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!

Veg

Veg

Author: Jamie Oliver Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

JAMIE OLIVER IS BACK WITH OVER 100 BRILLIANTLY EASY, FLAVOUR-PACKED, AND ACCESSIBLE VEG RECIPES From simple suppers and family favourites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food - pure and simple. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavour combinations, this book ticks all the boxes. Super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes include: AMAZING VEGGIE CHILLI, comforting black rice, zingy crunchy salsa and chilli-rippled yoghurt BRILLIANT BHAJI BURGER, coriander yoghurt, mango chutney and crunchy poppadum sprinkle GREENS MAC 'N' CHEESE with leek, broccoli & spinach and a toasted almond topping VEGGIE PAD THAI, crispy fried eggs, special tamarind & tofu sauce and peanut sprinkle SUPER SPINACH PANCAKES with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese SUMMER TAGLIATELLE, basil & almond pesto, broken potatoes and delicate green veg With chapters on Soups & Sarnies, Brunch, Pies Parcels & Bakes, Curries & Stews, Salads, Burgers & Fritters, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, and Traybakes there's something tasty for every occasion. Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, this book will give you the confidence to up your veg intake and widen your recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. It will also leave you feeling full, satisfied and happy - and not missing meat from your plate. 'It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free' Jamie Oliver

Gennaro's Pasta Perfecto!

Gennaro's Pasta Perfecto!

Author: Gennaro Contaldo Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

Gennaro Contaldo’s passion for pasta is positively infectious. He states in his introduction that “there is no limit to the joys of pasta” and this irrepressible exuberance infuses this book from its metaphoric aperitivo pages to its flavoursome finale. Beginning with a useful guide to matching pasta shapes to sauces (as a rule, pair long, thin pasta to light sauces, while short, thick pasta shapes suit heavier sauces), Gennaro devotes much attention to “versatile, quick and easy to cook” dried pasta, with a host of inventive and easy-to-follow recipes, among them hearty veal ragù and refreshing mezzi paccheri pasta with mussels and lemon. Following giving clearly photographed guidance for making your own pasta (including recipes for gluten-free and gluten-free eggless dough), the fresh pasta recipes are mouth-wateringly enticing, with subsequent sections devoted to the delicious delights of filled and baked pasta, including a rich butternut squash vegetarian take on lasagne and the decadently delicious “lasagne di Carnevale”. From creating quick and tasty mid-week meals, to curating lovingly-laboured-over filled pasta feasts, Pasta Perfecto! deserves to be a go-book for pasta-lovers.

The Plant Paradox

The Plant Paradox

Author: Steven R. Gundry MD Format: Audiobook Release Date: 16/07/2019

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the "gluten-free" foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.   At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with listeners around the world.   The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:   Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content. Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption. Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress - and are full of lectins. With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl - and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.

Audiobooks of the Month
Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen

Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen

Author: Ainsley Harriott Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Like the spectacular islands it’s inspired by – from the wildly majestic nature island of Dominica, to the spice island of Grenada and beyond - this inspirational, easy-to-follow Caribbean cookbook exudes zesty vitality. This tantalising cookbook features all eighty recipes from Ainsley Harriott’s recent small screen culinary quest around Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica and Antigua, each of them accompanied by mouth-watering food photography, and inspiring images of the islands’ stunning landscapes.  With sections covering light bites, veggie and vegan dishes, fish, meat, and desserts, the recipes include Caribbean classics like Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, Johnny cakes, ackee and saltfish, curried goat, and rice and peas, alongside lesser-known island specialties, among them Dominica’s calypso chicken and Tobago’s curried crab. There are plenty of luscious drink recipes too, from how to concoct the perfect rum punch, to my personal favourite - a spicy sorrel cocktail.  The fresh flavours make most of the recipes perfect for summer, but I know I’ll also reach for this book on dark winter days when rays of revitalising culinary sunshine are much needed, plus the heartier recipes are ideal for colder climes (e.g. the one-pot peanut butter chicken stew and pork medallions with rum, cream and nutmeg sauce). In a matter of days I’ve discovered lots of recipes I’ll use over and over again, and I’m looking forward to feasting through the whole book. 

