• 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

    £ 25.00
    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.
  • Recipes and reflections to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention from foodies all over the world
  • Gressingham is synonymous with one thing; duck, and this book marks a special moment in time as they celebrate 50 years of the family business that was founded by the Buchanan family in 1971. With a comprehensive overview on how to cook duck, the history of the business and over 80 recipes, it's the definitive culinary guide to duck.
  • This is a cook book to celebrate British farming in all its hardship and glory. The recipes in this book make the most of local and seasonal ingredients while farming families tell the stories of their livelihoods: from losing sheep in snowstorms to stoking enthusiasm in the next generation.
  • Very Hungry Greek brings you soul-satisfying recipes from all over the globe to sink your teeth into. Every dish is under 500 calories and almost all can be whipped up in 30 minutes at most, making this irresistible collection of ‘healthy food porn’ the perfect addition to any health-conscious kitchen. Discover for yourself that you don’t have to sacrifice flavour to eat better.
  • The Green Rocket Cookbook is a treasure trove of more than 80 tried and tested vegan recipes that have been developed with flavour at their core. From breakfasts to store cupboard staples, it’s full of diverse flavours and global inspiration with plenty of gluten-free options. Whether you follow a plant-based diet or not, this book is packed with flavourful food that will surprise and delight.
  • Veggin’ Out

