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We have the best British cookbooks around. From top chefs and well-established brands, our traditional British and Irish cookbooks will offer you ample inspiration next time you are in the kitchen. They have mouth-watering meal ideas for all the family.

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We have the best British cookbooks around. From top chefs and well-established brands, our traditional British and Irish cookbooks will offer you ample inspiration next time you are in the kitchen. They have mouth-watering meal ideas for all the family.

  • The Archers: Year of Food & Farming

    Keri Davies

    Product Code: AYFF
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    From Susan's spicy chilli con carne to Helen's tuna bake, discover the recipes that delight the residents of Ambridge.

    The Archers Year of Food and Farming shares recipes from your favourite families alongside recollections of their ups and downs over the course of the long-running Radio 4 soap opera.

    Month by month, it looks at the biggest events in the Ambridge calendar that the farming community need to prepare for including Shrove Tuesday and Easter, Apple Day and Deck the Hall.
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  • The Irish Granny's Pocket Recipe Book

    Tony Potter

    Product Code: ANVNX
    Hardback
    Enjoy the best of Irish granny's classic recipes. This pocket-sized cookery book includes all the classic Irish dishes, from Boxty to Barm Brack. There are breakfasts, soups, starters, breads, cakes and biscuits, main dishes, preserves and drinks and a special section on Christmas favourites. Every recipe is illustrated with a full-colour photograph, with easy-to-follow text.
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  • English Seafood Cookery

    Rick Stein

    Product Code: ADCNI
    Paperback
    'Deserves a place on everyone's kitchen shelf' - Sophie Grigson. Fish is becoming increasingly popular with the British who are learning to appreciate its enormous variety, versatility and its value as an essential part of a healthy diet. Drawing on culinary traditions from around the world, Rick Stein presents the special recipes he serves at his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and, by sharing the secrets of his most popular dishes, encourages us to cook seafood in new and exciting ways.
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  • The Tudor Kitchen

    Terry Breverton

    Product Code: APAVI
    Hardback
    Did you ever wonder what the Tudors ate and drank? What was Elizabeth I's first meal after the defeat of the Spanish Armada? Which pies did Henry VIII gorge on to go from a 32 to a 54-inch waist? The Tudor Kitchen provides a new history of the Tudor kitchen, and over 500 sumptuous - and more everyday - recipes enjoyed by rich and poor, all taken from authentic contemporary sources. The kitchens of the Tudor palaces were equipped to feed a small army of courtiers, visiting dignitaries and various hangers-on of the aristocracy. Tudor court food purchases in just one year were no fewer than 8,200 sheep, 2,330 deer and 53 wild boar, plus countless birds such as swan (and cygnet), peacock, heron, capon, teal, gull and shoveler. Tudor feasting was legendary; Henry VIII even managed to impress the French at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 with a twelve-foot marble and gold leaf fountain dispensing claret and white wine into silver cups, free for all!
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  • Food in England

    Dorothy Hartley

    Product Code: ANZHJ
    Paperback
    Her love of the infinite variety of English cooking and her knowledge of British culture and history show why our food should never be considered dull or limited. There are unusual dishes such as the Cornish Onion and Apple Pie, and even recipes for fungi, from common field mushrooms to puffballs. She describes some delicious puddings, cakes and breads, including an exotic violet flower ice cream, an eighteenth century coconut bread and Yorkshire teacakes. The finely-executed line drawings that accompany many of the recipes are more than just beautiful; they inform the cook about different varieties and techniques of food-handling. First published in 1954, FOOD IN ENGLAND was the bible of english cooks and had a deep influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers. It will undoubtedly attract a new generation of admirers.
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  • English Food

    Jane Grigson

    Product Code: ANYZD
    Paperback
    "English Food" reveals the richness and surprising diversity of England's culinary heritage. Fully updated and revised by Jane Grigson before her death in 1990, this joyful celebration of our national cuisine is a pleasure to cook from and a delight to read. 'This is the perfect English companion' - "Guardian". '"English Food" is an anthology, all who follow her recipes will want to buy for themselves...enticing from page to page' - "Spectator". 'She restored pride to the subject of English food' - "Evening Standard".
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  • The Irish Cookbook

    Carla Blake

    Product Code: ANWYM
    Paperback
    In "The Irish Cookbook", traditional Irish dishes are adapted to suit present day tastes and lifestyles. It includes plenty of modern recipes using our finest fresh seafood, farmhouse vegetables, prime Irish meats and cheeses. The book will be invaluable to the reader for all occasions, whether they want a quick and easy snack, a family meal or are entertaining for a special occasion. The author passionately believes that tasty food that is good for you can be achieved by anyone, once they have a few basic skills and recipes. This is what she provides here, writing simply and clearly and avoiding the use of difficult culinary terms which might confuse the inexperienced cook. This is a revised and updated edition of the bestselling version, which was first published in 1971.
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  • Irish Bread Baking for Today

