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The Fearless Gourmet

  • Hardback
  • £9.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840729658
  • Publication date: 27 Apr 2006
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Kyle Books

Menus that Made History

Alex Johnson, Vincent Franklin
Authors:
Alex Johnson, Vincent Franklin

This fascinating miscellany of menus from around the world will educate as well as entertain, delighting both avid foodies and the general reader.Each menu provides an insight into its particular historical moment - from the typical food on offer in a nineteenth-century workhouse to the opulence of George IV's gargantuan coronation dinner. Some menus are linked with a specific and unforgettable event such as The Hindenburg's last flight menu or the variety of meals on offer for First, Second and Third Class passengers on board RMS Titanic, while others give an insight into sport, such as the 1963 FA Cup Final Dinner or transport and travel with the luxury lunch on board the Orient Express. Also included are literary occasions like Charles' Dickens 1868 dinner at Delmonicos in New York as well as the purely fictional and fantastical fare of Ratty's picnic in The Wind in the Willows.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Kyle Books

Gifts from the Modern Larder

Rachel De Thample
Authors:
Rachel De Thample

A bounty of recipes for homemade preserves that are good for you, from smoked and spiced pickles with gut-friendly attributes or energizing drinks such as oak-aged blackberry kombucha to healing gourmet treats such as homemade miso or wild garlic oil. Organised in chapters focusing around infusing, fermenting, pickling and drying, Rachel's recipes use everyday ingredients in ingenious ways to create treats for any occassion. The act of making edible gifts for others is just as rewarding as receiving them, especially when you keep a store of jars for yourself to to savour as the seasons come and go. Treat both those around you and yourself to the bounty of a modern larder full of delicious offerings.

Mitchell Beazley

From the Oven to the Table

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry
Kyle Books

wagamama Feed Your Soul

The dishes have been designed for every occasion, from rapid weekday meals, to slow-cooked ramens and the art of making gyoza. Sections include The Basics, Lighter Meals, Nourish your Soul and Small Plates. Recipes range from basic sauces and accompaniments such as soy sauce, sriracha, wasabi, pickled ginger and Japanese curry paste to delicious salads such as harusame, packed with protein and crunch, or the ever popular yaki soba and bang bang cauliflower.With original food photography by Howard Shooter, evocative shots of Japanese food emporia and lifestyle shots of noodles, ramen and ingredients, feed your soul is set to become the new classic wagamama cookbook.

Mitchell Beazley

The Art & Science of Foodpairing

Hamlyn

Pressure Cooking Every Day

Denise Smart
Authors:
Denise Smart

Featuring 80 fresh, easy-to-make modern recipes, such as Huevos rancheros, Lentil and cauliflower curry and Baked salted caramel cheese cake, Pressure Cooker Everyday gives this traditional way of cooking a new lease of life. Save time in the kitchen, cut costs and infuse your food with more intense flavours. Discover the potential of pressure cooking with this must-have cookbook.Six reasons to use a stovetop pressure cooker:1. Super quick - cooks three times faster than conventional cooking.2. Convenience - delicious meals, using just one pot. 3. Economical - ideal for cooking cheap ingredients from scratch.4. Durability - electric pressure cookers last years, but stovetop cookers last a lifetime.5. Versatility - they allow you to tweak recipes as you go along. You can also sear or sauté food before pressure cooking it, adding flavour, which electric cookers fail to achieve.6. More power - stovetop pressure cookers reach higher heat and pressure than electrical ones.

Kyle Books

Jude's Ice Cream & Desserts

Chow Mezger, Alex Mezger
Authors:
Chow Mezger, Alex Mezger

Indulge in a collection of innovative, lip-smackingly brilliant recipes celebrating ice-cream and the desserts that accompany it. This beautiful cookbook starts with a chapter on how to make classic and more unusual ice-cream flavours as well as sorbets and vegan options (from Strawberry and Buttermilk, No-churn Flat White Coffee to Vegan Coconut Ice Cream). Then ice-cream desserts and celebration recipes take centre stage, bringing fun to the kitchen (from Stacked Ice Cream Cheesecake with figs and cinnamon to Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie). Decadent desserts that are the perfect companion to ice cream, like Collapsed Espresso Cake, add a baking element, whilst sundaes, shakes and cocktails give inspiration for all-hours entertaining. Toppings, of course, are showcased, with sauces, chunky honeycomb, homemade waffle cones, marshmallows and salted pecan brittle on offer so you can decorate and create your own desserts. This joyful selection is an homage to one of our favourite foods and, in the hands of the award-winning British brand Jude's, you know these recipes will be exciting and packed with flavour.

Hamlyn

Cook The Week in 2 Hours

Caroline Pessin
Authors:
Caroline Pessin
AWW

5 Ingredients Slow Cooker

The best thing about slow cooking is that you can throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it do the workfor you. It's so easy. But we've found a way to make it even easier! By using just 5 ingredients, not only will you have less to buy, but there'll be less to prep too, and it will still taste amazing.Cooking a delicious meal has never be so easy, with these 100 effortless, heart-warming slow-cooker recipes.

