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Deja Food

Mary-Anne Boermans

Mary-Anne Boermans believes passionately that traditional British food, refined over centuries, can be tastier, healthier, more exciting and easier to prepare than anything mass-produced. Moreover, by following the collective wisdom of our culinary ancestors we can both save money and drastically reduce food wastage.

DEJA FOOD is a return to the food of times past. It is how we used to eat, being inventive with the less expensive cuts of meat, using richly flavoured leftovers to create stunning new dishes, making the most of seasonal ingredients served simply and deliciously in ways we have forgotten. It’s frugal, but full of flavour, deliciously different, yet proudly traditional.

This delectable collection includes recipes for meat, poultry, game, offal, vegetable and fish. There are skinks, hashes, puddings and pies. Goose, shrimp, parsnips et al will be potted, stewed and fricasseed into hearty, flavourful food that stands up to the best modern recipes. And Mary-Anne will reveal the fascinating stories behind the dishes.

DEJA FOOD is real food, perfected over centuries, that is just as mouth-watering today as it was then.

Summer in the Islands

Matthew Fort

Imagine spending a carefree summer in the Italian sun, beachcombing, eating and drinking with abandon, drifting without restraint from island to island, from port to port.

Summer in the Islands is the record of Matthew Fort doing just that in his third Italian voyage on a Vespa – first down the length of Italy in Eating Up Italy, then around Sicily in Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons, and now hopping between the Aeolian Islands, something he hadn’t done since his early 20s.

Traveling by Vespa and by ferry, Fort tours the islands at his leisure. He takes us to Elba, where Napoleon was once imprisoned; to Salina, famous for its capers, just as Pantelleria is famous for its dessert wine; to Pianosa, where dangerous Mafia bosses were kept and which Joseph Heller used as the setting for Catch-22; to Capri, where Maxim Gorky ran a school for revolutionaries which was visited by Lenin and Stalin…

…to all of Italy’s 52 islands which he has never written about before.

With 30 years of experience as a food critic, travel writer and adventurer, Fort is an excellent guide through the culinary and cultural history he encounters during his summer in the islands.

Good Food Eat Well: Superfood Recipes

Good Food

We’ve all heard of super-foods but it’s hard to know where to start and to work out which foods are the most beneficial for health and well-being.

Good Food Eat Well: Simple super-food recipes is a comprehensive collection of 150 fresh and reasonably priced recipes which make eating healthily straightforward and achievable. All of our recipes have been chosen for their health-giving ingredients, whether that’s memory-boosting turmeric or stamina-enhancing beetroot. So whether you’re looking to improve your health, lose a few pounds or just want to feel lighter and brighter, our super-food recipes will help you achieve your goal.

All the recipes are short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, and all are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.

The Savvy Shopper’s Cookbook

Amy Sheppard

If you love delicious food, spending less on your weekly shop and saving time, this cookbook is for you!

This book will show you how to navigate discount supermarkets and shop for fewer ingredients at low prices, without compromising on your favourite meals, flavour or satisfaction!

Packed with delicious, cheap and nutritious midweek meal ideas to match your shopping habits, this might just be the book you’ve been searching for.

Open up for mouth-watering dishes including Caramelised Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart, Steak and Potato Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing, Moroccan Chickpea Curry, and 15-minute Apple and Blackberry Crumbles.

Good Food Eat Well: Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes

Good Food

Whether the rise for the popularity in vegan and vegetarian recipes is moral, financial or just that some people want to eat more plant-based meals, the Good Food team have made sure their recipes are balanced, nutritional and delicious.

In Good food Eat Well: Vegan and Vegetarian there are recipes to cover groups of any size and occasion. From big batch cereals and smoothies to help you start the day right to quick meals, snacks and desserts for one alongside relaxed buffet ideas and formal entertaining dishes for a crowd there’s heaps of inspiration for vegan and vegetarian cooking that everyone will want to try.

All of these 100 triple-tested recipes from the Good Food experts are vegetarian and, where possible, they’ve been adapted or there are suggestions on how to make them vegan too.

Flavour

Bob Holmes

Why should you serve red wine with classical music and white wine with pop music?
What is it about a heavier bowl that makes your pudding taste better?
And how can you make your food taste saltier without adding more salt?

If any of these questions has sparked your appetite you need to read Flavour.

New Scientist correspondent Bob Holmes has tasted a lot of things in the name of flavour. He’s travelled all over the world, delved into cutting-edge scientific research, enlisted chefs, psychologists, molecular gastronomists, flavourists and farmers, attended the weirdest conventions, and even received very rare access to one of the world’s few highly secretive flavour houses.

For anyone who wants to be a better cook, get the best restaurant experience no matter where you go, or if you just want to make better decisions in the supermarket or about your diet. Flavour will help you discover a deeper appreciation of what’s on your plate and in your glass.

A fascinating and surprising exploration into a world of high-definition flavour.

The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sian Henley

Ready to eat in just minutes and devoured in seconds, the grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect quick and cheap meal.

Combining quality breads and cheeses, create fun and quirky recipes from ideas for breakfast, such as Greece is the Word (Labneh, Fresh Fig and Honey) or California Dreaming (Goats Cheese, Bacon and Avocado), to posh dinners including Wanna Date? (Hallomi, Dates, Harissa and Mint) and the Camembert Reynolds (Camembert, Turkey and Cranberry). And if that’s not enough, why not have the Return of the Mac (Mac and Grilled Cheese) or the Sloppy Joe (Fontina and Meatballs) as a midnight snack?

It's not all about savoury varieties though, there are also sweet treats such as the Please Sir, Can I have Some S’more (Mascarpone and Chocolate) or a Banoffee toastie (Banana, Dulce de Leche and Mascarpone) amongst many others.

All recipes are easy and quick to make at home so you can get your delicious cheese fix as soon as you need one!

Modern Baker: A New Way To Bake

Melissa Sharp (and others)

A revolution in healthy baking

Modern Baker will transform the way you bake, giving you the essential knowledge needed to create positively good-for-you breads and cakes. Featuring 120 recipes including loaves, buns, cakes, biscuits and bites, the bakes are all designed to promote gut health using easy baking methods and natural ingredients, with some using simple sourdough starters made from just flour, water and air.

Modern Baker is the ultimate healthy baking bible and will give you the tools to be confident, experiment and create delicious artisan bakes in your own kitchen.



MODERN BAKER, which opened in Oxford in 2014, passionately supports three key principles: good health, good provenance and most importantly, great taste.

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