The ingredients, cooks, techniques and tools that have shaped our love of food. We all love to eat and most of us have a favourite ingredient or dish. In today's world we can get the food we want, when we want it, but how many of us really know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them and how they were originally cooked? In this book William Sitwell, culinary expert on BBC2's 'A Question of Taste' and editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine, takes us on a colourful, whirlwind journey as he explores the fascinating history of cuisine. This book is a celebration of the great dishes, techniques and above all brilliant cooks who have, over the centuries, created the culinary landscape we now enjoy. Any lover of fine food who has ever wondered about the origins of the methods and recipes we now take for granted will find A History of Food in 100 Recipes required reading. As well as shining a light on food's glorious past, there are contributions from a glittering array of stars of British cuisine, including Marco Pierre White, Delia Smith, Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. In an incisive and humorous narrative, Sitwell enters an Egyptian tomb to reveal the earliest recipe for bread and discovers the greatest party planner of the Middle Ages. He uncovers the extraordinary and poetic roots of the roast dinner and tells the heart-rending story of the forgotten genius who invented the pressure cooker. And much, much more.
Bestselling author and Irish TV chef Rachel Allen is back with a deliciously tempting collection of treats! We all need to treat ourselves from time to time. Whether it's a showstopping dessert to impress friends, a simple pick-me-up after a long day or a surprisingly healthy snack that the whole family can enjoy, All Things Sweet will satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth. Featuring 100 mouthwatering recipes and lavish photography of the finished dishes, this is a decadent journey through home made delights, from indulgent puddings and classic cakes to delicate pastries, luxurious mousses, delectable ice creams and much more. There are treats to suit every mood, ideas to perfect every occasion, and a whole array of indulgences for every 'me' moment. With techniques explained step-by-step, tips on how to give the perfect finishing touches and tricks to help you save time, All Things Sweet is a world of delights that you'll relish exploring. Cooking with Rachel is easy, fun, filled with flavour - and guaranteed to make your days just a little bit sweeter!
With more than 50 simple recipes and helpful tips and tricks, this fantastic children's cookbook will have you whipping up amazing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in no time.
This is no ordinary recipe book. The ""look-as-you-cook"" pictures of each dish and easy-to-follow instructions guarantee great results and lots of fun on every page, and the illustrated explanations of cooking terms, equipment, and techniques will help you on your way to becoming a kitchen master.
So dive into this fantastic cookbook for kids and start chopping, mixing, and baking your way to kitchen magic.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Cook with confidence no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen with the help of the beloved Food Network star Garten has kicked things up a level, this time encouraging readers to try more ambitious recipes that are still signature Ina: warm, comforting, homey.--Chicago Tribune NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Food Network - Food & Wine - PopSugar - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Country Living - The Feast - Eater - The Kitchn - Delish In this collection of foolproof recipes, Ina brings readers' cooking know-how to the next level by answering questions, teaching techniques, and explaining her process right in the margin of each recipe--it's as if she's in the kitchen by your side guiding you through the recipe. When you make her Cauliflower Toasts with prosciutto and Gruyère, she shows you the best way to cut a cauliflower into perfect florets without getting them all over the kitchen (from the stem end, with the head turned upside-down!) and when making her Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, Ina shares a fantastic tip for keeping your stovetop clean (roast the short ribs in the oven rather than browning them in a pan on the stove!). You'll discover dozens more ingenious tips and shortcuts throughout, such as how to set up an elegant home bar, how to peel two heads of garlic quickly, how to use a paring knife to create a pro-worthy pattern on her decadent Chocolate Chevron Cake, and the key to making unbelievably creamy Truffled Scrambled Eggs (add the eggs to the skillet before the butter melts--who knew?!). Both beginners and advanced cooks will love this book filled with new dishes that will become part of your repertoire and practical cooking advice that will give you more confidence in the kitchen. Your friends and family will be so impressed!
Nadia's cooking has made her a firm favourite with women everywhere. She knows how challenging it can be to get good food on the table in the midst of school runs, husband-wrangling, dog walking and a busy day job - and now she's coming to your rescue with this inspiring new book. She shares over 100 of her favourite recipes, all tested on her own family and guaranteed to be stress-free to cook and delicious to eat.
