Archive For The “Books” Category

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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Christine Manfield’s Indian Cooking Class

Christine Manfield’s Indian Cooking Class

Christine Manfield might not be a familiar name to many home cooks outside Australia, and I expect that will change when we become more familiar with her writing. She is one of Australia’s most celebrated and revered chefs, who is inspired by international flavours. As a restaurateur she headed three award-winning restaurants in Australia and…

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The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

This worthy tome isn’t a cocktail recipe book, and I would venture to say The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is for the serious cocktail drinker. By that I don’t mean those who drink a lot of mixed alcoholic drinks but rather those who want to know and understand every element that helps to…

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Gingerbread – Home for Christmas

Gingerbread – Home for Christmas

A wonderland of houses, creative constructions and cookies Gingerbread is a delightful festive presentation of 38 projects, gingerbread recipes and templates for creating beautiful centrepieces. The fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’, in which the children discover a house made entirely of gingerbread, sweets and cake, inspired the trend for making beautiful constructions based on this…

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The Baileys Cookbook

The Baileys Cookbook

Bakes, Cakes and Treats for All Seasons That came around quick! It’s heading towards Christmas. Soon it will be time to bring down the Christmas tree from the loft even though it only seems about six weeks since we struggled to put it up there. We seek out gifts and treats for friends and family….

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BookBook for Kindle – A Touch of Luxury

BookBook for Kindle – A Touch of Luxury

The case for reading Many of us have rediscovered the joy of reading over these past strange months. We leaf through paperbacks but we also appreciate the convenience of a Kindle. The major complaint has always been ‘but it doesn’t feel or look like a real book’. The Twelve South BookBook has the solution to…

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Family Comforts – Rebecca Wilson

Family Comforts – Rebecca Wilson

Simple, Heartwarming Food to Enjoy Together Family Comforts reflects how lots of us want to eat today. Those sought-after dishes need to be simple to prepare and they would be, for the most part, quick and practical. No chef skills required nor investment in costly equipment nor, most importantly, expensive ingredients. The dishes here are…

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From Gujarat with Love

From Gujarat with Love

100 Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes Author Vina Patel now lives in the US although she was born and grew up in Gujarat in India. She therefore has a perspective on which authentic Gujarati recipes will work for an international audience as well as natives of the subcontinent. The foods of this west-coast region are traditionally…

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Gastro Obscura

Gastro Obscura

 A Food Adventurer’s Guide This truly is a real food-lover’s treasury. By ‘food lover’ I mean those who sincerely love food rather than just the latest restaurant, and are excited by the prospect of new flavours. Gastro Obscura will be bedtime reading for so many of us, although it’s such a culinary page turner it’s…

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Feast Your Eyes on Food

Feast Your Eyes on Food

A Food Encyclopedia of More Than 1,000 Delicious Things to Eat This large-format book is fully illustrated with delightful watercolours of, as it says in the subtitle, more than 1000 food items. It’s not a recipe book but rather a sumptuous compendium of ingredients and dishes. Feast Your Eyes on Food would be a welcome…

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Nordic Family Kitchen

Nordic Family Kitchen

 Scandinavian Seasonal Home Cooking We love that Nordic style. The elegant simplicity. The balance and clarity of lines. That covers architecture, home design, and food as well. Nordic Family Kitchen offers a delicious slice of imagination, and all using ingredients which are readily available in your local supermarket. The dishes here are fresh looking and,…

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Great London Pubs – Liquid History

Great London Pubs – Liquid History

An illustrated guide to London’s best pubs by John Warland London is a wonderful city. Perhaps I am somewhat biased as I am a Londoner. Ask any tourist of drinking age where they would most like to go, and the list is predictable: The Tower of London, Harrods and a pub. London pubs are steeped…

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