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Vanilla Table by Natasha MacAller

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

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

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