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The Tuscan Year

Elizabeth Romer
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Elizabeth Romer

In 1972 Elizabeth Romer moved to a farmhouse in Tuscany, where she discovered a life moulded by the past and tasted the simple, sublime flavours of traditional Italian cooking for the first time. Here, she introduces the Cerotti family who farm one section of the valley, and vividly describes, month by month, the Tuscan year. From January's prosciutto and salame, to cheese-making in March, to threshing the corn in high summer, to the game and chanterelles of autumn, and the chestnut woods of November and December. In the heart of the Cerotti household wonderful meals are prepared using fresh and simple ingredients, governed by the rhythms of the changing seasons. Elizabeth Romer presents the fare for high days and holidays as well as every day, from fresh garlic and wild herbs to fried flowers and carnival cakes. This magical book reveals the secrets of an ancient way of life and cuisine, with dozens of delicious recipes to bring the flavour of Tuscany to any kitchen.

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Rococo

Chantal Coady
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Chantal Coady

A gorgeous collection of recipes from London's most exclusive chocolatier.Rococo makes the finest chocolates in the world. Its founder, Chantal Coady, has been a pioneer of the nouveau chocolat revolution for 30 years. She established the award-winning Rococo chocolate business and school and continues to blaze the trail for chocolate creativity. In this beautiful and indulgent book, Chantal shares her expertise and chocolate alchemy. From the perfect ganache recipe to delicious salted caramel truffles, and from a stunning chocolate roulade to extreme chocolate combinations, Rococo celebrates gastronomy's finest, most complex and luxurious of ingredients - chocolate.

A.A. Gill

A. A. Gill (1954-2016) was born in Edinburgh. He was the TV and restaurant critic and regular features-writer for the Sunday Times, a columnist for Esquire and contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller. He was the author of A. A. Gill is Away, The Angry Island, Previous Convictions, Table Talk, Paper View, A. A. Gill is Further Away and The Golden Door, as well as two novels and the memoir Pour Me, which was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize. Lines in the Sand, a collection of his journalism in recent years, will be published in 2017.

Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning is a graduate chemist and a secondary school teacher with a true passion for making chemistry exciting and interesting. He created the hit Compound Interest blog, examining the chemical reactions we come across on a day-to-day basis. Andy lives in Bournemouth.Check out the blog at www.compoundchem.comTweet Compound Interest @compoundchem

Blanche Vaughan

Blanche Vaughan is a food writer and chef. She trained at the River Cafe and then worked at Moro and St John. She writes for the GUARDIAN online.You can follow Blanche on Twitter at https://twitter.com/blanchevaughan

Chantal Coady

Chantal Coady is the founder of Rococo Chocolates, the first 'new wave' chocolate boutique of its kind. Since the opening of its doors in 1983, Rococo has established three exclusive boutiques in London - Chelsea, Marylebone and Belgravia. Chantal works closely with the Grenada Chocolate Company, as part of a joint venture to produce fairly traded and 'ethical' choclate. She is also the founder for the Campaign for Real Chocolate and The Chocolate Society.https://twitter.com/chantalcoadyhttps://twitter.com/RococoChocs http://rococochocolates.com/blog/

Elizabeth Romer

S John Romer did post graduate studies at the Royal College of Art and spent his early career recording wall reliefs in Ancient Egypt. For the last 25 years he has alternated professional archaeology and conservation with writing books and writing and presenting TV programmes. Co-author Elizabeth Romer has worked with John on most of his books. She too graduated from the RCA and worked as an archaeologist. John and Elizabeth Romer live in South Tuscany. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TITLES by John Romer include Valley of the Kings, Ancient Lives and Great Excavations, Elizabeth Romer has also written a number of cookery books, including The Tuscan Year.

Ellie Lux

Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux have experience of dealing with the day-to-day practical aspects of managing food allergy. Both have children with multiple food allergies and have learnt to deal with the issues involved in eating out, going to birthday parties, reading food labels and other aspects of managing the lifestyles of children with food allergies. Fiona and Ellie are old school friends. Fiona trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine, completed a one year full-time diploma course and successfully ran a catering business with clients including leading law firms, art galleries, ITV, Cancer Research UK and many more. Before having children Ellie worked in the strategy and marketing departments at Virgin and has also worked as a freelance journalist.

Fiona Cairns

Fiona Cairns Ltd began on Fiona's kitchen table 25 years ago, when Kishore Patel - Fiona's husband and now MD of the company - spotted the potential of his wife¿s beautifully crafted handmade cakes. Kishore and Fiona have built the company up to be an established premium brand and this year they had the honour of being chosen to make the official wedding cake for Prince William and Catherine Middleton. A Fiona Cairns cake is both classic and cutting edge and Fiona and her dedicated team pride themselves on being creative; their designs are constantly changing,to reflect current fashions and trends. Fiona also gets a lot of the inspiration by keeping in touch with her customers and visiting the department stores to gather ideas. Her love of flowers also has a strong influence and she regularly uses sugar roses, hydrangeas and berries to decorate her vintage cakes, which have a pretty, traditional look. Fiona Cairns cakes are available at Waitrose, Selfridges, Harrods, Sainsbury's and Bon Marche Paris.Visit the website for more information www.fionacairns.com. Join on Fiona Cairns on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fionacairnscakes, follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/fionacairns and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/fionacairnsltd.

Fiona Heggie

Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux have experience of dealing with the day-to-day practical aspects of managing food allergy. Both have children with multiple food allergies and have learnt to deal with the issues involved in eating out, going to birthday parties, reading food labels and other aspects of managing the lifestyles of children with food allergies. Fiona and Ellie are old school friends. Fiona trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine, completed a one year full-time diploma course and successfully ran a catering business with clients including leading law firms, art galleries, ITV, Cancer Research UK and many more. Before having children Ellie worked in the strategy and marketing departments at Virgin and has also worked as a freelance journalist.