Time to Eat Delicious meals for busy lives

Time to Eat Delicious meals for busy lives

Author: Nadiya Hussain Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

You'll love Nadiya's brand new cookbook, packed with over 100 time-saving and mouth-watering recipes. WITH ALL THE RECIPES FROM NADIYA'S BBC2 COOKERY SERIES 'This collection of speedy, oven-ready recipes is full of good ideas. It is a friendly hand on the shoulder for anyone too busy or tired to cook' Sunday Times Feeding a family and juggling a busy work load can be really tricky so Nadiya has crafted over 100 recipes that will teach you how to be time-smart in the kitchen. Featuring recipes that are both quick and easy to make, as well as those that have shortcuts to creating second - and even third - delicious meals without any additional preparation, Nadiya will share with you all her tips and hacks for making meal prep as simple as possible. You'll be able to make all the delicious recipes from Nadiya's BBC2 show including: * Meatloaf Wellington * Spotted Dick Soda Bread * Banana Tarte Tartin with Quick Homemade Ice Cream * Crunchy Fish Bake Each recipe also includes how long it will take to prepare and cook, making planning easy. Spin leftovers into completely new meals, learn the most effective way to use your freezer and discover just how easy it can be to batch cook without needing to have the same meal every night. Covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and basics - with recipes that will give you leftovers to have as snacks in between - Nadiya shows you how she manages to always have home-cooked food at hand for her family. Nadiya will show you how you can always make time to cook and eat delicious food. AS SEEN IN THE TIMES Praise for Nadiya Hussain: 'A national treasure' Independent 'She's baked her way into our hearts and hasn't stopped since' Prima 'The best kind of cookbook . . . you can read it like a novel' The Times 'One of our favourite ever bake off winners' Sunday Mirror 'Ideal dishes to serve at family get-togethers' Daily Mail

Posh Tarts Over 70 recipes, from gorgeous galettes to perfect pastries

Posh Tarts Over 70 recipes, from gorgeous galettes to perfect pastries

Author: Phillippa Spence Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Liven up your cooking with a POSH TART! Whether it's a delicious savoury seafood quiche, a sticky fruit crostata or a traditional tomato tart, tarts have the edge over pies any day. Posh Tarts offers over 70 amazing recipes covering breakfast tarts (pasteis de nata, English breakfast), meat tarts (Spanish omelette quiche, Shredded smokey chicken and sweet corn, Bacon, leek and cheese), fish tarts (Pissaladiere, Tuna tonnata, Smoked salmon and watercress), vegetable tarts (Baked camembert in filo with cranberry, Roasted ratatouille, Butternut squash tarte Tatin with chestnut and sage), and sweet tarts (Jam tarts, Tarte au citron, Dutch apple tart and Linzertorte). Simple to prepare, you can make a meal in moments with bought filo, puff or shortcrust pastry and a variety of topping ideas - or make your own pastry to be even more POSH. With easy-to-follow instructions and a photo for every recipe, Posh Tarts is a cut above the rest.

Pinch of Nom Food Planner Includes 26 New Recipes

Pinch of Nom Food Planner Includes 26 New Recipes

Author: Pinch of Nom Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2019

From the record-breaking no.1 bestselling authors of Pinch of Nom comes this six-month journal containing everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and smash your goals. This meal planner is the perfect tool to help you stay on track, set out in a simple format with diet diary-style pages that are easily adaptable to your personal slimming guidelines. With one brand new recipe per week this gives you twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes - all delicious, full of flavour and designed to keep you full and satisfied. Whether you want to keep track of calories, jot down your shopping lists, record healthy treats or celebrate key achievements, this book will help you plan for the future and see how far you've come. To give you more pages for writing up your goals and food plans, this book does not have any photographs of the recipes, however you can find them on the Pinch of Nom website. Instead the book is beautifully designed and illustrated with line drawings. The Pinch of Nom food blog has a hugely engaged online following and has helped thousands of people to lose weight and cook incredibly delicious and varied recipes. Packed with advice for keeping to your goals and stories from community members, the Pinch of Nom Food Planner is the ideal companion for tracking your weight-loss journey.

