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  • Why are gravy stains on your shirt at the dinner table to be admired? Does bacon improve everything? And is gin really the devil's work?In this rollicking collection of his hilarious columns, the award-winning writer and Observer restaurant critic Jay Rayner answers these vital questions and many, many more. They are glorious dispatches, seasoned in equal measure with both enthusiasm and bile, from decades at the very frontline of eating. 'Deliciousness served up in book form.' Philippa Perry. 'Wonderfully funny, foodie and perfectly short.' Tom Kerridge. ISBN 9781783352395
  • Food writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe presents Good Food for Bad Days, a collection of cheering, tasty and easy meals to make when you're low in spirits. Eating properly is one of the biggest hurdles when you're feeling low, so these recipes (dubbed 'depressipes' by Jack) give you everything you need in a dish; they are inexpensive, simple and filling so that cooking and eating a nutritious meal doesn't seem like an impossible task. This collection includes comforting dishes such as Quick and Spicy Noodles, Recalibration Supper, Jaffa Cake Mug Pudding and Hot Apple Pies. In this handy little paperback cookbook, Jack shares friendly and creative tips for making a little go a long way and for using store-cupboard ingredients: perfect for when you're feeling overwhelmed by whatever is on your plate, but still want to take care of yourself. ISBN 9781529028188
  • Raise a glass to the LGBTQ+ community. This collection of cocktail recipes celebrates queer culture and pays tribute to the great gay icons of our time. Try your hand at mixing a Bloody Mariah (Carey), (Stephen) Fry Martini, or Rocket Man and get your tastebuds tingling. With recipes inspired by Beyonce (Bey's Knees), Freddie Mercury (Tequila Queen), Whitney Houston (I Will Always Love Woo Woo) and more, there's plenty to keep all cocktail movers and shakers busy and thirsts well and truly quenched - we'll drink to that! Hardback Gift Book 64 pages, 50 colour photographs. ISBN 9781912983278
  • A stunningly illustrated recipe book for kids (or anyone, really). It tells the story of different residents of a house cooking foods from around the world. Simply sweet.' - Yotam Ottolenghi. In each apartment, someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours. Mr Singh is making coconut dahl with his daughter while Maria mashes some avocados for her guacamole. Will everything be ready on time?Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs. Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is a visual feast to share and delight in. Great for Ages 5-10.
  • With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward's home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed ninety-something neighbour would prepare weekly meals for Isabel, dinners she would never prepare for herself - fresh oysters, juicy steak, sugar-dusted apple galette. But over long, dark evenings where they both grieved for their very different lost marriages, Isabel realised she was being offered a gift greater than good wine and perfect lamb chops. As they progressed from meals a deux to full dinner parties with an eclectic New York crowd, she saw that Edward was showing her how to rediscover the joy of life and turn hers around: how even a shared bowl of chowder could transform loneliness and anxiety into friendship, freedom, and a pure, simple pleasure Isabel had not known she could find again. Both moving and uplifting, Dinner with Edward raises a glass to the power of simple pleasures and the surprising connections formed in times of hardship. ISBN 9781911590187
  • A captivating and lyrical journey into our ancestral past, through what and how we eat. Mo Wilde made a quiet but radical pledge: to live only off free, foraged food for an entire year. In a world disconnected from its roots, eating wild food is both culinary and healing, social and political. Ultimately, it is an act of love and community. Using her expert knowledge of botany and mycology, Mo follows the seasons to find nutritious food from hundreds of species of plants, fungi and seaweeds, and in the process learns not just how to survive, but how to thrive. Nourishing her body and mind deepens her connection with the earth - a connection that we have become estranged from but which we all, deep down, hunger for. This hunger is about much more than food. It is about accepting and understanding our place in a natural network that is both staggeringly complex and beautifully simple. THE WILDERNESS CURE is a diary of a wild experiment; a timely and inspiring memoir which explores a deeper relationship between humans and nature, and reminds us of the important lost lessons from our past. Winner of the John Avery Award at the Andre Simon Awards 2022.
