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Wild Food from Land and Sea contains over eighty main recipes, plus sauces, vegetables and garnishes, many of which can be made in advance. There are recipes for starters, fish dishes, meat dishes, puddings, pasta, risottos and pastries. This book reveals that behind the hype, there is a professional, dedicated chef of astonishing talent. His mastery is based on the solid foundations of French classical cuisine, but it is informed by a modern feeling for the importance of the highest quality and freshness, by a receptivity to influences from around the world, by exquisite simplicity and profund originality. Above all, the book aims to make accessible the secrets of his success to all amateur cooks, and is full of brilliant tips based on his incomparable feeling for the potential in natural foods from land and see.
Marco's innumerable tips on adapting recipes to suit your ingredients ensure that even amateurs will be able to serve delicious food with style and entertain with confidence.
Unless you are a farmer, grower, or food expert, I bet your knowledge of what's in season and when is pretty slim. Despite a renaissance in British home cooking, coupled with a rediscovery of local produce through farmers' markets and enthusiastic celebrity chefs, many of us are missing some pretty crucial information. I mean, what's the use of a fancy gooseberry recipe in November?
You want to know what's good to eat now? And why? Without pouring through stacks of recipe books? You need this book. Seasonal Food is organized into twelve chapters, one for each month of the year. Each chapter starts with a brief story about the month itself (what's happening in the farming calendar, food-related customs and traditions), followed by narrative sections covering what's in prime season - fruit and veg, meat, fish and other seasonally-influenced produce such as cheeses. There are recipes with information such as traditions, best regions etc and other basic suggestions about preparation. And new for this edition and in response to a growing sophistication in seasonal eating in the UK, it features gourmet foods that you can't source locally. Discover when to get the finest nectarines or the best month to treat yourself to Vacherin cheese.
This book contains appetising recipes collected from all over India. They reflect a traditional view in which each daily act - including preparation, cooking and eating - forms a part of the divine gift of life.
The creative use of foods and spices, and the variety of vegetable cooking techniques, allow the enthusiast to choose a delightful and well balanced menu for every day of the year.
Published: 27 Jan 2005
Published: 5 Jun 2003
Published: 4 Jul 2002
In this superb book Frances Bissell has compiled a classic compendium of over 200 delicious recipes, for beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry and game. Here are tempting slow-cooked braises and stews to enjoy for a winter Sunday lunch, light and quick one-course meals to rustle up at the end of the working day, and sauces, preserves and accompaniments to lend a new twist to traditional dishes
In addition, she gives invaluable advice about finding and buying the best ingredients, all the various cuts and joints and how to get the best from them, equipment, roasting charts and how to joint and carve.
Published: 2 Sep 1999
Published: 30 Sep 2004
J S Maria (Author)The Chinese are superb at developing inventive ways to prepare vegetables - as delightful to the eye as to the palate. Included here is a wonderful selection of over 200 meatless recipes from all regions of China. They are easy to prepare and use easy-to-find ingredients. Each of the twelve ingredient categories of authentic Chinese cooking is represented.
Published: 1 Jul 1983
The winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award leads is on a dazzling culinary tour around the world and through history - from the fifth century BC to the present day.
Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'Bread', 'Rants' and 'Dessert' - and illustrated with Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings as well as classic photographs, this wonderful collection, like the very best meal, is varied, delicious and uniquely satisfying.
Compendious, informative and engaging, Kitchen offers feel-good food for cooks and eaters that is comforting but always seductive, nostalgic but with a modern twist - whether express-way easy-exotic recipes for the weekday rush, leisurely slow-cook dishes for weekends and special occasions, or irresistible cakes and cookies in true "domestic goddess" style. It answers everyday cooking quandaries - what to give the kids for tea, how to rustle up a meal for friends or an impromptu kitchen party in moments, or what to do about those black bananas, wrinkled apples and bullet-hard plums - and since real cooking is so often about leftovers, here one recipe can morph into another...from ham hocks to pea soup and pasties, from braised chicken to Chinatown salad. This isn't just about being thrifty but about being creative and seeing how recipes evolve.
