From the Bookcase: The Flexible Vegetarian

the flexible vegetarian

      Jo Pratt has provided a welcome solution to those who enjoy a sole vegetarian diet or love vegetarian dishes accompanied with meat and fish also. Every recipe in this book tastes great, whichever way you prefer. Included is a wide variety of recipes from breakfast and brunch ideas, to soups and broths, big 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: The 1st American Cookie Lady by Barbara Swell

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  Barbara Swell takes us on another nostalgic step back in time with her book The 1st American Cookie Lady – Recipes from a 1917 Cookie Diary. The recipes are not Barbara’s own, having landed Anna ‘Cookie’ Covington’s 76-page handwritten cookie cookbook at an eBay auction. Finding what she thought to be the oldest written 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

Noodle Kids

  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: Grains as Mains by Laura Agar Wilson

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  Laura Agar Wilson introduces us to more than 150 delicious and nutritious recipes using healthy grains in her terrific new book Grains as Mains (Dorling Kindersley). Beginning with an introduction to different types of healthy grains, many of which are naturally gluten-free and suitable for anyone with gluten intolerances, Laura advises on the best 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: Mama’s in the Kitchen

Mamas in the Kitchdn - Barbara Swell

  We loved this throwback to yesteryear – to a time when lack of money or ingredients didn’t stop Mama’s good old home cooked meals and desserts. Mama’s in the Kitchen gives us a nostalgic insight into how making do didn’t mean going without. Creativity was the name of the game and this book brings 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