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Food & Drink: Cookbooks & Recipe Books

  • IPBG
    Institut Paul Bocuse
    (5)
    • £24.99
    • RRP £60.00
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    If you dream of being a top-class cook, then why not learn from the best? This cookbook is bursting with tips, techniques and recipes from the world-renowned Insitut Paul Bocuse.

    The perfect guide for amateurs, professionals and serious cooks, this reference book is fully illustrated (1,800 photographs!) and covers 250 core techniques with step-by-step instructions. It then show you how to put these into practice in 70 delicious recipes - both classic and contemporary.

    Published to celebrate the institute's 25th anniversary, this is a very authoritative manual that will help you cook, prepare and serve tasty, high-end food.
  • AOAMN
    Itamar Srulovich
    • £21.60
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    Our day is marked by what comes out of the pastry section, and there's always something good on the way: sticky buns full of cherries and pistachios in the morning; a loaf of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon that has been proving since dawn and comes out of the oven fresh for elevenses. Lunch is a crisp, crumbly shell of pastry filled with spiced lamb or burnt aubergine, and at teatime there are cheesecakes and fruit cakes, small cakes and massive cookies - so many cakes that it's hard to choose one. (There's no need to worry, whatever you choose will be great!) After dinner there might be poached peaches with roses or something more traditional, sweet and salty Knafe drenched in orange blossom syrup, or maybe just a small piece of fresh marzipan. There's something sweet, something in the oven for everyone, all day long - welcome to Honey & Co.
  • AFBNB
    Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
    • £21.60
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    Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are the men behind the bestselling Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. Their chain of restaurants is famous for its innovative flavours, stylish design and superb cooking. At the heart of Yotam and Sami's food is a shared home city: Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food. Jerusalem sets 100 of Yotam and Sami's inspired, accessible recipes within the cultural and religious melting pot of this diverse city. With culinary influences coming from its Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian communities and with a Mediterranean climate, the range of ingredients and styles is stunning. From soups (spicy frikkeh soup with meatballs), meat and fish (chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice, sea bream with harissa and rose), vegetables and salads (spicy beetroot, leek and walnut salad), pulses and grains (saffron rice with barberries and pistachios), to cakes and desserts (clementine and almond syrup cake), there is something new for everyone to discover. Packed with beautiful food and gorgeous photography, Jerusalem showcases sumptuous Ottolenghi dishes in a dazzling setting.
  • ARMSD
    Jose Pizarro
    • £25.00
    Eighty regional recipes from the beautiful Basque country of northern Spain. From its obsession with the perfect pintxos to boasting the most Michelin starred restaurants per capita in the world, the Basque country in northern Spain offers plenty for food lovers. In Basque, Jose Pizarro shares recipes for the area s most-loved dishes, including the traditional bacalao (salt cod with pisto and allioli) and hake "a la plancha" with potatoes and Romesco sauce. He dispels the myth that creating traditional Spanish fare is a laborious task and shows you how to bring the experience of dining in city tapas bars to your own kitchen enjoy croquetas (stuffed fried potato croquettes), tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette), and Jamon Iberico (cured ham). Featuring stunning views of the Basque country, this book will whisk you to the heart of Spanish culture."
  • ASMFM
    Sumayya Usmani
    • £20.00
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    Summers Under the Tamarind Tree is a contemporary Pakistani cookbook celebrating the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country. In it, former lawyer-turned-food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani captures the rich and aromatic pleasure of Pakistani cooking through more than 100 recipes. She also celebrates the heritage and traditions of her home country and looks back on a happy childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother. Pakistani food is influenced by some of the world's greatest cuisines. With a rich coastline, it enjoys spiced seafood and amazing fish dishes; while its borders with Iran, Afghanistan, India and China ensure strong Arabic, Persian and varied Asian flavours. Sumayya brings these together beautifully showcasing the exotic yet achievable recipes of Pakistan.
  • ASOBP
    Yasmin Khan
    • £20.80
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    'Barberries, fresh herbs, date molasses, dried limes, saffron; Yasmin's Persian pantry staples are a roll call of my favourite ingredients. Her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country' Yotam Ottolenghi 'Not just a great cookbook but a book full of stories - a love letter to Iran and its people' Diana Henry Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country's most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafes of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians and teachers. Through her travels, she gained a unique insight into the culinary secrets of the Persian kitchen and the lives of ordinary Iranians today. In The Saffron Tales, Yasmin weaves together a tapestry of stories from Iranian home kitchens with exclusive photography and fragrant, modern recipes that are rooted in the rich tradition of Persian cooking. All fully accessible for the home cook, Yasmin's recipes range from the inimitable fesenjoon (chicken with walnuts and pomegranates) to kofte berenji (lamb meatballs stuffed with prunes and barberries) and ghalyieh maygoo (prawn, coriander and tamarind stew). She also offers a wealth of vegetarian dishes, including tahcheen (baked saffron and aubergine rice) and domaj (mixed herb, flatbread and feta salad), as well as sumptuous desserts such as rose and almond cake, and sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies. With stunning photography from all corners of Iran and gorgeous recipe images, this lavish cookbook rejoices in the land, life, flavours and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.
  • AAACS
    Yotam Ottolenghi
    (2)
    • £24.89
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    With his fabulous restaurants and bestselling Ottolenghi Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi has established himself as one of the most exciting new talents in the world of cookery and food writing. This exclusive collection of vegetarian recipes was the winner of the Galaxy National Book Awards Food and Drink Book of the Year 2010 and is drawn from his column 'The New Vegetarian' for the Guardian's Weekend magazine, and features both brand-new recipes and dishes first devised for that column. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his strong Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on strong flavours and stunning, fresh combinations. With sections devoted to cooking greens, aubergines, brassicas, rice and cereals, pasta and couscous, pulses, roots, squashes, onions, fruit, mushrooms and tomatoes, the breadth of colours, tastes and textures is extraordinary. Featuring vibrant, evocative food photography from acclaimed photographer Jonathan Lovekin, and with Yotam's voice and personality shining through, Plenty is a must-have for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.



