In-depth cookery book reviews.

Wings and Things: Lip-Smacking Chicken Recipes by Ben Ford and David Turofsky

Wings and Things cookbook cover

I recently posted a review of The Whole Chicken, a book focused on chicken recipes, written by the founder of successful chicken wing restaurants. Today, I’m sharing Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky, also published in 2020 and also from the founders of successful chicken wing restaurants, Wingmans. In a nutshell, this ... Read more »

Crumb by Richard Bertinet

Crumb by Richard Bertinet

Subtitled ‘Show The Dough Who’s Boss’, Crumb by Richard Bertinet is the distillation of over 30 years spent as a baker, pastry chef and expert consultant for restaurants and food businesses. Hailing from Breton in France, Bertinet now lives in Bath where he runs his cookery school, The Bertinet Kitchen. There he teaches hundreds of ... Read more »

The Whole Chicken by Carl Clarke

The Whole Chicken by Carl Clarke

Even if I didn’t love eating chicken as much as I do, I’d find it hard to resist Carl Clarke’s A Whole Chicken with its vibrant green cover splashed with bright yellow and hot pink in the shape of a chicken’s face! The book’s cover promises “100 easy but innovative ways to cook from beak ... Read more »

Fäviken, 4015 Days, Beginning To End by Magnus Nilsson

Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson

There are a few heavyweights in Scandi food whose restaurants pop up in conversation with restless frequency, breathless descriptions of experience and a powerful sense of place bubbling on the lips of critics and food-lovers. Noma, Ekstedt, Fäviken, Frantzén, Maaemo, Geranium. Names like Rene Redzepi and the author of this book, Magnus Nilsson, evoke a ... Read more »

Simply by Sabrina Ghayour

Simply by Sabrina Ghayour

Sabrina Ghayour doesn’t really need much of an introduction as she is a driving force in the UK food industry. She is best known for her simple but flavourful Middle Eastern dishes and her work has featured in many popular publications such as the Guardian and BBC Good Food Magazine. Sabrina’s first cookbook Persiana was ... Read more »

Dumplings and Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst

Dumplings And Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst

Recently released Dumplings and Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst has been the subject of some controversy since it was published, and I can’t give a comprehensive review without touching on reasons for that. At its heart, this remains a review of the cookery book from a reader, cook and greedy person’s perspective. Contents What’s the Controversy? ... Read more »