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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!
A trip back to Bombay, the place where Cyrus Todiwala grew up and learned to cook. Together with his wife Pervin, they uncover memories, seek out the food they loved and recreate the recipes ranging through street food, home cooking and high end dining. Beautifully illustrated this is both memoir and cookery book, showing us the excitement of Bombay food culture and how it can be made at home. Like for Like Reading Rick Stein's India: In Search of the Perfect Curry, Rick Stein Food of the Grand Trunk Road: Recipes of Rural India, from Bengal to the Punjab, Anindh Arora and Hardeep Singh Kohli
Lisa focuses on food she loves to cook for her family and friends, with an original collection of over 120 recipes based around different occasions - Sunday Morning, Rainy Days, Something Special, when the Sun is Shining, when she has No Time and a House Full of Kids. There is something here to suit every occasion, with recipes ranging from the delicate Crab Ravioli and Chive Beurre Blanc, the sublime Venison, Celeriac and Apple Puree, Red Wine and Chocolate Sauce to Crispy Cornflake Chicken and Homemade Fish Fingers, perfect fare for hungry kids. Every recipe has Lisa's personal introduction, giving an insight into her life. This book will be an inspiration and friend for all cooks.
Each weekend, BBC's SATURDAY KITCHEN brings us the world's greatest culinary talents and shows us how to cook delicious food right in our own kitchen. THE SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE is a stunning new collection of recipes, with an introduction from James Martin, that will inspire and delight. All of the recipes have been cooked on the show and now you can make them at home. There are stress-free 30-minute meals such as Bill Granger's stir-fried chilli pork, ideas for satisfying weekend lunches, such as Angela Hartnett's chicken with chorizo, peppers and sage, James Martin's hearty beef and ale pie, and sensational dishes from Michelin-star greats like Jason Atherton and Michel Roux for when you really want to impress. Be inspired to create some wonderful dishes of your own. Now you can with THE SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE.
Dealing with Christmas food can be a nightmare so why not let Mary Berry take the strain? Her book features all the recipes you’ll need with ideas on how to plan, how to shop, what you can cook ahead and freeze with ideas for menus both traditional and modern. Stay calm this Christmas, get it sorted with Mary!Like for Like ReadingDelia’s Happy Christmas, Delia SmithNigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities, Nigella Lawson
Winner of the Specsavers Food and Drink Book of the Year 2013. Quite a large book actually whatever the title says, there’s a whopping 500+ recipe ideas and Nigel Slater’s aim is to make this the default book for your everyday cooking. Using Eat means a wealth of food ideas at your disposal leaving you no excuse to break out the take-away menus. Fast to cook and easy with it, a mix of the traditional and the modern - good food for all the year. Like for Like ReadingReal Fast Food, Nigel SlaterLorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh & Easy Food, Lorraine Pascale October 2013 Food and Drink Book of the Month.
Simon is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In Simon Hopkinson Cooks, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only taste good, but also complement each other perfectly. For Simon, cooking is about care, precision and love, and combining his professional skills with his understanding of home cooking, once again, he has created delicious recipes you will enjoy making - and eating. From the author of the number 1 best-selling book, The Good Cook, here are some more seriously good recipes.
There’s something very appealing about Gino D’Acampo’s approach to food, it is after all his passion and this shows through in this tour of Italy taking in both classic and new dishes - not forgetting the food that Mama used to make. Really, it’s one of those cooking books one would be happy to start in on page one and continue till the last coffee and biscotti at the end. Its good food, unfussy, no endless hours in the kitchen – well, perhaps one hour - but then - the results will be worth every minute. Like for Like Reading The Silver SpoonItalian Food, Elizabeth David
Award-winning Higgidy Pies are a firm British favourite. Now, founder Camilla Stephens brings you 100 easy recipes for pies, quiches, tarts, puds and more, so that you can cook your own Higgidy food at home. From simple suppers and quirky quiches to party pies and delectable desserts, this is heartwarming food for family and friends. You'll find Higgidy bestsellers, such as their Chicken Pot Pie and Classic Quiche Lorraine, alongside delicious new creations including Giant Gruyere & Ham Parcel, Mini Beef Wellingtons, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart and the hearty Roast Chicken Dinner in a Pie. There are also gorgeous puds, such as Apple & Blackberry Pie, Pretty Little White Chocolate Tarts and an irresistible Salted Pecan Fudge Pie. This is comforting, delicious food that everyone will love!
Royal cake maker, Fiona Cairns, knows how important the seasons are when creating delicious cakes. Not only are ingredients at their very best and cheapest, but it also makes sense to be in tune with the changing colours, moods and celebrations of the seasons. In the spring, why not try baking early rhubarb and vanilla custard cupcakes? On a hot summer's day enjoy a mango pavlova, and on a cold winter's afternoon curl up by the fireside and share a slice of chocolate and cardamom tart. From edible gifts to party and celebration cakes, plus decorating ideas and drink suggestions, SEASONAL BAKING is full of inspiration whatever the time of year or occasion. Fiona Cairns supplies cakes for Waitrose, Selfridges, Harrods, Sainsbury's and Bon Marche Paris and was the official cake designer for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Many of the cakes in this book are accompanied by decorating ideas, as well as seasonal drink suggestions. Whether you find yourself in the kitchen wondering what to bake for the simple pleasure of it, to share or give to a friend or maybe bake for a party large or small - whatever the time of year or occasion, you will find plenty of ideas.
Using good-quality ingredients, smart store-cupboard shortcuts and time-saving ideas, James Martin shows how to put delicious, everyday food on the table in next to no time. Each recipe is straightforward to shop for with easy-to-find ingredients, and can be prepared from start to finish in 20 minutes, including any accompaniments. Additionally, there are clever tips about how to adapt and vary the dishes to suit your time constraints. Divided into chapters on starters, main courses and desserts, there are plenty of quick after-work suppers, such as smoked haddock fishcakes with quick hollandaise, or hot noodle soup with chilli and mushrooms, as well as simple-but-stunning dishes for entertaining when you're short of time, such as sushi salmon with hot sizzling sesame oil, or roast duck with cumin-spiced lentils. Delicious yet speedy puddings include a 5-minute banoffee cheesecake, whoopee cakes and strawberries with vodka sabayon.
Katie and Giancarlo embarked on a two year-long journey to discover the different methods of conserving food, from smoking fish in Scotland to drying chillies in Sri Lanka, and this book collects their favourite recipes and invaluable advice on equipment, timings and ingredients. Covering Italian cured charcuterie inspired by Giancarlo's family recipes, jams and chutneys evoking Katie's memories of cooking with her mother to pickling, fermenting, freezing and pressure canning they combine traditional tried-and-tested methods with a thoroughly modern perspective.
Rick Stein didn’t follow the usual route to becoming a top Chef, but with a defunct nightclub on his hands he reopened it as a restaurant, his first foothold in Padstow. Good fortune followed when he was spotted in a Keith Floyd TV programme where he had a slot as guest chef – the rest, they say, is history. Many successful series later, many Padstow properties later he is now able to tell his story from a childhood overshadowed by his Father’s bipolar disorder, the education failures and the flight to Australia through to the success he has worked so hard for. Like for Like ReadingToast: The Story of a Boys Hunger, Nigel SlaterSpilling the Beans, Clarissa Dickson Wright Click below to listen to an extract from the audiobook edition of this title.
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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.
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