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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!
There is no more quintessentially British tradition than afternoon tea, and nowhere is that tradition taken more seriously than at Buckingham Palace, where 30,000 afternoon teas are served every year at the summer Garden Parties.
Future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and beyond with these delicious, fuss-free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive. From Seared Sirloin on Pan-Roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Best Lunch Wrap Ever to Three Fire Ginger Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.
Here it's the 'two veg' rather than the meat which are given the spotlight: you'll find 140 inspiring recipes and insightful tips to make your pulses, roots, vegetables and greens dazzle in their own right. Think of garlic oil pea shoots, smoky ratatouille, celeriac baked in a salt and thyme crust, carrots with brown butter and hazelnuts, spelt grains with wild mushrooms, and chorizo roast potatoes. Complete with a recipe directory that will help you find the perfect accompaniment, whatever your cooking, On the Side will brighten and invigorate every meal.
Love cocktails? How about popsicles? Enter poptails, the icy cool alcoholic beverage you can enjoy on a stick! The Poptail Manual is packed with all your favourite cocktail recipes from the Pina Colada to Pimms o'Clock to more exciting flavour combinations like the indulgent Tiramisu flavoured poptail, Amaretto Sour and Strawberry and Black Pepper Sambuca.
Inspired by the third series of hit CBBC cookery show Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch and the family's adventures around California, comes the first cookbook from Tilly Ramsay, including 60 simple, delicious recipes to make for family and friends - plus tips and tricks from Tilly's superstar chef dad, Gordon. Start your day the Tilly way, with a nourishing Smoothie Bowl, followed by some Vitamin Packed Power Balls for a late morning pick-me-up. Cool down mid-afternoon with a Fro-Yo Cooler, followed by some Lean Machine Chicken and Super Light Raspberry Macaroons. Impress all your friends with a Green Goodness Picnic or throw a fun-filled Ramsay-style Feast of Pulled Pork and Smokey American Beans, with Surprise Rainbow Cake and Hollywood Raspberry Fizz for dessert!
Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks. Following on from SKIN, bestselling lifestyle and wellbeing writer Liz Earle presents her brand new plan, The Good Gut Guide. The book takes a close look at the link between the gut and our physical and mental health and provides a practical, easy-to-follow 6-week programme to improve your wellbeing from within. Beautifully illustrated throughout, each week focuses on a different aspect of transforming your digestive system. From detox and cleansing, healing and repopulating, to nourishing the good guys, balancing your whole body and, finally, maintenance and radiance from the inside out.
Indian food is an internationally popular cuisine, yet, unfairly, it is often considered to be heavy, rich and indulgent. With more people than ever before turning to healthy home cooking there has never been a better time for a fresh and lighter take on Indian food - one that Mira is creating with her vibrant and healthy cooking style. Inspired by her mother and grandmother's cooking, Mira Manek's style of food is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Whether you want to cook a Saffron & Lime Chia Pot, an Indian Summer Salad, a Thali, a Masala Almond Milk or a Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake, Saffron Soul combines the best of the core elements of Indian cooking with original health-promoting twists. As well as offering the best and most naturally healthy Gujarati recipes, Mira also recreates some perennial favourites, replacing traditionally used grains and sugar with more nutritious ingredients such as millet, chia and jaggery, and cutting down on oils and fats, to make her dishes even healthier.
Featuring 120 recipes including loaves, buns, cakes, biscuits and bites, the bakes are all designed to promote gut health using easy baking methods and natural ingredients, with some using simple sourdough starters made from just flour, water and air. Modern Baker is the ultimate healthy baking bible and will give you the tools to be confident, experiment and create delicious artisan bakes in your own kitchen. Modern Baker, which opened in Oxford in 2014, passionately supports three key principles: good health, good provenance and most importantly, great taste.
The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal Known for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen.
May 2017 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Jonathan Meades calls this an anti-cookbook or as you and I might see it a distillation of a lifetime’s cooking. Running alongside this is the question of Chefs and their hallowed “inventions” which are no such thing and mostly best to be ignored by the home cook together with lifestyle bloggers, most nutritional advice and expensive kitchen gadgets. Many digressions on literary and culinary theft, the where and why of these recipes and much else besides. My one cavil are the black and white illustrations which look like photographs of spilled ink or a damaged photographic plate – they gave me an uncomfortable reminder of dreadful gristly school dinners, greasy and inedible, the exact opposite of what is promised in this anti-cookbook. ~ Sue BakerLike for Like ReadingThe Pedant in the Kitchen, Julian BarnesIn Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan £9.99 Paperback 256 pages Penguin 7th May 2009 9780141034720
From chicken traybakes to supergrains to puddings, these one-dish recipes cover the gamut of delicious dinners. And once you have mastered the concept there are handy infographics for each chapter so you can create your own recipes. From chipotle chicken with sweet potato wedges, coriander and lime yoghurt to salmon a la pesto with giant couscous, watercress and lemon, these recipes are quick, clever and incredibly delicious.
'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.
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.