From one-pot wonders and freezer favourites to gorgeous cakes and desserts, from food to impress your guests to quick midweek suppers, the recipes are easy to follow and the dishes are mouthwatering. Written with her trademark warmth, and imbued with her love of food, Nadia's Fabulous Family Food is a book you'll turn to again and again.
A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants' executive chef and partner--120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine. LONGLISTED FOR THE ART OF EATING PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Forbes - Bon Appétit - NPR - San Francisco Chronicle - Food Network - Food & Wine - The Guardian - National Geographic - Smithsonian Magazine - Publishers Weekly - Library Journal Truly, one of the best cookbooks of the year so far.--Bon Appétit The story of Palestine's food is really the story of its people. When the events of 1948 forced residents from all regions of Palestine together into one compressed land, recipes that were once closely guarded family secrets were shared and passed between different groups in an effort to ensure that they were not lost forever. In Falastin (pronounced fa-la-steen), Sami Tamimi retraces the lineage and evolution of his country's cuisine, born of its agriculturally optimal geography, its distinct culinary traditions, and Palestinian cooks' ingenuity and resourcefulness. Tamimi covers the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River--East Jerusalem and the West Bank, up north to the Galilee and the coastal cities of Haifa and Akka, inland to Nazareth, and then south to Hebron and the coastal Gaza Strip--recounting his upbringing with eleven siblings and his decision to leave home at seventeen to cook in West Jerusalem, where he met and first worked with Yotam Ottolenghi. From refugee-camp cooks to the home kitchens of Gaza and the mill of a master tahini maker, Tamimi teases out the vestiges of an ancient culinary tradition as he records the derivations of a dynamic cuisine and people in more than 130 transporting photographs and 120 recipes, including: - Hassan's Easy Eggs with Za'atar and Lemon - Fish Kofta with Yogurt, Sumac, and Chile - Pulled-Lamb Schwarma Sandwich - Labneh Cheesecake with Roasted Apricots, Honey, and Cardamom Named after the Palestinian newspaper that brought together a diverse people, Falastin is a vision of a cuisine, a culture, and a way of life as experienced by one influential chef.
Lucy Watson is back with more simple, straightforward vegan comfort food to brighten up your mealtimes
Feed Me Vegan: For All Occasions is full of easy recipes for everyday veganism, from a quick, week night pasta to blow-out Sunday feasts.
It's also brimming with ideas for cooking for special occasions, solutions for those trips where the vegan option is a side salad, or meals for those friends and family who just don't believe this really is #whatveganseat!
Recipes include, for quick and easy meals:
• Moroccan Couscous Bowl
• Spicy Coconut Ramen
• Sweetcorn Fritters
• Broccoli Cream Pasta
• Sausage Rolls
• Super Green Soup
• Chipotle Black Bean Soup
• Tempeh Salad
. . . and for those feasts:
• Sunday roast with Seitan
• Mushroom Pie
• Garlic Bread
• Jackfruit Bao
• Crispy Potato Skins
INCLUDING RECIPES FROM JAMIE'S HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SHOW KEEP COOKING FAMILY FAVOURITES Make everyday meals more exciting with the No. 1 bestselling cookbook, featuring 120 exciting and tasty new recipes _______ Jamie has done his research to find out exactly what we, as a nation, love to eat. He's taken 18 of our favourite ingredients and created 7 new, easy and delicious ways to cook them. We're talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking - chicken breast, salmon fillet, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook each of these hero foods, requiring minimal time, effort and a maximum of only 8 ingredients. Jamie's fun, delicious and nutritious recipes include: * Crispy Salmon Tacos * Prosciutto Pork Fillet * Pepper & Chicken Jalfrezi * Mushroom Cannelloni * Beef & Guinness Hotpot * Broccoli & Cheese Pierogi With everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favourites, you'll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen. Discover 7 Ways, the most straight-forward cookbook Jamie has ever written.
