Archive For The “Cookbooks” Category

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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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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The Tortilla Cookbook

The Tortilla Cookbook

The Tortilla Cookbook is a new recipe book, but it already has a history. It has been inspired by the viral TikTok trend #TortillaChallenge. We all know how popular those bite-size presentations have become. This book is a compilation of 60 quick, easy and tempting wrap recipes that you can make for any meal at…

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Strawberry Love

Strawberry Love

45 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Shortcakes, Hand Pies, Salads, Salsas, and More At last it’s summer. Well, it seems that way for a few days anyway. We appreciate warm weather, light meals and those seasonal fruits. We have waited so long for those. Strawberries are delicious. We can enjoy them fresh with every meal…

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Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Winner of ‘Best Japanese Cookbook UK’ in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups has its literary finger on the culinary pulse of restaurant trends. Ramen is a comforting combination of noodles, distinctive and flavourful broth, and various toppings. In its simplest form, ramen includes wheat noodles, a umami-rich soup…

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How to Grill Vegetables

How to Grill Vegetables

It’s summer (no, really) and our thoughts turn to hot coals. So many more of us are now vegetarian or, as in my case, semi-vegetarian – or is it semi-carnivorous? How to Grill Vegetables by Steven Raichlen will support our various BBQ needs in vibrant fashion. Steven Raichlen is the author of the New York…

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The Lebanese Cookbook

The Lebanese Cookbook

The Lebanese Cookbook: Exploring the food of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan is another well-written and beautifully illustrated volume from author Ghillie Basan.  It truly is a Middle-Eastern culinary journey which offers surprisingly accessible recipes. This oft-war-torn region has a rich and colourful culture and that includes its cuisine. Ghillie has penned this Gourmand World Cookbook…

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Indian Vegan & Vegetarian

Indian Vegan & Vegetarian

200 traditional plant-based recipes India has had a long tradition of vegan and vegetarian cooking and its dishes are as diverse as its regions and its people. Indian Vegan & Vegetarian: 200 traditional plant-based recipes reflects that tasty tapestry. This is a hefty gift-quality volume which will gladden the epicurean heart of any Indian food…

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The Turkish Cookbook – A flavour of history

The Turkish Cookbook – A flavour of history

Exploring the Food of a Timeless Cuisine The Turkish Cookbook by Ghillie Basan, and published by Lorenz Publishing, is a gastronomic stunner. Its launch aligns perfectly with the more pleasant weather and dreams of the lapping waves in warmer climes. It’s easy to fall in love with the dishes of Turkey. There is that enticing…

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Perfect Pasta at Home

Perfect Pasta at Home

Bring Italy to your kitchen with over 80 quick and delicious recipes. Perfect Pasta at Home is perhaps the most deliciously practical cookbook I have reviewed in quite a while. Many of us are finding cash a bit tight these days but we have had months of rediscovering the hob, and we want to continue…

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Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

At last! It’s summer and we can finally enjoy entertaining in the garden. But heat and alcohol don’t mix. Your guests will thank you for offering some exciting non-alcoholic drinks, grâce à Gazoz. Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks is a beautifully photographed book full of unique, healthy and fresh drinks from…

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Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking

Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking

Many of us have come to love our kitchens over these past long months. We enjoy the process but there should be no need to become slaves to the oven; we should all be at home on the range. Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking presents ideas for simple…

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Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

Fortnum & Mason is an institution in one of the best neighbourhoods of London. It is a food emporium which, in my opinion, compares favourably with other such establishments. It has been around for almost as long as we have been drinking tea in Europe. This delightful book is written by award-winning food writer Tom…

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One Pot Pan Planet

One Pot Pan Planet

 A greener way to cook for you, your family, and the planet Award-winning cook Anna Jones has penned a book that will be well appreciated in these strange times. We are aware of global warming, pollution of every kind, as well as waste – and that includes food waste. One Pot, Pan, Planet is a…

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Pie Academy

Pie Academy

Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch is the descriptive subtitle. In Short its Pie Academy! Pie Academy is a worthy tome which will bring joy to the hearts of all home bakers. Author Ken Haedrich has…

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The Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool The Seafood Shack is the title of this superb cookbook, and it’s also the name of a catering van which must be quite a considerable cut above the average. Kirsty and Fenella opened the Shack in May 2016 with a plan to provide Ullapool with local seafood…

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Baking at the 20th Century Café

Baking at the 20th Century Café

Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake This book can’t fail! Baking at the 20th Century Café: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake is the book for which many of us have been waiting. If food lovers have visited either Vienna, Budapest or Prague they would have had not only…

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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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