The Fast 800 Recipe Book Low-carb, Mediterranean style recipes for intermittent fasting and long-term health

The Fast 800 Recipe Book Low-carb, Mediterranean style recipes for intermittent fasting and long-term health

Author: Dr Clare Bailey, Justine Pattison, Dr Michael Mosley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Following Dr Michael Mosley's No.1 bestselling Fast 800, this fabulous companion cookbook offers a collection of delicious, nutritious recipes to help you incorporate the new 800-calorie programme into your daily life. Dr Clare Bailey, GP, and acclaimed food writer Justine Pattison have created meals which are tasty and easy to make, from breakfasts and brunches, soups and shakes to more substantial suppers and even occasional indulgent treats. All the recipes are based on the low-carb Mediterranean style of eating now proven to revolutionise your health. Whether you are embarking on an intensive weight-loss programme to prevent or reverse Type 2 diabetes, or simply want to bring down your blood pressure and cholesterol and improve your mood and general health, The Fast 800 Recipe Book will inspire you to change the way you eat forever.

A Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Author: Tommy Barnes Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A sharply amusing and captivating memoir based on the attempt of the author to make a new life in France. Tommy Barnes and his girlfriend escape the 9-5 of the UK after being made redundant. Surrounded by animals, friendly locals, and stunning countryside, Tommy struggles to start a micro-brewery in the heart of the Loire Valley. The author is more than happy to poke fun at himself, he is also incredibly honest. His writing ensured I didn’t feel too badly as I chortled, smirked and raised my eyebrows as he somewhat stumbles through life. Rather stealing the show is Burt the dog, described by Tommy as squat, surly and defiant, Burt makes it his life mission to cause chaos wherever he is. I also just have to mention the gorgeous cover, which most definitely called out to me. ‘A Beer in the Loire’ is an engaging, ever so entertaining read, oh, and there are several recipes for beer too, how fabulous!  

Everyday is Saturday Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week

Everyday is Saturday Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week

Author: Sarah Copeland, Gentl & Hyers Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Named a Best Cookbook for Spring 2019 by The New York Times and Bon Appetit From beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland, Every Day Is Saturday brims with inspiration. More than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking a breeze, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food provide a joyous Saturday mentality of taking pleasure in food and occasion, whatever the day of the week. Recipes cover every course, from breakfast to dessert, including dishes perfect for the life occasions of a busy family: potlucks, picnics, lazy Sundays, and casual dinners with friends. Here is a delightful and inspiring resource-in a bright and beautiful jacketed package-for weeknight cooks, weekend dreamers, and working parents who want to put great meals at the center of the table where their family gathers.

Tin Can Cook 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes

Tin Can Cook 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Winner of the OFM Best Food Personality Readers' Award, 2018  Jack Monroe presents Tin Can Cook, bringing together seventy-five recipes that you can rustle up from tinned and dried ingredients. Beautifully designed with accompanying quirky hand-drawn illustrations, this book is for you if you've struggled to make a dish because the recipe calls for an exotic ingredient you've never heard of. Jack does away with the effort; all her dishes are exciting and new, but you won't have to look further than your local supermarket to make them. Jack's recipes include Red Lentil and Mandarin Curry, Catalan Fish Stew, Pina Colada Toast and many more delicious and creative ideas. Simple and affordable, Tin Can Cook strips away the blinding glamour and elitism of many cookbooks and takes it back to the basics: making great-tasting food with ordinary ingredients.

BISH BASH BOSH!

BISH BASH BOSH!

Author: Henry Firth, Ian Theasby Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Over 140 new, unmissable recipes from the creators of a plant-based revolution. Do you want a quick weeknight supper that gets more veg into your diet? A show-stopping vegan Christmas dinner? A fun, fresh meal plan to set you up with plant-based packed lunches? Whatever you're after, BISH BASH BOSH! has the perfect recipe. Henry and Ian have created a food revolution through the world's biggest plant-based platform. Their first cookbook was the highest-selling vegan cookbook ever, and with over 2 million followers across all their fast-growing channels, BOSH! are on a mission to show the world just how versatile cooking with veg can be. In BISH BASH BOSH! you'll discover a whole world of quick eats, weeknight suppers, showstopping feasts, and incredible sweet treats - all using the power of plants. From a hearty, classic lasagne to an indulgent mini banoffee meringue, and from quick quesadillas to an incredible curry house jalfrezi, these are simple, savvy recipes that you'll turn to time and again. Whether you are a committed vegan, trying plant-based food for the first time, or simply just want to try a meal a week without meat, this book has all the know-how and inspiration you need. BISH BASH BOSH!