The culinary revolution that has transformed restaurant menus around the world is also making its way into home kitchens. The Cooking Lab, publisher of the encyclopedic six-volume set Modernist Cuisine, which immediately became the definitive reference for this revolution, has now produced a lavishly illustrated guide for home cooks, complete with all-new recipes tailored for cooking enthusiasts of all skill levels.Modernist Cuisine at Home, by Nathan Myhrvold with Maxime Bilet, is destined to set a new standard for home cookbooks. The authors have collected in this 456-page volume all the essential information that any cook needs to stock a modern kitchen, to master Modernist techniques, and to make hundreds of stunning recipes. The book includes a spiral-bound Kitchen Manual that reprints all of the recipes and reference tables on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Drawing on the same commitment to perfection that produced Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Cuisine at Home applies innovations pioneered by The Cooking Lab to refine classic home dishes, from hamburgers and wings to macaroni and cheese.
My Kitchen is a brand new collection of James Martin's favourite seasonal recipes. Be inspired in your kitchen all year round with more than 100 of James's tried-and-tested favourites. Face of TV's Saturday Kitchen, James Martin knows good British food, but when the cameras are turned off and it's time to swap the studio kitchen for his own kitchen, what does James Martin cook for himself and his friends? Full of easy and irresistible ideas for fantastic food My Kitchen contains the recipes and favourite dishes that keep James going throughout the year. A firm believer in fresh, local ingredients, James's home-grown fruit and veg often appear in his everyday cooking. His recipes are organised by the seasons, so whether your produce hails from the garden, the greengrocer or the supermarket, you'll never be short of ways to celebrate delicious seasonal food. James also includes ideas for using a variety of cuts and types of meat determined to prove that the unusual cuts or the gamier meats are not only affordable but also very delicious, he finds versatile ways to turn these meats into mouth-watering dishes that everyone will love. Discover over 100 no-nonsense recipes from James's personal repertoire, all explained in his straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Accompanied by beautiful food photography and seasonal reportage images, which offer a view of James's own house and garden. This is a book which cannot fail to inspire healthy, hearty home-cooked food. RECIPES INCLUDE: o Leek and potato soup with smoked salmon and poached egg o Cromer crab toastie o Beef and fennel koftas with corn on the cob o Marinated loin of lamb with warm figs, coriander and honey o Herb-crusted baked cod with spiced cauliflower cheese o Roasted turkey with guinness glaze o Rabbit casserole with grapes and white wine o Thyme-roasted apricots with honey madelines o Swiss-style hazelnut meringue with coffee cream o Christmas pudding ice cream with warm satsumas and caramel sauce
One of my favourite baking books ever! - Jamie Oliver Yes, you can have your cake - and eat less sugar too. The beautiful, healthy cakes in Natural Baking cut down on sugar, or cut it out altogether, thanks to the imaginative use of natural ingredients. As a bonus, many of the recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free. Discover how to bake more than 70 delicious low-sugar and sugar-free recipes, including healthier versions of favourites such as carrot cake, muffins, gingerbread and hot cross buns. Every recipe tempts with a stunning photo of the finished cake or bake. The recipes contain little or no processed sugar, instead relying on easy-to-source sugar substitutes and natural sugar alternatives, such as honey and seasonal produce. Foraged edible flowers adorn decadent chocolate muffins and freshly picked berries peek out from between the layers of beautiful cakes, creating a feast for the eyes too. Written by Carolin Strothe - cook, food stylist, and author of the award-winning blog Frau Herzblut - and her husband Sebastian Keitel, the book explains the benefits of a low-sugar diet and debunks the myth that healthy baking must come with a compromise. Carolin includes a seasonal calendar to help you choose the best ingredients; basic recipes for pantry essentials such as apple sauce and cashew cream; and tips to help you elevate the look of your creations using natural colourings. With Natural Baking you can cook and enjoy treats in a healthy, guilt-free way.
