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.
By Martina Cole
Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He’s done his time, made the right connections, and now he’s ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she’s forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can’t leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie’s star rises. In love with Freddie’s cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister. Families should stick together, but behind closed doors, jealousy and betrayal can fester until everyone’s life is infected. And for the Jacksons, loyalty cannot win out. Because in their world you can trust no one. In their world everyone is on the take.