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!

Home Cooked

Home Cooked

Author: Kate Humble Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2022

A celebration of simple, seasonal home cooking full of flavour, comfort and joy. With more than 100 recipes from Kate Humble's kitchen table, this is food to share from breakfast time to the evening meal - for lazy days, busy weeknights or gatherings, and everything in between. Recipes include: SPRING A Ham Sandwich on Beer Bread with Piccalilli Spring Chicken with Wild Garlic & New Potatoes Rhubarb Vodka SUMMER Tomatoes with Steak & Wild Salsa Verde Elderflower Jellies Summer in a Teapot AUTUMN Beet Bourguignon Apple Crumble Ice Cream with Blackberry Ripple Butternut Tea Loaf WINTER A Soda Bread for Winter with Oats & Black Treacle Sausages in Red Wine Clementine Cake with an Orange & Pomegranate Salad

The Green Lunch Box

The Green Lunch Box

Author: Becky Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2022

Save time, save money, save the planet and boost your health - in short, that’s exactly what Becky Alexander’s inspiring, practical - and stylish - The Green Lunch Box can help you do. Featuring sixty easy-to-follow, plant-based lunch recipes, these dishes are quick to make without compromising on taste. In fact, fulsome flavours are at the fore here, with the recipes focussed on converting leftovers into tasty lunchtime meals. Opening with an introduction that suggests simple ways you can “save your planet on your lunch break” (such as how to shop smarter and stock-up wisely using locally sourced products, and batch cooking), the book covers recipes for delicious salads, soups, sandwich fillings and snacks that’ll transform your lunch from functional to flavoursome in a few easy steps. If that wasn’t enough, the book is a thing of beauty in itself, thanks to Sally Caulwell’s elegant illustrations.

Slimming Eats

Slimming Eats

Author: Siobhan Wightman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2021

Everyday recipes you will make time and again - flavourful, simple, slimming and so satisfying. From wildly popular blog SLIMMING EATS comes a stunning collection of 100 brand new recipes plus 15 blog favourites. This is an everyday cookbook for everyone. Siobhan's homely recipes are delicious and really work, plus over 100 are under 500 calories. You will find life-long family favourites, with recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, meals to feed a crowd, kid-friendly dishes, quick fixes, low calorie sides and recipes to satisfy any cravings. This is slimming food and delicious food - there's absolutely no scrimping on flavour here! Every recipe is made to help you achieve your goals, featuring: a nutritional breakdown with a calorie count helpful pointers for vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets suggestions for swapping in low-calorie sides Siobhan shares information on key ingredients and useful items to keep in your kitchen, plus a lot of motivation to keep you on track. Slimming Eats will be your ultimate kitchen companion for eating well every day.

Fast 800 Keto

Fast 800 Keto

Author: Michael Mosley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2021

AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S 'LOSE A STONE IN 21 DAYS', A NEW PROGRAMME FOR ACCELERATED WEIGHT LOSS COMBINING KETO WITH THE HUGELY POPULAR FAST 800 A keto diet - where you flip your metabolic switch, going from burning sugar to burning fat for fuel - leads to significant weight loss and other potential health benefits. But one of the challenges of a standard low-carb, high-fat keto diet is that it can be hard to stick to. Dr Michael Mosley's Fast 800 Keto is both more effective than a conventional keto regime, and healthier and more sustainable. The secret to this new approach is that it combines keto with intermittent fasting, which means you go into ketosis faster, while also being able to enjoy delicious Mediterranean-style food. Based on the latest dietary science, this book presents a simple, highly flexible three-step programme to ensure you lose weight rapidly and safely, while preserving your metabolic rate. It includes protein-rich, low-carb recipes and easy-to- follow menus from bestselling author Dr Clare Bailey, and all the other tools you need to shift stubborn fat and transform your health for good.

Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

Author: Kay Featherstone, Kate Allinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2021

More than 100 hearty, easy and slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of the bestselling Pinch of Nom series. From satisfying savoury dishes to indulgent desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is packed with slimming-friendly, delicious dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. From lazy weekend breakfasts to filling mains and warming puddings, this book is brimming with tasty meals that are easy to make. Many of the dishes have alternative cooking methods, so you can choose whether to cook in the oven, slow cooker or pressure cooker, depending on your schedule. From Katsu Chicken Bites, Steak and Chips Pie and Cheesy Aubergine Bake to Slow Cooker Stroganoff, Halloumi Couscous Burgers and Millionaire Shortbread, you'll be spoilt for choice on what to cook first. Feeling adventurous? Try Danger Dogs! Need a sweet and fruity fix? Cherry Pie ticks all the boxes. Featuring Pinch of Nom's trademark big flavours, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients to create dishes that everyone will love - whether they're watching their waistline or not.

My Vegan Year

My Vegan Year

Author: Niki Webster Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

If you have a young vegan or would-be vegan in the family, this book is a must-have. It contains dozens of recipes for tasty year-round cooking and eating, from drinks and snacks to main courses and puddings, all proof that you can have a delicious and varied diet totally meat, dairy and egg-free. The recipes are easy to follow and accompanied by full colour photos but it’s more than just a cookbook. Niki Webster slips in tips and advice too on keeping healthy and ensuring that you get enough iron and vitamins and includes a really useful FAQ section at the end as well as shopping lists and seasonal food charts. Her tone is just right, friendly, practical but inspiring. Keep a copy in the kitchen!

Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2021

A stunning book from Amanda Owen - shepherdess, wife, mother of nine children, bestselling author and star of C5's Our Yorkshire Farm - that brings her world to life in glorious colour. In Celebrating the Seasons, Amanda shares funny and charming stories about life with her family and their many four-legged charges and describes their activities at Ravenseat, from lambing and shearing to haymaking and feeding the flock in midwinter. Her gorgeous photographs showcase the famous Swaledale landscape she writes about, from the sweeping moors to rare wildflowers and the elusive hares glimpsed in the field. She lives in tune with nature and Amanda's attitude to food is the same. She believes in buying good, seasonal ingredients when it comes to feeding her family and includes her favourite recipes here, from wild garlic lamb with hasselback roast potatoes to rhubarb and custard crumble cake and Yorkshire curd tart. As inspirational as Amanda herself, this book is a beautiful keepsake that will delight everyone who has followed her adventures so far.

Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys

Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys

Author: Sandor Katz Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Fermentation Journeys of the World is a cookbook which advocates fermented food not only as a sustainable source of tasty dishes but as a means to explore the world from your kitchen. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on the 9th August - a coincidence that did not go unnoticed by the International Panel for Climate Change on the day it released its starkest report yet. The IPCC acknowledged that indigenous knowledge of food processes could help us tackle the crisis. So what are fermented foods? Most people would probably not get past alcoholic beverages when thinking of fermentation but Sandor Katz delivers recipes in every department. Vegetables, meat and fish are all in there, but so are beans and seeds, mold cultures and milk. Dishes such as Mexican-Inspired Kimchi, Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake and Koji may sound experimental and edgy but they are in fact very easy to put together. Some recipes take as little as thirty minutes, but in other cases the food can take weeks to ferment before it is ready. I love this simplicity - allowing time and nature to do its thing, producing these wonderful and rich flavours from across the globe where they have been at the core of culinary practice for centuries, if not millennia. Fermentation Journeys is a return to the roots of cooking and a brilliant guide for adventurous foodies ready to join the fermentation revolution!

Gennaro's Limoni

Gennaro's Limoni

Author: Gennaro Contaldo Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

“Lemons are precious to me; a symbol of my beloved homeland, they stir up fond memories of my childhood as well as having a wealth of uses. They cleanse, refresh, preserve and are an absolute essential in the home.” So explains celebrated, amiable Gennaro Contaldo in his introduction, setting the vibrant, sunshine-infused tone that streams through this splendid book. After sharing the specific delights of the Amalfi lemon he grew up with, locally known as the Sfusato Amalfitano (“it’s like no other: a huge, elongated-in-shape, knobbly, thick-skinned citrus fruit, but oh-so wonderfully sweet and aromatic”), Contaldo takes us through dozens of inspiring recipes, all accompanied by stunning photography. With chapters covering Small Plates, Vegetables, Fish, Meat, Desserts, Drinks and Preserves, and Sauces and Dressings, it’s as comprehensive as it is refreshing and practical, with no part of the lemon left unused. For example, Contaldo adds a sliver of zest to his breakfast espresso, while lemon pith and skin can be chopped into salads to add extra zing. From a lemon-infused pizza topped with sausage, mozzarella and rocket, to traditional antipasto dishes like scamorza cheese wrapped in lemon leaves, the recipes are truly refreshing. Then there’s the delights of limoncello spritz, and chocolate and lemon truffle. Passionate, personal and practical, this joyous book will delight a huge spectrum of home cooks.

eBooks of the Month
Sugar, I Love You Knockout recipes to celebrate the sweeter things in life

Sugar, I Love You Knockout recipes to celebrate the sweeter things in life

Author: Ravneet Gill Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Infused with an infectious, unadulterated, no-guilt passion for the sweet stuff, Ravneet Gill’s Sugar, I Love You is ideal for anyone who wants to take their baking to the next level. What’s more, it’s easy-to-follow, with Gill’s demystifying, straight-talking, witty approach as central to the book as her love of sugar. It also bursts with photos that are every bit as vibrant as the recipes (and their author, for that matter). Covering Biscuits, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Sweet Doughs, Fried Delights, Entrements, Ice creams and Plated Desserts, each chapter of Sugar, I Love You is threaded with a fabulous international outlook, with mouth-watering recipes for the likes of Japanese cheesecake, Danish Brunsviger cake, and ricotta bombolini served alongside inventive twists on British classics, including Devonshire splits and a self-saucing toffee apple pudding. This is the kind of cookbook that will invigorate and inspire even the most seasoned of bakers.

Taste

Taste

Author: Stanley Tucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2021

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the perfect Negroni, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the recipes and into the stories behind them. Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, New York, preparing for and filming the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create conversation-starting meals for their children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burnt dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last. Written with Stanley's signature wry humour and nostalgia, Taste is a heartwarming read that will be irresistible for anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2021

Young chefs get an excellent introduction to culinary skills with Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast & Easy Cookbook. The recipes have been designed for children and grown-ups to cook together and are divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks & Treats,  with easy-to-follow steps, tempting photos and cooking tips. The recipes are a lovely mix of both healthy dishes, with fresh fruit and vegetables added in creative and appealing ways, and twists on old favourites such as sunshine paella, vroom vroom bolognese and pesto pizzas. Amongst the recipes there are informative double-spreads on essential food groups and nutrition plus useful rules to keep kids safe in the kitchen. There are also ideas for cooking for those with food allergies and dietary requirements, with suggestions of simple ingredient-swaps to turn the recipe into a vegetarian or vegan meal. This sturdy, colourful hardback makes a great gift, giving hours of entertainment and teaching an essential skill in a fun way.