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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

The Little Library Cookbook by Kate Young
The Little Library Cookbook
Kate Young
Delicious receipes inspired by the author's favourite works of fiction this cookery book will make a wonderful addition to your cookery bookshelf or an amazing gift. Paddington Bear's marmalade, a Neopolitan pizza with Elena Ferrante, afternoon tea at Manderley and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World
Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh
An examination of 10 meals, not celebrated for any gourmet delights that might have been on show but for when they happened and who was at the dinner table. These meals changed history, starting with dinner on the eve of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017
The Modern Cook's Year by Anna Jones
The Modern Cook's Year
Anna Jones
Anna Jones marks the year in six seasons adding to our usual 4 to take account of the vast differences in temperature we experience through just one season. A cold start to Spring will keep us wanting warming stews and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
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
Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales by Glynn Purnell
Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales
Glynn Purnell
If your palate has become a trifle jaded then this is the book for you. Time to take the family meals up a notch and experiment with some new techniques. This is an inspirational guide for home cooks introduced in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017
Pronto! Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes by Gino D'Acampo
Pronto! Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes
Gino D'Acampo
With a bit of organisation and Gino D’Acampo’s recipes you really can make your own in the time it would take to reheat a ready meal. There’s a 20-minute rule to the recipes, a good use of store cupboard ingredients...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017
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, we are told of his poverty stricken but mostly happy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
At My Table by Nigella Lawson
At My Table
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico by Rick Stein
Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico
Rick Stein
Starting in San Francisco and Baja California, and working his way down to the southernmost tip of Mexico, the author cooks, eats and experiences Mexican food at its very best and most diverse. He covers topics ranging from seafood of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017
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 formats it is a paen of praise to winter and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017
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
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 cooks. It goes from the simple for the back to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
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 diet – there are cakes and there are desserts so...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017
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 and the flavours conjured up by such delicately spiced and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017
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 the “rules” of stir-frying so clearly and the recipes cover...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
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 it back to an almost totally vegan way of eating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Made at Home by Giorgio Locatelli
Made at Home
Giorgio Locatelli
Giorgio Locatelli has another family beside his much-loved wife and children, his work family at his restaurant Locanda Locatelli and there are many recipes here cherished as traditions for their afternoon meals together alongside favourites enjoyed at home in Puglia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017
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 for every time of the day: starting with breakfasts that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Whiskies Galore by Ian Buxton

Whiskies Galore
Ian Buxton
The Whisky of the Scottish Islands, a tour, an investigation, a fact-finding mission done with the utmost geniality by a man who’s blood is probably a pale amber hue. You...

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...

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh

Sweet
Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh
'There's nothing like a perfectly light sponge flavoured with spices and citrus or an icing-sugar-dusted cookie to raise the spirits and create a moment of pure joy.' In his stunning...

Kirstie's Real Kitchen Simple recipes for modern families by Kirstie Allsopp

Kirstie's Real Kitchen Simple recipes for modern families
Kirstie Allsopp
Whether it's a quick supper that has to be expanded to cater for last minute arrivals, a breakfast fry-up to lure a recalcitrant teenager out of bed, or a school...

The Month Before's Featured Books

What to Eat and How to Eat it by Renee Elliott

What to Eat and How to Eat it
Renee Elliott
This authoritative new title from health and wellness expert Renee Elliott is a modern encyclopedia of 99 brilliant ingredients that will help you use them in the best possible and...

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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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