  • What makes a perfect pint of Guinness? What are the criteria for a great pub? And where can you find them? Ian Ryan, founder of Sh*t London Guinness and Beautiful Pints, can answer these questions and help you find a beautiful pint, wherever you are. We've all got a friend who claims to know where you can get the best pint of Guinness. From the pub to the pour, it's an experience. And if anyone knows this best, it's London-based Corkman Ian Ryan - founder of Sh*t London Guinness and Beautiful Pints. From the all-important different elements of a Guinness pour to what to look for (and what to run a mile from) when sourcing beautiful pints, as well as a creme de la creme list of pubs around the world to visit, Ian shares his expertise from many a pint of plain sank and enjoyed. By the end of it, you'll be able to claim that you know where to get the ultimate pint of Guinness in town. See you at the bar sometime.
  • It's YOUR body It's YOUR mind It's YOUR choice There are a million reasons to drink. It tastes great. You feel alive. It helps you relax. But are you really in control? The Alcohol Experiment shows a new way of thinking and offers a 30-day programme with a difference. It asks you to look closer at why you drink, what you get out of it and whether it's really the alcohol that's giving you what you want. From the bestselling author of This Naked Mind, Annie Grace gives you the tools to take control of your drinking for good.
  • "Genuinely delicious and grown-up-booze-free ideas. An essential for every household." Daily Telegraph This book is full of the very best cocktails - the most delicious flavours, the most distinctive combinations and the most adventurous recipes. And they are all made with non-alcoholic ingredients, from exciting new mixers to rich, fragrant syrups and spirits. Most can be created with ingredients found in your kitchen or garden, and all promise an exciting new way to drink dry. These are imaginative, grown-up, non-alcoholic alternatives for the designated driver, teetotaller, or those who are pregnant, trying dry January, losing weight or just cutting back. Whether you're planning a Friday night in with friends, a lazy Sunday brunch or an evening huddled around a crackling fire you can find your dry drinks here.
  • 60 spirit-free and stylish drink recipes for the mindful drinker, perfect for anyone wanting a break from booze as part of a healthier lifestyle. The low- and no-alcohol lifestyle is booming. Alcohol Not Included provides 60 stylish drink recipes for the mindful drinker. These delectable drinks are not 'mocktails' where regular cocktails are simply adapted to remove the alcohol, but modern alcohol-free drinks that are delicious and unique in their own right. Featuring non-alcoholic cocktails, long drinks and punches, this beautifully illustrated book will help you craft your ultimate spirit-free sipper - whether that's the cooling Matcha Mojito, the brunch-perfect Cold Brew Coffee Sour or the festive spice of Winter Cup punch. Perfect for anyone living booze-free for health or wellness reasons - or simply sober curious!
  • "We never snacked like this and we never binged like this. We never had so many superfoods, or so many chips. We were never quite so confused about food, and what it actually is. This is a book about the good, the terrible and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how modern food, in all its complexity, has transformed our lives and our world. To re-establish eating as something that gives us both joy and health, we need to find out where we are right now, how we got here and what it is that we share. Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson explores everything from meal replacements such as Huel, the disappearing lunch hour, the rise of veganism, the lack of time to cook and prepare food and the rapid increase in food delivery services. And Bee provides her own doable strategies for how we might navigate the many options available to us to have a balanced, happier relationship with the food we eat. ISBN 9780008240769
  • 'A manual for living and a declaration of hope' - Nigella Lawson. There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken. Because one night, Ella found herself lying on her kitchen floor, wondering if she would ever get up - and it was the thought of a chicken, of roasting it, and of eating it, that got her to her feet and made her want to be alive. Midnight Chicken is the story of Ella's life in a Tiny Flat, and the food she cooked there. From roast garlic and tomato soup to charred leek lasagne or burnt butter brownies, she shares recipes that are about people, about love, about the things that matter every day. This is a cookbook-of-stories to make you fall in love with the world again. With a new afterword about life after The Tiny Flat. ISBN 9781526623898
