Posts Tagged “British”

The Lyle’s Golden Syrup Cookbook by Paul Hartley – review

The Lyle’s Golden Syrup Cookbook by Paul Hartley – review

There are some products that evoke memories. Dr. Pepper root beer reminds me of my friend Carolyn in the US, HP Sauce reminds me of my husband and Hoola Hoops remind me of our boy Peter. Golden Syrup reminds me of treacle tart while watching Sunday Night at the London Palladium (I was very young!)…

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Best British Dishes by Marguerite Patten – review

Best British Dishes by Marguerite Patten – review

Marguerite Patten is surely the most celebrated cook and food writer in Britain. She is probably the most respected by her fellow professionals, who would all be familiar with her recipes, skill and passion for food. Marguerite serves as a model for those who truly care about British cooking. She remains an icon because her…

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Made in Great Britain by Aiden Byrne – review

Made in Great Britain by Aiden Byrne – review

Aiden Byrne found his vocation at the age of 14. His cousin Alan Feeney was a big influence on his life and Alan had taken the catering route. Aiden’s granddad had been a chef in the Navy so it’s obviously in the blood. After two years studying catering at the then Knowsley Central Tertiary College…

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Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford – review

Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford – review

This has got to be in my top ten books reviewed this year. If you love cheese you will not only like this book, you will need it, use it and probably take it with you on weekend trips away. Great British Cheeses by Jenny Linford is a veritable encyclopaedia of our finest cheeses. Irish…

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The Complete Traditional Recipe Book by Sarah Edington – review

The Complete Traditional Recipe Book by Sarah Edington – review

The Complete Traditional Recipe Book is a hefty tome that will make you smile as soon as you flick through the pages. It’s a pure joy and Sarah Edington’s collection of over 300 recipes represents the best of British cooking. It’s from The National Trust and that always means a seriously good read. There is…

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Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitehorn – review

Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitehorn – review

“The famous book – in print for over 40 years”. This must be the cookbook equivalent of The Mousetrap (handy in the old-fashioned bedsit). Katharine Whitehorn has written this little gem which could be retitled “My First Cookbook”. My young or foreign (from outside the UK) readers might not even know what a bedsitter was….

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The City of London Cookbook by Peter Gladwin – review

The City of London Cookbook by Peter Gladwin – review

This is one of those charity books with various contributors that I love so much. The charity in question was the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2006: The Treloar Centenary Appeal for disabled children. The contributions from this book will still be added to the fund. Peter Gladwin has a scrumptious collection of his own recipes and…

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The People’s Cookbook – Antony Worrall Thompson – review

The People’s Cookbook – Antony Worrall Thompson – review

UKTV Food was on to a winner with The People’s Cookbook. It wasn’t just a cookbook (the one you see before you) but a TV series of the same name. The judges for the competition, for competition it was, were Antony Worrall Thompson and Paul Rankin, but the authors of this book are the Great…

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Jam with Lamb by Richard Guest – review

Jam with Lamb by Richard Guest – review

Chef Richard Guest has written Jam with Lamb – Seasonal West Country Cooking with delectable and evocative photographs by Nick Smith. Richard Guest? He might not be a household name and he hasn’t got a series…yet. He has worked at the Savoy Hotel’s River Restaurant under the great Anton Adleman, worked with Jean Christoph Novelli,…

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Great British Food – review

Great British Food – review

“The Brits can cook – it’s official”, says John Burton Race. We always knew we could, but it’s nice to see it in print from time to time. This is a chunky, large-format volume that encourages you to curl up with a nice cup of tea and have a good read. All the recipes, and…

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The Great British Village Show Cookbook by James Martin – review

The Great British Village Show Cookbook by James Martin – review

Well, the title is a mouthful but James Martin has written a book that is mostly about the food at the village show. The book was inspired by the BBC series The Great British Village Show and gives tips from the expert Village Show judges on growing prize-winning veg, making gold-medal baked goods as well…

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Gourmet Cornwall by Carol Trewin – review

Gourmet Cornwall by Carol Trewin – review

This is another from that marvellous collaboration of Alison Hodge Publishing, author Carol Trewin and photographer Adam Woolfitt. This book is of the same glossy high standard that we have come to expect and makes a wonderful companion to Cornish Fishing and Seafood that I recently reviewed. I must admit that I hadn’t thought of…

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Cornish Fishing and Seafood by Carol Trewin – review

Cornish Fishing and Seafood by Carol Trewin – review

Fishing is Britain’s most dangerous peacetime occupation. Now, there’s a thought! This is a gorgeous, full-colour volume (photographer Adam Woolfitt does fantastic work) that I hesitate to describe as a coffee table book. It’s glossy and lovely but it’s a book you should read. It’s a serious, worrying and inspiring book that I had to…

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