teach readers how to collect naturally sourced ingredients - including berries, roots, seeds, leaves and flowers - for brewing their own blends and special infusions, from classic night-time and detox teas, to chai latte and Moroccan mint to specialist Korean barley tea, bubble tea and even dandelion coffee.There is also a 'best of the rest' section with more unique ingredients that can be used for drinks, such as ginger, cinnamon, pomegranate, orange and valerian. Whether you are a gardener, cook or crafter, Wild Tea is the perfect guide to allow you to take your health and wellness into your own garden and create specialized brews at home.

The New Homemade Kitchen

The New Homemade Kitchen

Author: Joseph Shuldiner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2020

Revive the lost arts of fermenting, canning, preserving, and creating your own ingredients. The Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook is a collection of 250 recipes, ideas, and methods for stocking a kitchen, do-it-yourself foodcrafting projects, and cooking with homemade ingredients. The chapters include instructions on how to make your own food products and pantry staples, as well as recipes highlighting those very ingredients-for example, make your own feta and bake it into a Greek phyllo pie, or learn how to dehydrate leftover produce and use it in homemade instant soup mixes. * Each chapter includes instructions to make your own pantry staples, like ground mustard, sourdough starter, and miso paste. * Complete with recipes that utilize the very ingredients you made * Filled with informative and helpful features like flavor variation charts, extended tutorials, faculty advice, and instructional line drawings Also included are features like foodcrafting charts, historical tidbits, 100+ photos and illustrations, how-tos, and sidebars featuring experts and deans from the Institute, including LA-based cheese-makers, coffee roasters, butchers, and more. From the Institute of Domestic Technology, a revered foodcrafting school in Los Angeles, each chapter is based on the school's curriculum and covers all manners of techniques-such as curing, bread-baking, cheese-making, coffee-roasting, butchering, and more. * Complete with beautiful food photography, this well-researched and comprehensive cookbook will inspire chefs of all levels. * Great gift for foodcrafters, food geeks, food pioneers, farmers' market shoppers, as well as people who feel nostalgic for a slower way of life * Add it to the collection of books like Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat; The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt; and The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila

If It's Broon It's Cooked, If It's Black It's Buggert!

If It's Broon It's Cooked, If It's Black It's Buggert!

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The World Eats Here

The World Eats Here

Author: John Wang, Storm Garner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Prized recipes and tales of home, work, and family--from the immigrant vendor-chefs of NYC's first and favorite night market On summer Saturday nights in Queens, New York, scents from Moldova to Mexico whet thousands of appetites as people gather to enjoy food from over 40 countries. Welcome to the Queens Night Market. It's had well over a million visitors since 2015, and there's little wonder why: The food is delicious, the energy infectious--and the $6 price cap, irresistible. Many of the participating vendors are first- and second-generation immigrants living in Queens--the most diverse urban area on Earth! In The World Eats Here, they share their amazing food and incredible stories. You'll meet Wanda Chiu of Hong Kong Street Food whose panfried noodles remind her of cold winter mornings before school. And Liia Minnebaeva will blow you away with her Bashkir farm cheese donuts--a treat from her childhood in Oktyabrsky in western Russia. Think Humans of New York . . . plus recipes! Whether it's Filipino dinuguan or Haitian diri ak djon djon, each recipe connects the reader with a small piece of the American story. Although each is entirely unique, they all demonstrate the importance of one essential idea: Food brings people together--and nowhere more so than at the Queens Night Market, where flavors from all over the world can be enjoyed in one unforgettable place.

Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Author: Martin James Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

He champions local produce and loves growing his own, and this irresistible collection of recipes ranges from fancy dinners to impress friends, to those times when you just need to grab lunch for one in a hurry. Much-loved for his trademark wholesome, hearty British food, in this book James shows off a fresh, light and ultra-modern side, too, in dishes like Shaved cauliflower salad with barbecued honey tomatoes. The very British love of spicy foods is properly indulged with recipes from all over the world, including Indian deep-fried soft-shell crab with a delicious home-made lime pickle. There is also the true comfort food - such as Chicken and wild mushroom frying pan pie - and old favourites such as chicken Kiev.

