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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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Rice, Spice and All Things Nice by Reza Mahammad

Rice, Spice and All Things Nice by Reza Mahammad

The Observer Food Monthly described meeting Reza Mahammad as “like being ambushed by a cross between Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Freddie Mercury”. He must be one of the most easily recognised Asian faces on British TV. His effervescent style and playful personality have made him a popular presenter. Reza was born in England to Indian parents…

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Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook

Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook

Healthy and elegant recipes. From the author of global bestseller Japan: The Cookbook, here in Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook we are introduced to more than 250 delicious, healthy vegetarian Japanese recipes for home cooks everywhere. Nancy Singleton Hachisu is a unique food writer, being a Westerner who lives in Japan – and has done for…

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On the Curry Trail

On the Curry Trail

Chasing the Flavor That Seduced the World. This book is a delicious education.  On the Curry Trail: Chasing the Flavor That Seduced the World is a recipe book but also something of a culinary travelogue. It traces the history of what we call curry from its origins to its contemporary personas. The author, Raghavan Iyer,…

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Quick and Easy Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Quick and Easy Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Delicious and Foolproof Recipes for Beginners. The weather is cold, fuel prices are high, and the cost of food is shocking. The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook could save money, time and effort, and tempt your family to wonderful meals as well. This neat little book isn’t just for those owning a bespoke pressure cooker, it’s…

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Fantastico – Modern Italian Food by Gino D’Acampo – review

Fantastico – Modern Italian Food by Gino D’Acampo – review

Fantastico – Modern Italian Food is Gino D’Acampo’s first book and it’s a fine one. The photography is superb, the recipes clear and the “hand-written” type used for the anecdotes before each recipe is very stylish. His comments are conversational and informal, which is the overall feel of this book. This lad makes me smile!…

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James Every Day – James Martin – review

James Every Day – James Martin – review

The “James” in question is none other than the charismatic James Martin, who must be one of the most instantly recognisable TV chefs in the UK. He first graced our TVs in 1996 with such shows as Ready Steady Cook. He now hosts Saturday Kitchen and has a clutch of series of his own under…

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The Bread Book

The Bread Book

60 artisanal recipes for the home baker, from the author of The Larousse Book of Bread. The Bread Book bread-making masterclass for home bakers, featuring traditional, satisfying breads, loaves, and rolls made from a range of flours, including gluten-free varieties. In The Bread Book, Éric Kayser – founder of the legendary French bakery Maison Kayser and…

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Oz Clarke English Wines – New Edition. 

Oz Clarke English Wines – New Edition. 

From still to sparkling: The NEWEST New World wine country In This New Edition, Oz Clarke brings us up to date. A combination of global warming and improved techniques have elevated English wines. Wine guru Oz Clarke now has material to fill a book on just that subject, English Wine: From still to sparkling: The…

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Savor the States

Savor the States

Inspiring ingredients. From the chilly waters of Alaska to the fertile soils of California, and from the coastal prairies of Louisiana to the New England mountain tops, America’s vast landscapes are packed with productive land and natural resources as well as the climates to support and nourish agricultural harvests. The United States is a major…

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New European Baking

New European Baking

99 Recipes for Breads, Brioches and Pastries. It’s been a good couple of years for baking. The outside world has gone mad, but we have discovered we have a haven of tranquillity and delicious nostalgia in our own kitchens. New European Baking: 99 Recipes for Breads, Brioches and Pastries offers a taste of gentler times….

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The Hairy Bikers’ Brilliant Bakes

The Hairy Bikers’ Brilliant Bakes

Sweet and Savoury Treats. Baking has really taken off. The Lockdown gave people time to have a go at kitchen pursuits, and they realised they could actually do it. So, all you need are some tempting recipes. The Hairy Bikers’ Brilliant Bakes is a book full of ideas. The recipes here are sensible. Nothing is…

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Hollywood Cocktails

Hollywood Cocktails

Over 200 Excellent Recipes. This is something a little different: the Stunning Facsimile Edition of a book first published in 1933. It’s called Hollywood Cocktails: Over 200 Excellent Recipes and it’s perfectly timed for the party season which will soon be upon us. Hollywood Cocktails takes us back to those days between the World Wars…

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Fast Family Food

Fast Family Food

Easy Meals for You and Your Baby Prepped in 10 Minutes. Rebecca Wilson an award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author, a successful Instagram contributor. She is also a busy mum who knows the value of less time in the kitchen. Fast Family Food: Easy Meals for You and Your Baby Prepped in 10 Minutes is her…

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Food for Free: 50th Anniversary Edition

Food for Free: 50th Anniversary Edition

This fully updated special edition of the complete guide to the edible species that grow around us includes a new foreword from the author, and a colour-plate illustration section with identification guides for all major varieties. Food for Free: 50th Anniversary Edition is already a classic. Originally published in 1972, Richard Mabey’s iconic foraging guide…

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The Vegan Gardener

The Vegan Gardener

Using vegan-organic techniques for a planet-friendly, wildlife-abundant, beautiful and productive garden. It’s been a strange few years, but these taxing times have offered new opportunities and a chance to ‘reset our lives’. Some of us have taken up painting, others have dusted off long-forgotten musical instruments and many have rediscovered the joys of gardening to…

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Kinloch Lodge – The Cookbook

Kinloch Lodge – The Cookbook

50 Years on Isle of Skye. I have been reviewing books for almost two decades and I am almost sure that this is the first time reading a book that celebrates anything that has been in existence for five decades. Kinloch Lodge Isle of Skye has been around for half a century, but the eponymous…

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Bar 44 Tapas y Copas

Bar 44 Tapas y Copas

Spain in Wales. Bar 44 in Cardiff is just around the corner from its siblings, Asador 44 and Parador 44. They are a wonderful Spanish restaurant and a smart hotel above. I have not visited Bar 44, but this sumptuous Spanish cookbook, Bar 44 Tapas y Copas, attests to the high quality achieved by the…

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