From the Bookcase: Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking by Barbara Swell

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  Barbara Swell once more shares her dedicated research into the lives in days long gone with Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking: Rural American Recipes and Farm Lore.  Another delightful paperback to add to your collection of historical cookery books, this nostalgic step back in time not only shares the recipes from a ‘make do and mend’ […]

From the Bookcase: The Picnic Cookbook by Laura Mason

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    With summer now well and truly on the way (we hope!), it’s time to turn our thoughts to long and lazy picnics. Food historian and writer Laura Mason shares her favourite picnic recipes in her new book The Picnic Cookbook (Pavilion). Available in hardback, The Picnic Cookbook features a wide variety of recipes […]

From the Bookcase: One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan

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  Growing season is once again upon us but if lack of space is your usual excuse for not growing your own, it’s time to think again. Horticultural writer and gardening editor of The Simple Things magazine Cinead McTernan shows us how we can grow everything we need to create any of 25 recipes in […]

From the Bookcase: Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo

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  Winter may be over but that doesn’t mean the end of warm, comforting meals just yet. Gennaro Contaldo shares meals and memories from his childhood in his new book Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian proving that hearty meals can be enjoyed any time of the year. Not restricted to the regional delights from Naples, Gennaro brings […]

From the Bookcase: Vanilla Table by Natasha MacAller

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  If you thought vanilla was boring it’s time to think again. In her new book Vanilla Table, Natasha MacAller proves that vanilla is anything but. Natasha takes us on a culinary journey around the world which introduces us to the true versatility of a fruit considered plain. No longer will a small bottle of […]