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’ Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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


  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 Read More

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 Read More

From the Bookcase: Noodle Kids by Jonathon Sawyer

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  Getting kids involved in making and creating their own meals is restauranteur Jonathon Sawyer’s tip for encouraging them to eat well. Now he shares his favourite recipes that the whole family make together in Noodle Kids (Quarry Books). There is some debate as to whether noodles are spaghetti – indeed the introduction to some of Read More

From the Bookcase: Mini Cupcakes – Twenty to Make by Lorna Fleming

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  Mini Cupcakes: Twenty to Make by Lorna Fleming is another in the handy, pocket-sized series from Search Press. Learn how to create mini cupcakes for every occasion that look fantastic and taste delicious too. Author Lorna Fleming explains how creating beautifully decorated cupcakes need not take a great deal of time at all to Read More

From the Bookcase: Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister

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  With 120 recipes collated from both judges and bakers from the popular BBC series, the Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking is the ideal reference, whether you want to whip up a quick batch of biscuits or turn out a fabulous, show-stopping cake for a special occasion. With the best recipes from Read More

From the Bookcase: Vintage Teatime by The Women’s Institute

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  Teatime will never be the same again after reading Vintage Teatime by the Women’s Institute. Compiled by Jessica Simmons, this cookery book delves into the WI’s tried and tested recipes from all over the country, from the much-loved lemon drizzle cake to regional recipes and those which have stood the test of time to Read More

From the Bookcase… The Seasonal Cookbook by Bonne Maman

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    Naturally sweet and made from the finest ingredients, Bonne Maman’s range of conserves, compotes and marmalades have long been a favourite addition to the breakfast table. Now you can enjoy the delicious fruity taste of Bonne Maman in a series of delectable recipes brought to you in The Seasonal Cookbook. Packed with 88 Read More