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Cookbook Review: Philip Howard's The Square Volume 1: Savoury

Kate McAuley | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Things don't happen quick-smart in our kitchen. The fact that we own a sousvide machine and not a microwave speaks volumes. For me, cooking is both a blissful way to end a day spent staring at a computer screen and a creative ritual that helps to bring the priorities of life back into perspective.

Review of 'Food Glorious Food'

V.C. Linde | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
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Food Glorious Food Mitchell Beazley - 2013 Photography: William Shaw & Isabel De Cordova Based on a television programme, Food Glorious Food is de...

"We're Left With That Specific Hunger"

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gwyneth Paltrow latest cookbook 'It's All Good' has reignited the debate about the role that carbs play in our diets. In the introduction to her co...

Review of 'Le Cookie' by Mickael Benichou

V.C. Linde | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

A combination of American sweet treats with French flair forms the basis of a fantastic collection of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, macarons and whoopee pies. Although a short cookbook it contains a really good range of recipes and all of them are very different so there is plenty of choice.

Review of 'Kitchen Memories' by Lucy Boyd

V.C. Linde | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

As you would expect with 'memories' written right into the title this is part cookbook and part memoir. Lucy Boyd was brought up around food as the daughter of Rose Gray, lived in Italy and works in the gardens at the amazing Petersham Nurseries, quite a stunning résumé!

Review of 'Pies, Glorious Pies' by Maxine Clark

V.C. Linde | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
V.C. Linde

Pies, Glorious Pies opens with a really great introduction with lots of information on what equipment is needed and what you can use in a pinch. There is a long section on techniques which is full of step-by-step pictures to help you along.

Review of 'Leon: Family & Friends' by Kay Plunkett-Hogge & John Vincent

V.C. Linde | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
V.C. Linde

Leon is known for tasty fast food that's good for you. The cookbook is split into easy-to-use meal sections. There are a good range of styles and cultures from Southern USA to Spain. The photographs were a little washed out and the styling was rather cluttered so the dishes didn't always look appetising.

Review of 'Boutique Baking' by Peggy Porschen

V.C. Linde | Posted 14.09.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This is a great book if you like beautifully decorated cakes however it is not an everyday baking book, much more suitable for occasion cooking. The photography is wonderful and the are lots of options of mixing and matching cakes with decorations.

Review of 'Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less' By Donal Skehan

V.C. Linde | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

Kitchen Hero opens with one of the most useful introductory elements that I have read for a long time. It contains lots of information and is a great resource to have for using seasonal, well priced produce.

Review of 'Mugaritz: A Natural Science of Cooking' by Andoni Luis Aduriz

V.C. Linde | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This is no ordinary cookbook review, because Mugaritz is no ordinary cookbook. For those not familiar with the name, Mugaritz is one of the highest ranked restaurants in the world and is famous for its innovative, stylish and scientific food led by genius chef Andoni Luis Aduriz.

Review of 'Eat London 2' by Terence Conran and Peter Prescott

V.C. Linde | Posted 29.06.2012 | Home
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Eat London 2 - Terence Conran and Peter Prescott Octopus Publishing - 2012 Photography - Lisa Linder Eat London 2 is mostly a foodie travel guide to ...

Review of 'My Kind of Cooking' by Mark Sargeant

V.C. Linde | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home
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My Kind of Cooking - Mark Sargeant Quercus - 2011 Photography: Emma Lee The introduction of 'My Kind of Cooking' states Sargeant's attitude towards f...

Review of 'Tea With Bea' by Bea Vo

V.C. Linde | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
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Tea With Bea - Bea Vo / Bea's of Bloomsbury Ryland Peters and Small - 2011 Photography: Kate Whitaker I spent six years living in London and while I ...

Review of 'Food You Can't Say No To' by Tamasin Day-Lewis

V.C. Linde | Posted 29.04.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

The introduction to this new cookbook is brief but well written - which is fitting as the main food philosophy is that simple is best. 'Food You Can't Say No To' is designed to be a series of dishes that can be cooked simply and often to become a part of your everyday repertoire.

Review of 'Everyday and Sunday' by Guy Watson and Jane Baxter

V.C. Linde | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
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Everyday and Sunday: Recipes from Riverford Farm - Guy Watson & Jane Baxter Fourth Estate - 2011 Photography: Ed Park Riverford Farm produce organic ...

Review of 'A Cook's Year In A Welsh Farmhouse' by Elisabeth Luard

V.C. Linde | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

'A Cook's Year In A Welsh Farmhouse' starts with a very long and rambling introduction which is only vaguely connected to food or Luard's way of cooking. It is more of an auto-biography which did not connect enough to the following recipes enough for me. I usually like having personal writing within cookbooks but here I didn't enjoy either the style of writing or the content.