    £ 20.00
    Vegging Out is Jasmine Cassells guide to the plant based diet – drawing on her experience as a plant-based nutritionist, Jasmine teaches you how to add variety to the classic meat-fille meals we know and love. With over 100 recipes to spark inspiration, from plant based burgers and roast dinners to sweet treats and party food, Vegging Out shows you just how easy it is to have a wide and diversified diet full of plant-based goodness, and teaches you how to embrace more nature on your plate!
  • High Mood Food is written by the founder of the High Mood Food deli Ursel Barnes. Brought up in West Berlin, Ursel was raised on homemade breads, fermented local food + lots of yoga. Following her career in finance, Ursel trained as an executive coach. Working with highly pressurised professional clients, she knows the critical difference a healthy diet makes to wellbeing on every level - from professional performance to personal happiness. Ursel believes the complexity of flavour of fermentation is essential to exciting vegcentric cooking, and that this savoury tang and is highly addictive!
  • Following the success of their 2014 cook book, Henderson’s Relish’s follow up title showcases the spicy Yorkshire sauce in all its glory. Strong and Northern – The Henderson’s Relish Cook Book is a reminder of what people use Hendo’s for every day: splashing over their favourite meals, whether that’s a proper pie or Friday fish and chips. IN STOCK NOW
  • A Taste Of Home was dreamed up and created by over 50 Syrian refugee families who have found sanctuary in the North of England. Through community meals, cooking workshops and neighbourhood gatherings, the people in this book have tried to integrate into their new home, while honouring the land they left.  
  • This unique and lovingly-created cook book is a beautiful collection of authentic home style recipes, inspiring thoughts and heartfelt stories from refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Featuring their own recipes and stories, there are more than 80 delicious one pot or easy grill dishes, showcasing the food they miss the most.
  • After falling in love with cookery watching his grandmother (or ‘Mama’ as he called her) making scones as a child, Thomas Curtis was always destined to be a chef. As a big fan of Marco Pierre White and Anthony Bourdain, by the age of just 25, he’d become head chef of his family pub. Here, he showcased a style of cooking that played on the creature comforts of classic British food and paired them with a desire to do something different. From British staples like fish and chips and toad in the hole to more intricate dishes such as Earl Grey panna cotta with lavender shortbread, he demonstrated a unique grasp of flavour. Here, as a tribute to his ever-supportive late father, Thomas puts his favourite recipes into print. These are dishes anyone can cook; you won’t need to source all manner of hard-to-locate ingredients or complicated equipment. What you will need is a love of good food, big flavours and the desire to become a better chef. The result? Some of the tastiest dishes you’ll ever cook and a rekindled love for that hearty British food ‘Mama’ used to make.
  • ‘At home with Simon Wood’ is the first cook book from the BBC MasterChef winner, showcasing his unique approach to fine dining at home. Simon shares his tips, tricks and signature recipes that will take your home cooking to the next level, including everything from how to maximise flavours and textures, to plating to perfection. Wanting to share his journey, and more importantly his food with the rest of the world, ‘At Home With Simon Wood’ is a lesson in making the very best out of your ingredients. It’s all about attention to detail and learning those crucial few tricks that can turn a simple dish into something extraordinary. With a specific section dedicated to extra flourishes that can take your dish to the next level, to super salads, perfect pasta, gluten free goodness, fabulous fish, poultry, meat, vegetarian dishes and plenty of sweet things to finish it all off, you’ll have everything covered here to create anything from a full tasting menu to a simple dinner for two.
  • Chilli Banana features more than 50 diverse recipes and stunning photographs, shot on location in Thailand, the ‘Chilli Banana’ cook book captures the essence of Thailand’s vibrant food culture. The dishes range from starters and sharers – including grilled prawns, marinated steak strips, spring rolls and fishcakes – to traditional soups, noodle dishes, rice dishes and salads. This cook book explores a variety of cooking styles from deliciously simple street food, to popular home cooked meals as well as adventurous cuisine from Bangkok’s high class skyscraper restaurants. With anecdotes, tips, spice ratings and flavour profiles, May Wakefield guides you through the cooking process for each dish to ensure that authentic Thai dishes can be created every time. Dedicated to, and inspired by, her mother, Jiam Tonggird. May developed a passion for cooking from helping and watching her mother cook for farm workers her family at home, among the fields of basil and lemongrass in the Prachinburi farming district of Thailand.
  • Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen contains 87 recipes that reflect Adam’s ethos of exploring and combining taste profiles and flavours, to create balanced harmonious dishes with a real ‘wow’ factor. Adam explains; “This is a book for home cooks who, like me, really do give a damn about food.” Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen is aimed at experienced cooks who are looking for a challenge and to stretch their culinary skill set. Many of the recipes within the book contain Japanese and South East Asian ingredients that reflect Adam’s much loved cooking style, and each dish has a scale out of ten that explains the balance of the five taste profiles; bitter, sweet, sour, salty and umami. Adam’s food is all about big flavours, unusual combinations, immediate taste sensations and a touch of nostalgia, and with this at its core Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen takes you on a journey through a special selection of spectacular starters, vegetable, fish and meat dishes and dessert and cake recipes, as well as the basics such as breads, oils and stocks. Recipes include a ‘Never-fail raspberry soufflé’, as well as Adam’s ‘Pork belly, octopus, squid and mussel consommé’, a dish that he cooked on Masterchef for Michel Roux Jr who summed up his distinctive cooking style as delivering ‘unexpected harmonies’.
  • This book is a guide to eating healthily for yourself as well as for the planet; it features over 60 recipes which are designed to offer information and inspiration for finding a balance that benefits your body and its environment.
  • Eat Nourish Flourish is a 12 step plan and recipe book to enable you and your family to establish a healthy, sustainable relationship with the food you eat. It features 60 healthy, hearty and delicious recipes which are simple-to-make, which is so important when you are trying to change the habits of the whole family.
  • Blood, Sweat & Beers, is the cook book from the kitchens of the acclaimed Milestone restaurant and Craft & Dough pizzeria. Over a decade ago The Milestone opened in a quiet area of Sheffield amid floods and a recession. Fast forward to today and it is one of the most highly regarded modern British restaurants in the region, with myriad accolades to its name and a regular band of loyal clientele. The group has also expanded to include three pizza and craft beer houses under the name Craft & Dough as well as their innovative highly-lauded restaurant Joro. Guiding you through their cooking ethos chef Luke French showcases their approach, which involves sourcing locally and growing many of the ingredients themselves. From The Milestone’s rump of lamb, fermented onion and apple caramel, pickled cucumber, beans & herbs, to the ultimate roast chicken or Craft & Dough’s famed piggy smalls pizza; with each recipe, they encourage you to experiment with techniques and flavour combinations, to bring the best out of a meal, creating restaurant quality food at home. Choose from dishes to kick start your day, light bites, comfort food favourites, meals to challenge and treat yourself, delightful desserts and creative cocktails.
  • Beloved Yorkshire sauce, Henderson’s Relish, released a brand new cook book featuring a huge variety of delicious recipes inspired by the spicy sauce. Made in Sheffield for 130 years, Henderson’s Relish is synonymous with the Steel City, and has a proud place on every kitchen table across the region. A family business still blending to Henry Henderson’s original recipe (a secret known only to three living people) the spicy sauce is one of a kind, and has inspired not only food but art, music and literature as well. The Henderson’s Relish Cookbook features exciting recipes by chefs, famous figures and local enthusiasts, from Yorkshire brisket, to casseroles and pies as well as the more innovative marinated beef Asian spring rolls and intriguing dessert creations. There’s even a couple of Hendo’s cocktails. The book also delves into the history and mystery of the sauce, taking a look at the cultural icons that have been inspired and comforted by a splash of Hendo’s, from Richard Hawley to Pete McKee, who kindly provided the cover art, and Kid Acne, among others.
  • Dirty

    £ 16.00
    Dirty is a book about messy food you can have fun with. Full of shameless junk food recipes, most of which you can make in under 30 minutes, this book is perfect for hosting parties, making super easy comfort food at home, or the day after the night before when you’ve had a few too many drinks.
  • Bring your store cupboard essentials to life with The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book, producers of over 120 chutneys, pickles, preserves, jams, ketchups and sauces. From hearty hotpots to aromatic curries, these are simple but satisfying meals packed full of flavour to make the most of the jars and bottles that are tucked away in the cupboard.
  • The Sheffield is Sweet Enough campaign has been launched to help families avoid the dangers of too much sugar by sharing interesting facts on different foods, recommended daily limits, low-sugar swaps and recipes. We want to ensure that everyone who would benefit from the content in the book has access to a copy, we are therefore running a buy-1-give-1 scheme where for every book purchased, we will give one away for free to someone in the community. The free copies of the book will be available at places such as community centres, schools and libraries across Sheffield.
  • A collection of over 30 stories and recipes from a wide range of celebrities and Oxfordshire-based chefs, Food and Kindness features Mary Berry, Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and raise awareness and funds for Sobell House hospice.
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