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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!

The Foodie Teen

The Foodie Teen

Author: Alessandra Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and nutrient-rich, The Foodie Teen contains over 100 dishes, including: Oven-Baked Meatballs with Courgette Noodles; Salted Caramel Brownie Stacks; Breakfast Burrito Wraps; 'Doesn't-Taste-Like-Pondwater' Green Smoothie; Salmon Patties with Spiced Cauliflower Rice; and, Pesto Eggs with Avocado and Garlic-Lemon Spinach. Alongside her 'dishes to get out of bed for,' after-school snacks and everyday eats, Alessandra also offers yoga sequences, 5-minute meditations and advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety: everything teenagers (and anyone else, for that matter) need to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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Meringue Girls Cookbook

Meringue Girls Cookbook

Author: Alex Hoffler, Stacey O'Gorman Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Cupcakes, cake pops and macarons have had their day, now is the age of the meringue! With rainbow colours and Willy Wonka flavours, the Meringue Girls put a new twist on a classic. Their simple, gluten free, melt-in-the-mouth meringue recipes are perfect for gifts, kids and indulgent dinner parties. Chapters include: gorgeous colourful meringue recipes; summery desserts like pavlova; wintery puddings like meringue crumble; gift, wedding and kids ideas; using your yolks; and tips and techinques. This is the first cookbook to use Augmented Reality to unlock interactive video content. Simply follow the intructions in the book to access informative and fun demo videos by the girls on your smartphone.

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Alex Hollywood: My Busy Kitchen - A Lifetime of Family Recipes

Alex Hollywood: My Busy Kitchen - A Lifetime of Family Recipes

Author: Alex Hollywood Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

'Sumptuous simple recipes, inspired by Alex's travels and family gatherings.' Mary Berry 'Home cooking that is perfectly suited for midweek family meals or special occasions with friends. Enjoy it people!' Tom Kerridge As Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood freely admits, it's his wife Alex who is in charge of cooking in the Hollywood household. She's the one who plans, shops and cooks so they can enjoy delicious home-made food with family and friends. An accomplished self-taught cook who comes from a family of food-lovers, Alex is passionate about food but firmly believes that cooking and eating are about one thing: enjoyment. Her recipes fall into one of two categories -- quick and simple for when you don't have much time during the week, or slow and simple for a lazy weekend at home. But simple doesn't mean ordinary. With a few clever twists and drawing on influences from her travels and her family (a glamorous French grandma, a father brought up in Spain and a Norwegian great grandmother) Alex's recipes are easy, inexpensive and just a little bit different. For anyone who wants inspiration for quick mid-week meals, impromptu kitchen suppers with friends or relaxed weekend socials, My Busy Kitchen is the book for you.

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Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen More Than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake

Author: Alison Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is a delightful gift in itself, as well as providing a beautiful collection of culinary gift ideas for you to make and bake at home for friends and family. In a world where mass-produced is the norm, 'home-made' carries a certain potency of care and thought. Show that special someone how much you care by making or baking a wonderful gift, whatever the occasion. Indulgent fudge, warming liqueurs, spicy chutneys, sweet and crumbly home-made biscuits ...the list goes on. But don't save such joys just for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving - a jar of your favourite preserve or a box of home-made truffles is a delightful way to say thank you to someone special. Full of love and originality, the recipes are a pleasure to create and wrap as well as to give. And it's not just the making, it's the wrapping, too. Decorative jars, tins, baskets and boxes add a personal touch that ensures they'll still be remembered long after the food has been enjoyed. That said, a range of containers isn't essential; Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen offers a range of ideas for wrapping your gifts in a stunning and stylish way, so that every gift is special.

Eat. Nourish. Glow. 10 Easy Steps for Losing Weight, Looking Younger & Feeling Healthier

Eat. Nourish. Glow. 10 Easy Steps for Losing Weight, Looking Younger & Feeling Healthier

Author: Amelia Freer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer dispatches fad diets to the distant past while guiding you to a rejuvenated future. Amelia Freer brings a fresh and unique voice to the field of holistic health. In this, her first book, she explains her 10 Principles of healthy eating and provides an enticing selection of recipes to get you started on your path to optimum wellness. Amelia guides you gently through her 10 Principles, how to detox your store cupboards and restock with alternatives, how to understand the differences between good and bad fats, the dangers of hidden sugar in the food we eat and how to dump the wheat (one of the demons!) from your diet. Her ideas are all backed up by the latest findings in the field of nutrition and neuroscience. Amelia includes a mouth watering selection of recipe, from delightful breakfast alternatives, such as Almond, Apricot and Rose Yogurt, light lunch ideas such as Crunchy Crab Salad and delicious mains such as Monkfish with a Broccoli and Ginger Mash. Wow your friends with the fiendish yet healthy sweet alternatives such as the Salted Caramels. There's something for everyone in this book and with Amelia guiding you on the path to better health, losing weight and looking great has never been easier.

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Cook. Nourish. Glow.

Cook. Nourish. Glow.

Author: Amelia Freer Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2015

Following the phenomenal success of her best-selling first book, Eat. Nourish. Glow, Amelia Freer returns with her much-awaited cookbook Cook. Nourish. Glow.  A professional nutritional therapist, she promotes a gluten, refined sugar and dairy-free lifestyle in favour of endless fad diets. Chapters will cover cooking in the simplest terms, featuring step-by-step visuals designed for the novice chef; how to use and prepare staple pantry ingredients; eating clean on the go; a 'naughty' chapter - because living healthily is about consistency, not perfection - and a chapter full of dishes designed to combat gut-related issues. Recipes will include: fine omelette layered with tomato and saffron, tapenade and mixed herbs; sweet potato cakes with grilled tiger prawns and saffron sauce; fig and raspberry panna cotta; eggs and leeks with tabasco and tarragon dressing. Amelia is a firm believer that absolutely everybody can cook delicious, healthy, beautiful food. Be inspired to cook yourself healthy with Cook. Nourish. Glow.

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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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The Vintage Tea Party Book

The Vintage Tea Party Book

Author: Angel Adoree Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree.

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.