• General cookery & recipes
      March 2016

      Picnic Crumbs

      A Gathering of Picnics, Packed Lunches and Provisons at Home and Abroad

      by Anabel Loyd

      Picnic Crumbs is a collection of stories, from all sorts of people over several centuries, of food produced or eaten in a way that may, even when it is a banquet, just about be defined as a picnic. Writers, travellers and gastronomes of all persuasions describe picnics past, present, perfect and imperfect, in this delightfully eclectic anthology collected by Anabel Loyd, herself the daughter of a family whose picnics have been eaten by a mix of guests from prime ministers to Pekingeses.

    • General cookery & recipes
      November 2008


      A bite of Spain

      by Janet Mendel

      There is no shortage of tapas books on the market but the claim by TAPAS for special recognition lies in its idiosyncratic treatment of this familiar subject. Author, Janet Mende,l takes a tapas tour of Spain, informs the reader how to enjoy tapas in the tascas and tabernas and then shows the reader how to translate that enjoyment to one's own kitchen. Taking 140 of her favourite kitchen-tested recipes, all based on traditional Spanish products, she gives absorbing insights into regional nuances, she composes tapa-party menus and even makes wine recommendations to accompany the tapas. A handy Spanish-English glossary is a thoughtful concluding touch. "I love tapas!" declares Mendel. For her this variety of tastes, enjoyed with wine and in the company of friends, constitues the "essence of life in Spain". This is both a cookbook and a guidebook and this essence or the "tapas way of life", as she calls it in the opening section of the book, permeates every page. The choice of dishes is comprehensive but labour-intensive ones like the celebrated callos â la madrileña are avoided. Rather the emphasis is on a modest standard of skill in the kitchen. The recipes are arranged in the way tapas are prepared and served - spread on toast, stuck on a cocktail stick, in a cold salad, hot off the griddle or in a cooked dish with sauce - rather than by food category ('eggs', 'seafood' or 'meat', etc.). Thus prawns, for example, could well appear in every single chapter. Should the reader be looking for a great way of cooking a particular food, be it prawns, artichokes, clams or sausage, recipes with that ingredient should be consulted in the index. Many tapas can be turned into starters or main dishes and pointers and recommendations in this regard are provided . Also, many sauces and dressings, such as alioli and romesco, are called for in different recipes throughout the book, so these have all been grouped together. Individual recipes provide the reader with a page reference. Finally measurements for ingredients are given in three standards (metric, British and American in that order) and where British and American terminology differs the British is given first and the American follows in parentheses, for example, aubergine (eggplant) and grill (broiler). So, an individual - and very pragmatic - approach, a sparkling collection of dishes, striking full-colour photos by award-winning photographer, Michelle Chaplow andimpeccable organisation of material contribute to give TAPAS a special claim to be at the forefront of tapas books as the tapas 'revolution' maintains its impressive global momentum. Author's Note: Janet Mendel, an American resident in southern Spain, has been writing about Spanish food for more than 30 years. Her earlier book, Cooking in Spain, also published by Ediciones Santana, is considered the world's most authoritative guide to Spanish cuisine. Global rights are also availble for this.

    • Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Cooking for parties
      September 2015

      Domestic Chic: A Fashionably Fabulous Guide for Cooking & Entertaining

      by Kristin Sollenne

      Rising culinary star Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, approachable cooking tips and re-imagined healthy dishes. Rather than the sometimes-overwhelming cookbook approach, Kristin has provided you with the ultimate go-to guide for cooking and entertaining by the seasons. With 16 pre-planned menus and over 100 recipes with innovative décor tips to coincide with holidays and celebrations during each season, this is your “one-stop-shop” to hosting a fashionably fabulous affair! Unique flavors and pairings are awakened through each menu, along with touching family stories and traditions. As a certified nutritionist, Kristin focuses on fresh in-season produce and the lavishness of each season to guide your palette. Passionate about healthy, flavorful dishes, she demonstrates a farm-to-table approach to traditional Italian style cooking. Think a modern day twist on your grandmother’s classics! Speaking of modern day – check out Kristin’s specialty line of kitchen couture designer aprons, CELLINI, and always entertain with passion and flair.

