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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 Virtues of the Table How to Eat and Think

The Virtues of the Table How to Eat and Think

Author: Julian Baggini Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live? From the author of The Ego Trick and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten comes a thought-provoking exploration of our values and vices. What can fasting teach us about autonomy? Should we, like Kant, 'dare to know' cheese? Should we take media advice on salt with a pinch of salt? And can food be more virtuous, more inherently good, than art?

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.

The Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook Over 120 Fresh and Healthy Ideas for Greek Yoghurt

The Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook Over 120 Fresh and Healthy Ideas for Greek Yoghurt

Author: Sophie Michell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Total Greek Yoghurt is low in fat and high in flavour, and now you can explore new ways to incorporate it into your cooking. With over 100 recipes developed by top TV chef Sophie Michell, the Total Greek Yoghurt Cookbook shows how you can use it in everything from smoothies and sauces to curries and marinades. In addition to chapters on Small Plates, Sharing Plates and Sweet Plates, this easy-to-use recipe book takes inspiration from Total's popular 1, 2, 3 campaign, showing you how to create truly delicious snacks by adding just a few ingredients to your yoghurt. From Crispy Yoghurt Marinated Chicken with Red Cabbage Coleslaw to Honey, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Cheesecake, the beautifully photographed and delicious-tasting recipes will reveal all the taste and health benefits of Total Greek Yoghurt.

The Sunshine Diet Get Some Sunshine into Your Life, Lose Weight and Feel Amazing - Over 120 Delicious Recipes

The Sunshine Diet Get Some Sunshine into Your Life, Lose Weight and Feel Amazing - Over 120 Delicious Recipes

Author: Shelina Permalloo Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Shelina's life has been transformed since winning Masterchef, including television appearances, demos, food festival appearances and catering for private functions all over the world. Throughout all of these life-changing experiences, one signficant challenge for Shelina has been her weight. After focusing so much on work and not paying enough attention to what she was eating, Shelina realised she'd stopped feeling and looking like herself anymore. She decided her eating habits had to change but she didn't want to stop enjoying the huge variety of foods she loved. This book is the collection of recipes Shelina devised to help her lose weight and boost her overall health, avoiding 'diet food' and never compromising on flavour. Enjoy 120 fresh, vibrant and fragrant recipes that are good for you, will make you feel great and help you lose weight all the while celebrating the joy of eating and the fun of sharing and cooking for others.

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The Secret Ingredient: Family Cookbook

The Secret Ingredient: Family Cookbook

Author: Sally Bee Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Bestselling author, home cook, heart-attack survivor and busy mum of three Sally Bee turns her attention to family cooking. Sally Bee's fourth book. At the time of writing this book, Sally is hurtling towards an anniversary that she has mixed feelings about. At the age of 36 Sally had three heart attacks in a week. This summer it will be nine years since Sally died. And nine years since she came back to life. Sally is a living miracle and it is her diet that keeps her fighting and strong. She knows better than anyone how to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life. In her bestselling debut The Secret Ingredient she shared clean and healthy versions of the classic dishes we all love. Now she shows you how to create affordable and simple healthy recipes all the family will adore. Sally believes the best way to keep your family healthy is to serve everyone the same food - food that tastes good, looks good and does you good. Whether it's a super quick midweek Bolognese packed full of goodness or tasty Thai prawn skewers, an easy guilt-free chicken pie, delicious oatmeal cookies or a healthy take on your favourite takeaway classics. Sally knows better than anyone, when you're feeding the family day in, day out, you want simplicity, speed and lots of great taste and health benefits. In this beautiful new family cookbook, she offers over 100 new recipes that deliver a healthy lifestyle and a happy home life. Alongside the recipes, there are tips on how to get your children involved, and lots of straightforward advice of how to change your eating habits. Sally's plans are realistic and easy-to-follow, offering everything you need for a balanced approach to your family's health.

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The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners

The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners

Author: Rukmini Iyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

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.

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.