    Galaxy National Book Awards 2010

    Galaxy National Book Awards
    Food and Drink book of the Year 2010.

  • APDKC
    Nigel Slater
    • £24.89
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    From the one of our best-loved food writers and the presenter of BBC One's Eating Together, A Year of Good Eating is a completely fresh take on seasonal cooking. The third instalment of Nigel Slater's classic Kitchen Diaries series, A Year of Good Eating explores the balance and pleasure in eating well throughout the year. The leisurely recipes and kitchen stories of the Diaries are ingeniously interspersed with seasonal sections of quick, weeknight suppers in the style of Nigel's most recent bestseller Eat. A salmon pie with herb butter sauce or an asparagus and blue cheese tart for when you have time to cook; roasted summer vegetables with sausages or quick baked eggs and greens for when you need to get dinner on the table fast. With Nigel's characteristically simple recipes and inspiring writing, this new book will make good eating a joy, every day of the year.
  • ASQJV
    Ben Tish
    • £20.00
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    There's so much more to barbecues than sausages and burgers. At Ember Yard, chef director Ben Tish excels in creating stunning grilled, barbecued, smoked, charred and slow-roasted dishes that enhance the flavour of meat, fish and vegetables.You can make fantastic food on a barbecue, be it in a country garden, on a tiny urban balcony or on a campsite. All you need is the simplest barbecue with a lid and some charcoal, and you can make everything from pizzas to ribs, desserts and even Sunday roasts on a rainy winter's day; there's no need to wait for the summer to get the barbecue out. Try Chargrilled Duck Breast with Peas, Broad Beans and Hot Mint Sauce, Paella, Crispy Artichokes with Lemon and Sage, and amazing Smoky Bitter-Chocolate Puddings.The smoky, rich taste of food cooked over an open fire is one of life's true pleasures and these recipes will inspire you to use your barbecue for much, much more than just steak.
  • AAMNS
    David Thompson
    • £24.00
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    Thai Food gives the most comprehensive account of this ancient and exotic cuisine ever published in English. David Thompson shares his passion for the unique style of cooking that he believes to be one of the world's greatest cuisines. He provides over 300 mouthwatering recipes, from the simple, honest flavour of a classic pat thai or the refreshing tang of a Green Papaya Salad to such elaborate creations as Green Curry of Trout Dumplings with Apple Eggplants or Stir-fried Crispy Fish Cakes with Pork and Salted Eggs. A series of introductory chapters examine the role of food in Thai culture and society, offer guidance on ingredients, with notes on availability and subsitutions, and explain the essential techniques of Thai cookery. More than 50 menus provide ideas for combining Thai dishes. Beautifully written, and complemented by superb photography, this book captures all aspects of this diverse culinary culture.
  • ABKKF
    Thomasina Miers
    (2)
    • £22.00
    If you love having friends and family round for dinner or simply rustling up fresh, fast food, Mexican cooking is fun, fantastic and full of flavour. One of its brightest stars, Wahaca chef and food writer Thomasina Miers shares the recipes she has gathered since she first fell in love with the country aged 18, reinventing the classics with accessible ingredients to demonstrate how exciting and delicious traditional Mexican food can be. Whether you're looking for street snacks full of punch, rich, hearty stews, or sensational, spicy wraps, Thomasina's Mexican Food Made Simple is bursting with recipes you'll want to eat and share: soft corn tacos and tostados; little cheesy things (Quesadillas); a great Mexican chille con carne; Grilled Seabass or succulent Lamb Chops with homemade salsas and tortilla chips; and to finish churros with chocolate sauce. The book features vibrant food photography throughout, and step-by-step guides to folding the perfect burrito, eating a taco (no knives and forks allowed), making a sizzling table salsa, and much more. And with Thomasina's guide to the world's hottest Chillis, ingenious cheats, and helpful menu planner, Mexican Food Made Simple has everything you need to put together a fantastic Mexican feast at home.
