- Under a Mackerel Sky by: Rick Stein £3.76Add to basket
`All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why’ Rick Stein’s childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved and given freedom typical of the time. As he grew older, the holidays were filled with loud and lively parties in his parents’ Cornish barn. But ever-present was the unpredicatible mood of his bipolar father, with Rick frequently the focus of his anger and sadness. When Rick was 18 his father killed himself. Emotionally adrift, Rick left for Australia, carrying a suitcase stamped with his father’s initials. Manual labour in the outback followed by adventures in America and Mexico toughened up the naive public schoolboy, but at heart he was still lost and unsure what to do with his life. Eventually, Cornwall called him home. From the entrepreneurial days of his mobile disco, the Purple Tiger, to his first, unlikely unlikely nightclub where much of the time was spent breaking up drink-fuelled fights, Rick charts his personal journey in a way that is both wry and perceptive; engaging and witty. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013
- The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life : How to Love Food, Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Good! by: Hairy Bikers £11.21Add to basket
Following on from their No. 1 bestselling diet book, THE HAIRY DIETERS, the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice.Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. THE HAIRY DIETERS has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK and this, their second diet book, delivers even more low-cal family favourites. Packed with 80 delicious low-calorie recipes, tips, and techniques to learn, this collection of diet recipes is the Hairy Bikers at their best.Si King and Dave Myers are the nation’s favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
- Make it Ahead by: Ina Garten £20.63Add to basket
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead? If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good–or even better!–when they’re made in advance. In Make It Ahead, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of Summer Rose Sangria filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive. Simmer a pot of Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup, enjoy a bowl for lunch, and freeze the rest for a chilly evening. You can prep the kale, Brussels sprouts, and lemon vinaigrette for Winter Slaw ahead of time and simply toss them together before serving. Assemble French Chicken Pot Pies filled with artichokes and fresh tarragon a day in advance and then pop them in the oven half an hour before dinner. And for dessert, everyone needs the recipe for Ina’s Decadent (gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake topped with Make-Ahead Whipped Cream. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year–Thanksgiving! Her Ultimate Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy with Onions & Sage may just change your life. With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa.
- James Martin’s French Adventure : 80 Classic French Recipes by: James Martin £16.25Add to basket
James Martin’s French Adventure showcases the superstar chef’s handpicked favourite recipes from the series and sees him journey the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer. Along the way he cooks seafood in Marseille, shops at colourful Provencal markets, cooks with legendary chefs including Michel Roux and Pierre Gagnaire and explores the vineyards of Burgundy.With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James’s own takes on some of the delicious dishes he tastes on the road, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a warming bowl of vibrant pistou soup on a chilly evening, or take duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney on your next picnic. For a treat, try scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce or a classic boeuf bourguignon. And what better end to a meal than a pear and rosemary tarte tatin or a refreshing iced blackberry souffle?Overflowing with stunning photography, James Martin’s French Adventure is a must-have for anyone who loves the good life and great, simple food.
- The Paleo Cookbook : 300 Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes by: Rockridge Press £11.49Add to basket
The Paleo diet isn’t a fad or another weight loss gimmick. It’s the way humans were meant to eat. The Paleo Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of recipes from across the globe. Whether you’re looking for Paleo-friendly breakfasts, dinners, desserts, or international favorites, you’ll find dishes for every taste. The Paleo Cookbook is your guide to a new, healthier way of eating: -Enjoy 300 easy recipes for every meal plan including side dishes, snacks, and beverages. -Find a wide variety of choices for both meat-eaters and vegetarians. -Experience international Paleo dishes such as Curried Shrimp, Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Stir-Fry, and Caveman Fajitas. -Make the move to gluten-free eating by using the freshest meats, produce, and spices. -Learn helpful tips for cooking with Paleo-friendly ingredients. Transitioning to the Paleo lifestyle is the natural way to increased vitality, weight loss, and overall better health. With The Paleo Cookbook, you’ll discover just how easy, delicious, and nutritious the Paleo diet can be.