Food

Vanilla Table by Natasha MacAller

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This is a lovely book, stuffed with excellent recipes which are linked by the inclusion of vanilla in all. I am a vanilla fiend and will use it whenever I can. I buy the stuff in bulk off the internet… Read More

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

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I was recently given this wonderful and uplifting American cookery book by my friend Kay Gardiner, one half of the magnificent Mason Dixon Knitting. More cooking memoir than recipe book, it is a gentle, funny, charming and highly readable book… Read More

Top Bananas by Mumsnet

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If you’d rather clean the toilet than think about another evening meal, but find the formidable list of ingredients in most cookbooks deters you from trying anything new, Mumsnet’s latest publication might be just what you’ve been looking for. The… Read More

Vintage Cakes by Jane Brocket

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Our favourite quilting, knitting and baking blogger Jane Brocket been entertaining us for years with her domestic delights and informative books. Vintage Cakes is her latest book and combines cake history, vintage style and recipes to suit every occasion, ranging… Read More

Food by Mary McCartney

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Do you need another cook book? Unlikely. But this one’s vegetarian, does that help? I have not got many good veggie cook books in my library and the McCartney girls have almost made a career out of being the most… Read More

Fat by Jennifer McLagan

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The sub title of this book is ‘An appreciation of a misunderstood ingredient, with recipes’ and on reading that I immediately wanted to read it. I am a natural fat lover, butter, lard, suet, olive oil, I love all of… Read More