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Cravings

Chrissy Teigen

Pre-order Chrissy's Cravings now . . .

'There are plenty of celebrity cookbooks out there, but Chrissy's is different . . . it's completely unfussy and accessible. She has an attitude about food that [we] can relate to.' Marie Claire

She reigns supreme on social media. She says what she thinks. She eats what she WANTS. Chrissy Teigen is the queen of the runway, the red carpet and the kitchen. It's over to Chrissy in her New York Times BESTSELLING Cravings to dish up the hottest food you've ever tasted . . .

Maybe she's on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she's cracking jokes on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love too.

For years, she's been collecting, cooking and Instagramming her favourite recipes, and here they are: from all day breakfasts to John's famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mum's Thai classics.

Salty, spicy, saucy and fun as hell (not just the food, but Chrissy, too) these dishes are for family, friends, date night, TV dinners, party time and for a few of those life-sucks moments. You'll learn the importance of chillies, the secret to cheesy cheeseless eggs and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen cooking, eating, life and love are one and the same.

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RECIPES NOW UPDATED WITH UK MEASUREMENTS

A Short History of Drunkenness

Mark Forsyth

By the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The Etymologicon

Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle.

A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies.

This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

Downtime

Nadine Levy Redzepi (and others)

'This is great family cooking: inviting, achievable and simply delicious.' Nigel Slater
'This book is full of ideas, enthusiasm, flavour - and heart.’ Nigella Lawson
'A wonderful collection of everyday home-cooked meals.' Jamie Oliver

Bring love and deliciousness into your kitchen.

Inspired by her own childhood and life-long love of food, Nadine Levy Redzepi has created a personal and inviting notebook of recipes that bring her family together around the kitchen table. Nadine talks you step-by-step through each recipe with warmth, encouragement and detailed instructions.

Nadine ensures that home cooking always feels relaxed and enjoyable and your kitchen becomes the heart of your home, no matter your skill or confidence level.

Downtime is the wonderful, simple food that Nadine and the Redzepi family share.

Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes

Huw Gott (and others)

‘Hawksmoor has redefined the steakhouse. It’s brought great food, an amazing vibe and great cocktails together all under one roof to make it one of the best restaurants, not just in London, but in all of Britain.’ Gordon Ramsay

From inauspicious beginnings, Hawksmoor has become a restaurant institution. Both the company and the restaurants have won numerous awards, and the distinctly British food, revolving around charcoal-grilled steaks and seafood, has made Hawksmoor amongst the busiest restaurants in the country. Now with seven restaurants, including a dedicated cocktail bar, Hawksmoor brings you Restaurants & Recipes, an essential read for anyone interested in the realities of restaurants, revealing the trials and tribulations faced along the way, as well as the people, places and plates that have made it so successful. From refined, tweaked and perfected Hawksmoor favourites like Mac ’n’ Cheese to the Steak Slice that caused a social media storm, and from a light and elegant Lobster Slaw to big carnivorous sharing feasts, this book will make you look at the classics anew and fall in love with a whole new collection of dishes for the first time. Bringing together recipes from all the Hawksmoor restaurants, and with insights like how to cook the titans of steaks like the Tomahawk, and the intricate cocktail spec sheets used by the bar staff, Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes is the ultimate bible for booze and beefy perfection – an immaculately researched, sometimes irreverent look into Hawksmoor’s obsessions and inspirations.

The River Café Classic Italian Cookbook

Rose Gray (and others)

It's been THIRTY years since the infamous River Café first opened its doors. One of London's most iconic restaurants, famous chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have cooked behind the pass.

The Thames-side restaurant serves up extraordinary Italian recipes alfresco style, that feature in THE definitive guide to authentic Italian cooking . . .

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'Their best book yet' Independent

Opened by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers in 1987, the legendary River Café changed the way we cook, eat and think about Italian food.

Over decades, they travelled extensively through Italy, cooking with friends, chefs and wine makers, who shared with them their traditional and regional classic family recipes. This book is Rose and Ruth's personal interpretation of those precious recipes, the pages rich with their experiences and knowledge.

A passionate celebration of Italy and its unique culture of food, these 200 inspiring recipes sit side by side with memories of the places, stories of the people, and insights into the regions, seasons, ingredients and techniques.

Woven with evocative photography taken in the Italian homes where Rose and Ruth cooked, and in the cities, villages, vineyards, markets and shops they grew to know so well, this is a book you will turn to time and time again, for special occasions, everyday meals, or simply to read and relish.

Enjoy heaped spoonfuls of creamy Risotto Con Latte while sipping cool, sparkling Prosecco. Dip sourdough toast into salty clams with Zuppa Alle Vongole or reimagine yourself in sun-soaked Tuscany, dousing handfuls of fresh pici pasta in squeezed lemon juice, pecorino cheese and cracked black pepper for Pici Al Limone Con Pecorino . . .

'Throughout my career, Rose and Ruth have been a complete inspiration to me. Any book from them is a treat, but to have a collection of their favourite classic Italian recipes in one place is something not to be missed. They have changed the way the British people eat - here's to them both!' Jamie Oliver

'It's hard to decide which has made the greater contribution to British food culture, Rose and Ruthie's outstanding restaurant, or their wonderful and inspiring cookbooks. If pushed, I would plump for the latter' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Dry

Clare Liardet

THE NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAIL BOOK

'Pure genius' The Sunday Telegraph

This book is full of the very best cocktails – the most delicious flavours, the most distinctive combinations and the most adventurous recipes. And they are all made with non-alcoholic ingredients, from exciting new mixers to rich, fragrant syrups and spirits. Most can be created with ingredients found in your kitchen or garden, and all promise an exciting new way to drink dry.

