Looking after Your Gut

Joan Ransley, who writes our recipe column (below) and supplies her stunning food photographs (she’s won awards at the Pink Lady Food Photography comp.), has just had her first book published. Congratulations to Joan and her partner Nick with whom … Continue reading

A Really Useful Cookery Book

The last twelve months has once again seen some beautifully produced cookery books on the shelves – you may have got one or more for Christmas: Jamie’s Super Food, Nigella’s Feel Good Food, A Year of Good Eating with Nigel … Continue reading

Salmon, Quinoa and Crispy Potato Salad

One in ten people suffer with a sensitive gut and experience symptoms of pain and bloating but with a bit of careful dietary management symptoms can be managed well. This recipe is great because it does not contain any of … Continue reading

Books of the Year

If you want to buy a food book for someone this Christmas, you will have no difficulty choosing from the celebrity chefs and TV tie ins: Tom Kerridge, Yottam Ottolenghi, James Martin, Gordon Ramsay, Carluccio, Delia, Jamie, Hugh and Mary. … Continue reading

Spoonfuls of Honey

“A teaspoon of honey sweetens and deepens a tisane or stew and adds lustre to a sauce. Sweet tarts, cakes and roasts are burnished by its glow. Syrup-drenched baklava, glazed chicken wings and sticky ribs are made special with a … Continue reading

The Little Book of Pies

If you’ve read any of our restaurant reviews or our blog, you’ll know how much we love a good pie. Who doesn’t? So we were delighted to receive a copy of The Little Book of Pies by Marika Gauci (Pub: … Continue reading

The Green Kitchen

Joan, our recipe writer, put us onto Green Kitchen Stories, a website and app of ‘healthy vegetarian recipes’. Joan is a nutritionist, so is far more nutritionally savvy than Mandy and I, who far too often find ourselves devouring a … Continue reading

The Smitten Kitchen

I love this book (The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook). I want to move to New York and hang out with Deb Perelman and her baby Jacob in their tiny New York kitchen. I want breakfast at Stingy Lulu’s in East Village … Continue reading

What to Eat?

First of all, let me declare an interest, Hattie Ellis is a friend.  Years ago,  unbeknown to me, she used my book Good Food in Yorkshire as one of the references for her book Eating England and so when we … Continue reading

The Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cook Book

In our Meat Crusade post we quoted meat wholesaler John Penny & Sons saying that out of 22,000 butchers’ shops in the 1980’s, there are now just 6,553, which makes the story of the Ginger Pig especially remarkable. As butchers’ … Continue reading

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