Review: A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry

A Change of Appetite

I can hardly believe it’s been two years since the publication of Salt Sugar Smoke, a Diana Henry book that taught me so much about the art of preserving and which fast became one of the most-thumbed books on my shelf. Fast-forward to 2014 and Diana’s latest book, A Change of Appetite, shares her journey… 

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The Foodie Bugle in Print – Reveille 2

The Foodie Bugle-1

The very first publication that I wrote for away from my own blog was The Foodie Bugle, an online magazine founded by Silvana de Soissons. From its inception, it was encouraging to find a place where artisans were exclusively championed, where simple stories were told and seasonal, local food celebrated. Some two years on, there… 

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The Jewelled Kitchen Virtual Cookbook Launch

The Jewelled Kitchen

It’s time to introduce you to a brand new and beautiful cookery book by Bethany Kehdy called The Jewelled Kitchen – A stunning collection of Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian recipes. I was very honoured to be asked by Bethany to take part in her virtual cookbook launch. I dove straight into Bethany’s Whipped Hummus with… 

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The Green Kitchen Cookbook Review

The Green Kitchen

I’m always excited to receive cookbooks inspired by great blogs and this week alone, I’ve added two fantastic ‘blog to book’ hardbacks to my culinary collection. In the first instance, The Green Kitchen (Vegetarian Everyday in the US), written by the couple David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, who also write the inspiring vegetarian blog Green… 

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The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook from Yeo Valley and Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Yeo Valley Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Weekends are for leisurely cooking, the kind that allows you to pull a cookbook from the shelf, put a little more time into something and maybe try a recipe you haven’t tackled before. There’s something about country cooking or farmhouse cooking that particularly lends itself to the weekend, too. Flicking through The Great British Farmhouse… 

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Alternative Easter Lunch: Pollo al Limone from ‘The Amalfi Coast’

Lemon Chicken Thighs

Easter is usually all about roast lamb, but in case you are looking for an alternative – or you have an extra large crowd to feed - you might have time to try this recipe for Pollo al Limone – or Lemon Chicken Thighs. It is one of my favourite recipes from a book I received recently called The… 

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Review: ‘Well Fed’ and a Whole 30 Update

Well Fed

I can hardly believe it myself, but I am on Day 16 of my Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge, designed to re-set your system so that you become less dependent on sugar and processed foods to fuel your body. I’ve been eating plenty of lean protein, such as grass-fed (more omega 3, less hormones) pork and beef, organic chicken… 

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Winter Books & St Albans Cookbook Club – January 2013

Winter Cookbooks

How often do you cook a recipe from a cookbook on your shelf? They say that on average, we cook around three recipes from each book we own, which doesn’t seem like a lot, unless you have a rapidly escalating collection like me. In November, I started the St Albans Cookbook Club, in my town of St Albans,… 

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Review and Giveaway: Three Quadrille Cookery Books by James Martin, Anjum Anand, Tom Kitchin

Quadrille Books

Just in case Father Christmas doesn’t deliver lots of brand new cookery books to you on Christmas Day, the lovely folks at Quadrille Publishing have offered me three of their top Quadrille cookery books as a giveaway prize for one of my readers. These will keep you going well into 2013, and will provide you with plenty of inspiration… 

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