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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!

The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie

The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie

Author: Hairy Bikers Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

The bestselling, big-hearted and down-to-earth chefs, The Hairy Bikers, return with 80 delicious vegetarian recipes to make losing weight and eating less meat even easier. In their multi-million selling HAIRY DIETERS series, the Hairy Bikers proved that you can eat your favourite foods and still lose weight. Jam-packed full of delicious, low-cal versions of traditional classics and family favourites, they have taken the deprivation out of dieting and helped millions shift the pounds. Following on from THE HAIRY DIETERS, THE HAIRY DIETERS EAT FOR LIFE, THE HAIRY DIETERS GOOD EATING and THE HAIRY DIETERS: FAST FOOD, THE HAIRY DIETERS GO VEGGIE, shows that going vegetarian can be just as easy as going low-cal. Whether you want to cut out meat entirely, cut down, or just incorporate some more meat-free dishes into your diet, the book is full of simple and easy-to-follow recipes for tasty veggie meals and snacks, from Lancashire Hot Pot to Veggie Sausages. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of delicious recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold over 3 million copies in the UK, and their fifth book is set to make healthy eating even easier. Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.

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Royal Teas Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

Royal Teas Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

Author: Mark Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2017

There is no more quintessentially British tradition than afternoon tea, and nowhere is that tradition taken more seriously than at Buckingham Palace, where 30,000 afternoon teas are served every year at the summer Garden Parties.

On the Side A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes

On the Side A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Here it's the 'two veg' rather than the meat which are given the spotlight: you'll find 140 inspiring recipes and insightful tips to make your pulses, roots, vegetables and greens dazzle in their own right. Think of garlic oil pea shoots, smoky ratatouille, celeriac baked in a salt and thyme crust, carrots with brown butter and hazelnuts, spelt grains with wild mushrooms, and chorizo roast potatoes. Complete with a recipe directory that will help you find the perfect accompaniment, whatever your cooking, On the Side will brighten and invigorate every meal.

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The Poptail Manual Over 90 Frozen Cocktails on a Stick

The Poptail Manual Over 90 Frozen Cocktails on a Stick

Author: Hardie Grant Books Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Love cocktails? How about popsicles? Enter poptails, the icy cool alcoholic beverage you can enjoy on a stick! The Poptail Manual is packed with all your favourite cocktail recipes from the Pina Colada to Pimms o'Clock to more exciting flavour combinations like the indulgent Tiramisu flavoured poptail, Amaretto Sour and Strawberry and Black Pepper Sambuca.

Matilda & the Ramsay Bunch Tilly's Kitchen Takeover

Matilda & the Ramsay Bunch Tilly's Kitchen Takeover

Author: Matilda Ramsay Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Inspired by the third series of hit CBBC cookery show Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch and the family's adventures around California, comes the first cookbook from Tilly Ramsay, including 60 simple, delicious recipes to make for family and friends - plus tips and tricks from Tilly's superstar chef dad, Gordon. Start your day the Tilly way, with a nourishing Smoothie Bowl, followed by some Vitamin Packed Power Balls for a late morning pick-me-up. Cool down mid-afternoon with a Fro-Yo Cooler, followed by some Lean Machine Chicken and Super Light Raspberry Macaroons. Impress all your friends with a Green Goodness Picnic or throw a fun-filled Ramsay-style Feast of Pulled Pork and Smokey American Beans, with Surprise Rainbow Cake and Hollywood Raspberry Fizz for dessert!

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The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty

The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty

Author: Liz Earle Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks. Following on from SKIN, bestselling lifestyle and wellbeing writer Liz Earle presents her brand new plan, The Good Gut Guide. The book takes a close look at the link between the gut and our physical and mental health and provides a practical, easy-to-follow 6-week programme to improve your wellbeing from within. Beautifully illustrated throughout, each week focuses on a different aspect of transforming your digestive system. From detox and cleansing, healing and repopulating, to nourishing the good guys, balancing your whole body and, finally, maintenance and radiance from the inside out.

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Saffron Soul Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India

Saffron Soul Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India

Author: Mira Manek Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2017

Indian food is an internationally popular cuisine, yet, unfairly, it is often considered to be heavy, rich and indulgent. With more people than ever before turning to healthy home cooking there has never been a better time for a fresh and lighter take on Indian food - one that Mira is creating with her vibrant and healthy cooking style. Inspired by her mother and grandmother's cooking, Mira Manek's style of food is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Whether you want to cook a Saffron & Lime Chia Pot, an Indian Summer Salad, a Thali, a Masala Almond Milk or a Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake, Saffron Soul combines the best of the core elements of Indian cooking with original health-promoting twists. As well as offering the best and most naturally healthy Gujarati recipes, Mira also recreates some perennial favourites, replacing traditionally used grains and sugar with more nutritious ingredients such as millet, chia and jaggery, and cutting down on oils and fats, to make her dishes even healthier.

The Modern Baker: A New Way to Bake Cakes, Biscuits and Breads

The Modern Baker: A New Way to Bake Cakes, Biscuits and Breads

Author: Melissa Sharp, Lindsay Stark Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Featuring 120 recipes including loaves, buns, cakes, biscuits and bites, the bakes are all designed to promote gut health using easy baking methods and natural ingredients, with some using simple sourdough starters made from just flour, water and air. Modern Baker is the ultimate healthy baking bible and will give you the tools to be confident, experiment and create delicious artisan bakes in your own kitchen. Modern Baker, which opened in Oxford in 2014, passionately supports three key principles: good health, good provenance and most importantly, great taste.

On Vegetables Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

On Vegetables Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

Author: Jeremy Fox Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2017

The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal Known for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen.

The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners

The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners

Author: Rukmini Iyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

From chicken traybakes to supergrains to puddings, these one-dish recipes cover the gamut of delicious dinners. And once you have mastered the concept there are handy infographics for each chapter so you can create your own recipes. From chipotle chicken with sweet potato wedges, coriander and lime yoghurt to salmon a la pesto with giant couscous, watercress and lemon, these recipes are quick, clever and incredibly delicious.

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.