Book Review

  • The ricing on the cake

    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…

  • Friends for dinner

    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…

  • A family affair

    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…

  • A taste of Spanish sunshine

    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…

  • A dish of fish

    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…

  • French food luxury

    French food luxury

    Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin are renowned restaurateurs owning four famous restaurants in London including the revered Galvin at…

  • Baking at its best

    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…

  • At home with Heston

    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…

  • An Aussie with Asian flair

    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…

  • Time for tea

    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…

  • Taking it easy in the kitchen

    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…

  • Off on a culinary adventure

    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…

  • Full of beans

    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…

  • Near-eastern promise

    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…

  • A good thing going on

    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.…

  • Chez Bruce

    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…

  • This little piggy went to market

    This little piggy went to market

    The Ginger Pig has been one of London’s most famous butcher’s shops seemingly forever. With sites in both the desirable shopping enclave of…

  • Secret Scandinavia

    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…

  • All things old and new

    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…

  • The best of British

    The best of British

    Peyton and Byrne are a pair of baking fanatics and turn their attention to the classics in their latest tome, British Baking. The pair have bakeries…

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