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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!
May 2017 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Jonathan Meades calls this an anti-cookbook or as you and I might see it a distillation of a lifetime’s cooking. Running alongside this is the question of Chefs and their hallowed “inventions” which are no such thing and mostly best to be ignored by the home cook together with lifestyle bloggers, most nutritional advice and expensive kitchen gadgets. Many digressions on literary and culinary theft, the where and why of these recipes and much else besides. My one cavil are the black and white illustrations which look like photographs of spilled ink or a damaged photographic plate – they gave me an uncomfortable reminder of dreadful gristly school dinners, greasy and inedible, the exact opposite of what is promised in this anti-cookbook. ~ Sue BakerLike for Like ReadingThe Pedant in the Kitchen, Julian BarnesIn Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan £9.99 Paperback 256 pages Penguin 7th May 2009 9780141034720
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
This is a wonderfully refreshing alternative to detox and diet juicing with a selection, broken down by Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, of over 100 eminently practical and delicious recipes for juices, smoothies, nut milks, soups, salads and even one or two alchoholic cocktails for those occasional treats! It's also chock full of stunning colour illustrations of fruits and veg as well as eye-catching photography of finished recipes - guaranteed to whet the appetite. Natasha Mae Sayliss, founder of London-based juice company Mae + Harvey, is shaking up the juicing world and this book is an essential companion to improving your health and well-being.
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.
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.
Wellness guru James Duigan brings his clean and lean philosophy to a cookbook that refreshes your whole approach to food whilst providing the advice you need to live a cleaner, healthier existence. It’s not a diet book but a lifestyle book and no it’s not extreme but clear and down to earth, making an emphasis on creating a better lifestyle rather than a fad diet. Alongside the food and recipes, Duigan tackles the whole approach to clean living and also offers simple advice on mindfulness. The best part of course are the 150 recipes. Broken down into sections from Breakfast through to Drinks and Smoothies, each recipe is simply laid out with mouth-watering pictures. They are designed to make your life better, no matter how busy you are. This book is visually a pleasure to look through and is packed with tips and advice that will help you make the gentle change to a cleaner, leaner lifestyle. ~ Shelley Fallows
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.