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The Pocket Bakery

By Rose Prince
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Rose Prince
Beginning as an idea to get her children to earn their pocket money and gain a lifelong skill, Rose Prince, along with daughter Lara and son Jack, began opening up their Battersea home every Saturday morning to sell freshly made bread. Trained in the art of sourdough by guru Giuseppe Mascoli, owner of the famous Franco Manca in Brixton market, the Pocket Bakery has gone from strength to strength, awakening a passion for all things baking-based in Rose and her teenage children. Today, it is a thriving local bakery with a big future that produces quality and delicious artisan baking from brioche loaves in flower pots to scrumptious teatime cakes. In this book they share their easy-to-follow techniques, secrets, and recipes to get everyone baking.Rose Prince started her career working as a chef in the test kitchen of Notting Hill's 'Books for Cooks' alongside Clarissa Dixon Wright. She moved on to report for BBC Radio 4's FOOD PROGRAMME. She is now a respected journalist, with a two food columns in the DAILY TELEGRAPH and has written five best-selling cookery books.
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Seasonal Baking

By Fiona Cairns
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Fiona Cairns
Seasonal baking from the Royal cake maker.Royal cake maker, Fiona Cairns, knows how important the seasons are when creating delicious cakes. Not only are ingredients at their very best and cheapest, but it also makes sense to be in tune with the changing colours, moods and celebrations of the seasons. In the spring, why not try baking early rhubarb and vanilla custard cupcakes? On a hot summer's day enjoy a mango pavlova, and on a cold winter's afternoon curl up by the fireside and share a slice of chocolate and cardamom tart. From edible gifts to party and celebration cakes, plus decorating ideas and drink suggestions, SEASONAL BAKING is full of inspiration whatever the time of year or occasion. Fiona Cairns supplies cakes for Waitrose, Selfridges, Harrods, Sainsbury's and Bon Marche Paris and was the official cake designer for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Many of the cakes in this book are accompanied by decorating ideas, as well as seasonal drink suggestions. Whether you find yourself in the kitchen wondering what to bake for the simple pleasure of it, to share or give to a friend or maybe bake for a party large or small - whatever the time of year or occasion, you will find plenty of ideas.
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  • Mrs Beeton's Classic Meat Dishes

    By Isabella Beeton
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    Isabella Beeton
    The complete guide to cooking hearty meat dishes by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.Mrs Beeton was an expert at cooking suppers that were hearty, warming and wholesome. From a roast fore rib of beef, steak and kidney pudding and braised mutton, her recipes were big on flavour: tender, succulent and delicious dishes with the best quality cuts of meat. Here is traditional British cooking at its best, with the most economical and practical methods for you to create those classic suppers that continue to stand the test of time. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.
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  • Mrs Beeton's Cakes & Bakes

    By Isabella Beeton
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    Isabella Beeton
    The complete guide to baking by our most famous cook - fully updated for the 21st-century kitchen.As a nation, there is no denying that we have a sweet tooth - and classic recipes such as Eccles Cakes, Victoria Sandwich Cake, scones and shortbread, have stood the test of time. MRS BEETON'S CAKES AND BAKES is a gorgeous and practical recipe book for the home cook, packed with delicious desserts and sweet treat ideas for any occasion.All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.
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    Great British Food Revival: The Revolution Continues

    By Blanche Vaughan
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    Blanche Vaughan
    16 celebrated chefs create mouth-watering recipes with the UK's finest ingredientsGreat British Food Revival is back to champion more of Britain's unique produce and delicious ingredients. Essential varieties and breeds that have been here for centuries are in danger of disappearing, forever. Under threat from tasteless foreign invaders, market forces and food fashion, produce that has been part of our national food heritage could die out within a generation. So together, sixteen of our most celebrated and talented chefs have created delicious recipes to bring our native breeds and varieties back from the brink. Using only the best of ingredients, this collection of recipes will inspire home cooks to buy British and support our unique food heritage.
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    From Nature To Plate

    By Tom Kitchin
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    Tom Kitchin
    Fresh food, simply prepared, from Tom Kitchin in Edinburgh - the youngest newly Michelin-starred chef.Tom's restaurant, The Kitchin opened in June 2006. Six months later, it earned a Michelin star, the fastest to be awarded. It was voted Restaurant of the Year 2007 by LIST MAGAZINE, and Tom Kitchin was Scottish Chef of the Year in 2007. His unique marriage of seasonal Scottish produce with the classical French technique has universal application. He is totally committed to fresh seasonal ingredients, cooked simply, and this book showcases the ingredients which are available and at their best each month of the calendar year.

    Great British Food Revival

    By Blanche Vaughan
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    Blanche Vaughan
    Featuring Britain's most delicious but threatened ingredients THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD REVIVAL celebrates local produce in classic recipes written by Britain's favourite cooksBritain is home to the tastiest fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, and honeys in the world but many of our original species and breeds are under threat by foreign invaders. British food needs us!From West Country apples, rare breed bacon, Baldwin blackcurrants and Scottish heather honey, THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD REVIVAL is the nation's definitive collection of British recipes. Combining traditional ingredients with modern flair, these dishes provide every reason why we should be eating and cooking local produce from the British Isles.With big flavours and simple ingredients, the food is the star. And to celebrate with true cooking magic the Hairy Bikers, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, James Martin and many other top chefs take the reader on a gastronomic journey and rediscover the jewels of our great food heritage.
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    The Hairy Bikers' 12 Days of Christmas