These are imaginative, grown-up, non-alcoholic alternatives for the designated driver, teetotaller, or those who are pregnant, trying dry January, losing weight or just cutting back.

Whether you’re planning a Friday night in with friends, a lazy Sunday brunch or a barbecue in the summer sun, you can find your dry drinks here.

Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico

Rick Stein

Rick Stein brings his unrivalled enthusiasm and trusted expertise to the fresh, flavourful food of Mexico and California. No one better captures the food essence of a country and brings the best recipes into our kitchens like Rick.


Starting in San Francisco and Baja California, and working his way down to the southernmost tip of Mexico, Rick Stein cooks, eats and experiences Mexican food at its very best and most diverse.

Packed with vegetables, centred around fresh ingredients and always high on flavour, Mexican and California cooking is naturally healthy and satisfying - from the incredible seafood of the north Pacific coast and the mole of Oaxaca, to the spices and salsas of Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

With the trademark beautiful photography and evocative design of Rick's books, this cookbook will encourage anyone to try out the bold food of these sunshine states.

The Meaning of Rice

Michael Booth

'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times

In this often hilarious yet deeply researched book, food and travel writer Michael Booth and his family embark on an epic journey the length of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture. They find a country much altered since their previous visit ten years earlier (which resulted in the award-winning international bestseller Sushi and Beyond).

Over the last decade the country’s restaurants have won a record number of Michelin stars and its cuisine was awarded United Nations heritage status. The world’s top chefs now flock to learn more about the extraordinary dedication of Japan’s food artisans, while the country’s fast foods – ramen, sushi and yakitori – have conquered the world. As well as the plaudits, Japan is also facing enormous challenges. Ironically, as Booth discovers, the future of Japan’s culinary heritage is under threat.

Often venturing far off the beaten track, the author and his family discover intriguing future food trends and meet a fascinating cast of food heroes, from a couple lavishing love on rotten fish, to a chef who literally sacrificed a limb in pursuit of the ultimate bowl of ramen, and a farmer who has dedicated his life to growing the finest rice in the world… in the shadow of Fukushima. They dine in the greatest restaurant in the world, meet the world champion of cakes, and encounter wild bears. Booth is invited to judge the world sushi championship, ‘enjoys’ the most popular Japanese dish you have never heard of aboard a naval destroyer, and unearths the unlikely story of the Englishwoman who helped save the seaweed industry.

Sushi and Beyond was also a bestseller in Japanese where its success has had improbable consequences for Booth and his family. They now star in their own popular cartoon series produced by national broadcaster NHK.

Good Food Eat Well: Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

For those of us with busy lifestyles and little time to spare, slow cookers are a priceless helping hand in the kitchen - with as little as 10 minutes spent preparing a dish at the beginning of the day, you can enjoy delicious food a few hours later without slaving away at a hot stove. It isn't just high calorie, high fat recipes that you can make though - this essential guide from the experts at Good Food will show you to make delicious, healthy and balanced recipes in your slow cooker. From curries, chillis, soups and guilt-free puddings, through to fresh ideas for stews, and vegetarian meals, there is a slow-cooked meal for everyone.

Accompanied throughout with full-colour photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's favourite triple-tested slow cooker recipes will work first time, every time.

A Taste of Adventure

Exodus Travels Limited

If you're an adventurer with an appetite, then this cookbook is for you! This lovely cookbook is a collection of globetrotting gastronomy to help you recreate your travels at home.

The recipes in this book are from all over the world, from Vietnamese Pho and Indian Mango Lassi, to traditional African flatbreads, Middle Eastern Lamb Tagine, and Spanish Paella.

With these recipes you'll have the whole world at your fingertips!

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks

Mary Berry

One of the Guardian's TOP TEN READS for Christmas

'It's practical AND beautiful . . . almost like it's an ideal gift . . .' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2


Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home.

'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry

Inside you'll find . . .

A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home.

Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home.

'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent

'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph

River Cafe 30

Ruth Rogers (and others)


'One of the most beautiful hardbacks we’ve ever seen' The Evening Standard

An iconic restaurant. A celebratory cookbook. Simply delicious Italian homecooking at its best.

With River Cafe 30, Ruth Rogers and her head-chefs, Joseph Trivelli and Sian Wyn Owen, invite you to join them in marking 30 years of memories and good food at London's The River Cafe.

Since 1987, The River Cafe has championed simple, good quality Italian cooking and, along with Ruth and Rose's cookbooks, it really did change the way we eat.

Ruth, Joseph and Sian have revisited and updated the best dishes from the first blue cookbook and introduce 30 new favourites from the menus today - Panzanella, Ravioli with Ricotta, Raw Tomato and Basil, Risotto with Porcini and Girolles, Braised Beef Fillet and, of course, Chocolate Nemesis.

Including Ruth's memories and unseen archive images, Rose's careful tips and hand-drawn illustrations, new photography by Jean Pigozzi and Matthew Donaldson, bespoke menu artworks from the restaurant's friends and 120 classic Italian recipes, River Cafe 30 encapsulates the essence of the restaurant and its food.

This is a beautiful cookbook of recipes you'll want to cook time and again - a must-have for all food lovers.

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