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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Cookery, Food and Drink Cookery, Food and Drink

Food, glorious food! We’ve collected all our favourite food and drink titles for everyone, from armchair enthusiasts to ‘sleeves-rolled-up’, ‘get-stuck-in’ practical cooks.

This Month's Featured Books

Posh Pancakes by Sue Quinn
Posh Pancakes
Sue Quinn
Over 70 inventive ideas for seriously tasty pancakes. Lovereading comment to follow soon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
Jamie Oliver
Featuring simple, delicious recipes from the new Channel series - Quick and Easy Food - Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients is his most straightforward book yet. Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up THE most exciting food . . ....
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017
James Duigan's Blueprint for Health by James Duigan
James Duigan's Blueprint for Health
James Duigan
An extension of James Duigan’s clean and lean philosophy, a book that brings together diet, exercise and mindfulness to help readers create change in their lives. It aims to get everyone conscious of what they eat and how they move...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017
The Runner's Cookbook by Anita Bean
The Runner's Cookbook
Anita Bean
Whether you're training for a marathon, a half-marathon, an ultra-distance event or just looking to improve your parkrun time, what you eat makes all the difference. This is the ultimate nutrition guide and cookbook for runners, packed with easy, delicious...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017
Lose Weight for Good by Tom Kerridge
Lose Weight for Good
Tom Kerridge
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been developing top recipes for nearly three decades and knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how much willpower it takes to shift unhealthy excess weight, because he has lost over 11...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017
The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
The 4 Pillar Plan
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life. Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017
Comfort: food to soothe the soul by John Whaite
Comfort: food to soothe the soul
John Whaite
Judging from the recipes this is mostly modern comfort cooking. The modern comfort eater can check the contents list for something that answers their particular craving, for something sweet or sharp, something crunchy or soft – a jolly good idea...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Dear Alfonso by Mary Contini

Dear Alfonso
Mary Contini
This is the story of the author’s father-in-law, Carlo Contini, and her father, Alfonso, but predominantly it is Carlo’s story. Born into a large Italian family living just outside Naples,...

River Cottage Much More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

River Cottage Much More Veg
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Veg Every Day has been a deserved bestseller, it’s fresh approach to increasing the plant foods in our diet has been inspiration for many. Now he strips...

Grow, Cook, Nourish by Darina Allen

Grow, Cook, Nourish
Darina Allen
There are any number of books on veg growing, usually a bit depressing as there seems so much that can go wrong but there are fewer guides on what to...

Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook over 650 recipes by Mary Berry

Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook over 650 recipes
Mary Berry
Packed with over 650 recipes, this is the biggest ever cookbook from Britain's best-loved cookery writer that no kitchen should be without. This updated edition of Mary's million-selling cookbook is...

Stir Crazy by Ching-He Huang

Stir Crazy
Ching-He Huang
Stir-frying – quick, easy and healthy – that ticks quite a few boxes so good to find this guide from Ching-He Huang. The how-to starter pages are excellent laying out...

Orange Blossom & Honey by John Gregory-Smith

Orange Blossom & Honey
John Gregory-Smith
The food, the essence and the atmosphere of Morocco summed up by John Gregory-Smith in Orange Blossom and Honey. We learn where the food comes from, how it is served...

Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook by Phil Vickery

Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook
Phil Vickery
Phil Vickery has written some seriously good gluten-free cookbooks and now turns to another restricted diet – for diabetics. Given his recipes – you wouldn’t really notice it was a...

Snow's Kitchenalia by Alan Snow

Snow's Kitchenalia
Alan Snow
Having made way too many impulsive purchases of kitchen equipment in my time, this would be a most welcome guide to the now huge range of “stuff” available to modern...

The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater

The Christmas Chronicles
Nigel Slater
Can’t wait for it to get to that level of cold when this book will act as a comfort blanket all of its own. Another in Nigel Slater’s exceptional Diary...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Jolly Good Food by Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy

Jolly Good Food
Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
In any Enid Blyton book you can guarantee that at some point there’ll be a lip-smacking description of food. Allega McEvedy takes inspiration from Blyton’s best-loved stories to create recipes...

The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure by Hairy Bikers

The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure
Hairy Bikers
Sun, sea, Si and Dave! A celebration of the most delicious and healthy food in the world to tie in with the BBC Two prime time series, The Hairy Bikers'...

A Baker's Life by Paul Hollywood

A Baker's Life
Paul Hollywood
Paul Hollywood has chosen over 100 recipes that mean the most to him, the ones he has perfected over the years and that sum up a baker’s life. From learning...

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There has never been a greater interest in cooking. Never been such a wide range of accessible ingredients from all over the world. Cultural diversity has led to us all broadening our culinary horizons. What better time to celebrate the sumptuous array of delectable books on offer, covering all aspects of our growing obsession with all things food … and drink (!). You won’t find the obvious choices here, the big name chefs and TV show spin-offs. We hope that we’ve lovingly compiled a special menu of off the beaten track titles to fire your imaginations and your ovens. Uncork your inner sommelier, sauté your inner chef and share a spoonful of our passion for something saucy, lip-smacking, eye-feasting and thirst-quenching. Bon Appetit!

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. 

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