Archive For March 2009

Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook – review

Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook – review

This book by Annabel Karmel is a bright, fun and charming volume that you will probably have to wrestle away from your little ones. The kids might not be doing all the cooking but it’s the kind of book that will fill them with lots of oooohh and aaahhs and “I’d like that, Mum”. Annabel…

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Sacred Sierra by Jason Webster – review

Sacred Sierra by Jason Webster – review

Well, to be honest, I didn’t find the title very inspiring. Sounds like a hermit looking for religion and it probably wasn’t going to be a fun page-turner… but I was wrong. Sacred Sierra – A Year on a Spanish Mountain is light-hearted and thought-provoking. The author finds a 12 year old barman, and political…

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The Lebanese Cookbook by Hussien Dekmak – review

The Lebanese Cookbook by Hussien Dekmak – review

Hussien Dekmak is a name you might not be familiar with. That is to say, if you live outside London or you have not thus far had much interest in Lebanese food. Hussien is a young chef who has brought Lebanese food to North London in the guise of his celebrated restaurant Le Mignon. Time…

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Backroads of New York by Kim Knox Beckius – review

Backroads of New York by Kim Knox Beckius – review

If you have only ever had one trip to the States then chances are you visited New York (unless you have kids in which case you might have chosen Florida or California for either Disneyland or Disneyworld). It’s probable you would have limited yourself to the city and that is reasonable for your first visit…

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India Color – Spirit, Tradition, and Style by Mitchell Crites

India Color – Spirit, Tradition, and Style by Mitchell Crites

Can there be a land that has given more to style than India? I admit I have a bias but it is evident that we in the West and particularly in Britain have long embraced all things Indian. Melba Levick is the photographer for India Color. She has several other books under her belt… well,…

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The Food Manual by Carina Norris – review

The Food Manual by Carina Norris – review

This is a Haynes Manual. That will mean nothing to you if you have never owned an old car. Haynes will probably not ring bells if you have only taken your car to the service garage for a regular check. Haynes is THE word in auto manuals and now they are branching out to give…

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