    • Food & Drink
      February 2017

      The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

      A Kiwi in the Cairngorms

      by Kirsten Gilmour

      Legendary breakfasts to fuel days on the mountain; inventive, zesty salads and indulgent and luxurious cakes – these are all hallmarks of Aviemore's Mountain Cafe. Owner-chef Kirsten Gilmour draws on her Kiwi roots to turn out contemporary dishes with an antipodean love of fresh and bold favours, and in her debut cookbook she shares her secrets and inspirations with you. The Mountain Cafe Cookbook is packed full of Kirsten's irresistible recipes for the best-loved dishes and drinks at her Highland restaurant, alongside others drawn from her grandparents and infuenced by her travels around the world.This is not diffcult, fancy restaurant cooking, but gutsy, fresh, hearty food that will taste just as good from your kitchen as from hers. With vibrant photography by Paul Masson, The Mountain Cafe Cookbook has over 130 recipes including everything from Smoked Fish Chowder, Cider Sage Barbecue Chicken, Sloe Gin & Bramble Salmon Salad and Butternut Chilli & Coconut Fritters to Chocolate & Coconut Brioche, Cardamom Oranges, Badass Brownies and Passionfruit Melting Moments. All delicious and bursting with flavour.

    • Food & Drink
      June 2017

      Brewing Your Own Craft Beer… EASILY

      by Ferdinand Laudage

      “Brew it yourself” Craft beer – everyone’s either talking about it or drinking it. Meanwhile, you can brew it yourself! This brewing guide will show you just how easy it is to brew your first, very own, very quaffable pale ale. The book will guide you step by step through all the preparations and your first brewing day, to the finished beer. You can also be creative – once you’ve mastered the basics of the ingredients and brewing process, you can develop your very own favourite beer, as well as trying out and experimenting with variations on ten further recipes for different beer styles. With checklists, tips and step-by-step instructions – compact, practical and creative.

    • Food & Drink
      March 2019

      Mother's Cooking

      by Joan Roca

      A book bringing together typical homemade cuisine with eighty simple recipes for everyone to make at home. Mother’s cooking, traditional cooking, brought up to date, but keeping its ties to the very deeply rooted need to recover and perpetuate the most authentic dishes loved by everyday people. Uncomplicated, non-technical recipes, but with Joan Roca’s special touch. The book contains three types of recipes: our mother’s dishes, the ones we’ve known our whole lives; adaptations for modern palates, with less fat or sugar; others that represent the evolution of traditional recipes with modernized flavors. The book is structured with the classic organization of recipes: starters, fish, meat, eggs, vegetables, sweets. And it will give a brief introduction to basic techniques, with clear, uncomplicated explanations. An homage to all our mothers’ cooking.

    • General cookery & recipes
      October 2011

      The Parlour Cafe Cookbook

      by Gillian Veal

      The recipe book from what is probably the best unknown cafe in Scotland. Gillian Veal reinvented the restaurant in her home town of Dundee with her feisty, super-fresh cooking, and has been a mainstay of the Scottish food community ever since. With a focus on local produce and global influences, this is food that is as easy to cook as it is easy to eat.

    • Desserts

      Simply Ices.

      by Tessa. Hayward

      Most people who make home-made ice creams and sorbets invest in an ice cream machine. The machines usually come with a few simple recipes, but what about the user who wants to be more adventurous or exotic? This book attempts to fill this gap, containing more than 40 recipes all for use with a machine. They cover mouthwatering ones for children such as toffee and yogurt, and peppermint rock and chocolate, and adult recipes such as coffee, sultana, brandy and blackcurrant with creme de cassis.;There is in this collection a variety to tempt every palate and suitable for every occasion including savoury ideas such as tomato and vodka sorbet, and spiced apple, chocolate and burnt almonds.;Tessa Hayward is a member of the Guild of Food Writers, and has written a number of cookery books, including "Magimix Cookery", "Steam Cuisine" and "The Salmon Cookbook".

