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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!

Nourish and Glow: The 10 Day Plan

Nourish and Glow: The 10 Day Plan

Author: Amelia Freer Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

'Amelia Freer has taught me so much about food...[you] have to fuel your body correctly' Victoria Beckham In her most comprehensive book yet, the UK's leading nutritional therapist and bestselling author, Amelia Freer, shares the secrets of her exclusive practice that includes Victoria Beckham and Sam Smith as clients. With her engaging and encouraging commentary, including client case studies and scientifically researched guidance, Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan showcases Amelia's unrivalled easy-to-follow 10 day meal plan and promises to fundamentally transform the way you shop for food, cook and eat: now and forever. Amelia recognises that we are all unique and there is no 'one-size-fits all' approach to food. She will empower you to challenge any negative stories or attitudes you might have towards food and transform them into a positive lifelong love affair with eating well. The exclusive 10 day plan included in this book is a version of the plan Amelia gives to her clients, which has been developed and refined over her decade of work as a nutritional therapist. It is NOT about deprivation. It is a liberating, energising plan that will equip you with the building blocks needed to develop and implement a lifetime of balanced eating that is unique to you.

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Have Your Cake and Eat it Nutritious, Delicious Recipes for Healthier, Everyday Baking

Have Your Cake and Eat it Nutritious, Delicious Recipes for Healthier, Everyday Baking

Author: Mich Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

The secret to Mich's recipes is a fine balance between delicious and nutritious. Baking and eating healthier cakes doesn't have to mean bland and boring, and Mich shows you how in this wonderful book of sweet treats. Mich offers suggestions for substituting fats, flours and sugars so you can choose what to bake. In addition, there are smaller bakes so you can portion-control your servings, which helps steer you through the jungle of information. Each recipe is filled with tips and know-how from Mich's incredible baking expertize. Whether you are new to baking or a cake expert, Mich's inspirational recipes will give you a reason to bake for family, bake for friends, to celebrate or make amends! Indulge in Peach Melba Muffins, Pumpkin and Poppy Seed Loaf, Pierce Brosnan's Carrot Cake, All-natural Red Velvet Cake, Hazelnut Meringue with Mango and Passion Fruit among many other delicious bakes.

James Martin's French Adventure 80 Classic French Recipes

James Martin's French Adventure 80 Classic French Recipes

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James's own takes on the delicious dishes he tastes on the road, you'll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a warming bowl of vibrant pistou soup on a chilly evening, or take duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney on your next picnic. For a treat, try scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce or a classic boeuf bourguignon. And what better end to a meal than a pear and rosemary tarte tatin or a refreshing iced blackberry souffle? Overflowing with stunning photography, James Martin's French Adventure is a must-have for anyone who loves the good life and great, simple food.

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Live to Eat Cooking the Mediterranean Way

Live to Eat Cooking the Mediterranean Way

Author: Michael Psilakis Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Cooking the Mediterranean way means deliciousness, not deprivation: a nearly endless array of satisfying weeknight meals for your family can start with just seven Mediterranean staples, from Greek yogurt to simple tomato sauce.

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Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together

Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together

Author: Ella Mills Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

In the follow-up to her amazing bestseller Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus - whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, Ella has it covered with wonderful hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy.

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Mary Berry Everyday

Mary Berry Everyday

Author: Mary Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

'Everyday cooking is about sharing your love of food with family and friends. With this book I hope that you will feel encouraged to create new favourites, making everyday meals into something extra-special.' Add a little Mary magic to your cooking with 120 brand-new recipes from the inspiring new BBC series. It includes delicious family suppers, tempting food for sharing and plenty of sweet treats, all made with everyday ingredients and a clever twist.

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Super Clean Super Foods

Super Clean Super Foods

Author: Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2017

If you're feeling overwhelmed by clean eating advice, look no further. Super Clean Super Foods is the ultimate nutritional guide to superfoods, telling you all you need to know to power up your plate. Super Clean Super Foods offers an introduction to over 90 delicious superfoods including quinoa, acai, buckwheat, chia seeds, kale, tumeric, coconut, and matcha, showing you the nutritional benefits of each.

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The Well-Dressed Salad Fresh, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes

The Well-Dressed Salad Fresh, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes

Author: Jennifer Joyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Recipes include well-known Mediterranean classics such as Tabbouleh and Fattoush to contemporary fusion dishes like Raspberry Duck with sugared pecans. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to try new salads ideas.

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Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet My Low Carb, High Flavour, Stay Happy Way to Lose Weight

Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet My Low Carb, High Flavour, Stay Happy Way to Lose Weight

Author: Tom Kerridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Thanks to his Dopamine Diet, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed eleven stone over the past three years. That's the same as 70 bags of sugar. If you're struggling with your weight and need to shift unhealthy pounds, this new approach makes it easy, and is guaranteed to make you feel happier in the process. Most people find it hard to keep to a long-term diet, but this one is different. The recipes feature ingredients that trigger the release of the 'happy hormone' dopamine in your brain, so it's a diet that will make you feel good! Tom's 'dopamine heroes' include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and even chocolate. By ditching alcohol and starchy carbs in favour of plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg, you will be eating meals that will help you shed the weight, whilst offering a satisfying intensity of flavour. Treats in store for Dopamine Dieters include spinach, bacon and mint soup; roasted onion salad with fried halloumi; shepherd's pie with creamy cauliflower topping; soy glazed cod with chilli, garlic and ginger; braised beef with horseradish; Chinese pork hot pot; and chocolate mousse with sesame almond biscuits. These are recipes that don't feel like diet food, and can be shared with friends and family. It worked for Tom and it can work for you. Give it a go! And lose weight the Dopamine Diet way.

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Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Author: Stephen Argent Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

All recipes are LED (low-energy density) food, filling you up with volume without too many calories. Each recipe has icons to show which common ailments are targeted such as stress, fatigue, weakened immunity and more. Recipes are plant-based and gluten-free, so can be enjoyed by everyone, but serving suggestions will add in other delicious 'soupolo-twists' so you can adapt things to your own taste. Soup is the natural follow-on from juicing and is so much more achievable: soup can be served as a meal, unlike a juice. The book is fully photographed by award-winning food photographer Jean Cazals.

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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.