Phaidon’s The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig (Phaidon)

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig brings together the food of the Jewish diaspora, featuring more than 400 recipes from around the world. Simple meals sit side by side with celebratory feast dishes, showcasing Jewish food at its best. First Impressions My first impressions on opening this book were mixed. It’s a substantial book, with ... Read more »

10 Food & Drink Books

Stack of ten food and drink books

I was saddened by the news that BookPeople closed down, having bought books from their shops and office-visits for many years. Here are a selection they invited me to choose from their food and drink titles back in early 2019. Cherish by Anne Shooter Bringing together the food of Jewish communities around the world, Anne ... Read more »

The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

Book Jacket for The Japanese Larder: Bringing Japanese Ingredients into Your Everyday Cooking by Luiz Hara

In his latest book, Nikkei food expert, writer and professional chef Luiz Hara introduces the reader to a range of Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. Instead of presenting a list of traditional Japanese recipes, Hara encourages cooks to incorporate Japanese ingredients in every day cooking to bring a richness and depth of flavour to all manner of dishes. The book offers an eclectic mix of recipes that are sure to tempt. ... Read more »

Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

Cookery book jacket image for Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

After a fantastic three week trip to Thailand earlier this year, during which we ate incredibly well, enjoying street food and dining in cafes and restaurants, Pete and I have been really keen to cook more Thai food at home. When I heard about Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris, released in July, my first question was to ask ... Read more »