In-depth cookery book reviews.

Boozy Shakes by Victoria Glass

“Milkshakes just got drunk!” So says Victoria Glass as she tells us just why we should give the milkshakes of our childhood an adult makeover. Take a moment to visit your past. Hark back to glee-filled childhood memories of immense sundae glasses of thick, creamy milkshake served with bendy straws – perhaps even a cocktail ... Read more »

Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Mexico boasts a culinary history dating back 9000 years, its cuisine celebrated around the world for its punchy flavours, vibrant colours and use of fresh, nutritious ingredients. Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte leads you on a mouth-watering voyage of discovery through Mexico’s regional cuisines. As bright as the cuisine it celebrates, this monumental tome ... Read more »

Spice At Home by Vivek Singh

Spice at Home by Vivek Singh

Vivek Singh is one of Britain’s most celebrated Indian chefs. Classically trained in India, he’s been executive chef at The Cinnamon Club since it opened. Since then, he’s launched sister restaurants Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho. A frequent face on cookery shows including Saturday Kitchen and Masterchef, Vivek has also published several successful cookbooks revealing ... Read more »

Slow Cooker Carbonnade of Beef With Little Mustard Toasts

One of the many things I enjoy about blogging is the social aspect – forging friendships with fellow bloggers, talking online, meeting in person. And when good things happen for the friends one has made, it’s really wonderful to be able to share the news. Miss South, one half of North South Food, is not ... Read more »

Three Fantastic Vietnamese Cookbooks

The Food of Vietnam by Luke Nguyen

When I think of Vietnamese food I think of balance. Balance between five fundamental flavour elements – spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet –  and balance between the physical senses, with dishes designed not only to delight the tongue but also to provide pleasing aromas and an appealing appearance. Even sound and touch are considered, ... Read more »