Archive For February 2009

Anjum’s New Indian

Anjum’s New Indian

Anjum Anand has a very popular second BBC TV series called Indian Food Made Easy, and this volume contains recipes from that series. Her last book called Food Made Easy focused on dishes from the first debut series. That book was an instant best seller and was one of the top 10 cookbooks for 2007….

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500 Cupcakes and Muffins

500 Cupcakes and Muffins

Fergal Connolly is a London-based home economist who has worked in restaurants in Europe and the United States. He has worked on such food magazines as Delicious and BBC Good Food. He has also contributed to the Silvana Franco High Low series of Cookbooks as well as TV work. 500 Cupcakes and Muffins is the…

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Sushi

Sushi

It’s healthy food. It’s an art form. It’s impressive, and it’s iconic. People either love it or refuse to try it. Its skill lies in assembly rather than cooking. Sushi is special. Vickie Liley is versatile to say the least. She is a recipe writer, food stylist and photographer. She is responsible for the majority…

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Contemporary Indian Cuisine

Contemporary Indian Cuisine

This is a stunner! Contemporary Indian Cuisine has the light, airy, modern feel of a French Nouvelle Cuisine cookbook but still manages to convey the richness of sub-continental food. Photographer Greg Elms has presented Anil’s food in a clean-cut, crisp manner which is sometimes almost clinical but always attractive. Yes, it’s modern but it’s not…

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The HP Sauce Cookbook

The HP Sauce Cookbook

We are talking “serious” condiment! These distinctive bottles have been an indispensible addition to tables of greasy spoon cafes all over Britain and beyond. They have been gracing homes where the tangy taste made bland food more appetising. The sauce has garnished innumerable cheese sandwiches and made the perfect accompaniment to meat pies at football…

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Top 100 Low-Salt Recipes

Top 100 Low-Salt Recipes

We must all know by now that too much salt is bad for us. We can reduce the risk of heart attack, strokes and some cancers if we cut down our intake. We probably all eat more salt than we even realise so some good advice is welcome. Christine Bailey is well placed to give…

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Left for Dead in the Outback

Left for Dead in the Outback

The full title gives you an insight into the content and style of this gritty travel book: Left for Dead in the Outback – How I Survived 71 Days Lost in a Desert Hell. Sounds like the headline from a 1950’s tabloid running alongside “My Auntie’s Cat is an Alien”. It might sound a bit…

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Misadventure in the Middle East

Misadventure in the Middle East

Misadventure in the Middle East is a story of a journey around the Middle East or, as our two intrepid heros would prefer, The Heart of the Islamic World. They are painters who venture forth with no great political or religious ideals and so were open to everything that this adventure was to offer. Henry…

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Fast Pasta

Fast Pasta

The fact that pasta is fast will not come as some earth-shattering revelation. The strength of Fast Pasta is the wealth of ideas to expand your repertoire of pasta dishes from the regular Wednesday night Spag Bol to include dishes that are smart enough to tempt dinner party guests or to impress the mother-in-law. Fast…

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Lighten Up

Lighten Up

Lighten Up – Light, fresh, modern, healthy food is what the book says. You’ll therefore be expecting food that will probably leave you feeling faint in an hour and a half, will cost an arm and a leg from a trendy market specialising in sprouty things, and healthy might mean something beige and full of…

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