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Brockmans Gin When Ginger Met Ruby

Brockmans Gin When Ginger Met Ruby

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin When Ginger Met Ruby 40ml Brockmans Gin 20ml Ruby Port Top with Ginger Ale Grapefruit or freshly grated nutmeg Pour over large ice cubes into a short glass. Garnish with grapefruit zest or a grating of nutmeg. WHERE TO BUY Brockmans Gin (RRP £34) is  stocked by…

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Brandy Cocktails

Brandy Cocktails

Brandy Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced brandy cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year….

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The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts

The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts

Over 100 delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, full of flavour and meat free! My dear reader will note that I don’t often cover celebrity cookbooks. I wasn’t expecting much from The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts, but I found it to be something of a culinary page turner – and I am not even a vegetarian….

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Brockmans Clove Actually

Brockmans Clove Actually

On the first day of Christmas, my true love brought to me…Brockmans Gin Clove Actually. This is a delightfully spicy interpretation of a classic G&T with an attractive garnish to start your festive season in style. Clove Actually 50ml Brockmans Gin Top with good quality tonic Garnish: blueberries or clove-studded grapefruit Pour over large ice…

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From Mountain to Sea

From Mountain to Sea

Welsh chef Kate Probert, who runs a cookery school in Gower and previously won guidebook recognition for two much-loved Welsh restaurants, has released her first book. From Mountain to Sea is a perfect Christmas present for any Francophile or food lover. It contains a beautiful collection of French-inspired recipes, interspersed with stories of Kate’s life…

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Rum Cocktails

Rum Cocktails

Rum Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced rum cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year….

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A Field Guide to Cheese: How to Select, Enjoy, and Pair the World’s Best Cheeses

A Field Guide to Cheese: How to Select, Enjoy, and Pair the World’s Best Cheeses

A Field Guide to Cheese is a veritable compendium of some of the most celebrated cheeses from around the world and a fully illustrated cheese reference book for cheese lovers. The guide starts with a history of cheese. It’s a long one, starting at 5000BC. There is information on milk-giving animals such as sheep, goats,…

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Italy: The World Vegetarian

Italy: The World Vegetarian

Italy: The World Vegetarian is a vibrant volume penned by Christine Smallwood. It will delight vegetarians but, just as importantly, it will also be welcomed by lovers of Italian food of every kind. I confess! I am not a vegetarian and will likely never be one. I do, however, only eat meat a couple of…

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Vodka cocktail

Vodka cocktail

Vodka Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced vodka cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year….

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Gin cocktail

Gin cocktail

Gin Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced gin cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year….

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Oz Clarke on English Wine

Oz Clarke on English Wine

How things have changed. A combination of global warming and improved techniques have elevated English wines. Wine guru Oz Clarke now has material to fill a book on just that subject, English Wine: From still to sparkling: The NEWEST New World wine country. We in the UK will glow with pride and the French will…

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Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

One may not recognise the author, Fanny Singer, but any food lover will know of her mum, Alice Waters. Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories is a soft and charming memoir offering an intimate view of a celebrated chef. Alice Waters is an American chef and restaurateur and the owner of Chez Panisse, a…

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Charcuterie at home

Charcuterie at home

Home Charcuterie: Make your own bacon, sausages, salami and other cured meats So many more people are becoming interested in home food preparation. It could be making bread, baking cakes or growing veggies. Home Charcuterie: Make your own bacon, sausages, salami and other cured meats has been published in timely fashion to give advice on…

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How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough

How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough

Has it something to do with the lockdown? Seems like everybody is baking and a few are showing off their latest sourdough loaf. There is no need to feel left behind as How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough is a book penned to give assistance to the novice who might…

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On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen is the long-awaited cookbook from Chef Jeremy Fox. He is the chef’s chef who has a reputation for having a winning way with veggies, and now he brings his passion to domestic kitchens across the globe. In 2008 Jeremy opened Ubuntu in Napa, a restaurant which celebrated…

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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

We live in strange times and just now gardens are more important than ever. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter will thrill those of us who are lucky enough to have a garden. One doesn’t need a lot of space to grow vegetables. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in…

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Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You

Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You

That’s quite a title – Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You. Marfa sounds like it could be a Mediterranean island with sun-kissed beaches and a whole load of lemons, but it is in fact a rather stylish small town in a desert in Texas, and not far from the Mexican border. In the…

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Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink

Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink

Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink is by one of my favourite food writers. Paola Westbeek isn’t French, but she is a prolific and skilled writer on the subject. Food, like perfume, has the power to evoke memories, to comfort and console. Each family will have its favourite…

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Signature Dishes That Matter

Signature Dishes That Matter

Signature Dishes That Matter? Well, that is a title to fill one with expectations. This is an imposing tome with a substantial hard white cover with simple crisp text in black and gold. Edges are marbled in blue and white. The book is definitely of gift quality, although I personally wouldn’t give my copy away….

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Major Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition in the Netherlands – September 2020

Major Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition in the Netherlands – September 2020

Aelbert Cuyp Exhibition 27 September 2020 to 14 March 2021 To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Aelbert Cuyp (1620–1691) the Dordrechts Museum is organising a major exhibition to celebrate the Dutch artist and his impact on English landscape painters. In the light of Cuyp: Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough – Constable – Turner…

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