Food & Drink
The Old-Fashioned Hand-Made Sweet Shop Recipe Book
Claire Ptak’s collection of 90 recipes includes all the old sweet shop favourites such as pear drops, sherbet, peanut brittle, coconut ice and peppermint humbugs, along with more sophisticated confectionery including Turkish delight, champagne truffles, pistachio nougat and espresso-macadamia fudge. The recipes are easy to follow and well-photographed and there are illustrated guides to all the basic techniques of sweet-making.
Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People
Flash cooking is a way of creating delicious meals quickly, without compromising on nutrition or taste. Starting with the preparation of ‘flavour bombs’ – seasonings, dressings, glazes – that can be made in advance and added to the simplest dishes to evoke different world cuisines, the subsequent recipes feature fish, flesh, vegetables, egg, tofu, and soups, and range from Duck Breasts with Black Magic Elixir to Lemon Pesto Scallops and Dirty Quinoa.
The Women's Institute Teatime Collection
Set up to encourage women to take a more active role in food production during the First World War, the Women’s Institute is still a leading authority on home cooking. This collection combines three previous publications – Celebration Cupcakes, Vintage Teatime (including recipes from the WI archives) and Chocolate Success – offering over 130 recipes from Christmas Bauble Cupcakes to Fat Rascals (scones first made in Elizabethan times) and Beetroot Chocolate Cake. Slightly off-mint.
My Italian Kitchen
Working in his Italian kitchen at Vic’s Cucina Bar, Australia’s foremost Italian chef reveals the secrets of cooking authentic Italian food at home. Packed with advice on ingredients and methods, My Italian Kitchen offers recipes for pizzas, gnocchi and handmade pasta sauces, side dishes, entrées, main meals and desserts, including the recipe for Vic’s own Bolognese sauce, which he learned in Perugia before spending many years perfecting it.
The Chef's Library
Favorite Cookbooks from the World's Great Kitchens
Jenny Linford asked 70 chefs to choose their favourite cookbook. The result is an international, illustrated survey of contemporary chefs and culinary literature ranging from a medieval Spanish book on food and drink to Sat Bains’s Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian (2012). The second section describes classic and influential works such as Escoffier’s Le Guide Culinaire and Marco Pierre White’s White Heat; and the book ends with directories of general, speciality, historical and world cookbooks.
Set Your Taste Buds on Fire with 100 Delicious, Modern Dishes
Sebby Holmes, the founder of the award-winning Farang Thai restaurant in London, shares his own 100 favourite recipes for cooking at home, starting with Crispy Pork Belly with Spicy Relish in the ‘snacks & nibbles’ section and including stir-fries, curries and main dishes, and ‘sweet stuff’.
The Hedgerow Cookbook
Wild at Heart
Published by the National Trust, this well-illustrated comprehensive guide to cooking with freely gathered ingredients features more than 100 sweet and savoury recipes as well as serving suggestions and ideas for their wider culinary uses. It also includes information on when and where to forage for edible flowers, hips, leaves, berries, fruits and nuts and gives handy tips for their identification.
The Superfood Kitchen
‘Superfoods’ are nutrient-dense ingredients that contain high levels of the vitamins, minerals, protein, complex carbohydrates and fats that are essential for good health. This illustrated guide introduces 20 superfoods and shows how to incorporate them into a healthy diet, with recipes for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, main meals, desserts, cakes and biscuits.
The 2 Meal Day
Burn Fat and Boost Energy Through Intermittent Fasting
Eating just two meals a day is a form of intermittent fasting that eliminates the need for calorie counting and can boost energy levels by helping the body to burn stored fat. Drawing on his own experience, personal trainer Max Lowery provides meal plans, exercises, advice on getting started and 75 recipes for lower and higher-carb meals, healthy snacks and desserts, from Spiced Rice to Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.
Grow Harvest Cook
From Artichokes to Zucchinis, Gardening Advice, Storage Tips and 280 Delicious Recipes
This unusual book brings together practical advice on both gardening and cookery. Each of its alphabetical entries on more than 90 vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts contains easy-to-follow instructions for growing, harvesting and preserving, along with a recipe. The featured dishes include Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup; Asparagus, Pancetta and Labna Spaghetti; Prawn and Fennel Stew; and Rhubarb Tiramisu. Slightly off-mint.
