Archive For The “Cookbooks” Category

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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China – A Cookbook

China – A Cookbook

  Here is a real winner of a cookbook from Lorenz Books, and it would make the perfect gift for any Chinese food lover! China – A Cookbook is a large and imposing tome which oozes quality. The red cover is emblazoned with a golden dragon and what could be more appropriate for this Chinese…

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Market Kitchen Cookbook – review

Market Kitchen Cookbook – review

If you are an avid UK food TV viewer then you will no doubt have watched Market Kitchen. It’s the food magazine programme that took the place of the dearly-missed Good Food Live. It’s a popular hour-long show reflecting recipes for fresh, seasonal produce. Its ever-changing cast of guests helps to keep the audience returning…

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My Winter Kitchen: Warming Recipes for the Coldest Month

My Winter Kitchen: Warming Recipes for the Coldest Month

What a great little book. My Winter Kitchen: Warming Recipes for the Coldest Months is a book for cooks. Its small format makes it ideal for the kitchen book-stand and that’s where it will live with pages smeared with sauce. I am working my way through each of these delicious recipes, which are written in…

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Did you ever watch the movie ‘Moonstruck’ with Cher? It’s one of my top ten films of all time. Much of the action is set in the family kitchen – a room of significant proportions and a great deal of charm. We witness breakfast being made (in fact a couple of those) and dinner being…

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Glorious Game

Glorious Game

Glorious Game by the celebrated Face Publications is well up to their very high and exacting standards. It is a substantial tome in full colour with gold-edged pages. This is a sumptuous cookbook of recipes from one hundred and one of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-loved chefs and food writers, and they offer the whole…

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The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

Oh, deep joy! It’s summer at last and I think I have found my cookbook of the year …and it’s still only July! Every page offers sunshine in delicious fashion and wafts one off to a tropical paradise. The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean by Selina Periampillai is a winner. I…

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Big Chef Mini Chef

Big Chef Mini Chef

Big Chef Mini Chef – Cooking for Kids with Kids is a book stuffed with joy and inspiration. Yes, the star of the volume is a young lad living with Cystic Fibrosis and this book is raising both funds and awareness, but it’s all about food and fun! This large-format book is inspired by and…

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Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen

Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen

Well, here is a rather interesting cookbook! It has hints of familiar cuisines but Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen offers a delicious insight into an unfamiliar destination and culinary culture. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar was once known as Burma. It shares borders with India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos and China….

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The Turkish Cookbook

The Turkish Cookbook

Turkish food has been popular for decades and that love has increased over the past years as more holiday-makers have been heading to those sun-kissed shores. I have heard that those vacations are more popular than ever this year due to the ‘Brexit effect’. Those visitors will likely return with a taste for many dishes…

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Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook is a gorgeous volume of Mexican recipes from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera. He was featured in the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. This is his first home-cooking book and a very creditable one it is too. Enrique Olvera is a native of Mexico…

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Rosa’s Thai Café – The Vegetarian Cookbook

Rosa’s Thai Café – The Vegetarian Cookbook

Rosa’s was the original name of an empty caff which Saiphin Moore and her husband turned into their first restaurant.  Saiphin is Thai and has been cooking professionally since she was just 14 years old. Thailand was where she learnt family recipes from her mum and aunties. She moved to Hong Kong and met Alex…

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Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook

Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook

Busaba presents modern Bangkok dining, with a dozen or so restaurants around Greater London. Having opened its first restaurant on London’s Wardour Street in 1999, the chain has gone from strength to strength – and now we can replicate a few of their dishes at home. Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook tempts with 100 recipes…

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