In-depth cookery book reviews.

The Turkish Cookbook by Ghillie Başan

The Turkish Cookbook by Ghillie Basan

Ghillie Başan is a food anthropologist, and food and travel writer with a large back catalogue of cookbooks (one of which – Mezze – I already own, and The Lebanese Cookbook which we reviewed on Kavey Eats earlier in the year). Başan’s books are primarily focussed around the Middle East and Turkey though Indonesia, Cambodia, ... Read more »

Sicilia by Ben Tish

Sicilia by Ben Tish

Sicily is high up on my ‘must visit’ list. I’ve watched many travelogues and cookery programmes covering the opulent geography, the history crafted by the positioning of Sicily between Europe and North Africa, and the cuisine blending Italian and Arab influences in its own unique way. In Sicilia Ben Tish does a fine job in ... Read more »

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier (cover)

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the heart of the Caribbean is a cookbook whose photos lift your soul every time you open it. Sea turquoises, sky blues and sunshine yellows predominate, punctuated with scotch bonnet reds and vivid jewel greens. Just flip through the book and you feel Vitamin D3-ed. Never has ... Read more »

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home is the second book from food writer Uyen Luu, following on from her debut book, My Vietnamese Kitchen. In that first book Uyen related her personal story – including memories of younger years in Vietnam before her family moved to London, introduced readers to the culture and ... Read more »

Foolproof One-Pot by Alan Rosenthal

Foolproof One Pot by Alan Rosenthal

Alan Rosenthal is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher who has been cooking stews and one-pot meals at farmers’ markets across London since 2008. Foolproof One-Pot is Rosenthal’s third book following the success of “Stewed!” and “Ultimate One-Pot Dishes”. The book contains ‘60 simple and satisfying recipes’ that can all be cooked in a ... Read more »

The Lebanese Cookbook by Ghillie Başan | Exploring the food of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan

The Lebanese Cookbook by Ghillie Bassan (Cover)

The Levant is a region long known for the largesse of its hospitality. In The Lebanese Cookbook, Ghillie Başan explores the foods and traditions of a swathe of the Fertile Crescent that takes in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. Başan spent many years living and working in the Middle East (as well as Europe, North ... Read more »

How to Make Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

How to Make Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excell

We’re brought up in the Western world with very definitive views on what comprises “comfort” and “easy” in food terms. A slice of bread slathered in butter, a biscuit with a cuppa, a slice of cake, a takeaway pizza loaded with anchovies and pineapple (yeah, sorry not sorry), a hot, crisp sugared doughnut from the ... Read more »