    By Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers
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    Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers
    Make this year's Christmas dinner your greatest and most relaxed ever with Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers, authors of the #1 runaway bestseller MUMS KNOW BEST: THE HAIRY BIKERS' FAMILY COOKBOOK.With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food and all things festive, Si and Dave have put together the definitive Christmas cookbook. Combining foolproof versions of the nation's favourite Christmas dishes with new and inventive festive recipes they love to cook for their friends and families, the Hairy Bikers will ensure you serve up cracking meals with ease throughout the holiday season.As well as covering what to cook on the big day itself, the Hairy Bikers also give you tasty dishes for Christmas Eve, delicious cocktails to tame your in-laws, ingenious recipes for all those leftovers and fancy snacks to nibble on in front of the telly. They even show you how to make your own Christmas crackers - and help keep the kids distracted. This is the perfect companion to your festive celebrations.
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    Basics

    By Anthony Telford
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    Anthony Telford
    Tired of cookbooks with a mess of complicated instructions, exotic ingredients, and completely unachievable photographs of food that only a chef could prepare? Then The Basics is for you - hundreds of easy to follow recipes with simple ingredients for fast everyday meals. Includes rescue remedies for when things go wrong, substitute ingredients for those times when the cupboard is bare, and handy explanations of all those obscure or tricky cookbook terms that other cookbooks assume you understand. With recipes ranging from roast chicken to lasagne and baked cheesecake, The Basics is a cookbook for everyone from the beginner just leaving home to the more confident cook who wants daily inspiration and a great collection of delicious everyday recipes. Anthony Telford was the presenter of the cooking segment on 9am with David and Kim and featured on Ready, Steady, Cook on Channel 10, chef, and author of The Kitchen Hand, the highly successful and indispensable guide to kitchen wisdom. He lives in Byron Bay with his partner and seven children.

    Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen

    By Lucio Galletto
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    Lucio Galletto
    Liguria is another country. They do things differently there, particularly when it comes to food. Lucio Galletto grew up in Liguria - at the eastern end of the Riviera di Levante (coast of the rising sun). He didn't realise how special his region was until he fell in love with an Australian girl and travelled 12,000 kilometres to be with her. In 2008 Lucio, and writer David Dale, along with photographer Paul Green, returned to the birthplace of ravioli and pesto and wild-greens pie to investigate how the cooking of Lucio's region had evolved during his twenty-five-year absence. They found a new breed of chefs, farmers, and fishermen adapting traditions to the environmental concerns of the twenty-first century. Still using the wonderful array of local herbs, vegetables and seafood, they apply a lighter touch and a more adventurous spirit.In this stunningly photographed book, Lucio brings us the fruits of his travels - 180 delicious recipes that respect the experience of the past and anticipate the demands of the future, dishes that are fun to cook, beautiful to look at, a pleasure to share, and kind to the body. And, importantly, that pay homage to the sunny Riviera di Levante from which Lucio's culinary journey began.

    THE EAT WELL COOKBOOK

    By Jan Purser
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    Jan Purser
    Do you love cooking and eating great food? Do you worry about gaining weight? Do you have or suspect you have food sensitivities? Would you like to feel fabulous all the time? The good news is that there are ways of having your cake and eating it too. Basing their philosophy for health and wellbeing on their formidable combined experience in the food and natural health industries, Jan Purser and Kathy Snowball have created another cookbook with sensational healthy food suitable for all occasions, whether it's dinner for two, a family meal or entertaining the masses. And it's all gluten and dairy-free, making it suitable for people with sensitivities or allergies in those areas. Following on from the success of their award-winning The Detox Cookbook, this is a book of recipes and practical advice for living well, for people with a passion for food who also want to keep a close eye on their health.

    Soffritto

    Every Italian cook has a soffritto - the 'starter kit' of olive oil, herbs, garlic and other core ingredients from which a great dish is built. Lucio Galletto was in search of the soffritto of his life.In 1938, 16-year-old Anna Galletto ran away with Gino Guelfi, the charming gelato maker she'd met at a local dance. In 1943, Anna's brother Mauro escaped from a German prison camp and hunted fascists in the marble mountains of Carrara. In 1951, Mauro and Gino built a shack on a beach next to the ruins of a 2000-year-old Roman city. They started selling fish soup to the artists and writers who were holidaying in the area and became legendary for the way they used the local specialties: parmesan, pecorino, olive oil, pasta, pesto, balsamic vinegar, truffles and prosciutto. In 1975, Mauro's son Lucio arrived for work at the restaurant, fell in love with a beautiful girl sitting in the bar, and ran away with her to Australia.In a new century, Lucio returns to his birthplace - Lunigiana, in north west Italy - on a mission to understand the family, the food and the culture that prepared him to create a successful restaurant in a new world 17,000 kilometres away. Farmers, fishermen, war heroes, winemakers, waiters, hunters, cooks, cousins, aunts, shepherds and scholars told him their secrets and inspired this story, told beautifully by David Dale.

    Classic After Dinner Drinks

    By Salvatore Calabrese
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    Salvatore Calabrese
    Prepare favourite concoctions like a Black Russian and a Grasshopper. Entertain dinner companions with such fascinating lore as where the name brandy came from or satisfy your curiosity as to how different drinks like single malt whisky are made and aged. Includes recipes for over 100 classic after-dinner drinks, from brandy, armagnac, and cognac to malt whisky, port and liqueurs, including 10 future classics.