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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!
Monika Linton deserves a medal from the Spanish Tourist Board, the Spanish Restaurant Association and Spanish Food Producers. Reading this book makes you want to drop everything and race for Spain to experience the flavour, colour and off the beaten track wonders there are to be found. Within the rather plain cover you will find a passionate advocate for Spanish food sharing her delight, discoveries and recipes. Monika Linton is a natural food writer and enthusiast, writing to encourage readers to discover this still mostly unspoilt cuisine, generously shares the treasured recipes she's collected – and been given over the years. It's not all paella and there's also much more to Spanish food than Tapas as you will find in this book of delights. ~ Sue BakerLike for Like ReadingThe Food of Spain, Claudia RodenThe Moro Cookbook, Samantha and Samuel Clark September 2016 Food & Drink Book of the Month. And messages from some top restaurateurs: 'a fascinating and wonderful book...written with love' Samantha Clark, Moro 'elegant and engaging' Jeremy Lee, Quo Vadis 'A totally awe-inspiring cookbook...a gem' Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School 'an opus of knowledge, experience and judicious good taste' Jackson Boxer, Brunswick House'
A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The recipes cover both sweet and savoury, from breads to biscuits, tray bakes to scones, everything you need to whip up a good Scottish spread. This is a book that will reach out to anyone who loves to dabble with flour, sugar, butter - and a griddle! Like for Like Reading Simply Scottish Cakes and Bakes, Karon H Grieve Scottish Highland Hospitality: New Recipes from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Claire Macdonald July 2016 Food & Drink Book of the Month. A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... To me, Sue Lawrence is one of those great chefs, like Delia Smith, whose recipes are actually perfect for cooking in the home! She has spent years refining her ingredients and methods, and making them easy to follow, so that keen amateurs like you and me can produce classic dishes in our own kitchens. She has brought this approach to her new book, Scottish Baking. Leaf through its beautifully illustrated pages and you’ll find you can hardly wait to roll up your sleeves and tackle some of the delicious bakes that Scotland is famous for – the scones, shortbreads and pancakes – along with new treats that Sue has found for us like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Switch the oven on and get ready for a Scottish feast!' - Tom Johnston, Editor at Birlinn
'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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.