  • How we search for, make and consume food has defined human history. It transforms our bodies and homes, our politics and our trade, our landscapes and our climate. But by forgetting our culinary heritage and relying on cheap, intensively produced food, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. What if there were a more sustainable way to eat and live? Drawing on many disciplines, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, this inspiring and deeply thoughtful book gives us a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and points the way to a better future. 'Utterly brilliant' Thomasina Miers 'Hugely ambitious and beautifully written...destined to become a modern classic' Bee Wilson ISBN 9780099590132
  • Supper for one? Whether you're a career girl, bedsitter or bachelor, this vintage 1950s cookery gem introduced by Bee Wilson is 'wonderful ... funny and full of charm' (India Knight) The Career Woman (who buys a chicken as a treat), The Bedsitter (who experiments with newfangled gadgets), The Old Lady (who feeds her menagerie of pets), The Schoolboy Moocher (who makes toffee and wallows in grapes) or The Bachelor (who learns to stockpile food) - meet the experts in cooking alone. Brimming with entertaining anecdotes, recipes (rabbit with aubergine and prunes, anyone?) and top tips (ever wondered how to store ice cream in a bedsit?), Kathleen Le Riche is a witty, charming guide to the single life. Reissued with a new foreword by Bee Wilson, this vintage delight is a hymn to the pleasures of dining solo. 'Remarkable. Aside from its wit and period charm, this is one of the very few cookbooks to recognise that the most important ingredient in the kitchen is the human ... Nearly seventy years on, this still feels like a radical message.' Bee Wilson. 'This is not just another cookery book; it is a tonic and a beacon for the many who must and the few who wish to live alone.' Wine and Food. ISBN 9780571365791
  • SLURP. ZING. BANG. Take your noodles to the next level with these 60 simple yet mouth-watering recipes. With dishes covering every type of noodle you can buy, easy swaps to help use the packets you already have, and 5-minute dressings and toppings to bring the recipes you already make to life - there's never been a better time to get cooking. From store-cupboard time-savers to treat-yourself showstoppers, there's a noodle dish for your every mood and occasion. Discover your new go-to dish with recipes covering:* SUPER EASY 10-MINUTE FIXES* FRESH SALADS* SIZZLING STIR FRIES* SOULFUL SOUPS* COMFORTING CURRIES* PIMP TO THE MAX SPECIALS. ISBN 9781841884257
  • We've all heard the golden rule: eat less, exercise more and you'll lose weight. But what if it isn't that simple? For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works. Debunking myths of about body and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition: from the 'set weight point' that is unique to all of us, to good and bad fats, and from how genes impact our weight to how our hormones are affected after a diet ends. With a new chapter about the link between obesity and COVID-19, this incredible book will help you understand your body better than ever before. 'A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism' Vogue. ISBN 9780241400531
  • The complete guide to eating for everyday energy. Are you a regular victim of an afternoon slump? Is it a struggle to keep focused on your to-do list? Do you want to fit more into your day, but feel as if you just don't have the energy? Nutritionist Colette Heneghan and productivity expert Graham Allcott provide all the answers in How to Have the Energy, explaining how not only what, but how you eat can improve your focus, boost productivity and even give you more time in your day. Using the High-Energy Plan, they show how eating well can and should fit into your lifestyle, however busy it is. From how to put your shopping list together, to how to upgrade your breakfast, from how to be label-savvy to the importance of ditching the desk lunch, from the author of the bestselling How to be a Productivity Ninja, this the complete guide to eating smarter and boosting your everyday energy. ISBN 9781785787003
  • From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers. It's also everyone's story - from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and treats with your nan, to the exquisite joy of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen on a grey day. And the Cadbury's Fruit & Nut from a hospital vending machine that tells a loved one you really care. Grace's snapshot of how we have lived, laughed and eaten over the past 40 years reveals the central role food plays in either bringing us together or driving us apart - from toasting a large glass of warm Merlot to grimly polishing off a wilted salad. Heartfelt, witty and joyous, Hungry shows us what we've always known to be true. Food, friends and family are the indispensable ingredients of a life well lived. ISBN 9780008333188

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