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If your dad is an aspiring chef then he'll love these cookbooks as a present this Father's Day! They're filled with recipes that are perfect for bakers, the health obsessed and, of course, the everyday man.

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If your dad is an aspiring chef then he'll love these cookbooks as a present this Father's Day! They're filled with recipes that are perfect for bakers, the health obsessed and, of course, the everyday man.

  • Mary Berry's Quick Cooking

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBQC
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    In this companion to her latest BBC One series, the queen of cooking Mary Berry presents a selection of 20- and 30-minute meals that are wonderfully tasty.

    These recipes (there are over 120 of them, including all that are shown on the series) will allow you to cook from scratch and are all so easy to prepare. You'll be able to get on with other bits while the delicious meal is in the oven!

    Mary also shares no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen and the fast, fresh and mouth-watering recipes range from crumble fish pie to roast venison fillet and peppercorn sauce and upside-down rhubarb pudding.

    Why should you buy this book? It's full of fast and easy dishes from the one and only Mary Berry!
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  • BISH BASH BOSH!

    Henry Firth / Ian Theasby

    Product Code: BASH
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    Hailed as 'the vegan Jamie Olivers' by The Times, Henry and Ian from BOSH! are back with 140 brand new plant-based recipes.

    Their first book became the highest selling vegan cookbook of all time and together they proudly run the world's largest plant-based Facebook channel, raking in over 26 million views a month.

    In BISH BASH BOSH! you'll find a whole host of quick eats, weeknight suppers, showstopping feats and sumptuous sweet treats. From vegan Christmas dinner to mini banoffee meringues, this incredible book uses the power of plants to bring you simple, savvy recipes that you'll turn to time and time again.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Chicken & Egg

    Hairy Bikers

    Product Code: HBCH
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    You'll have seen Si and Dave bring a whole new variety of flavours to the standard meal staple of chicken and egg in their latest hit BBC show. Now you can bring these tasty treats into your own home with the help of this tie-in cookbook.

    With recipes perfect for the whole family, this cookbook is bursting with chicken recipes and egg-based puddings and starters. The recipes are easy to follow and there also tips to swap ingredients and techniques to learn from.

    Featuring the Hairy Bikers at their best, this is a cookbook that shows how there is far more to chicken than you would expect. It truly is a show-stopping celebration of this traditional favourite - it shows you how to make roasts, bakes, pies, puddings, casseroles braises and so much more.
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  • 10-A-Day The Easy Way

    James Wong

    Product Code: TEND
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    We all know that we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day but recent scientific studies have shown that 10-a-day could help you further prevent the biggest diseases and illnesses.

    We've chosen this book from James Wong as it will help you transform your health without having to give up the foods you enjoy. It's packed with healthier and tastier takes on 80 of your favourite recipes - all with more fruit and veg ingredients that will leave you feeling good. It also has visual representations of the size of each portion you should be enjoying.

    This book is bursting with fuss-free recipes and simple science that will transform your health e.g. a spaghetti bolognese with seven portions of veg; an aubergine parmigiana with five portions; and even green eggs and ham to delight all the Dr. Seuss fans!
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  • HelloFresh Recipes that Work

    Patrick Drake

    Product Code: HFRW
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    Recipe kit company HelloFresh specialises in simple, wholesome and tasty dishes that are easily made in the comfort of your own home. This cookbook, written by Head Chef and Co-Founder Patrick Drake, contains step-by-step instructions for 100 of their tastiest recipes.

    Suitable for beginners and seasoned cooks, it will help you make dinners in just half an hour - perfect for your weeknight meals. Among the nutritious dishes are roasted honey feta with crispy sweet potatoes, Mexican shepherd's pie and prosciutto linguine.

    This book also contains a range of vegetarian options, tips on equipping your kitchen on a budget and a list of storecupboard essentials.
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  • Lose Weight for Good

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: LWFG
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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
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  • MasterChef The Classics with a Twist

    MasterChef

    Product Code: MCWT
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    Take your cooking to the next level with the MasterChef winners' takes on 100 classic recipes. From pina colada syllabub to chilli con carne samosas, there's so much for you to try out and enjoy.

    Bringing together recipes from a decade's worth of winners including Ping Coombes, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed and Celebrity MasterChef winner Angellica Bell, this imaginative and inventive cookbook also contains interviews that reveal the chefs' inspirations.

    This is a book bursting with ambitious and achievable recipes that will help you make ordinary dishes extraordinary!
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  • Good Food, Sorted

    Chris Bavin

    Product Code: GDFD
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    Britain's Best Home Cook and Eat Well for Less presenter Chris Bavin shares over 100 of his favourite simple family recipes in his first ever solo cookbook, Good Food Sorted.

