• “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman
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    “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman

    Very few people who have ever looked for a good cookbook will be unfamiliar with Mark Bittman, the famed author of the book, How to Cook Everything, which celebrated its 10th anniversary recently. In many ways, it presented a great starting point to many home cooks, with over 2,000 recipes and techniques and tips for substitutions and presentation, marvelously illustrated and easy to understand. As the book celebrated its 10th anniversary, it also celebrated a new milestone when it was adapted, in all its glory, into a great mobile app for easier access. The moves comes as no surprise, as smartphones have become our most preferred source of information. Switching to mobile platforms has…

  • My Favourite Cookbook List
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    My Favourite Cookbook List

    GENERAL COOKERY The Real Food Companion by Matthew Evans Written with gusto and filled to bursting with information to inspire and a huge range of recipes to nurture the soul and family, The Real Food Companion outlines everything you need to know to navigate today’s complex food world. It’s the farmer, butcher, fishmonger and baker by your side. The fresh, modern and eye-catching design and stunning food and location photography will ensure this comprehensive cookbook stands out on the shelves.   The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser Cooks will find many treasured recipes, as well as favourites from Craig Claiborne’s earlier The New York Times…

  • Hope and Greenwood – Life is Sweet
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    In this jolly little gem of a book, Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood offer 50 of their most delectable sweet recipes delights such as toffee and fudge, coconut ice, gums, jellies, nougat and perfect hand-made chocolates. Like the confectionery they sell in their shops, everything in the book will recommend the use of the best ingredients, including fresh cream, butter and natural vanilla, and never use artificial flavours. You will also be treated to a delicious array of sweet stories, historical anecdotes and scandal which are guaranteed to make you chuckle. Exquisitely designed and lavishly photographed, Life is Sweet will tap into the current nostalgia for the confectionery we remember from…

  • Rose’s Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum
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    If you own The Cake Bible and have used and appreciated it. You must get Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. And if you don’t own any of these books and you love baking cakes and you want to learn to be creative with them, then get both the books. These are the best recipes that I have come across. Rose pays so much attention to technique and measurements to make the cakes very tasty, the crumb fine and the cake supersoft. Each cake that i have made either from The Cake Bible or Heavenly Cakes have turned out so delicious and delicate, if it weren’t for my poor decorating skills then it would seem like it came straight from a professional bakery. I gave a huge sigh of relief when the…

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