Gerard Baker

Gerard Baker is a chef, food writer, broadcaster and historian. He has written extensively for The Times, The Kitchen Garden, BBC Good Food magazine and has been a specialist food contributor for BBC's national news networks and programmes for over 12 years. He has been nominated for Pick of the Year on BBC Radio Four food programme and he has made numerous television appearances; most notably on the judging panel on Rosemary Schrager's School for Cooks and as the food historian to the Hairy Bikers on their Mums Know Best BBC tour.

Hairy Bikers

Winners of TV Personalities of the Year at Fortnum & Mason's Food & Drink Awards 2017.With their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and irresistible enthusiasm, the Hairy Bikers have become Britain's favourite food heroes.Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers' versatile skills have taken him to some unusual places. He worked in a steelworks as a student, to finance his studies in Fine Arts, and later joined the BBC as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics. Si King hails from North East England and is a big, blond bearded biker with an infectious laugh. He worked for many years as an Assistant Director and Locations Manager for film and television, including the Harry Potter films.Si and Dave met on the set of a TV drama in 1995 and have been cooking and riding together ever since. They have now written over 15 cookbooks, including Chicken & Egg, Mums Know Best, Bakeation, Meat Feasts and 12 Days of Christmas. In 2012, the boys shed more than six stone between them on The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. They have also created a range of low-fat sauces (available in Asda and Ocado), launched an online subscription-based weight-loss club, The Hairy Bikers' Diet Club, and published an acclaimed autobiography, Blood, Sweat & Tyres.www.hairybikers.comhttps://www.facebook.com/HairyBikers https://twitter.com/HairyBikers

Isabella Beeton

Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London is 1836, where she grew up in a household of twenty-one children. It took Isabella four years to compile her masterwork, publishing Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management in 1861. It contains an enormous amount of information to help people live, in Isabella Beeton's own words, 'economically, tastefully and well'. Her style, imparting information as clearly and simply as possible, was hugely influential. The book sold 60,000 copies in its first year, but Isabella Beeton died four years later, in 1865, aged just twenty-eight. The enduring popularity of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is testament to the quality of her advice.

Jammy Lannister

Ser Jammy Lannister is a Knight of Westeros, a long-standing member of the King's guard, and one of the finest bakers in the Seven Kingdoms. Having lost his right hand in a tragic accident involving spun sugar, he went on to become the greatest left-handed whisker this side of the Narrow Sea. He currently lives in King's Landing with his sister. (They are just really good friends...).@gameofscones_www.facebook.com/GameOfScones1

Justine Pattison

Justine Pattison is the UK's favourite diet recipe writer. To date, her recipes have featured in books totalling over 3 million sales. She is a regular contributor to BBC GOOD FOOD and OLIVE magazines, and most recently the author of FREEZE and the WITHOUT THE CALORIES series. She has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justine-Pattison and a Twitter account @JustinePattison.

Kate Harrison

Before becoming a novelist, Kate Harrison worked for a news agency, reporting mainly for the national tabloids. She then moved to the BBC where she was a reporter in regional news in Bristol and Birmingham, producer on NEWSROUND, and worked on PANORAMA and other investigative/consumer shows and documentaries.Kate Harrison writes fiction and non-fiction: her novels include The Secret Shopper's Revenge, Brown Owl's Guide to Life and the Soul Beach thriller trilogy, her young adult series. She's also the author of the bestselling The 5:2 Diet Book, plus three other 5:2 Books. Visit Kate's website at kate-harrison.com, follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/katewritesbooks and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/katewritesbooks and watch her Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL961FBF0F8A8CE2B2&feature=view_all. Visit the Soul Beachwebsite at http://www.soulbeach.org, the Soul Fire website at http://burningtruths.com and follow Soul Beach on Twitter at https://twitter.com/onsoulbeach and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/katewritesbooks/the-dream-soul-beach-cast-list. Learn more with http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=auJWC-o-RiY.

Martin Morales

A cook since the age of 11, Martin Morales was a founding member of Apple iTunes, Disney's youngest ever board member, and has been involved in a number of hospitality and events businesses and brands. He has the backing of industry experts to ensure that the Ceviche brand continues to grow into a global success.Follow Martin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/martinceviche and visit the Ceviche website http://cevicheuk.com.

Michel Roux jr

Michel Roux Jr is one of London's most respected chefs. Le Gavroche, which he has run since 1991, continues to receive recommendations for excellence in every food guide. Michel's early training in France instilled in him a belief in simplicity and quality of raw ingredients which has he put to use in developing the recipes he uses both at Le Gavroche and in his books: Le Gavroche Cookbook, Marathon Chef and Matching Food and Wine.www.michelroux.co.uk/

Rachel Khoo

Rachel moved to Paris six years ago to pursue a passion for patisserie. Today she owns her own restaurant ('La petite cuisine à Paris', Paris' smallest underground restaurant) from her tiny kitchen. Her book and TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen, have become a huge success and Rachel represents French cooking with a fresh and modern twist.http://www.rachelkhoo.com/http://pinterest.com/rachelkhoo/https://www.facebook.com/rkhookshttps://twitter.com/rkhooks

Rose Prince

Rose Prince has been writing about food and campaigning for over 15 years. She writes two weekly columns for the Daily Telegraph, and writes regular recipe features for the Telegraph Magazine. She is the author of three cookery books, The New English Kitchen (2005), The New English Table (2008) and Kitchenella (2010,) which was shortlisted for a Galaxy Award. In 2006 she wrote The Savvy Shopper, a book based on the Daily Telegraph column of the same name.