    Chris explains how to make the most of your freezer (just wait until you try frozen flavoured butter or herb-and-oil ice cubes) and gives tips on savvy shopping as well as revealing all the storecupboard staples you need. He also explains the benefits of batch cooking.

    Chris recommends flavour swaps that breathe new life into old favourites and simple but imaginative ideas that can transform weeknight dinners into weekend winners!

    This cookbook is ideal for anyone who wants to eat good food but is hard-pressed for time. Among the tantalising recipes are slightly spicy chicken enchiladas, smoked salmon and horseradish fish cakes with garlic and lemon mayo and warm run pineapple with lime mascarpone.
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  • Khazana

    Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

    Product Code: KZNA
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    MasterChef winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed's Khazana is a cookbook packed with mouth-watering recipes steeped in Persian flavours.

    Inspired by Saliha's travels in India and Pakistan, the tantalising recipes range from smokey chicken and basil kebabs with buttermilk riata to Moghul fish korma with almond rice.

    Khazana translates as treasure trove and the food featured here will delight and inspire you in so many ways.
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    Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food

    Gordon Ramsay

    Product Code: UFGR
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    Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's most recognisable chefs and also a hugely talented athlete. In this book, he explains how eating well can lead to optimum health and fitness.

    This book is divided into different sections; each one offering ideas for breakfast, lunch, supper, sides and snacks and they all have different health-boosting benefits.

    There is a Healthy section packed with nourishing recipes that will enhance your well-being; a Lean section to encourage healthy weight loss; and a Fit section packed with pre- and post-workout dishes that will build your strength.
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  • The Hot Sauce Cookbook

    Heather Thomas

    Product Code: HSAU
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    Do you love the tempting taste of hot sauce? This red-hot little cookbook is packed with 60 recipes that make the most of the delicious condiment.

    Among the fantastically fiery dishes are chilli-fried eggs, hot sauce buffalo wings, Sriracha-buttered shrimp and crunchy Thai salad. There are also amazing sweet treats including chilli chocolate brownies and Mexican hot chocolate.

    There are even recipes for making your very own hot sauces including Mexican, sweet Thai chilli, Sriracha and Szechuan!
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  • Jamie's Friday Night Feast

    Jamie Oliver

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    Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast finds Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty inviting stars and the public to join them at their famous cafe by Southend pier and learn how to make some indulgent and amazing dishes.

    This book shares loads of recipes from across all series of the show, including Craig David's Grenadian baked chicken and Simon Pegg's lamb tagine from the most recent series. Plus, there are plenty of Jamie's own dishes, including party-time Mexican tacos with zingy salsa, sticky BBQ British ribs and the ultimate veggie aubergine lasagne.

    As well as its incredible selection of dishes, the book brings a wonderful sense of seaside nostalgia as it presents photography of the pier and cafe and celebrates the joys of sharing good food. Perfect for full-on weekends or special occasions, Jamie offers plenty of choice as he invites you to reminisce about all the great food from the show.
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  • Mazi

    Christina Mouratoglou

    Product Code: MAZI
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    Bring the delicious flavours of Covent Garden's Mazi into your own home by trying out the recipes in the Greek restaurant's founders Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carre's cookbook.

    This sumptuous book focuses on sharing a feast of small dishes and all of its recipes are busting with Mediterranean flavour. They all make use of fresh ingredients and can be made with simple techniques.

    From spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks and chillis to crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea and tahini puree, these are authentic Greek dishes with a modern twist.
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  • Clodagh's Suppers

    Clodagh McKenna

    Product Code: CLDA
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    Clodagh McKenna's latest cookbook is packed with 120 mouth-watering recipes that will help you make the most of the seasonal produce that is on offer.

    She gives tips on preparing, serving and finishing the meals in style and offers ideas for easy nibbles to welcome guests with if you are hosting at a celebration or gathering.

    The recipes include a spring supper of wild garlic and potato soup, a summer feast of seafood paella, an autumn dish of roast pork with apples and blackberries and star anise and orange rice pudding - a sweet treat for winter.
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  • Dining With The Durrells

    David Shimwell

    Product Code: DWTD
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    Discover the food that the Durrells enjoyed while in Corfu with David Shimwell's beautifully written and evocative book.

    It contains Louisa Durrell's recipes for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' and 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam' amongst many other tasty treats and also features family photographs and stories.

    Sure to make you dream of long lunches in the sunshine, this book also has recipes for cakes, tarts and sandwiches.
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  • Higgidy: The Cookbook

    Camilla Stephens

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    Everyone loves a Higgidy pie and this updated edition of their debut cookbook is sure to give you inspiration for making some of your own.

    As well as mouth-watering savoury and sweet pies, the brand's chief pie maker Camilla Stephens also gives you recipes for deliciously healthy frittatas, tarts and quiches.