The latest offering from critically acclaimed Irish celebrity chef, Kevin Dundon. 'Recipes That Work' is a robust, confident collection of delicious, classic recipes that does exactly what it says on the tin. A firm believer that great tasting, seasonal food shouldn't be reserved for the restaurant, Kevin specialises in taking his vast knowledge and years of experience as head chef, and creating delicious, simple recipes that you can replicate in the home. 'Recipes That Work' is a collection of tried-and-tested, fail safe recipes that any home cook of any experience will be able to master. These are recipes that you can dig out time and time again whatever the occasion. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for friends, preparing tea for the kids or making a quick, nutritious supper for two, Kevin will have the perfect solution. This book will give confidence to the most timid of cooks but will also help more experienced home chefs build their repertoire. Focusing on delicious, simple, seasonal food 'Recipes That Work' is guaranteed to bring some restaurant magic to your everyday meals. With Kevin's expertise guiding you all the way, it's the essential kitchen companion. Recipes Include: Pan seared scallops with creamy leeks Hamhock & Parsley Terrine Classic French onion soup Roasted rib of beef with horseradish cream Smoked trout, poached eggs & hollandaise Glazed pork belly Ginger-spiced vegetable pie Coffee & walnut layer cake Triple chocolate brownie Chapter Breakdown: Starters & Salads Soups Main Courses Desserts Larder & Kitchen essentials
Outrageously Good' - Kate Nash This is the innovative, fun and utterly delicious cookbook from London's premier supperclub. For a fixed price and a bottle of wine, people all over the world are sitting down in the homes of strangers to enjoy a lovingly prepared, restaurant-quality dinner. From New York to London to Cuba, these supper clubs and pop-up restaurants offer an alternative experience for those looking for a new, fun and exciting dining experience. You won't find these restaurants in any city guide - they are strictly for those in-the-know, if you're lucky enough to get a much coveted reservation. Supper Club is homage to the secret restaurant phenomenon. In this wildly creative and wonderfully eccentric cookbook by Kerstin Rodgers, owner of London's famous Underground Restaurant, you'll find Kerstin's inventive and delicious recipes and themed menus, peppered with her helpful hints, tips and wild experiences. You'll also be treated to Kerstin's down-to-earth advice on how to run your own home restaurant, and a directory of other supper clubs of note around the world (just don't tell anyone). In few other cookbooks will you find recipes such as elderflower fritters alongside home favourites such as Macaroni and cheese. Supper Club will appeal to home chefs and budding underground restaurateurs alike, and is a must-have for anyone who wants to experience the cutting edge of eating in. Recipes Include: Yuzu ceviche Tinda Masala Thai corn fritters with dipping sauce Chav's White chocolate trifle with Malibu Savoury yoghurt granita with caramelised pine nuts, preserved lemons and torn basil Pork Belly with sage and fennel stuffing Babaganoush Kissing Chutney Thai Green Spinach soup Eggplant parmesan or melanzana alla parmigiana Salt Baked fish Edaname Pear, walnut and gorgonzola salad Bloody Marmitey Tomatillo salsa with chilli en adobe Duck breast with rhubarb compote Crack Cocaine Padron Peppers Butterbeer Focaccia bread 'shots' Bergamot posset with crystallised thyme with lavender shortbread
With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I - A cook and his vegetable patch, is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking. 'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.' In his inimitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater, the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking, elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, 'Tender' has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.
A gorgeous professional-level guide to the most challenging form of the confectioner's art A showpiece created entirely from sugar is truly a work of art, and it takes an eye for design and strong pastry skills to work with this delicate medium. The Art of the Confectioner is the ultimate guide to working with sugar to create beautiful sugar and pastillage shapes, flowers, figurines, and breathtaking full-scale showpieces. Author and award-winning pastry chef Ewald Notter shares wisdom gained from more than 35 years in the pastry kitchen, and combines straightforward advice and step-by-step instructions with lessons on developing artistry and design skills. The book begins with a basic overview of sugar, including information on the equipment and ingredients needed to work with sugar and Isomalt. Subsequent chapters cover Pastillage, Sugar Casting, Sugar Pulling, Sugar Blowing, and New Trends in Sugarwork, and include detailed instructions on how to make everything from delicate flowers to whimsical blown sugar figurines. And the final chapter shows how readers can bring together all the skills learned throughout the book to create award-winning sugar and pastillage showpieces. From working with shapes and color and choosing a focus point to developing a sculpture based on a particular theme, Notter provides insights into all the tricks of the trade and expert advice on preparing for competitions. Throughout the book, techniques are explained with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrated with clear how-to photos, while stunning showpiece beauty shots provide inspiration. The book includes hundreds of color photos as well as beautiful hand-painted watercolor illustrations by the author, and an Appendix of templates is provided to help readers replicate the showpieces shown throughout the book. For pastry students, aspiring confectioners, and professional pastry chefs looking to improve their skills for restaurant work or competition, The Art of the Confectioner is a must-have guide from one of the field's most well-known experts.
