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Variety is the spice of life and in our Cookery, Food and Drink section we have a range of new books that you can sit back and enjoy or get your hands messy and whip up something fantastic!
Like the spectacular islands it’s inspired by – from the wildly majestic nature island of Dominica, to the spice island of Grenada and beyond - this inspirational, easy-to-follow Caribbean cookbook exudes zesty vitality. This tantalising cookbook features all eighty recipes from Ainsley Harriott’s recent small screen culinary quest around Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica and Antigua, each of them accompanied by mouth-watering food photography, and inspiring images of the islands’ stunning landscapes. With sections covering light bites, veggie and vegan dishes, fish, meat, and desserts, the recipes include Caribbean classics like Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, Johnny cakes, ackee and saltfish, curried goat, and rice and peas, alongside lesser-known island specialties, among them Dominica’s calypso chicken and Tobago’s curried crab. There are plenty of luscious drink recipes too, from how to concoct the perfect rum punch, to my personal favourite - a spicy sorrel cocktail. The fresh flavours make most of the recipes perfect for summer, but I know I’ll also reach for this book on dark winter days when rays of revitalising culinary sunshine are much needed, plus the heartier recipes are ideal for colder climes (e.g. the one-pot peanut butter chicken stew and pork medallions with rum, cream and nutmeg sauce). In a matter of days I’ve discovered lots of recipes I’ll use over and over again, and I’m looking forward to feasting through the whole book.
You'll love Nadiya's brand new cookbook, packed with over 100 time-saving and mouth-watering recipes. WITH ALL THE RECIPES FROM NADIYA'S BBC2 COOKERY SERIES 'This collection of speedy, oven-ready recipes is full of good ideas. It is a friendly hand on the shoulder for anyone too busy or tired to cook' Sunday Times Feeding a family and juggling a busy work load can be really tricky so Nadiya has crafted over 100 recipes that will teach you how to be time-smart in the kitchen. Featuring recipes that are both quick and easy to make, as well as those that have shortcuts to creating second - and even third - delicious meals without any additional preparation, Nadiya will share with you all her tips and hacks for making meal prep as simple as possible. You'll be able to make all the delicious recipes from Nadiya's BBC2 show including: * Meatloaf Wellington * Spotted Dick Soda Bread * Banana Tarte Tartin with Quick Homemade Ice Cream * Crunchy Fish Bake Each recipe also includes how long it will take to prepare and cook, making planning easy. Spin leftovers into completely new meals, learn the most effective way to use your freezer and discover just how easy it can be to batch cook without needing to have the same meal every night. Covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and basics - with recipes that will give you leftovers to have as snacks in between - Nadiya shows you how she manages to always have home-cooked food at hand for her family. Nadiya will show you how you can always make time to cook and eat delicious food. AS SEEN IN THE TIMES Praise for Nadiya Hussain: 'A national treasure' Independent 'She's baked her way into our hearts and hasn't stopped since' Prima 'The best kind of cookbook . . . you can read it like a novel' The Times 'One of our favourite ever bake off winners' Sunday Mirror 'Ideal dishes to serve at family get-togethers' Daily Mail
Liven up your cooking with a POSH TART! Whether it's a delicious savoury seafood quiche, a sticky fruit crostata or a traditional tomato tart, tarts have the edge over pies any day. Posh Tarts offers over 70 amazing recipes covering breakfast tarts (pasteis de nata, English breakfast), meat tarts (Spanish omelette quiche, Shredded smokey chicken and sweet corn, Bacon, leek and cheese), fish tarts (Pissaladiere, Tuna tonnata, Smoked salmon and watercress), vegetable tarts (Baked camembert in filo with cranberry, Roasted ratatouille, Butternut squash tarte Tatin with chestnut and sage), and sweet tarts (Jam tarts, Tarte au citron, Dutch apple tart and Linzertorte). Simple to prepare, you can make a meal in moments with bought filo, puff or shortcrust pastry and a variety of topping ideas - or make your own pastry to be even more POSH. With easy-to-follow instructions and a photo for every recipe, Posh Tarts is a cut above the rest.
Following Dr Michael Mosley's No.1 bestselling Fast 800, this fabulous companion cookbook offers a collection of delicious, nutritious recipes to help you incorporate the new 800-calorie programme into your daily life. Dr Clare Bailey, GP, and acclaimed food writer Justine Pattison have created meals which are tasty and easy to make, from breakfasts and brunches, soups and shakes to more substantial suppers and even occasional indulgent treats. All the recipes are based on the low-carb Mediterranean style of eating now proven to revolutionise your health. Whether you are embarking on an intensive weight-loss programme to prevent or reverse Type 2 diabetes, or simply want to bring down your blood pressure and cholesterol and improve your mood and general health, The Fast 800 Recipe Book will inspire you to change the way you eat forever.
Named a Best Cookbook for Spring 2019 by The New York Times and Bon Appetit From beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland, Every Day Is Saturday brims with inspiration. More than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking a breeze, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food provide a joyous Saturday mentality of taking pleasure in food and occasion, whatever the day of the week. Recipes cover every course, from breakfast to dessert, including dishes perfect for the life occasions of a busy family: potlucks, picnics, lazy Sundays, and casual dinners with friends. Here is a delightful and inspiring resource-in a bright and beautiful jacketed package-for weeknight cooks, weekend dreamers, and working parents who want to put great meals at the center of the table where their family gathers.
Perfect for the wine novice! If, like me, you wonder at the huge range of wines on the shelves of a shop, the strengths and weaknesses of different types, how a wine you like that is produced in Argentina compares to its counterpart from California, then this book is for you. If, like me, you also enjoy wine but would like to widen your range of enjoyment, this book will tell you how. In easy to follow, non-patronising chapters, it covers history, production, tastes and regions – to name just a few of the wide-ranging aspects of wine production. It covers how to store wine, how to serve it, and what to serve it with. Mysteries solved, and in such a way the answers are at your fingertips. Lastly – and especially relevant for novices like me – the Pocket Bible tells you how to buy wine so, if you should find a particular taste you like, you will learn of similar wines that should appeal. Excellent – and a perfect size to slip in the pocket for the next trip to the supermarket.
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.