    Valerie O'Connor

    Product Code: AMYFV
    Paperback
    Irish Bread Baking for Today shows visitors to Ireland how easy it is to whip up a batch of griddle cakes, bake a gorgous Irish soda loaf, even make your own butter. Recipes include: boxty and other potato breads, guinness bread, spotted dog, griddle scones, spelt bread, and many, many more. It's the perfect gift for those who want a taste of Ireland after they leave our shores and return home!
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  • The Scots Kitchen

    F. Marian McNeil

    Product Code: AMQXF
    Paperback
    This is the first new edition of The Scots Kitchen for over thirty years. Beautifully laid out for a new generation of readers and with charming line illustrations by Ian Macintosh, it is introduced by the well-known cookery writer and broadcaster, Catherine Brown. She describes the impact this pioneering book has had on the whole of Scottish cuisine and traces the fascinating life story of Marian McNeill herself. Notes explain how to use the book so that its treasure trove of recipes can be explored in the modern kitchen. As well as being a practical guide to all aspects of Scottish cooking, this is above all a book to be read for pleasure, to refer to and savour again and again.
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  • The Great British Book of Baking

    Linda Collister

    Product Code: AANIK
    Hardback
    From Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread, "The Great British Book of Baking" takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history - Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country - the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage. Narrative features explore the regions and showcase the real people behind this hugely popular culinary trend. Recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, make up the chapters of this timely and beautiful book. Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie, with flans, rolls, breads and all manner of luxurious cakes in between. Learn how to make perfect puff pastry, the secrets to traditional hand-raised pies and discover the original recipe for West Country lardy cakes. Throughout the series, ten contestants will battle it out to be crowned Britain's Best Baker. They will face a series of challenges to test their baking skills to the max, and these recipes are included in the book. Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of "The Great British Book of Baking" time and time again as it serves up the very best recipes from around the British Isles.
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  • Classic Recipes of Ireland

    Biddy White Lennon

    Product Code: AJZGF
    Hardback
    This title presents traditional food and cooking in 30 authentic dishes. You can discover the tastes and traditions of delicious Irish home cooking, with this collection of easy-to-follow recipes. It features a fabulous selection of dishes from the Emerald Isle, with well-known Irish Stew, Dublin Coddle, Champ, and Pratie Apple Cake, alongside some lesser known regional dishes like Smoked Wicklow Trout with Cucumber, Crab Bake, and Dingle Pies. The introduction offers a conscise overview of Irish cooking and eating traditions plus a guide to the classic ingredients of the country. The recipes range from enticing breakfasts, hearty soups and moreish appetizers, to substantial main courses and mouthwatering desserts and cakes. Nutritional information for every recipe is given. It is illustrated with beautiful photographs of practical steps and final dishes. Ireland is famous for its lush, rolling countryside, lively pubs and hearty comfort food. Bounded by three seas and with numerous freshwater rivers, Irish cooks have access to a fabulous range of top-quality fish and shellfish. Inland, cows, pigs and sheep thrive, providing some of the best meat in the British Isles. This lovely little book is the perfect introduction to the country's cuisine with 30 dishes that embody the ethos at the heart of Irish cooking - first-class seasonal ingredients, cooked simply and with care.
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  • The Gilbert Scott Book of British Food

    Marcus Wareing

    Product Code: AGYXG
    Hardback
    Next to the hustle and bustle of London's St Pancras station, The Gilbert Scott, Marcus Wareing's latest venture, is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Situated in the recently restored architectural gem that is the Renaissance Hotel, critics and food lovers alike have flocked to this stunning new brasserie and bar. The aim of the menu is simple: to pay tribute to the historic charm of the building with rediscovered and re-imagined traditional British classics. Yorkshire fishcakes, Dorset jugged steak, cock-a-leekie pie, Mrs Beeton's barbecue chicken, London Pride battered cod, gingerbread pudding, Kendal mint cake choc ices and the best lemon drizzle cake you'll ever taste are just some of the 130 recipes in the book. With stunning photography throughout, "The Gilbert Scott Book of British Food" allows you to celebrate these recipes at home, be it for brunch, lunch, a weekend feast, an afternoon baking or a terrific cocktail to ease you into your meal. Above all, it is a glorious tribute to some of Britain's greatest traditional dishes.
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  • A History of English Food

    Clarissa Dickson Wright

    Product Code: AFBKF
    Paperback
    In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and seasoned with wit, "A History of England Food" is a classic for any food lover.
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