One Part Plant
A Simple Guide to Eating Real, One Meal at a Time
The podcaster Jessica Murnane used to survive on junk food, but when the symptoms of her endometriosis worsened she decided to overhaul her diet to include one plant-based meal a day. In this guide, she discusses how her new eating regime helped to heal her body and shares 100 allergy-friendly, nutritious recipes, including Creamy Mushroom Lasagne and Easy Vegetable Curry Bowls.
Nature's Perfect Ingredient, Over 100 Recipes Including Healthy Dishes and Baked Treats to Nurture Your Body and Beauty Ideas to Feed Your Skin
Diagnosed with coeliac disease aged 18 months, Lucy Bee grew up eating healthy, home-cooked, gluten-free foods. Impressed by the benefits of cooking with coconut oil, the family started importing and selling it, raw, organic and Fair Trade. This guide includes an introduction to the benefits of the oil, and recipes for smoothies, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as toothpaste and a body scrub. There is a section on sauces and all recipes have an allergy guide.
Paleo: Monday to Friday
A Diet So Good You Can Take the Weekend Off!
The Paleo diet eliminates heavily processed foods, replacing them with fresh meat and fish, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables – and the health benefits are so dramatic that you can stray at the weekend and still lose weight. Here the bestselling author of The Paleo Diet shares 100 highly varied recipes that are easy to shop for and simple to prepare – from Kale and Eggs to Berry Compôte, Tomato Soup, Grilled Salmon Salad, Meatloaf, Pad Thai and Apple Pie.
Food & Dreams
With colour photographs and lyrical descriptions of Venice, this volume evokes the romantic atmosphere of the city while reflecting its varied cuisine. Chapters are organized to represent the courses of a Venetian menu, and each dish has a detailed introduction. Recipes include Italian Sandwiches (often served with wine), Fish Balls, Quail With Polenta, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Seafood Lasagne, Duck with Anchovies and Capers, and Tiramisu.
Great British Soups
120 Tempting Recipes from Britain's Master Soup-makers
This volume from the New Covent Garden Soup Co. contains recipes sourced from all over the United Kingdom that make use of the ingredients associated with each region – including English London Particular, Irish Colcannon with Ham, Scottish Cullen Skink, and Welsh Leek and Caerphilly Cheese – plus a ‘tricks of the trade’ section and advice on preparing stocks, garnishes and accompaniments.
The Healthy Lebanese Family Cookbook
The Lebanese diet includes a wide range of superfoods including olive oil, chickpeas and pomegranate seeds, as well as fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds and a small amount of meat – often prepared with a dash of spice. This illustrated collection of simple recipes uses readily available, inexpensive ingredients to create traditional dishes including Hummus, Shawarma Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce.
Recipes from a Moroccan Kitchen
Tastes, Techniques, National Dishes
The recipes in this collection of authentic Moroccan dishes showcase the subtle scents and delicate flavours associated with the nation’s diverse cuisine, and an introduction provides detailed information about the native ingredients and traditional cooking techniques used.
The Strange Rebirth of British Beer
The explosion of independent breweries is the latest twist in the resurgence of the British beer industry. The popular bloggers Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey tell its story, from the reaction against industrialization and standardization in the 1950s and 1960s to modern craft beers. Slightly off-mint.
Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia
100 Fantastic Recipes Based on Extensive, In-depth Research
There is evidence that a healthy lifestyle and diet, especially in mid-life, can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Written by Margaret Rayman, a professor of Nutritional Medicine, and a team of dieticians, this book gives clear and effective guidelines on how to adapt your diet to help keep your brain functioning to its best capacity, and provides 100 recipes based on careful research and prepared with the help of gourmet chefs including Gino D'Acampo.
The Paleo Diet
Food Your Body is Designed to Eat
As an overweight young adult, Daniel Green lost 4½ stone by cutting out gluten, dairy, bad fats and bad carbohydrates and he has never put the weight back on. With recipes for breakfasts, light meals, soups, salads, side dishes, dinners and desserts, his book shows how simple it is to create delicious and nourishing meals from fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and seeds, and proves how a Paleo lifestyle can keep you healthy while still enjoying gourmet dishes.