Archive For August 2008

Cupboard Love by Laura Lockington – review

Cupboard Love by Laura Lockington – review

Laura Lockington has penned an autobiography that is both hilarious and poignant with the common denominator being food. This is brilliant and my only complaint is that it’s too short. I was disappointed when I reached that last page. The same sentiment one has when one reaches the end of a well-needed holiday. Cupboard Love…

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Fish Indian Style by Atul Kochhar – review

Fish Indian Style by Atul Kochhar – review

Chef and restaurateur Atul Kochhar is one of the better known Asian faces on food TV in the UK. His restaurant, Benares, holds a Michelin star and he has recently opened another two restaurants. I think we can safely conclude that Atul understands food. Fish Indian Style is a sumptuous book with wonderful photographs by…

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The City of London Cookbook by Peter Gladwin – review

The City of London Cookbook by Peter Gladwin – review

This is one of those charity books with various contributors that I love so much. The charity in question was the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2006: The Treloar Centenary Appeal for disabled children. The contributions from this book will still be added to the fund. Peter Gladwin has a scrumptious collection of his own recipes and…

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Persia in Peckham by Sally Butcher – review

Persia in Peckham by Sally Butcher – review

Just the title was enough to get me turning the pages. Has it got something to do with Continental Drift? No, this is simply one of the best reads around, and it’s not even been penned by a famous food celeb, columnist or chef. Sally Butcher has a husband who is Iranian and they own…

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Istanbul Globetrotter Travel Guide by Sue Bryant – review

Istanbul Globetrotter Travel Guide by Sue Bryant – review

This is just one from a whole series of travel packs published by New Holland. They have one of the best reputations for producing guides for city breaks, being both well-researched and easy to use, with a book and a large-scale fold-out map. You want to get the best out of any holiday but most…

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The People’s Cookbook – Antony Worrall Thompson – review

The People’s Cookbook – Antony Worrall Thompson – review

UKTV Food was on to a winner with The People’s Cookbook. It wasn’t just a cookbook (the one you see before you) but a TV series of the same name. The judges for the competition, for competition it was, were Antony Worrall Thompson and Paul Rankin, but the authors of this book are the Great…

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A Little Maple Syrup Cookbook by Cynthia Cousins – review

A Little Maple Syrup Cookbook by Cynthia Cousins – review

A Little Maple Syrup Cookbook is just one in the series from Appletree Press in Belfast and these Little Cookbooks are little gems. They are a handy size and would make the most lovely of gifts for any budding cook. You’ll have to look at the Appletree Press site for a full list of their…

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Richard and Jo Bertinet – interview

Richard and Jo Bertinet – interview

Baking a Difference.  This probably was love at first bite! Richard Bertinet had no other idea than to become a baker. His uncle had a bakery in Paris and his mum used to work behind the counter in a baker’s shop. Richard would haunt the local bakery to watch the befloured and T-shirted men (could…

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