  • ABAIS
    Ken Hom
    • £20.80
    • RRP £26.00
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    Ken Hom is widely regarded as the world's leading authority on Oriental cuisine, and with "The Complete Chinese Cookbook" has created a seminal collection of his best-loved dishes. With Cantonese stir-fries and spicy Sichuan favourites alongside new discoveries from the lesser-known culinary styles of Yunnan and Hong Kong, this comprehensive collection is filled with accessible and easy-to-follow recipes, demonstrating the amazing depth of flavour that is only now being fully appreciated in modern Chinese cuisine. Set to become a kitchen classic, this all-encompassing work guides you through the essential techniques, equipment and ingredients, all with Ken's trusted blend of experience and enthusiasm. Featuring 250 recipes covering all aspects of Chinese food, Ken offers tips and inspiration for a wealth of dishes that use simple, healthy ingredients to create quick and delicious meals. Over the past 25 years Ken has brought Chinese cookery into mainstream British homes, and in this beautifully photographed new package - published in time for Chinese New Year - he brings together all of his expertise to offer the ultimate guide to the flavours of China.
  • ANZHJ
    Dorothy Hartley
    • £24.00
    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.
  • AJVAK
    Jean-Pierre Gabriel
    • £23.96
    • RRP £29.95
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    Thailand: The Cookbook is the definitive guide to the food and cooking of Thailand. It includes more than 500 easy-to-follow, authentic recipes collected from the length and breadth of Thailand, including snacks and drinks; soups; salads; curries; stir-fries; noodle and rice dishes; grilled fish and meat dishes; and desserts. The recipes have been extensively researched, tested and fully updated for the western kitchen without diluting any of their authenticity.
  • AEQIG
    Russell Norman
    • £20.59
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    Tucked away in a backstreet of London's edgy Soho district, POLPO is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated bacaro where Russell Norman serves up dishes from the back streets of Venice. A far cry from the tourist-trap eateries of the famous floating city, this kind of cooking is unfussy, innovative and exuberantly delicious. The 140 recipes in the book include caprese stacks; zucchini shoestring fries; asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter; butternut risotto; arancini, rabbit cacciatore; warm duck salad with wet walnuts and beets; crispy baby pizzas with prosciutto and rocket; scallops with lemon and peppermint; mackerel tartare; linguine with clams; whole sea bream; warm octopus salad; soft-shell crab in Parmesan batter with fennel salad; walnut and honey semifreddo; tiramisu; fizzy bellinis and glasses of bright orange spritz. With luminescent photography by Jenny Zarins, which captures the unfrequented corners, the bustling bacari and the sublime waterways of Venice, POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest hidden cuisine.
  • AHUCB
    Gordon Ramsay
    (4)
    • £24.89
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    "I want to teach you how to cook good food at home. By stripping away all the hard graft and complexity, anyone can produce mouth-watering recipes. Put simply, I'm going to show you how to cook yourself into a better cook." GORDON RAMSAY Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course is about giving home cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to hit the stoves and get cooking, with over 120 modern, simple and accessible recipes. The ultimate reference bible, it's a lifetime's worth of expertise from one of the world's finest chefs distilled into a beautiful book.
  • ALNPL
    Margarita Carrillo Arronte
    • £23.79
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    The definitive bible on Mexican home-cooking by Mexico's leading culinary authority, Margarita Carrillo Arronte.
  • AFQJT
    Jamie Oliver
    (4)
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    Following the record-breaking success of 30-Minute Meals, Britain's most-popular cookbook of all time, Jamie Oliver, brings us the even-better 15-minute Meals - quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat everyday of the week.

