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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 Way I Cook...

The Way I Cook...

Author: Lisa Faulkner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

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.

Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible 200 Delicious Recipes Cooked in the Nation's Favourite Kitchen

Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible 200 Delicious Recipes Cooked in the Nation's Favourite Kitchen

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

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.

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2013

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.

The Higgidy Cookbook 100 Recipes for Pies and More!

The Higgidy Cookbook 100 Recipes for Pies and More!

Author: Camilla Stephens Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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!

Seasonal Baking Celebrating the Baking Year with Classic Cakes, Cupcakes, Biscuits and Delicious Treats

Seasonal Baking Celebrating the Baking Year with Classic Cakes, Cupcakes, Biscuits and Delicious Treats

Author: Fiona Cairns Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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.

Fast Cooking Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes

Fast Cooking Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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.

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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.

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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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'At a time when niche cookbooks are under pressure, it is fantastic to have a site that steers away from the mainstream and supports proper writers of the genre.' Rose Prince - Author of The Good Produce Guide

 

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