Mitchell Beazley

Bazaar

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER bazaarnoun: a market in the Middle EastBazaar is a colourful, flavourful and satisfying celebration of vegetable dishes, designed to suit every occasion and every palate. The magic of this cookbook is that you won't feel like anything is missing, with dishes full of easy-to-achieve flavours and depth that would win over even the most die-hard carnivore. Each recipe utilizes the abundance of varied flavour profiles of the East, from spices, herbs and perfumed aromatics to hearty staples such as grains and pulses, combined with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find salads for all seasons, spectacular sides, bowl comfort, moreish mains and sweet treats.Recipes include:Grilled halloumi flatbreads with preserved lemon & barberry salsaRoasted tomato & chilli soup with herb-fried croutonsRoast vegetable bastillaGrilled tofu salad with tamarind & miso dressingPotato, ricotta & herb dumplings with walnuts & pul biber butterFeta, pul biber & oregano macaroni bakeCourgette, orange & almond cake with sweet yogurt frostingPRAISE FOR BAZAAR:'What (Sabrina) brings to the page is her warmth, brio and sheer greedy enthusiasm for bright and bold flavours, and her understanding that food is there not just to excite, but also to comfort' - Nigella Lawson'Another absolute beauty...I don't think she could write a dull recipe if she tried. Every one an elegantly spiced delight' - Tom Parker-Bowles'Sabrina Ghayour's gorgeous vegetarian recipes are hard to resist' - Red magazine'This book is likely to become a well-thumbed tome for me' - The Caterer'The recipes are vibrant, colourful and wonderfully creative' - Delicious Magazine PRAISE FOR SABRINA GHAYOUR 'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - Nigella Lawson

Kyle Books

Vegan Treats

Emma Hollingsworth
Authors:
Emma Hollingsworth
Mitchell Beazley

Salt & Time

Alissa Timoshkina
Authors:
Alissa Timoshkina

Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia - the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine - with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savour the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Napoleon cake.'Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia - or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavour combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches - revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place.' - Alissa Timoshkina'If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic' - Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

Mitchell Beazley

10-a-Day the Easy Way

James Wong
Authors:
James Wong

'A brilliant new book'- Daily MailEating healthily can be a confusing business. But what if there were a single, simple change you could make that would transform your health, without forcing you to give up the foods you love? According to a growing body of international studies, little tweaks to your everyday diet to get you beyond the 5-a-day minimum and towards 10-a-day could slash your risk of developing the biggest diseases to affect the Western world. In fact, experts agree that simply eating more fruit and veg is the single most important dietary change you can do for your health!As only 3 out of 10 people are even achieving the minimum amount of fruit and veg, this book aims to make getting there easy. No gimmicks, no 'banned' foods, no miserly portion sizes. Just 80 of the classic recipes you know and love made healthier (and tastier) by simply upping the amount of fruit and veg in them, all backed by the best science available.

Conran

Leon Fast Vegan

John Vincent, Rebecca Seal, Chantal Symons
Authors:
John Vincent, Rebecca Seal, Chantal Symons
Kyle Books

Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen
Ilex Press

Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook

Jean-François Mallet
Authors:
Jean-François Mallet

Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favourite Disney characters. Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch. Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease. With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time!

Kyle Books

Crust

Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet
Authors:
Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet

Richard's first book Dough, was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Award for Best First Book, the Julia Child Award, the IACP Best Cookbook of the Year Award and a James Beard Foundation Book Award.'The master of French breadmaking.' Sainsbury's magazine'Master baker Richard Bertinet reveals how you can become an artisan bread maker at home.' Food & Travel'This book will be a great help if you want to make your own sourdough, brioche, baguettes, ciabatta or bagels. The recipes are clearly laid out and the pictures are helpful and beautiful at the same time.' Independent MagazineRichard Bertinet's revolutionary and simple approach gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He begins by mastering the mighty Sourdough and making your own ferments so that you can make bread anytime. And then he takes a look at speciality breads, using a range of flours and flavours - why not try making Spelt Bread or experiment with Bagels and Pretzels? He follows by exploring the Croissant and all its wonderful variations as well as covering other deliciously tempting sweet breads such as Stollen and Brioche. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crust is a worthy following to a remarkable debut.

Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Tea Party Book

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree

"The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion." - Glamour Magazine (SA)"Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree..." - The IndependentAngel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!Angel Adoree was the outstanding character of this year s Dragon s Den. She received £100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and for buying a shop/property in Soho for her business - Vintage Patisserie.Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company that provide tea parties which are fabulously retro, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. The Vintage Tea Party Book embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to beautifully recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home. With a unique mixture of recipes and feature spreads with accessible tips on hairstyling, makeup methods and where to collect vintage china -- The Vintage Tea Party Book has it all!

Kyle Books

Forgotten Skills of Cooking

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen
Kyle Books

Dough: Simple Contemporary Bread

Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet
Authors:
Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet