• Daniel Clifford, two Michelin starred chef at his riverside restaurant Midsummer House in Cambridge and TV regular, publishes his first book on June 21st – Midsummer’s Day. Part autobiography, and part cookbook, ‘Out of my Tree – Midsummer House’ is a warts and all account of the pressures and triumphs of his 20 years in the hospitality industry; a brutally honest account of his life story, and a tribute to the distinctive style and sophistication of his dishes. Out of My Tree tells the story of how Daniel went from being a dyslexic child from a broken home to one of the best chefs in the country. “I have been a chef most of my life. It’s almost all I know. It’s made me the man I am today – good and bad, happy and sad, right and wrong. This is the story of how I went from someone who no-one thought would amount to anything to a chef with two Michelin stars and a business I am fiercely proud of,” says Daniel. Published by Meze Publishing, at 416 pages, and a large format hardback, this is a book to do justice to someone who makes two-Michelin starred cooking the standard. RRP is £45 and the book is available at the Midsummer House restaurant and online at www.midsummerhouse.co.uk. Revealing a man who even cancelled his own wedding to work, there are no stories missed out or punches pulled – whether it’s discovering what life is like working under a chef like Marco Pierre White in his heyday, uncovering the bully boy tactics of a 1990s British kitchen or discussing his failed relationships, Daniel bares all. The book delves into his childhood and how his unsettled background drove him to make the most of his talent for cooking, as well as unpicking how those early years in some of the most brutal kitchens in the country turned him into the uncompromising chef he is today. And while Daniel has mellowed with age as he spends more time with his five daughters, the things that drove him forward in the first place – a fear of stagnating and the need for drama and conflict – are the things that still drive him to this day. It features over 140 recipes right from the early days of Midsummer House in the late ‘90s through garnering two Michelin stars and the success of the tasting menu through to the very latest recipes the restaurant is serving today. The recipes run alongside the story, chronologically, and reveal how his style has developed and become more refined over the years. Classic recipes include the 17 Pan Lamb from 1999, and Veal Kidneys recipes from both 2000 and 2004. Daniel’s modern recipes include his Pommes Soufflé, Sour Cream and Chive from 2012, and Lychee, Yogurt and Rose Artichoke from 2016. Daniel counts Tom Kerridge and Sat Bains as two of his closest friends and is widely regarded in industry circles as one of the country’s most revered chefs, having won the Chefs’ Chef of the Year at the 2015/16 AA Awards. As Sat Bains puts it: “Midsummer House is Daniel’s open love letter to gastronomy; a letter of heartache, pain, sorrow, absolute elation and joy that you’d have to be f****ing nuts to endure. He’s proven that we all need goals and if we work hard enough we can achieve anything. I look at this as a chapter in his life that he can now reflect on, and the openness and intimate detail he goes into in this book is a joy to read.”
  • Galley is a unique new cookbook that will resonate with anyone who has a connection to the Royal Navy, as well as keen cooks who enjoy entertaining and cooking restaurant-quality food. It shines a light on the incredible skill and talent found within this demanding industry, thanks to the contributions of 20 professional chefs - all with a connection to the Royal Navy - who have shared their recipes and career journeys. The book also features a foreword by The Princess Royal, patron of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and a recipe by Michel Roux Jr. It’s pages are packed with insights into Navy life and traditions, from the strictly observed toasts of Trafalgar Night, commemorating Lord Admiral Nelson’s victory in battle, to the story of how a handwritten recipe book by a naval chef in World War II came to light. Galley offers inspiration and information in a book like no other that supports a highly deserving cause.
  • Chilli & Mint

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    Chilli and Mint will be an instant favourite for anyone interested in food and spice (but not necessarily spicy food!) or the intricacies of Indian home cooking. Written by an established food writer and cookery teacher, this beautiful cookbook contains over 100 recipes to bring a little more spice into your culinary repertoire. By following Torie’s accessible step-by-step recipes, anyone can explore the everyday delights of India’s wonderfully diverse cuisine at home.
  • More than just a cookbook, this is a book to inspire, to share, to reflect – with good, healthy, refined sugar-free food at its heart. Alongside 160 delicious ideas for healthy breakfasts, sharing platters, soups, curries, salads, mains and plant-based desserts, this is a guide for good living, to enable you to start your day the mymuybueno way.
  • MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Danilo Cortellini is Head Chef at the Italian Embassy in London. He moved to the UK in 2010 and has worked with the likes of Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and at Zafferano in Knightsbridge. In 2012 he attained his current position at the embassy, giving him the opportunity to cook for some of the most influential people in Europe. In 2014 Danilo launched his own catering and consultancy company whilst last year he fought his way to the final round of BBC MasterChef: The Professionals. His first cook book is a celebration of his time at the embassy, featuring recipes that reflect the day-to-day life there; from business lunches to gala dinners, family meals and fine dining events. The book features authentic Italian dishes using some of the finest produce available. Sample dishes include multicolour tortellini with burrata red Sicilian prawns in a smoked artichoke broth, and halibut with white asparagus and truffle and veal cheeks pizzaiolo with cicoriette.
  • Produced throughout a full year at Winteringham Fields in Lincolnshire, A Table at the Fields offers an intimate peek inside the restaurant Colin McGurran and his family have made home. The book includes 60 sumptuous, seasonal recipes created by Colin, and regularly served at Winteringham Fields, as well as a selection from his team of chefs who collaborate to make Winteringham a justifiably world renowned restaurant. Colin’s wife Bex also contributes recipes, offering insight into what the great chef – known for his ‘One Mile Menu’ and Great British Menu television success – enjoys eating at home. Winteringham Fields prides itself on using the best, seasonally available produce to create inspiring, original dishes that reflect the surrounding Lincolnshire countryside. The cookbook is engineered to reflect a whole year at Winteringham and the creative team returned regularly throughout 12 months to document the restaurant in all its seasonal splendour. Each recipe is accompanied by gorgeous photography of the prepared dishes, taken in season to showcase the variety of local produce available to Colin in the North of England. There are also a number of behind-the-scenes photos of Colin, Bex and the dedicated Winteringham Fields team.
  • Celebrating our amazing farmers and the food they produce, this timely and topical sequel highlights 40 of the UK’s most influential and innovative farms through their own fascinating stories and delicious recipes. Suitable for home cooks of any skill level, this book is also the perfect read for anyone who is interested in where their food comes from.
  • Eat, Share, Love is a unique collection of 91 beautiful recipes and the compelling personal stories behind them. This timely cook book features mouth-watering dishes from often under-represented cuisines and the memories attached to them, from romances to family gatherings. All the proceeds from this book will go to the award-winning charity 91 Ways to Build A Global City.
  • The Food & Company Cook Book is all about real honest cooking, drawing on years of experience in catering and cookery demonstrations alongside a great appreciation for local produce in the authors’ native Cumbria. Joan Gate and Margaret Brough are sisters and farmer’s daughters who have been in business together for over 30 years. Their skills, knowledge and love of food all come together in these pages, sharing tried and tested recipes alongside stories of their journey up to now.
  • The Food We Love is Natalie Gerrelli's collection of recipes for dishes that she has enjoyed making in her kitchen for family and friends.
  • Following the success of For The Love of the Land, this second cook book compiled by Jenny Jefferies and produced by Meze Publishing showcases the incredible fish and seafood found in the UK. With over 40 delicious recipes and fascinating stories from the contributors, For The Love of the Sea champions sustainability and celebrates great produce alongside the men and women who work in the British fishing industry.
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