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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!

Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Author: Rick Stein Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Rick Stein's Long Weekends will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, airing in Autumn 2016.

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Gino's Hidden Italy How to Cook Like a True Italian

Gino's Hidden Italy How to Cook Like a True Italian

Author: Gino D'Acampo Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Let the nation's favourite Italian chef, Gino D'Acampo, teach you how to cook and eat like a true Italian. It will accompany Gino's new 7-part primetime series Hidden Italy, coming to ITV this Autumn. Chapters include: Antipasti & Soups; Pasta; Risotto; Fish & Seafood; Poultry & Meat; Vegetables & Sides; Pizza, Pies & Bread; Desserts.

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The Indian Cookery Course

The Indian Cookery Course

Author: Monisha Bharadwaj Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

This comprehensive guide to Indian cooking explores the myriad regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes. With chapters broken down into: Rice, Breads, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy, Lentils & Beans, Vegetables, Snack & Sides, Grills, Salads & Raitas, Chutneys & Relishes, Desserts and Drinks, Monisha offers a vivid overview of India's colourful traditions and geographical differences, from the earthy lentil dishes of the North to the coconut-based curries which are a staple in the South. Including advice on the building blocks of Indian cuisine, such as how to make a basic curry and how to cook the perfect rice, plus tips on the different varieties of rice and how to shop for the best type for each dish. Monisha teaches you how to make traditional Indian food at home, based on the principles of good health and touching on the values of Ayurveda.

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Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A gin manual for the home mixologist a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Ottolenghi changed the way we cook in this country just as surely and enduringly as Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food had in 1950. It brought into our kitchens bold flavours, a vivid simplicity, a spirited, but never tricksy inventiveness and, above all, light. (Nigella Lawson). Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi's and Sami Tamimi's original cookbook Ottolenghi: The Cookbook showcases fresh, honest, bold cooking and has become a culinary classic. Yotam and Sami's inventive yet simple dishes rest on numerous culinary traditions, ranging from North Africa to Lebanon, Italy and California. The 140 original recipes cover everything from accomplished meat and fish main courses, through to healthy and quick salads and suppers, plus Ottolenghi's famously delectable cakes and breads. A new foreword and introduction sheds fresh light on a book that has become a national favourite.

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The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book

Author: Clare Bailey, Sarah Schenker, Michael Mosley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2016

In this fabulous companion cookbook, Dr Clare Bailey, GP and wife of Michael Mosley, has teamed up with renowned nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker to create a collection of low-cal, low-carb recipes, all expertly balanced and easy to make. They range from quick breakfasts to deliciously satisfying suppers and follow the Mediterranean style of eating now proven to revolutionise your health. Whether you are embarking on the full 8-week diet plan to reverse your diabetes or simply looking to keep your blood sugar levels in check, this book will help you lose weight and change the way you eat for ever.

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Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches

Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches

Author: Mary Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Mary brings Sunday lunch right up to date and shares her springtime starters, autumnal fruit pies, slow-cooked casseroles and light summer salads - winter curries, garden buffets, moreish vegetarian meals and divine desserts are included, too. Mary hasn't forgotten the classic roast, though, and has fine-tuned the essential information for each and every one, as well as including all the traditional roast accompaniments - find out how to make the perfect Yorkshire puddings, homemade cranberry sauce and your very own knock-out stuffing. With prepare-ahead tips and Aga cooking instructions, Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches is an invaluable addition to every kitchen shelf.

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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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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.