Our Books

Out and about; cooking for friends; making jam; exploring the coast; pottering in the kitchen garden…

Find inspiration in our list of lifestyle books.

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Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome

Rachel Roddy

‘Of course I thought Rome was glorious, but I didn’t want to stay. A month, three at most, then I’d take a train back to Sicily to finish the clockwise journey I’d interrupted, before moving even further southwards…’ Instead, captivated by the exhila …

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Vanilla Black: Fresh Flavours for your Vegetarian Kitchen

Andrew Dargue

“To us, the fact our cooking is vegetarian is incidental – we just like to eat good food. We love to reinvent classic dishes, create new flavour combinations, source unusual ingredients and occasionally we use a microwave because well, why not?” From t …

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Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

Alice Lascelles

In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of ba …

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What Katie Ate

What Katie Ate At the Weekend

Katie Quinn Davies

What Katie Ate: At the Weekend takes favourite recipes from Katie Quinn Davies’ wildly successful blog, along with many never-seen-before recipes, and presents them in this gorgeous book filled with Katie’s unique and beautiful photography. She shares …

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New Kitchen Garden

The New Kitchen Garden: How to Grow Some of What You Eat No Matter Where You Live

Mark Diacono

Look over the fences into the gardens, patios, courtyards and allotments behind, and you’ll see a quiet revolution taking place. Amongst the lawns, the roses and the concrete, more and more of us are growing at least some of what we eat. A kitchen gard …

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Toast & Marmalade

Toast & Marmalade: Stories From the Kitchen Dresser, A Memoir

Emma Bridgewater

Plunge into the world of pottery, family, childhood, work, motorway service stations, holidays, beaches, markets, recipes, dressing-up boxes, patchworking, country & western music, picnics, camping and the lost world of telephone calls costing 2p. …

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Marmalade

Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook

Sarah Randell

From the arrival of the first boxes of bitter Seville oranges at the greengrocer’s in January, to the sweet-sharp scent of citrus fruit filling the kitchen as the preserving pan bubbles away on the stove, there is something deeply satisfying about the …

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Melrose and Morgan

Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide

Melrose and Morgan

Good Food For Your Table is a grocer’s guide: this is the shopping basket deconstructed, including all you need to know about seasonality, provenance, storage, preserving and serving the very best food. Melrose and Morgan have ten years’ experience as …

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En Brogue: Love Fashion. Love Shoes. Hate Heels.

En Brogue: Love Fashion. Love Shoes. Hate Heels.

Hannah Rochell

Do you know the difference between a derby and an Oxford? Tassel loafers or penny loafers? Do you know why brogues have holes in them? From brogues to boots, pumps to penny loafers, slippers to sandals, En Brogue honours forty styles of shoes with beau …

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Honey and co

Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East

Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich

Sunday Times Food Book of the Year 2014. Winners of the Best Newcomer Award in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. Read Jay Rayner’s interview here and watch the Guardian video here. This is our food, this is our restaurant – fresh fruit and vegetab …

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Coasting

Journeys Through England in Particular: Coasting

Sue Clifford and Angela King

Drawn from the critically acclaimed England In Particular, this delightful book pairs with Journeys Through England in Particular: On Foot to form a new series celebrating English local distinctiveness – ideal for travellers, holiday-makers and armchai …

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On Foot

Journeys Through England in Particular: On Foot

Sue Clifford and Angela King

Drawn from the critically acclaimed England In Particular, this delightful book pairs with Journeys Through England in Particular: Coasting to form a new series celebrating English local distinctiveness – ideal for travellers, holiday-makers and armcha …

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Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day: A Year of Britain’s Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series

Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss

Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments – not one after another, but almost simultaneously, switching effortlessly between instruments and musical styles with hardly a pause for bre …

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Toast and Marmalade

Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater’s cheerfully distinctive kitchen pottery – manufactured and traditionally hand-decorated in the Staffordshire Potteries, just as it would have been 200 years ago – has found its way onto the dresser shelves and kitchen tables of homes …

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One

One: A Cook and Her Cupboard

Florence Knight

“The kitchen was what brought my family together. Meals were about making the best of seasonal ingredients, improvising with what we had (even if what we had didn’t exactly go together) and experimenting, sometimes to the point of absurdity. It was fun …

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Spitalfields Life

The Gentle Author

‘I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London…’ Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary following in recent …

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Prashad

Prashad Cookbook: Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Kaushy Patel

100 delicious vegetarian Indian recipes from Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant runner-up Prashad. The Patels and Prashad, their small Indian restaurant in Bradford, were the surprise stars of Ramsay’s Best Restaurant TV show in autumn 2010. Everyone who …

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Scandilicious Baking

Scandilicious Baking

Signe Johansen

Discover the secrets of great baking with Scandilicious flair… Scandinavian baking is among the best in the world. Deeply ingrained in the culture, it is a distinctive part of the Nordic identity, history and well-being. Welcome to a place where cake …

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Camper Van Coast

The Camper Van Coast: Cooking, Eating, Living the Life

Martin Dorey and Sarah Randell

Hit the road and head for the coast. It’s not that far. In fact, if you live in the UK, you will never be more than 70 miles from the great British seaside. And what better way to make the trip than in a camper van? Pull up at the beach, breathe in a l …

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Bills

Bill’s: The Cookbook: Cook, Eat, Smile

Bill Collison and Sheridan McCoid

Ever eaten at Bill’s? If you haven’t, then put it on your To Do list. If you have, then you’ll know it’s all about the atmosphere and the food – it’s delicious, it’s different, it’s full of fabulous flavours and textures; a unique celebration of eating …

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Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking… Scandilicious

Signe Johansen

We’ve long looked south for our food inspiration – but what about our neighbours to the north? We share a climate, a history (those Vikings got everywhere) and a love of cool, from sleek Nordic design to clear frosty November mornings. We also share ou …

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Camper Van Cookbook

The Camper Van Cookbook: Life on 4 wheels, Cooking on 2 rings

Martin Dorey and Sarah Randell

Say goodbye to roughing it. And hello to a new kind of freedom. With over 80 fabulously tasty recipes you can cook on just two rings and a few barbeque feasts and camp fire crackers, this is the dashboard bible for anyone who ever dreamed of hitting th …

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England in Particular

England in Particular: A celebration of the commonplace, the local, the vernacular and the distinctive

Sue Clifford and Angela King

Apples, bandstands, beach huts, black dogs, breweries, bricks, cakes, causeways, chalk horses, cheese rolling, cider, cooling towers, curbstones, dances, dialect, dry stone walls, fens, fire festivals, foxes, gargoyles, geology, ghosts, heaths, heronri …

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