Cookbook review

  • 1 Cookbook round up
    There are just too many noteworthy cookbooks that have come out of late that all fantastic so we thought we’d do a quick summary of our recent favourites. These are...

  • 2 Out of the ordinary
    As the title of Stefan Gates’ new book suggests, there is nothing ordinary about it. The Extraordinary Cookbook is a remarkable journey through Stefan’s peculiar and brilliant culinary mind. He’s...

  • 3 In a stew
    You may have spotted ‘stewed!’ pots on the shelves of your local supermarket – if you haven’t they’re well worth a try instead of the usual take-away sandwich for lunch...

  • 4 Best of British with Mark Hix
    Restaurateur and chef Mark Hix opened his Smithfield eatery, Hix Oyster & Chophouse in London’s famous meat market, Smithfield in 2008. It quickly garnered a reputation as one of London’s...

  • 5 Get creative in the kitchen with Alice Hart
    Alice’s Cookbook by Alice Hart - Waitrose Food Illustrated’s youngest food editor is a delicious, inspiring book - you’ll ear-mark enough recipes to keep you cooking for a good long...

  • 6 The ricing on the cake
    Fuschia Dunlop must rank amongst the most knowledgeable Westerners with regards to Sichuan cookery.She's a veritable authority on it and the first Westerner to train at the Sichuan High Institute...

  • 7 Create your own Milk Bar at home
    Christina Tosi was the head pastry chef at world famous New York restaurant Kho, part of the Momofuku group of restaurants notorious for bringing some cool to Korean food. She...

  • 8 Friends for dinner
    Alice Hart, author of Alice’s Cookbook, is back with her second title, Friends at my Table, a deliciously enticing tome of treats perfect for the cook who wants to feed...

  • 9 A sweet dish from Tom Kitchin
    Tom Kitchin is Scotland's youngest Michelin starred chef and probably best known for his cooking on The Great British Menu. In his first book, From Nature to Plate, Tom has...

  • 10 A taste of Spanish sunshine
    Egyptian-born Claudia Roden revolutionised the way Westerners viewed Middle Eastern cuisine with the publication of A Book of Middle Eastern Food in 1968. She has since turned her attention to...

  • 11 A dish of fish
    Fish are a hot (or cold, depending on how you like them) topic at the moment – with sustainability and stock management making headline news. Hot off the responsible fish-sourcing...

  • 12 French food luxury
    Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin are renowned restaurateurs owning four famous restaurants in London including the revered Galvin at Windows. Their food is beautiful, simple classic French brasserie fair...

  • 13 Baking at its best
    There are no end of chefs who heap well deserved praise on Dan Lepard. Yatam Ottolenghi, chef-owner of Ottolenghi, Nopi and food writer, is quoted on the back of his...

  • 14 At home with Heston
    The mad culinary scientist is back with a new book. Heston Blumenthal at home aims to bring some of his molecular magic into your home kitchen. From the top, the...

  • 15 Cooking family style
    Ferran Adria is a chef known more for his far-out creations at El Bulli than his home cooking. His restaurant broke every mould, combining chemistry with cookery in his Spanish...

  • 16 Going, going green
    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall has captured the hearts and wallets of a nation recently with his Fish Fight campaign which saw him successfully swing the fish-buying public towards more sustainably sourced...

  • 17 An Aussie with Asian flair
    Bill Granger has become a familiar face on the food scene with his bold style of cooking with big, fresh flavours and made us all a bit more aware of...

  • 18 Time for tea
    Bea’s of Bloomsbury now sits in the realms of London institution. Rarely a day goes by without mention from one lucky so and so or other of their fantastic baked...

  • 19 Taking it easy in the kitchen
    In her new book Easy Meals, bestselling TV cook, Rachel Allen shares her ultimate fast and easy family recipes. Her style has always been dishes that are both easy and...

  • 20 In search of perfection
    Frequently a budding chef friend will tell you they’ve found the perfect recipe for this or that – and even more often are the chefs you watch on tv announcing...



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