By Rachel Roddy
From the award-winning weekly Guardian Cook columnist and winner of the André Simon and Guild of Food Writers' Awards comes an Italian food book of sumptuous recipes, flavours and stories from Sicily and Rome.For the last twelve years, food-writer, cook and photographer Rachel Roddy has immersed herself in the culture of Roman cooking, but it was the flavours of the south that she and her Sicilian partner, Vincenzo, often craved. Eventually the chance arose to spend more time at his old family house in south-east Sicily, where Rachel embraced the country's traditional recipes and the stories behind them. In Two Kitchens Rachel celebrates the food and flavours of Rome and Sicily and shares over 120 of these simple, everyday dishes from her two distant but connected kitchens. From tomato and salted ricotta salad, caponata and baked Sicilian pasta to lemon crumble, honeyed peaches and almond and chocolate cake, they are the authentic Italian recipes that you will want to cook again and again until you've made them your own.'This is a recipe book that reflects the way I cook and eat: uncomplicated, direct and adaptable Italian family food that reflects the season. The two kitchens of the title are my kitchens in Rome and Sicily. In a sense, though, we could have called the book "many kitchens" as I invite you to make these recipes your own.' Rachel RoddyTwo Kitchens chapters: Vegetables and Herbs - Tomatoes; Aubergines; Peas; Broad Beans; Cauliflower; Potatoes; Onions; HerbsFruit and Nuts - Lemons; Peaches; Oranges; Grapes and Figs; AlmondsMeat, Fish and Dairy - Beef and pork; Chicken; White fish; Fresh anchovies and sardines; Eggs; RicottaStorecupboard - Chickpeas; Lentils; Preserved anchovies; Flour; BreadRachel's first book, Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome, won the André Simon Food Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers' First Book Award in 2015.
Toast & Marmalade
By Emma Bridgewater
This is the black and white paperback edition of Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories, published in hardback in 2014 by Saltyard Books. If you would like the original colour illustrated version of Toast & Marmalade it is available in hardback. 'Emma Bridgewater, queen of kitchenware, proves herself to be queen of the memoir too.' Stephen Fry'What a great read - a true British inspiration story - I loved it!' Cath Kidston'Emma Bridgewater's captivating recipe for a happy family life: food, passion, work, love.' Meg RosoffPlunge into the world of pottery, family, childhood, work, motorway service stations, holidays, beaches, markets, recipes, dressing-up boxes, patchworking, country & western music, picnics, camping and the lost world of telephone calls costing 2p. Emma Bridgewater looks back on her life and work, with a wonderful patchwork of stories that show the inspirations behind the Bridgewater business and how it all started after a failed attempt to find the perfect birthday present...
By Tony Singh
Call it comfort food, street food, sharing food. Food that gives you a hug, warms up your bones and satisfies your stomach. Using everyday ingredients that are easy to cook and even better to eat. Made with style and ingenuity.Tony Singh is a man who knows no boundaries. A Scottish Sikh chef with a passion for British produce, a taste for spices and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, Tony has taken his cue from the inventiveness of food found in our street stalls - a mashup of culinary influences, simple cooking techniques and inexpensive ingredients - to create over 80 recipes including the McTSingh Chilli Dog, Chipotle Lamb Meatballs, Mackerel & Chickpea Burger, Aubergine Flatbread, and finishing with some truly cross-cultural puds from chocolate samosas, shortcake trifle and pumpkin empanadas. And how does Tony describe his food? TASTY!
Taste Ye Back
By Sue Lawrence
This is a gem of a book. Sue Lawrence has interviewed 70 prominent Scots and unlocked their beloved memories of food and what it was like for them growing up. She talks to them about their families, their home and their relationship with food. Most of the childhoods of the twentieth century are represented here, and include celebrities as diverse as Ewan McGregor, Gordon Brown, Hardeep Singh Koli, AL Kennedy, Andy Murray, Sharleen Spiteri and Gordon Ramsay. They reminisce about their mum's cullen skink, their dad's roast and their granny's shortbread which Sue tests out and brings right up to date as only Sue can. With a mellow nostalgic tone running through the interviews and recipes, you can't help but be inspired to make it how it used to be made.
Toddling to Ten
By Siobhan Freegard, Netmums, Hollie Smith
How do you avoid pyjama dramas and get a toddler to play ball at bedtime? How do you manage your child's time on the computer and kids who are couch potatoes? What do you do when your five year old starts telling lies? All the answers can be found in this comprehensive guide to coping with the challenges of childhood. A hand-selected panel of experts ranging from dentists to psychologists provide scholarly advice. But, crucially, there are hundreds of top tips and suggestions from other mums - the members of netmums.com, the rapidly-growing online community of mothers sharing valuable information on all aspects of childcare. It's real advice for real women, and is guaranteed to put the fun back into family life.