In-depth cookery book reviews.

Big Has Home by Hasan Semay

Cover Image of Big Has Home by Hasan Semay

Diversity in the world of cookery books is a good thing, a very good thing indeed. For decades, the UK food publishing world has been dominated by white authors. Writers of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds have struggled to get a seat at the table, and when they do, they’re often pigeonholed into titles tied ... Read more »

On The Himalayan Trail by Romy Gill

On The Himalayan Trail - Cover

I’m a little behind the curve getting my hands on this beautiful cookbook. On the Himalayan Trail: Recipes and Stories from Kashmir to Ladakh by Romy Gill was published by Hardie Grant in April since when it’s received great feedback from keen cooks. Gill, who was awarded an MBE in 2016, is a British-Indian chef, food ... Read more »

The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook by Masahiro Kasahara

The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook by Masahiro Kasahara

It’s no secret that we love Japanese food, and own an ever-growing collection of Japanese cookbooks. The latest addition to our bookshelf is “The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook: Amazing Soba, Ramen, Udon, Hotpots and Japanese Pasta Recipes!” by Masahiro Kasahara, published in English by Tuttle. Masahiro Kasahara is the chef-owner of exclusive Tokyo restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron, ... Read more »

Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New by Helen Graves

A review of Live Fire by Helen Graves

We love barbecue! But it’s only the last couple of years that we’ve been focused on upping our barbecue game, improving our skills and widening our repertoire of food cooked outside on a charcoal or wood-fired barbecue. We learned loads of BBQ skills attending Marcus Bawdon’s UK BBQ School a few months ago. The other ... Read more »

Indian Vegan & Vegetarian: 200 traditional plant-based recipes by Mridula Baljekar

Indian Vegan & Vegetarian: 200 traditional plant-based recipes by Mridula Baljekar

Glancing at the cover of Indian Vegan & Vegetarian by Mridula Baljekari, with its colourful floral and vegetal design, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a gardening book – it even has the typical heft of one. On opening it we actually said “wow” at the abundant photos of brightly coloured dishes blazing ... Read more »