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The National Trust Cookbook, 100 Recipes Of Traditional And Modern Cooking


  The National Trust Cookbook reminds me of the books my mother use to keep in her kitchen. The ones that showed you how to make bread or a simple sponge cake. When the enticing smells wafted from the kitchen to the living room, I would go and see what she was making. There on the […]

Amazing Malaysian Cookbook: Vibrant & Healthy Recipes That You Simply Can’t Resist!


When you first learn to cook, you try to recreate the recipes you eat everyday. The cuisine that comes from your family and your background. As I’m English, the first things I tried were roast chickens and vegetable soups. I got pretty good and started to try more ambitious meals. As we gain confidence we try […]

Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian – A Lovely Book Of Classic Recipes


Those Italians know how to do great food. They have a massive passion for cooking and know exactly how to get the best out of their ingredients. But you do know there is more than great pasta and amazing desserts, right? I’m not talking about amazing fish dishes or fantastic risotto’s – Italian cuisine also has […]

MasterChef :The Masters At Home, Favourite Recipes From World Class Chefs


One of the largest and heaviest books that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing so far, is the MasterChef: The Masters At Home. It feels very weighty at 3cm thick and at 335 pages I guess it ought to. I should warn you that the book doesn’t really have a direct connection with MasterChef as […]

Tom’s Table: The ‘No Fluff’ Cook Book With Plenty Of Great Ideas


There are three types of cookery books, the reference that sites on the shelf, the beautifully crafted that takes pride of place on the coffee table and the one you actually use because the recipes have been written for people like you and me. I wanted to make the distinction because the latest cookery book […]

Oz Clarke’s Wine A – Z, The Perfect Book For Wine Lovers


This past weekend, I spent sometime exploring Oz Clarke’s latest book, ‘Wine A-Z’. It’s a rather comprehensive guide that explores vineyards, regions and varieties. There’s even a food and wine matching guide. You can think of the book as more of a deep exploration of the word of wine, you can dip in and out and find […]

Soup For Syria, The Recipe Book That Helps The Refugees


We would you like you to help the Syrian refugees by buying The book ‘Soup For Syria‘. It contains great recipes from top chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden and Anthony Bourdain. With the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, every penny goes to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to help fund life-saving relief efforts to Syrian refugees. A […]