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Very Hungry Greek

Very Hungry Greek

Who says healthy food has to be boring? Very Hungry Greek – an interesting title for a cookbook. I love Greek food …but wait, this isn’t a recipe book of Greek dishes, but rather a collection of celebrated recipes collated by the aforementioned hungry Greek, and she is called Christina Kynigos. The book offers 100…

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That Noodle Life

That Noodle Life

Soulful, Savoury, Spicy, Slurpy. Mike Le and Stephanie Le have penned this enticing volume with its focus on comfort food. That Noodle Life will have even a timid novice home cook reaching for the wok. There are 75 delicious recipes for noodles of all types in That Noodle Life. They include European noodles which we…

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Botanical Shakespeare

Botanical Shakespeare

Plants and Poetry. What a fascinating volume! Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright – to give it the full title – is a gift for any gardener or lover of the Bard. We all, I am sure, appreciate sumptuous photography…

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Cooking alla Giudia

Cooking alla Giudia

A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy. This delightful volume is a recipe book but also a cultural and historic anthology of the Jewish community in Italy. Cooking alla Giudia is a tribute to that rich and oft-overlooked heritage. There are tantalising recipes here from down the ages. There are Roman deep-fried artichokes. It…

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The Van Life Cookbook

The Van Life Cookbook

Recipes for home or away. Recipe books are great, but most of them are written with a proper kitchen in mind. The Van Life Cookbook recognises that not everybody has a fully fitted kitchen and those of us who do don’t have them all the time. These days space is at a premium. If we…

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Nachos For Dinner

Nachos For Dinner

Surprising Sheet Pan Meals the Whole Family Will Love. Nachos make a perfect starter or snack, we all know that, but we can also enjoy that layered concept for other occasions. Nachos For Dinner by Dan Whalen offers inspiration for sheet-pan meals. Think of a plate of nachos as a pile of delicious ingredients. Yes,…

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The Botany of Shakespeare Comes To The ‘Urban Tree Festival’

The Botany of Shakespeare Comes To The ‘Urban Tree Festival’

The Illustrated Botanical Shakespeare Gerit Quealy, the author of the best selling illustrated compendium, ‘Botanical Shakespeare’ will be bringing a taste of the Bard and the botany that infuses his works to the ‘Urban Tree Festival’ this year. After the success of sharing the world-famous canon’s literary-inspired flora at Chelsea in 2018, Gerit & the…

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Men with the Pot Cookbook

Men with the Pot Cookbook

Deliciously Polish outdoor cooking. In these difficult times we long to get back to nature. To have fun. To enjoy convivial company and delicious food. Men with the Pot Cookbook is penned by two Polish chaps living in Ireland, and it’s stuffed with tempting recipes suitable for outside preparation. Kris Szymanski and Slawek Kalkraut evidently…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. Are you a fan of the Peaky Blinders? Yes? Well, you will likely love The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook with 50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. There is something for everybody and I daresay many of these dishes will be consumed by diners dressed in…

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Vegans Deserve Better than a Fruit Salad

Vegans Deserve Better than a Fruit Salad

Desserts for us all This is a neat little book which may well inspire not only vegans but all of us who appreciate delicious food. Vegans Deserve Better Than a Fruit Salad is a collection of 60 recipes, penned by Chef Danielle Maupertuis. These vegan desserts are easy to make and will be appreciated by…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

40 Cocktails selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. I hate to admit it but I have never actually seen Peaky Blinders, although those characters seem to have had access to some rather good cocktails! 40 of them are included in this beautifully presented book. Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy are here along with Inspector Campbell,…

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Galley Cooking for the Navy

Galley Cooking for the Navy

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Cookbook Galley is a charming cookbook that will appeal to those with a love of fine dining as well as anyone who has a connection to the Royal Navy. It showcases the high levels of professional skills and culinary talents in the UK today. There are 20 noteworthy…

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Green One Pound Meals

Green One Pound Meals

Delicious for You, Good for the Planet Author Miguel Barclay, The One Pound Chef, is on a mission to make our diets ‘greener’.  It’s a wonderful notion and one to which we should all subscribe. But foods need to be delicious as well as being economical and planet-friendly. In Green One Pound Meals, Miguel brings…

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BOSH! on a Budget

BOSH! on a Budget

A plant-based cookbook with over 100 new low-cost and delicious recipes It’s no longer a fad. Veganism is here to stay …along with vegetarianism and simply eating less meat. BOSH! on a Budget supports us (even we carnivores) with recipes for delicious dishes which just happen to be plant-based. Number one Sunday Times bestselling authors…

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Good Hotel Guide 2022

Good Hotel Guide 2022

Great Britain and Ireland is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe and the Caribbean. The Guide was first published in 1978. It has been published each October since then. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their…

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Chilli & Mint

Chilli & Mint

Indian Home Cooking from A British Kitchen Torie True has penned a beautiful volume of Indian dishes but with the British home cook in mind. The recipes are tempting but they are also accessible to even the novice cook. Buy a small battery of spices and you will be ready to cook all of these…

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The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails

The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails

The Very Best Martinis, Margaritas, Manhattans, and More Cocktails have enjoyed a revival over the past couple of decades. We visit bars but we also want to make them at home. There won’t be many sideboards that don’t have a cocktail shaker likely collecting dust at the back. The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails: The Very…

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The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

An Iconic Cocktail Cocktail There can be no more recognisable cocktail than a martini. Yes, it’s the glass that gives it away; and now we have a neat little volume, The Martini: Perfection in a Glass, to guide us through the combinations of ingredients to make a delicious selection of martinis. Author Matt Hranek has…

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Grains for Every Season

Grains for Every Season

Rethinking Our Way with Grains Joshua McFadden has penned a comprehensive and beautifully presented book, with its focus on delicious and economic foods accessible to most of us. Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains covers all the common suspects and also those which have been more recently introduced to our local supermarkets….

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The Alchemist Cocktail Book

The Alchemist Cocktail Book

Master the Dark Arts of Mixology It’s that season of mystery and magic, so The Alchemist Cocktail Book can only add to the festive fun. This striking volume is indeed gift-quality and rather unique. The very cover is intriguing and more reminiscent of Harry Potter than a recipe book. It takes a step away from…

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