    • Cooking with meat & game

      The Wright Taste

      Recipes and Other Stories

      by Simon. Wright

    • Vegetarian cookery

      The Findhorn Book of Vegetarian Recipes

      by Kay Lynne Sherman

      Since 1962 the Findhorn Community in the North of Scotland has created healthy and creative vegetarian food for its members and guests. The life within the food we eat nourishes more than just our bodies and the vitality we recieve is a measure of the love and care that has gone into its preparation.;Here is a collection of the favourite recipes that have been used and loved over the years, celebrating the pleasures of preparing food with love and joy. From the simplicity of sprouting alfalfa seeds, through home-made bread and breakfast treats, to a range of vegetarian entrees and desserts and even a "proper tea party", this book offers recipes - and a perspecive on the art of cooking - that have grown out of the community's experience.;All the recipes have clear, easy-to-follow instructions and are in metric, Imperial and American measurements.

    • National & regional cuisine

      Discovering Celtic Cuisine

      by Margaret Rees

    • National & regional cuisine

      A Thai Herbal

      Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony

      by C. Pierce Salguero

      A practical and entertaining guide to the traditional herbalism of Thailand, this book is written for the beginning herbalist, or for the general reader with a curiousity about the fascinating topic of holistic health and Eastern medicine. This text is the first in a series on the subject of the traditional medicine of Thailand and contains a brief overview of the history, theory and spirituality of traditional Thai medicine, but the focus of the book is largely on the application of these ancient ideas in modern Western life.

    • Food & Drink

      Prydau Pum Peth

      Take Five

      by Gareth Richards

      TV chef Gareth Richards from Lampeter conjures a table full of delicious meals, and shares his cookery tips with us. Each dish uses just five ingredients, featuring the very best of Welsh produce. Simplicity is the key - enjoy!

    • Vegetarian cookery
      March 2012

      My Goodness

      Easy Wholesome Food

      by Liz. Nolan

      Simple recipes. Wholesome ingredients. Delicious meals. Vegetarian cooking doesn’t get better than this. Liz Nolan developed her passion for healthy and nutritious food at the Wholemeal Café in London and she now works as a nutritional therapist. In My Goodness she has brought together her favourite easy-to-cook vegetarian recipes for every meal of the day. So whether it’s an apricot and oatmeal scone for breakfast, a butterbean and coconut soup for lunch, or a chickpea and red lentil curry for dinner, this collection has something for you. Plus there are breads to bake, yoghurts to blend and, of course, dessert. Be inspired!

    • General cookery & recipes

      The Backpackers Cookbook

      by Dave. Coustick

      This is a practical handbook for any hillwalker or camper who wants to do more than simply open a boil-in-the-bag meal or some powdered soup on the hill. The recipes included here show that it is possible to eat hearty meals without having to carry masses of ingredients or be weighed down with cans and packets. Hints on how to use fresh ingredients which can range from fish to mushrooms and what equipment is required are included. Recipes include: seven pastas, chicken and wild mushrooms, corned beef hash, lamb with dill, omlettes, fish cakes, chilli with rice, risotto, saute potatoes, steak and onions, bananas in Grand Marnier, pancakes, peach tart and bananas with chocolate. Hot drinks, winter warmers and hot toddies are detailed, and full equipment and fuel lists, conversion tables and worldwide standards are also included.

    • General cookery & recipes

      Fiona Armstrong's Commuter's Cookbook

      Arrive Home Late, Dine On Time!

      by Fiona. Armstrong

      This cookery book is written by TV newsreader and broadcaster Fiona Armstrong who has spent the past ten years commuting from her home in the Scottish Borders to work in London. During this time she has developed a speedy, efficient cusine which has enabled her to produce high quality food without the need for extensive and frequent shopping trips. Over 130 recipes cover dishes from toastie fillings, sauces, salads, pastas, meat and fish dishes, pates, soups, puddings, dressings and microwave food as well.;This is a comprehensive guide for anyone with little time on their hands.

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