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Regional Cooking of England

Regional Cooking of England

Classic Culinary Treasures. I review lots of books and they all have their own unique appeal, but Regional Cooking of England by Carol Wilson is something of a masterwork and should grace the shelf of every food lover. I have a routine. I affix stickers to my favourite recipes, but Regional Cooking of England used…

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Italian Coastal

Italian Coastal

Sunshine on a plate! It might be dull and chilly here, but Spring is just around the corner and we plan lighter and more colourful meals. Italian Coastal by Amber Guinness gives plenty of inspiration for Spring and Summer menu planning. Following on from the success of her first book, A House Party in Tuscany,…

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The Mushroom Guide and Identifier

The Mushroom Guide and Identifier

Forage with Confidence. If you enjoy finding food in the wild, then The Mushroom Guide and Identifier is the essential book for safe picking. This book is full of expert advice for identifying and using edible wild mushrooms found in the British Isles. So many mushrooms are delicious and safe to eat but it is…

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Jewish Holiday Table

Jewish Holiday Table

A World of Recipes, Traditions and Stories to Celebrate All Year Long. Food is an ice breaker. It’s comforting to enjoy food with friends, and The Jewish Holiday Table offers plenty of inspiration for delicious meals. Collected by the Jewish Food Society, an organization dedicated to preserving Jewish cuisine around the world, the 135 recipes…

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111 Museums in Paris That You Shouldn’t Miss!

111 Museums in Paris That You Shouldn’t Miss!

More Than Art and History. We love to travel. A cruise is nice. Perhaps a week on a tropical Island. But in reality our travel is mostly a city break. 111 Museums in Paris That You Shouldn’t Miss enables us to get the very best out of a short break in this fascinating European capital….

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Korean Cookbook

Korean Cookbook

Authentic Food at Home. Korean food has really taken off in the UK. Large cities have had Korean restaurants for a few years but now we have more Korean supermarkets. The Korean Cookbook is the perfect companion for those shopping trips. The Korean Cookbook by Junghyun Park and Jungyoon Choi offers 350 authentic and delicious…

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Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian by Sat Bains – review

Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian by Sat Bains – review

It’s every inch a limited edition book. In fact there are a lot of inches, oozing quality, artistry, style and delicious food. Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian  by Sat Bains is a coffee-table book that is truly the size of a small coffee table, but will likely be more remarked upon than a four-legged…

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The Little Book for Cocktail Lovers

The Little Book for Cocktail Lovers

Recipes for success. It’s that time of year when we start to shop for those Christmas gifts for one and all. The Little Book for Cocktail Lovers is the perfect stocking filler for anyone looking for a pocket-sized compendium of mixed drinks. Do you know the difference between a martini glass and a margarita glass?…

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Powerful Women Jigsaw Puzzle

Powerful Women Jigsaw Puzzle

Her Story in Pieces: Celebrating Women in Art. This is a beautiful and inspirational gift. The Powerful Women Jigsaw Puzzle is unique and will be welcomed by any lover of the genre. Perfect for these winter evenings and when one needs a calming diversion. Explore the amazing world of art with the 1000-piece Powerful Women…

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Little Book of Wine

Little Book of Wine

A handy guide for wine lovers. Whether you’re a qualified quaffer or an aspiring aficionado, raise a glass to the wonders of wine with The Little Book of Wine, a vintage blend of culture, history and trivia. Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious varieties of wine to delight both the nose and…

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The Farm Table

The Farm Table

The Sunday Times Bestseller. Times are tough and it’s more important than ever that we take advantage of seasonal produce. First-generation farmer and chef Julius Roberts shares his personal experience of farming life and easy, thoughtful dishes to reconnect us to nature and the seasons in The Farm Table. Passionate about seasonality, Julius shows us…

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Complete Arab Cookery

Complete Arab Cookery

Arto der Haroutunian. Arab dishes are subtle, varied and seem rather exotic to many of us. Complete Arab Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian offers us a comprehensive overview of plates that are flavourful and perfect for an intimate dinner for two or for feeding a crowd. We lost Arto der Haroutunian too soon. He was…

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Food and Cooking of Greece

Food and Cooking of Greece

Seasonal recipes from my kitchen. Greek meals, whether enjoyed on a sunny Greek island or at home, are always special and comforting. Food and Cooking of Greece: Seasonal recipes from my kitchen presents familiar dishes and some that will likely be new to many of us. Rena Salaman is a well-respected writer on Greek food….

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The Joy of Exploring Gardens

The Joy of Exploring Gardens

60 Travel Experiences to Uplift and Inspire. Well, summer is over. Halloween is almost upon us and then it’s Christmas. Now is the season to start thinking about gifts, and here is a suggestion for a garden or a travel lover – The Joy of Exploring Gardens: 60 Travel Experiences to Uplift and Inspire. This…

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London Shopfronts

London Shopfronts

Illustrations of the City’s Best-Loved Spots. This is an ode to some of London’s most iconic and celebrated shops.  London Shopfronts showcases the city’s neighbourhoods and their shops, pubs, markets and more. It offers a rich tapestry of architecture both past and present. Illustrator Joel Holland created his first book, NYC Storefronts, because he was…

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Generous Cookbook

Generous Cookbook

The St Columba’s Hospice Care Cookbook. Featuring over 35 delicious recipes from a wide range of celebrities and local chefs, Generous is a book to celebrate and inspire through the power of food. Published to raise awareness and funds for St Columba’s Hospice Care, Generous is about recognising the local people and hospitality industry in…

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Simply Tomato

Simply Tomato

100 Recipes for Enjoying Your Favorite Ingredient All Year Long. It’s summer (a coolish one for us in the UK) and tomatoes are at their best and cheapest. Simply Tomato: 100 Recipes for Enjoying Your Favorite Ingredient All Year Long will remind the home cook how versatile these fruits (yes, they are fruit) can be….

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Cook Colour

Cook Colour

A Rainbow of 100 Recipes. Cook Colour celebrates foods of every hue. It taps into that old but true adage of ‘one eats with one’s eyes.’ Colour is, after all, the first thing we notice about any dish. When we plan a dinner, we look for elements which will complement each other. We avoid platescapes…

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East End Eats

East End Eats

A culinary travelogue. If you are looking for a book about the contemporary food and drink scene in the trendy eastern part of London, then East End Eats is the book for you! East End Eats is more than just a cookbook, it’s a culinary travelogue and perfect for those who love original food and…

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Ramen: 80 Easy Noodle Bowls and Broths

Ramen: 80 Easy Noodle Bowls and Broths

Pure Asian comfort. Ramen has become the latest food craze that’s captured the imagination of the whole world. It’s a versatile bowl of steaming goodness which can be made to the slurper’s exact needs. Ramen: 80 Easy Noodle Bowls and Broths offers delicious recipes for every taste and every budget. The author, Makiko Sano, was…

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