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Cookery, Food and Drink

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!

Cook Happy, Cook Healthy

Cook Happy, Cook Healthy

Author: Fearne Cotton Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Most of the food you put in your body should have ingredients that make your skin glow, your hair shine, your body feel energised, your eyes bright and your kids and friends happy. Even the naughty treats can have good stuff in them too! If you love cooking and baking and are happy, like me, to whittle away the hours with spatula in hand then hopefully you'll enjoy my ideas and recipes.

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The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food

The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food

Author: Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS, THE HAIRY DIETERS EAT FOR LIFE and THE HAIRY DIETERS: GOOD EATING, the Hairy Bikers are back with more delicious low-cal recipes, that can all be made under 30 minutes.

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Malaysia Recipes from a Family Kitchen

Malaysia Recipes from a Family Kitchen

Author: Ping Coombes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A celebration of the exquisite food and flavours of Malaysia. Chilli crab and caramel pork, spicy laksas and rendangs, satays and tangy sambals: these classic dishes are intensely satisfying to make, share and devour! Welcome to Ping's family table - and as Ping's mother would say, 'sek fan la!': come and eat!

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The Louise Parker Method Lean for Lif

The Louise Parker Method Lean for Lif

Author: Louise Parker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

It is not a diet - it is an inspiring, easy-to-follow programme for life, consisting of two phases: TRANSFORM - taking the direct route to your best body LIFESTYLE - protecting your results for life. It contains over 80 effortless recipes to help you 'Eat Beautifully' and avoid being 'Organically Overweight'. Many of the recipes call for fewer than 8 ingredients and take just 8 minutes to prepare. For the first time, Louise shares her unique four-pronged approach to lasting success that has made her method the mecca for worldwide clients demanding the most intelligent, focused and practical solution to permanent weight loss and habit change. The book details four simple pillars that promise you can drop two dress sizes in six weeks without a chia seed in sight. Think Successfully - positivity, keeping inspiring company and making time for simple pleasures every single day Live Well - de-cluttering your surroundings, a Digital Detox after 9pm every night, sleeping 7-8 hours a night and taking 20 minutes a day to 'brain nap' Eat Beautifully - eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily from any of the 80 delicious recipes in the book Exercise Intelligently - achievable goals of walk a minimum of 10,000 steps, exercise for 30 minutes, following Louise's workouts or other exercises you enjoy

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Sirocco Fabulous Flavours from the East

Sirocco Fabulous Flavours from the East

Author: Sabrina Ghayour Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2016

With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.

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The Naturalista Nourishing Recipes to Live Well

The Naturalista Nourishing Recipes to Live Well

Author: Xochi Balfour Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Xochi Balfour changed her life from her little London kitchen and, as The Naturalista, has been blogging about her experience of balancing and simplifing her life in harmony with the natural world. Without recourse to expensive ingredients, all-consuming cleanses or dramatic diets, Xochi has taken the principles of naturopathy and created a way of life, from a gentler way of eating to simple beauty recipes as well as bringing relaxation and mindfulness into your everyday routine. Her food is gluten- and dairy-free and predominantly plant based, but straightforward and delicious, her skincare recipes can also be made from kitchen ingredients and her techniques for everyday mindfulness can be fitted into the busiest of lives. Her recipes include power balls and energy bars, raw chocolate, sea salt and pistachio fudge, cornershop turmeric and coconut dahl and beetroot falafel as well as a gluten-free carrot and flax bread. For your body, there is a rosewater facial spray, passionfruit and papaya face mask and lavender and shea butter body lotion, while for your home, Xochi will show you the benefits of barefoot earthing and how to make your own incense.

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The National Trust Cookbook

The National Trust Cookbook

Author: The National Trust Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2016

Many of the recipes use ingredients sourced from the National Trust's kitchen gardens and farms and so make the most of the fresh summer peas or autumnal squashes. The book also features recipes that are linked to National Trust places, such as the hearty beef stew enjoyed by Churchill at Chartwell, Agatha Christie's favorite Lobster Bisque which she ate at Greenway, or the Plum Cake recipe handed down to Beatrix Potter from her mother. Includes dual measures.

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Taco Loco Mexican Street Food from Scratch

Taco Loco Mexican Street Food from Scratch

Author: Jonas Cramby Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2016

Jonas will teach you all the tips and tricks to recreate these mouth-watering dishes at home, from the best recipes for antojitos (snacks), to dulces (sweets) and bebidas (drinks). Plus, you'll discover how to make traditional sugar skulls to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the simplest way to to make the ultimate tortillas, and the trendiest tunes to ask a mariachi band to play!

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The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita. Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings. This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.

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The Foodie Teen

The Foodie Teen

Author: Alessandra Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and nutrient-rich, The Foodie Teen contains over 100 dishes, including: Oven-Baked Meatballs with Courgette Noodles; Salted Caramel Brownie Stacks; Breakfast Burrito Wraps; 'Doesn't-Taste-Like-Pondwater' Green Smoothie; Salmon Patties with Spiced Cauliflower Rice; and, Pesto Eggs with Avocado and Garlic-Lemon Spinach. Alongside her 'dishes to get out of bed for,' after-school snacks and everyday eats, Alessandra also offers yoga sequences, 5-minute meditations and advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety: everything teenagers (and anyone else, for that matter) need to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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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.