    As well as recipes and step-by-step instructions for making a chicken pot pie, lemony asparagus and ricotta tart and salted pecan fudge pie, Camilla shares her personal, foolproof tips on making pastry.
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  • New Kitchen Basics

    Claire Thomson

    Product Code: BASC
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    From Claire Thomson, the author of The Art of the Larder, comes this essential kitchen cookbook bursting with 120 recipes using 10 favourite supermarket ingredients!

    Cookery writer Claire offers a modern solution to the eternal question: "What shall I cook tonight?" as she encourages people to enliven their cooking and ditch the boring stir-fry and dreary fish pie.

    There are sections on chicken, tomatoes, eggs, cheese, minced meat, pasta, potatoes, salad, lemon and chocolate - and each one is reinvented into 12 different recipes that will brighten up your mealtimes.
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  • The Good Pub Guide 2019

    Fiona Stapley

    Product Code: GPUB
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    The Good Pub Guide 2019 provides a list of over 5,000 town centre pubs, classic countryside inns and gastropubs for you to visit all over the UK.

    The 37th edition in this bestselling series, the pubs are listed county by county and many have been recommended by readers. There is also a focus on pubs that specialise in malt whisky and craft beers and the winners of the coveted Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards are recognised.

    The Good Pub Guide is packed with beloved favourites and hidden gems.
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    The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

    Tristan Stephenson

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    Master mixologist and Curious Bartender Tristan Stephenson explains why rum is such a super spirit in this inspiring guide. It explains how rum is made and the science of sugar cane, molasses, distillation and ageing.

    As well as the remarkable history of the tipple - from its humble origins to its status as a life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba - Tristan delves into its darker past, discovering tales of devils, pirates and more.

    This book also covers the world's greatest rum distilleries (along with tasting notes) and a selection of cocktails for you to try at home including a jazzed-up Mai Tai and mojito and perfect planter's punch.
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  • Everyone Loves Tacos

    Ben Fordham

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    We're not sure we've ever seen a more fitting book title than Everyone Loves Tacos. They really do - and this book is packed with 65 fresh, tasty and zingy recipes from Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Ben Fordham of Benito's Hat, Burritos and Margaritas.

    This book aims to bring the taste of street food tacos into your own kitchen by showing you the best combinations of tortilla, filling, salsa and garnish. Its first chapter is dedicated to Little Cravings (or antojitos) - the perfect companions to taco feasts. This is followed by a selection of breakfast tacos and then the traditional chicken, pork and beef tacos

    There are also fish and seafood tacos, inventive vegetarian tacos (avocado is a big favourite) and then sweet recipes including chocolate ice cream with agave. There's even a chapter dedicated to salsas, relishes and sides.
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  • The Story of Food

    Giles Coren

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    From salt to sushi and rice to ravioli, this book explores the rich history of food through the ages. It's a pure feast of information that is sure to leave you hungry for more!

    Featuring a foreword by Giles Coren, this sumptuously illustrated book explains how important and vital food can be to different cultures and religions and is packed with jaw-dropping facts e.g. Pope Clement XIV was assassinated with poisoned drinking chocolate.

    Covering all food types including nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish and herbs and spices, this is a fascinating reference book all about food's intriguing, surprising and satisfying history.
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  • Sushi: Taste and Technique

    Kimiko Barber

    Product Code: SUSH
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    Sushi: Taste and Technique is a book that will show you how to create traditional Japanese recipes in just a few steps. By following the accessible instructions, you'll soon be making your own sushi in minutes.

    From pressed mackerel sushi to spicy tuna and avocado sushi bowls, this book has an exciting mixture of both classic and contemporary recipes. Chefs Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura will help you learn all the basics and there's even a handy photographic guide to fish and shellfish, teaching you how to prepare every ingredient.

    The dishes on offer here will wow your taste buds and are perfect for when you're entertaining. They're sushi-sational!
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  • Skinny Pasta

    Julia Azzarello

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    Skinny Pasta is a cookbook packed with dishes that are small in calories but full of flavour and packed with good-for-you nutrients.

    At 500 or less calories per portion, these tasty recipes focus on fresh and healthy ingredients and many are vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free. There are even instructions for making your own dough, pesto and marinara sauce.

    Among the perfect pasta recipes you can try are flavourful vermicelli with cherry tomatoes, rocket and feta, and mafaldine with Romanesco sauce. There are also recipes for tasty salads such as Greek rotini and soups including butter bean, chorizo and spinach with pappardelle.
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  • Ottolenghi SIMPLE

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    Product Code: BQZWL
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    This book features 130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

    Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE has recipes containing all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

    Bursting with colourful photography, this fabulous cookbook showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's a quick 30-minute meal, using just one pot, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead.
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