Go on a journey from bean to brew and explore the history of coffee, its production and how to become an expert barista at home. Are you a coffee lover who wants to learn how to extract the perfect brew? This coffee guide is a must-have for anyone looking for information and inspiration to experiment with different beans, methods, and flavours. Inside this essential go-to guide to all things coffee, you'll discover: - The essential coffee brewing methods and equipment to help you extract and brew all kinds of coffee with confidence - Explore the origins of coffee from how cherries are grown, the process of coffee harvesting, and processing into the coffee beans you know and love - A region-by-region tour of leading coffee-producing countries highlights local processing techniques and different coffee flavour profiles - Visual step-by-step techniques show you how to roast the beans, prepare an espresso shot, steam milk, and make delicious coffees, just like a barista! - Over 70 recipes to suit every taste from warming winter brews to refreshing iced coffees blends for a hot summer day - including dairy-free alternatives to milk too! Improve your appreciation and knowledge of one of the world's favourite pastimes - drinking coffee! Discover the incredible variety of coffee beans grown around the world with profiles from over 40 countries from far-flung places like Vietnam and Bolivia. Readers can delve into coffee tasting and use a tasters wheel to understand the nuances in flavour from bean to bean and understand which notes complement one another. A great gift to the coffee lovers in your life, they'll be able to delve into the preparation of coffee, from roasting, grinding to brewing. Easy step-by-step instructions will show you the common brewing equipment used to make different coffees. Using the techniques that you have learned, explore the recipe section and master the classics, such as the Americano, Flat White and Macchiato, to more unusual choices, like CaffÃ¨ de Olla and Ice Maple Latte. Brew coffee at home like a pro and start your day right with The Coffee Book.
Bestselling author and home cook Sally Bee is back with a collection of deliciously simple recipes that show how easy it is to follow a healthy diet for life. Many of us know the principles of healthy eating but actually incorporating them into daily life is much harder. Whether it's eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing fat without losing flavour or feeding a family after work without the aid of a take-away menu, Sally Bee explains how to make good food second nature. Sally isn't a dietician, but a busy mum who knows how tough it can be to change eating habits. Her down-to-earth advice and realistic approach is borne from her own experience of life-threatening heart disease, from which she recovered thanks to her own delicious and easy-to-follow eating plan. Sally understands how real people eat and how recipes must be quick and made with affordable, readily available food. Her plan won't leave you feeling deprived or hungry, but allows you to enjoy many of your favourite foods in a balanced way. Recipes for Life offers refreshingly simple advice and tasty dishes that will change your eating habits and help you enjoy a healthy mind and body - not just for a few weeks, but for life. Recipes include: Chicken Korma Healthy Chinese Chicken Wraps Smoked haddock and leek pie Healthy Fish Chips and Mushy Peas Roast Monkfish with Olives and Capers All-in-one Lentil and Sausage Casserole Spanish Pork and Bean Stew Caramelised Veggies with Sausages and Baked Sweet Potato Winter Salad Asparagus and Artichoke Salad with Wild Rice and Basil Dressing Pumpkin and mushroom lasagne Broccoli and Leek Bake Apricot and Pistachio Tart
The bestselling debut from author and home cook Sally Bee. Sally Bee's story of survival and recovery from three heart attacks in a week at the age of 36 is nothing short of a miracle. Sally attributes much of her remarkable survival to her delicious and achievable healthy eating plan, which she and her whole family enjoy. Now, in this beautifully illustrated cookbook, she shares her secret with you, and it might just save your life. Sally believes in living a full life, and that includes eating delicious food with all the family. She shares not only clean, vibrant recipes, but also her versions of comforting classics we all love. Even desserts! We all know the principles of eating a healthy diet, but actually translating that knowledge into an easy and affordable meal can be a challenge in a busy world. The Secret Ingredient meets that challenge head-on with gorgeous, tasty recipes that will feed the whole family, and tempt even the most novice cook. Sally tells her inspirational story throughout, and gives encouragement and support for changing your eating habits, and those of your children, without feeling deprived and in a way that works for life. She's living proof.