    Taking inspiration from all over the world - from Asian-inspired street food and brilliant Moroccan flavours and so much more - these are some of the quickest and easiest meals Jamie's ever done and they're not only quick and delicious, but they're balanced and nutritious too!

    Far and away the most balanced and exciting everyday cookbook out there, Jamie embraces the classic tastes that we all love and reinvents them for the busy home chef of today.
  • AJNKO
    Jamie Oliver
    (4)
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    Jamie Oliver gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with this exciting and thrifty cookbook, Save with Jamie.

    Everyone is under more and more financial pressure, and we all want to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget. Save with Jamie draws on the celebrity chef's knowledge and cooking skills to help you to make better choices and get the most out of ingredients, save time and prevent food waste. And there's no compromise - it's full of big flavours, comfort food and colourful, optimistic dishes.

    Packed with exciting recipes that won't break the bank, these surprising and thoroughly mouth-watering dishes will show you how to feed the family economically, efficiently and healthily.
  • AIBIP
    Rick Stein
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    Whenever I hear the word curry, I'm filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chillis, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven, and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. When Indians talk of their food, they talk about their life. To understand this country, you need to understand curry. What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rich, dark dals or crispy fried street snacks? Rick journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colourful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind our love affair with its food. Chefs, home cooks and street vendors hold the key to unlocking the secrets of these complex and diverse flavours - and Rick's travels take him to the heart of both their long-held traditions and most modern techniques. He uncovers recipes for fragrant kormas, delicate spiced fish and slow-cooked biryanis, all the while gathering ideas and inspiration for his own take on that elusive dish - the perfect curry.
  • AMYPB
    Luke Nguyen
    • £24.89
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    The Mekong is one of Asia's most famous rivers, twisting through gorgeous rainforests and mountains. Join Luke Nguyen as he journeys down the river, immersing himself in the culture and communities of the countries he visits, learning stories and histories from each region as well as sampling and recreating local cuisines. Luke begins his travels in China where he explores the centuries old traditions of the Yunnan Province. He moves to Myanmar where he uncovers some of the country's unique flavours, and then onto Northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam, Luke's homeland and the location of this mighty river's floodplains. From China to Vietnam contains over 70 recipes that celebrate popular dishes as well as lesser-known regional delicacies. Sample chargrilled pork grilled in bamboo from Thailand, steamed lemongrass and dill fish from Laos, tea-infused sesame dumplings from China or for the more adventurous, clay-pot cola chicken from Cambodia. With heartwarming stories, breathtaking location photography and stunning images, From China to Vietnam is a must-have cookbook that will be treasured for many years to come.
  • ABYTQ
    Pushpesh Pant
    (1)
    • £23.96
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    India: The Cookbook is your comprehensive go-to guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage.

    The mouthwatering curry recipes have been carefully edited to ensure that they are simple to follow and achievable in western kitchens, with detailed information about authentic cooking utensils and ingredients.

    The only book on Indian food you'll ever need.
  • ACWOE
    Cucchiaio D'Argento English
    (1)
    • £23.96
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    The Silver Spoon, the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a brand new revised edition.

    Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic, selling over one million copies in eight editions. Considered essential in every household, it continues to be one Italy's the most popular wedding presents. The Silver Spoon was first conceived and published by Domus, Italy's famed design and architectural magazine.

    Its over 2000 recipes are illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and contains a new section of menus by celebrated chefs cooking traditional Italian food.
  • AAHCG
    Jamie Oliver
    • £29.19
    • RRP £30.00
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    'I can't tell you how long I've dreamt about writing this book. It's the biggest book I've ever done, and I've really tried to make it a timeless, modern-day classic. Whether you're a student, a young couple, an established cook or a novice, I'll take you through a whole load of simple and accessible recipes that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. There's information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you're out shopping. 'You know what ...if you're going to eat three times a day for the rest of your life, you might as well learn to cook properly and enjoy it! So, roll up your sleeves and let me help you. Now is the time for you to get stuck in and reclaim your fantastic cooking heritage!'