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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!

Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories) Adventures in Food Across the Globe

Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories) Adventures in Food Across the Globe

Author: Elisabeth Luard Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

'Sacrilegious to say it but Elizabeth Luard even beats Elizabeth David. Exquisite writing and wonderful food, and funny too' Prue Leith 'Elisabeth Luard proves that no matter where you are, there is food to be gathered, or hunted, or found. Squirrel Pie is a beautifully written tribute to food that has all but vanished from our everyday lives' Alice Waters Elisabeth Luard, one of the food world's most entertaining and evocative writers, has travelled extensively throughout her life, meeting fascinating people, observing different cultures and uncovering extraordinary ingredients in unusual places. In this enchanting food memoir, she shares tales and dishes gathered from her global ramblings. With refreshing honesty and warmth, she recounts anecdotes of the many places she has visited: scouring for snails in Crete, sampling exotic spices in Ethiopia and tasting pampered oysters in Tasmania. She describes encounters with a cellarer-in-chief and a mushroom-king, and explains why stress is good news for fruit and vegetables, and how to spot a truffle lurking under an oak tree.

The Avocado Cookbook

The Avocado Cookbook

Author: Heather Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Avocados. Delicious, versatile, and good for you! This humble green fruit adds velvety texture and creamy nutty flavours to every dish, turning any meal into something really special. Packed with Protein and vitamins - good nutrition has never been so neatly packaged.

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Eat Well for Less

Eat Well for Less

Author: Gregg Wallace, Chris Bavin, Jo Scarratt-Jones, Helena Caldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

As well as 80 delicious recipes, you will find a meal-planning guide, help on freezing and storing food, a family budget planner and lots of ideas to get kids cooking. Learn how to use your leftovers, make savvy swaps and add more fruit and veg to your diet without spending extra time in the kitchen. With tasty food, sample shopping lists and practical tips from Gregg, Chris and the experts from the hit BBC show, this is your essential guide to eating well for less.

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Tanya Bakes

Tanya Bakes

Author: Tanya Burr Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Following the phenomenally successful Love, Tanya, Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook. In Tanya Bakes, she shares her passion for baking along with all her favourite recipes. As well as cakes and bakes, readers will love Tanya's delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries. From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions, Tanya's got the perfect recipe, every time: Tanya's Ultimate Celebration Cake; Banoffee Pie; Salted Caramel Cheesecake; Rhubarb and Custard Muffins; Earl Grey Tea Loaf; Tanya's Nanny's Apple Pie; and, Smarties Flapjacks. So make yourself at home in the kitchen with Tanya and treat yourself, your friends and family to something delicious!

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Terry & George - Feeding Friends Great Recipes to Cook, Eat and Share

Terry & George - Feeding Friends Great Recipes to Cook, Eat and Share

Author: Terry Edwards, George Craig Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Terry Edwards and George Craig have been described as Britain's most fashionable foodies (The Times). Inspired by British ingredients and culture, their pop-up restaurant company Check On (www.checkonpresents.co.uk) has created spectacular sell-out events in venues across London, Manchester, New York and Hollywood. Their menus include Northern Invasion where they serve their version of the Lancashire Hotpot, Toad-in-the-Hole, and Bakewell Tart; and Hen Party which features Spineless Chicken and Truffled Chips followed by a pudding of Eggs and Soldiers (eggshells filled with creme brulee, mango jelly and accompanied by shortbread soldiers for dipping).

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Nadiya's Kitchen

Nadiya's Kitchen

Author: Nadiya Hussain Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2016

With chapters ranging from 'Lazy Sunday Mornings' to 'Midnight Feasts', 'Snacks and Sharing' to 'Dessert for Dinner', there's a dish for any time of the day, for all of the family. She offers innovative twists on traditional classics and the perfect recipe for those staple meals and bakes, including: Best Fish Finger Butty Churros French Toast Cod and Clementine Curry Popcorn, White Chocolate and Peanut Slice Za'atar and Lemon Palmiers Sour Cherry and Almond Bundt Cake And not forgetting, 'Her Majesty's Cake'

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The Living Well with Cancer Cookbook An Essential Guide to Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health

The Living Well with Cancer Cookbook An Essential Guide to Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health

Author: Fran Warde, Catherine Zabilowicz Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

When authors Fran Warde and Catherine Zabilowicz met at the Maggie's centre at Charing Cross Hospital in London, they quickly discovered they shared a passion for good food and healthy eating. They also realized that with their combined knowledge and experience - Fran as an acclaimed food writer, and Catherine as an experienced nutritional therapist working at Maggie's - they could provide invaluable guidance for anyone living with cancer, their families and friends. The Living Well With Cancer Cookbook, published in support of the Maggie's charity, is the result of Fran and Catherine's collaboration. Aimed at helping readers through each stage of their journey - diagnosis, during and after treatment - this essential guide is packed with advice on nutrition and health and offers a range of delicious recipes. There are healthy twists on classic favourites and tempting new treats to try, with every ingredient considered for its health benefits. Positive and empowering, the book contains a wealth of information on the best food choices to make, and reveals why many scientists today believe that certain foods and a balanced diet are crucial in sustaining strength throughout treatment.

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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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Superfood for Superchildren Delicious, Low-Sugar Recipes for Healthy, Happy Children, from Toddlers to Teens

Superfood for Superchildren Delicious, Low-Sugar Recipes for Healthy, Happy Children, from Toddlers to Teens

Author: Professor Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Bridget Surtees Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

There is so much dietary advice out there, much of it conflicting, that it can be difficult for busy parents to make sense of it all. Medical doctor and sports scientist, Professor Tim Noakes, chef and long-distance swimmer, Jonno Proudfoot, and dietitian Bridget Surtees, a specialist in paediatric nutrition, cut through the clamour to provide clear, proven guidelines and simple, delicious recipes to feed your family well, inexpensively and without fuss. Following their phenomenal, record-breaking success with The Real Meal Revolution, the Real Meal team set out to rethink the way we feed our children. The result, Superfood for Superchildren, challenges many ingrained dietary beliefs and advocates a real-food diet for children - from toddlers to teens - that is low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. Their advice is solidly underpinned by a critical, scientific interrogation of the the children's food industry.

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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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.