As well as offering the reader a mouthwatering array of inspired new recipes - from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef to flourless chocolate lime cake, from Pasta ala Genovese to Venetian carrot cake - Nigella rounds up her kitchen kit must-haves (and, crucially, what isn't needed) in the way of equipment and magical standby ingredients. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple, delicious recipes to make life less complicated.
The expansive, lively narrative, with its rich feast of food, makes this new work a natural 21st-century successor to Nigella's classic How To Eat, this time with a wealth of photographs from the instructive to the glorious, and accompanied by a BBC TV series.
190 recipes, including over 60 express-style at 30 minutes or under.
Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books.
‘No matter how much of a hurry I'm in, or how little time I have, I am never willing to sacrifice flavour: everything I eat has to be delicious.’
Nigella Lawson (‘Queen of the Kitchen’ – Observer Food Monthly) brings you deliciously quick recipe inspiration for your family and friends – from simple family meals and easy recipes for two to dinner party ideas and effortless entertaining.
Whether you’re cooking on a budget or planning a feast, Nigella Express makes shopping, cooking and – most importantly – eating a pleasure, not a pain. With over 100 easy meal ideas, from chicken recipes and pasta dishes to chocolate puddings and delicious cakes, you’ll never be short of inspiration, however busy your day might be.
With luscious photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.
Everyday Easy - simple suppers
Workday Winners - dinner ideas for friends
Retro Rapido - classic recipes made simple
Get Up and Go - breakfast food
Quick Quick Slow - slow cooking or cooking in advance to save you time
Against the Clock - instant meals with intense flavour
Instant Calmer - healthy recipes to soothe your soul
Razzle Dazzle - quick and easy party menus
Speedy Gonzales - fast Mexican feasts
On the Run - packed lunches and picnics
Hey Presto - instant Italian meals
Holiday Snaps - Christmas and entertaining recipes
Storecupboard SOS - larder, fridge and freezer standbys
Take a warm summer's day, a secluded spot in the dappled shade, a blanket and a bottle of wine, friends and family, and a spread of delicious homemade food, and you have that timeless rustic idyll - the Great British picnic.
Perfect picnic food is simple, elegant and delicious, based around much-loved classics. Hilda Leyel, who wrote this book in 1936, was extraordinarily before her time. She influenced generations of foodies with her wonderfully inventive recipes , where retro meets modern, such as:
Egg mayonnaise on crusty bread
Watercress, beetroot and nasturtium salad
Chicken and leek pie
Spiced plum cake and salted almonds
She championed local, seasonal ingredients like watercress and asparagus; she promoted traditional recipes from raised pies to strawberries and cream; and she set a benchmark of refinement with crab soufflé and spaghetti and truffles.
Mary Cadogan (Author)
Whether you want to make a moreish snack for tea, or bake a perfect cake for a special occasion, Good Food 101 Cakes and Bakes serves up fabulous baking ideas for tasty treats. Taken from Britains top-selling BBC Good Food magazine, these imaginitive and easy recipes are guaranteed to guide you to baking success.
From such delicious classics as Authentic Yorkshire Parkin and Shortbread, and the imaginative combinations of Raspberry and Blueberry Lime Drizzle Cake or Cranberry and Poppy Seed Muffins, to spectacular cakes such as Seriously Rich Chocolate Cake, there's plenty to keep your family and friends happy.
These quick and easy recipes have been specially chosen to help even the busiest people enjoy delicious, fresh, home-cooked food. Each recipe is written with simple step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by a useful nutritional analysis and a full-colour photograph, so you can cook with complete confidence.
Published: 23 Dec 2010
David Sayer (Author)
Do you want to dazzle in the kitchen with a dinner party your friends will never forget?
