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Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

A vegetarian cookbook by a meat-eater – this should be interesting!

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Pros: This is a very appealing book with appetizing pictures and excellent recipes, all of which are very well explained.

Cons: The recipes are sometimes somewhat fussy and measures unintuitive. Some of them require too much preparation steps for everyday use.

  Veggies For Carnivores Reviewed by Elaine Luti   A vegetarian cookbook by a meat-eater – this should be interesting!     And it is.     I love meat.  I’m not crazy about stews and complex meat dishes - I like my meat simply grilled or roasted and juicy, so I don’t generally look for meat recipes.  But I’m always on the lookout for...
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Gordon Ramsay's Great British Pub Food

Gordon Ramsay's Great British Pub Food

In his outstanding new cookbook, Gordon Ramsay teams up with Mark Sargeant to showcase the best of British cooking. Packed full of sumptuous and hearty traditional recipes, Gordon Ramsay's Great British Pub Food is perfect for relaxed, homely and comforting cooking. Pubs were once a place where you could always guarantee good, simple, cheap food and a great Sunday roast, but when the steak...

Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food

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The king of beautiful pub food has collected all of his best ideas into this proper cookbook, ready to warm the world on a grey day and restore the nation’s good mood. Tom Kerridge’s idea of food heaven isn’t fussy gastronomy; it’s proper ‘man food’ with Michelin star magic,...

Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

“   Veggies For Carnivores Reviewed by Elaine Luti   A vegetarian cookbook by a meat-eater – this should be interesting!     And it is.     I love meat.  I’m not crazy about stews and complex meat dishes - I like my meat simply grilled or roasted and juicy, so I don’t generally look for meat recipes.  But I’m always on the lookout for...” --ChefTalk.com

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Oxford Food an Anthology

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Politically dangerous menus, curious rituals, formal feasts. From 1182 to the present the high table, to entertaining royalty, dining habits of eccentrics (e.g. Oxford's First Reader in Geology, Canon William Buckland (17841856), garnished his table with grilled crocodile one night and baked mice the next). 100 recipes. Distributed by Woodstocker Books.

Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery -- Practical, Theoretical, Historical (The Kegan Paul Library of Culinary History and Cookery)

Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery -- Practical, Theoretical, Historical (The Kegan Paul Library of Culinary History and Cookery)

Fashionable restaurants for public dining in the grand manner were a Victorian innovation, and in London there were few to rival that of Auguste Kettner, formerly chef to Napoleon III, who opened his Soho establishment in 1867. Kettner's quickly became renowned for champagne, gaiety and gastronomic delights, attracting the custom of leading members of society, the stage and the literary...

Food Wales: A second helping

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A second culinary journey with Colin Pressdee - where to find, taste and buy the best local, seasonal, natural and sustainable foods in Wales.

First Lessons in the Principles of Cooking (Cooking in America)

First Lessons in the Principles of Cooking (Cooking in America)

Lady Barker was a successful journalist, poet, and author. In this hugely popular 1886 work, she provides readers with a concise, yet complete guide to the fundamental principles of food preparation and household management so as to avoid waste in the preparation of food for the family. Not a recipe book per se, this volume provides readers with fundamental lessons on all aspects of food...

Culinary Jottings (Cooking in America)

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A product of English colonialism in India, this 1885 coobook by Wyvern (a.k.a. Arthur Kenney-Herbert) was designed to aid English housewives in India to create English meals in their own homes.

The Best Way - A Book Of Household Hints & Recipes

The Best Way - A Book Of Household Hints & Recipes

Originally published in 1915, this is a practical household guide written `for housewives by housewives'. This book is absolutely packed with advice and hints that will still be of much practical use today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Vintage Cookery Books are republishing these...