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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!

Malaysia Recipes from a Family Kitchen

Malaysia Recipes from a Family Kitchen

Author: Ping Coombes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A celebration of the exquisite food and flavours of Malaysia. Chilli crab and caramel pork, spicy laksas and rendangs, satays and tangy sambals: these classic dishes are intensely satisfying to make, share and devour! Welcome to Ping's family table - and as Ping's mother would say, 'sek fan la!': come and eat!

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Sirocco Fabulous Flavours from the East

Sirocco Fabulous Flavours from the East

Author: Sabrina Ghayour Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2016

With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.

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The Naturalista Nourishing Recipes to Live Well

The Naturalista Nourishing Recipes to Live Well

Author: Xochi Balfour Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Xochi Balfour changed her life from her little London kitchen and, as The Naturalista, has been blogging about her experience of balancing and simplifing her life in harmony with the natural world. Without recourse to expensive ingredients, all-consuming cleanses or dramatic diets, Xochi has taken the principles of naturopathy and created a way of life, from a gentler way of eating to simple beauty recipes as well as bringing relaxation and mindfulness into your everyday routine. Her food is gluten- and dairy-free and predominantly plant based, but straightforward and delicious, her skincare recipes can also be made from kitchen ingredients and her techniques for everyday mindfulness can be fitted into the busiest of lives. Her recipes include power balls and energy bars, raw chocolate, sea salt and pistachio fudge, cornershop turmeric and coconut dahl and beetroot falafel as well as a gluten-free carrot and flax bread. For your body, there is a rosewater facial spray, passionfruit and papaya face mask and lavender and shea butter body lotion, while for your home, Xochi will show you the benefits of barefoot earthing and how to make your own incense.

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The National Trust Cookbook

The National Trust Cookbook

Author: The National Trust Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2016

Many of the recipes use ingredients sourced from the National Trust's kitchen gardens and farms and so make the most of the fresh summer peas or autumnal squashes. The book also features recipes that are linked to National Trust places, such as the hearty beef stew enjoyed by Churchill at Chartwell, Agatha Christie's favorite Lobster Bisque which she ate at Greenway, or the Plum Cake recipe handed down to Beatrix Potter from her mother. Includes dual measures.

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Taco Loco Mexican Street Food from Scratch

Taco Loco Mexican Street Food from Scratch

Author: Jonas Cramby Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2016

Jonas will teach you all the tips and tricks to recreate these mouth-watering dishes at home, from the best recipes for antojitos (snacks), to dulces (sweets) and bebidas (drinks). Plus, you'll discover how to make traditional sugar skulls to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the simplest way to to make the ultimate tortillas, and the trendiest tunes to ask a mariachi band to play!

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The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita. Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings. This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.

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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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Seriously Good Gluten-Free Cooking In Association with Coeliac UK

Seriously Good Gluten-Free Cooking In Association with Coeliac UK

Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phil Vickery believes that he can revolutionise the notoriously restrictive gluten-free diet. Using his Michelin-starred cooking talents and his nurturing of simple, honest ingredients, Phil has created over 150 recipes that coeliacs have until now only dreamed of. Food to enjoy, food that is nutritious, food that will make you feel good. There are recipes for breakfasts, healthy snacks, light lunches, easy suppers and sophisticated dinners, including Crispy Pork Salad with Lemon Dressing and a Lemon and Leek Risotto. Phil also brings his skills to cakes, puddings and pastries - recipes that are the hardest of all to find if you are following a gluten-free diet. The 30 sweet ideas include a Fudgy Almond Cake with Mint Syrup & Frosting, Millionaire's Shortbread with Bramley Apple Dip and a great kids' Birthday Cake Sponge. There are also a number of delicious bread ideas, including Chestnut & Roasted Onion Bread.

Keep it Real Create a Healthy, Balanced and Delicious Life - For You and Your Family

Keep it Real Create a Healthy, Balanced and Delicious Life - For You and Your Family

Author: Calgary Avansino Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Calgary Avansino is well-known for being at the cutting edge of well-being and lifestyle trends, but her true passion is healthy eating. She is passionate about clean eating, and about helping people make positive healthy changes to their diet by focusing on nutritious, balanced and wholesome ingredients. In Keep It Real she inspires us to eat a plant-based diet, which is one where vegetables and plants feature as much as possible. She encourages the whole family to make positive healthy changes and urges us to eat more 'real' food (that is, food that our grandparents would recognise!), to limit sugar in our diets, to cut out processed food and enjoy home-made food together. As Calgary proves so brilliantly in her book, healthy doesn't have to be hard - it's just about understanding why healthy eating is so important, being organised and having tricks up your sleeve to help keep you on track.

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Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking

Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking

Author: Mary Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2016

In this brand-new, official tie-in to Mary's much anticipated series, the nation's best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes. This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth. Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each chapter ensures perfect results every time, whatever you're cooking. In addition, Mary's no-fuss advice will help you foolproof your kitchen - whether that's preparing ahead to entertain a crowd, planning weekly family meals, or ensuring your store cupboard is well stocked. With Mary's no-fuss guidance, discover how every delicious dish can be made completely foolproof.

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Deliciously Ella Every Day Simple Recipes and Fantastic Food for a Healthy Way of Life

Deliciously Ella Every Day Simple Recipes and Fantastic Food for a Healthy Way of Life

Author: Ella Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2016

The new book by the record-breaking bestselling author of Deliciously Ella! The Deliciously Ella way of eating isn't about following a diet, it's about enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel your best. Luckily, Ella understands that nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients needs to fit in with your existing lifestyle and not feel like something difficult, which is why she has written this book - to help you make the right choice every time and start to glow from the inside out. With Deliciously Ella Every Day, her easy-to-make food will become a natural part of your life. Ella's much-awaited second book is packed with 100 more of her trademark simple yet tempting plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes. Be inspired by her quick weekday dinners, slow-cook comfort food designed to be shared, amazing colourful salads and incredible food to take with you when you're on the go. Add to these a selection of easy yet delicious breakfast options and smoothies, an array of sweet treats and a variety of soothing drinks - and this may just be Ella's best collection yet.

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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.