Or perhaps you'd like to impress your partner with a perfect Valentine's Day meal for two.
Or maybe you've watched a Come Dine With Me special, been struck by festive inspiration and you're keen to cook up a Christmas feast for the whole family.
Whatever the occasion, if you want to be crowned the king or queen of entertaining, this is the book for you.
Packed full of over a hundred recipes from the show, covering everything from light, summery suppers (such as pea velouté followed by monkfish with a Mediterranean salsa and white chocolate and coconut terrine) to hearty, warming comfort food for a cold winter's day (such as French onion soup followed by fillet of beef with roasted shallots and praline liqueur cheesecake), there are delicious dishes here for every celebration.
With top entertaining tips and handy hints to help you to create fresh, seasonal delights, plus a guide to organizing your very own Come Dine With Me competition, this official companion takes the quest for the perfect dinner party to another level. So read on, re-live your favourite moments from the show and learn how to create some masterpieces of your very own.
Harry Eastwood has taken on the challenge of a lifetime: marrying her love of classic French cookery with a desire to maintain her waistline.
The Skinny French Kitchen is the result of Harry's year spent tasting, testing and tweaking the great French classics in her tiny Parisian kitchen up seven flights of stairs. Every recipe has been slimmed down to a fraction of its usual calorie cost without robbing it of flavour or its French character. From light and delightful Tarte aux Pommes and Mousse au Chocolat to irresistible Coq au Vin Blanc and Croque Monsieur, Harry has proved once again that fat and flavour don't always go hand in hand . . .
Food is full of uncomplicated, tasty meals to tempt both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Inspired by growing up as a vegetarian and working on her mother's recipes, and using stories and photographs (past and present) to tell her life through food, Mary has created recipes for friends and family that are imaginative and creative.
Fresh, inspirational and irresistible, Mary's first cookbook will enthuse readers to bring more meat-free cooking into their repertoires. From Fruit and Nut Granola to Asparagus Tart, Mexican Bean Tortilla to Coconut Rice Pudding, Mary gives us ideas for every meal, from breakfasts to Sunday roasts, and offers new twists on old classics like pancakes, and Shepherd's Pie.
As a working mother, Mary is perfectly placed to write a contemporary vegetarian cookbook - good food, cooked well and with ease, for all the family. And as a photographer she has a unique vision - her pictures are a glorious accompaniment to her mouth-watering food.
Stewed! is a young brand that has given a modern twist to an old-fashioned dish. With its funky packaging and design, and imaginative ingredient combinations, stewed! has taken the supermarkets by storm. Stews have never been so exciting!
In this, the first stewed! cookbook, stewed! founder Alan Rosenthal offers 80 one-pot recipes from all over the world, including Chicken and prawn jambalaya, Brazilian black bean stew with chorizo and smoked pork, Catalan fish stew, Beef in Barolo, and Persian lamb and quince stew.
Economical, tasty, comforting and simple to make at home, this fantastic new fully illustrated collection of recipes will appeal to all generations of stew-lovers.
Published: 24 Apr 2012
The perfect gift for Valentine's day - practical, simple and sensuous recipes to unleash the lover in all of us.
Mark Douglas Hill has spent a lifetime in pursuit of foods that encourage friskiness and enhance the frisking. In search of the ultimate aphrodisiac dishes, over the years he has researched and refined, trialed and tested ingredients and recipes from all over the world. This compendium of culinary come-ons is the legacy of his unceasing quest.
The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia is a veritable cornucopia of titillating titbits - from liquorice to lobster, figs to foie gras, and mango to mint. Along with mouth-wateringly tempting recipes, each entry is packed with diverse and diverting fact - historical, literary, biological and psychological - and the aphrodisiac and amorous qualities of each ingredient examined and appraised.
This Valentine's, cook up a steamy dinner for the man or woman in your life with The Aphrodisiac Encycopaedia.