How to Cook: The Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe

How to Cook: The Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe

Author: Annie Gray, Andrew Hann Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Avis Crocombe really did exist - she was head cook at Audley End House in Essex from about 1878 to 1884. Although only a little is known about her life, her handwritten cookery book was passed down through her family for generations and rediscovered by a distant relative in 2009. It's a remarkable read, and from the familiar (ginger beer, custard and Christmas cake) to the fantastical (roast swan, preserved lettuce and fried tongue sandwiches), her recipes give us a wonderful window into a world of flavour from 140 years ago. How to Cook the Victorian Way is the definitive guide to the life, times and tastes of the world's favourite Victorian cook. The beautifully photographed book features fully tested and modernised recipes along with a transcription of Avis's original manuscript, plus insights into daily life at Audley End by Dr Annie Gray and Dr Andrew Hann, and a foreword by the 'face' of Mrs Crocombe, Kathy Hipperson. It showcases the best recipes from Mrs Crocombe's own book, alongside others of the time, brought together so that every reader can put on their own Victorian meal. It's a moreish smorgasbord of social history - an absolute must for fans, foodies and anyone with an appetite for the past.

Cooking With Truffles: A Chef's Guide

Cooking With Truffles: A Chef's Guide

Author: Susi Gott Seguret Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Smoergasbord Deliciously simple modern Scandinavian recipes

Smoergasbord Deliciously simple modern Scandinavian recipes

Author: Signe Johansen Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Traditionally served whenever family and friends get together, smorgasbords are a celebration of food and gatherings. They have always featured crispbreads (knackebrod), which in Sweden are eaten like bread. This collection of simple recipes reflects the modern, more informal approach to smorgasbords so as well as classics, such as skagen (prawn salad) and citrus and spice cured gravadlax, it includes dishes such as fried chanterelles on toasted sourdough, barbecued zesty cod burgers and orange and ginger waffles with rhubarb compote. For spring, there are ideas for an Easter celebration and a bonfire party, for summer a midsummer gathering and crayfish party. Autumn has a feast supper and foraged dinner and Winter a Christmas drinks and New Year's brunch. The emphasis always is on selecting quality, seasonal ingredients to share and enjoy with friends and family.

Instant Pot Cookbook For Dummies

Instant Pot Cookbook For Dummies

Author: Wendy Jo Peterson, Elizabeth Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

Over 100 Quick and Easy Recipes Wondering how get the most out of your Instant Pot or your favorite multi-cooker? This one-of a kind guide will walk you through what you need to know to start cooking with your Instant Pot today. It covers what you can cook to setting functions to keeping your pot looking (and smelling!) like new, plus what will happen step-by-step through the cooking process. You will also get over 100 tasty, family-friendly recipes for making delicious mains, appetizers, sides, breakfasts, and desserts--in a flash. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on getting to know your pot and all its features. Discover all that you and your Instant Pot can achieve, from cooking fluffy rice, beans from scratch, and creating roasts, soups, vegetarian, Mediterranean, Keto, and Indian dishes, to making homemade yogurt, baby food, and decadent desserts. Prep, set it, and go Compatable with Instant Potmodels and brands like Ninja All-in-One Multi-Cooker Get hours back in your day Save time without losing flavor Baby-friendly recipes Includes recipes to suit the entire family, including baby-friendly, keto, gluten free and vegan options created by two dietitians! Now you can serve up home-cooked meals in a fraction of the time of a slow cooker--without feeling guilty about not spending a lot of time in your kitchen.

Bilhana Wholefood Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco

Bilhana Wholefood Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco

Author: Yasmine Elgharably, Shewekar Elgharably, Yehia El-Alaily, Yehia El-Alaily Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2020

Middle Eastern cuisine is renowned all over the world for its sophistication, variety, and flavor. Bilhana (Egyptian for 'bon appetit') brings a contemporary twist to traditional Middle Eastern dishes with the use of healthy cooking methods and the freshest ingredients the region has to offer. Spanning the vast area south of the Mediterranean from the East (Lebanon and Egypt) to the West (Morocco), from simple mezze or breakfast dishes to elaborate stews and roasts, the recipes in this book showcase the vibrant colors and immense variety of Middle Eastern cooking as well as being easy to follow. Included are recipes for Roasted Eggplant with Tahini, Alexandrian Grilled Shrimp, Shakshuka, Moroccan Lamb Stew, Vegan Moussaka, Green Beans in Garlic and Caramelized Onions, Pomegranate and Guava Salad, and much more. Exquisitely illustrated with more than 130 full-colour photographs.

Mandy's Gourmet Salads

Mandy's Gourmet Salads

Author: Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2020