Book review

  • 1 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 of...

  • 2 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 a crowd with simple, stylish,...

  • 3 A family affair
    Lisa Faulkner caused quite the stir when she took part in celebrity Masterchef, going from the timid amateur cook in early rounds through to becoming the winner of what became a hot, heated challenging...

  • 4 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 Italy, to...

  • 5 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 press comes Fish:...

  • 6 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...

  • 7 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 new book as saying “Dan is by...

  • 8 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 book is a gorgeous, sumptuous read,...

  • 9 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...

  • 10 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 the culinary melting pot that is modern Australian...

  • 11 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 good that are sold in one of their...

  • 12 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 fun to prepare – whether...

  • 13 Off on a culinary adventure
    James Ramsden and his sister have run a brilliantly successful supper club from their London home for a number of years now – often themed with a quirky, eclectic mix of cooking styles and culinary...

  • 14 Full of beans
    In culinary terms the word ‘vegetarian’ instantly fillls many chefs and homecooks with dread – and most people who are vegetarians often end up with the same old stuffed pepper or goat’s...

  • 15 Near-eastern promise
    Silvena Rowe has had quite the meteoric rise to fame – from her early days as a brusk but charming character on Great Food Live on the Food Network to the heady heights of book and restaurant fame...

  • 16 Home on the range
    Angela Hartnett rose to fame as ‘the’ woman that worked alongside Gordon Ramsay; she worked for him for many years and then went on to run her own very successful restaurant, Murano. After...

  • 17 A good thing going on
    Occasionally a book comes along that is astonishing in its simplicity and honesty; a refreshing look at home cooked food from a fantastic home cook. Lucas Hollweg is the fantastic home cook, creating...

  • 18 Chez Bruce
    Bruce’s Cookbook is the first and much-awaited book from Michelin-starred chef and award winning restaurateur Bruce Poole whose restaurant, Chez Bruce, has led him to be one of the UK’s most...

  • 19 Secret Scandinavia
    Scandinavian food has never been more in vogue with its healthy connotations, cool cuisine, quirky, lip-smacking flavour pairings and its ability to conjure up images of snowy tundras and stark, brilliant...

  • 20 All things old and new
    Some cookery books stand the test of time and deserve a place in the modern kitchen. These food heroes have been brought back by publishing house Quadrille and are aimed at the cookery enthusiast. These...



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