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This page allows you to shop for the best food and drink books at cheap prices. Our range includes fast and easy meals, recipes for baking cakes, pies etc, food and drink cookbooks, TV celebrity chef cookbooks, diet books and much more.
With all the many different kitchen gadgets available today, such as the microwave, combination microwave ovens, halogen ovens, steamers and sandwich makers, cooking and baking is relatively easy! [More below ...]
A wonderful book full of delicious seasonal recipes including much loved favourites and exciting new ideas to keep children happily occupied during the exciting weeks before Christmas. Recipes include chocolate truffles cheesy Christmas stars and ...
A guide to mixing over one hundred of the most delicious cocktails and drinks for special events and including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. From sophisticated party fare to long cooling summer drinks this book has something for suit al...
The 5:2 Diet will transform your body your mind and your health. Its the revolutionary part-time weight loss diet with lifelong health and anti-ageing results. This is the simplest most flexible and most health enhancing weight loss programme youll...
Health Diet and Nutritional Studies (HND) Course About Our Health Diet and Nutritional Studies Higher National Diploma Course This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge skills and tools essential to the many facets of ...
This unique series makes it easy to create 50 different and delicious dishes just by using 1 basic recipe. An easy-to-follow format with clear instructions and ingredients list to show the basic recipe. Appealing padded format and beautiful shot of e...
Puddings are unquestionably integral to traditional British cooking and there was a time when no meal would be complete without them. These days however we are all so pushed for time and perhaps a little more health-conscious that they rarely fe...
Details: Originally published in 1862 as Everybody?s Pudding Book this delightful period cookbook offers delicious comforting Victorian pudding recipes for the cold dark days of winter as well as the sunny sunshine months. Accompanied by the auth...
The Diet Doodle Diary is a great way to keep track of your diet; you choose what you want to write about and when you want to record and no one's going to judge you if you don't get it right. It is a log book for your food and exercise with r...
The principle behind How Not To Get Fat is simple: the most effective way to manage our weight is not to get fat in the first place! Instead of dieting we need to learn how to eat and in this follow-up to HNTGF Ian Marber shows you how to eat in a...
Rugby icon Lawrence Dallaglio shares the secrets of his other great passion: Italian family food. Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and his father Vincenzo share a passion for real Italian food and regularly cook together for their e...
Nutrition Course - Diet & Nutrition Advisor We are constantly bombarded by the media with hints and tips for sensible eating habits and the need for eating healthy foods and it can often seem contradictory. So how do we make sense of it all? ...
A Taste of the Country is a celebration of country living and how to get involved with the land and the food that you eat. As well as over 80 recipes for traditional British farmhouse dishes from shepherds pie to rhubarb and strawberry crumble there...
Following a gluten-free diet doesnt mean missing out on delicious cakes and bakes. From melt-in-the-mouth cookies and dainty fairy cakes to rustic homebaked bread and spoil-yourself chocolate cakes here are over 80 easy recipes that everyone will lo...
Is there anything more satisfying than filling your tin with freshly baked crisp cookies scrumptious muffins or deliciously sweet cakes? Fill your kitchen with the soothing smell of banana muffins or chocolate cake and invite your friends or family...
The Paleo diet is all about returning to a healthier way of life - cutting out all the heavily processed high fat fast food that is an invention of recent times and getting back to the fruits vegetables meat seafood and nuts that our Paleolithi...
After a hard day at work the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving away over a hot stove - which is why this sublime collection is a culinary godsend. Whether you fancy a summery herb lemon and crispy crumb pasta or a divine red Thai sea...
This book is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! Simply follow the recipes and get on your way to becoming a Cupcake Connoisseur. This handy pocket-sized book features a huge selection of amazing cupcake recipes with gorgeous and pretty pictures...
Teatime is a quintessentially British ritual. In the past afternoon tea - traditionally served between four and five oclock - had nothing to do with hunger and everything to do with status and leisure but like all customs teatime has changed over ...
The Fish and Seafood Cookbook will help you make the most of the wonderful range of food that comes from our oceans and waters. Confirmed fish devotees will treasure having all their favourite recipes in one volume while those who find fish preparat...
Whether you can cook or won’t cook you can purchase the best food and drink recipe books at cheap prices to suit all tastes, abilities or circumstances. We have highlighted a few titles for you below:
The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book : Is packed with ideas for melt-in-the-mouth, delicious meals that can be cooked in a remarkably short space of time, The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book will show you how to make the most of these second generation appliances.
Pressure cookers have been around for many a year, but they are now more sophisticated than ever and in this clear and useful cookbook, we are shown how they can be used to create warm, filling meals such as slow-cooked ragu or osso bucco in a mere 25 minutes. Great for busy parents or workaholics, this colourful guide will help you produce delicious, hearty meals in no time.
Cook Step by Step : Just learning to cook? Or are you a cook looking to learn new techniques? This step-by-step guide to cooking is invaluable. Cook Step-By-Step will help explain unfamiliar techniques and guide you through crucial parts of recipes and provide reassurance.
4 Ingredients Student Cookbook : Students will love these no fuss ideas for meal times that provide great food on a budget, with minimum preparation and cooking time.
100 Easy Recipes - One Pots : Everyone needs that fail-safe chicken recipe in a hurry. And everyone needs the perfect stir-fried vegetarian dish, the light-as-air sponge cake, the satisfying meat casseroles and stews.
This hardworking series, each book a compilation of 100 tried-and-tested recipes, caters to those needs. Practical, easy, budget-conscious and, best of all, bursting with flavour. Buy one, buy them all.
Diet and Food Intolerance Books
Books are a great reference source for diet and weight loss tips simply because they supply all the information you will need for achieving a healthy diet, a diet to help you reduce weight or a specific diet for food intolerances.
For example, if you have diabetes you may wish to buy a recipe book containing over 100 delicious recipes that are so appetising they'll make you forget the healthy ingredients which were combined to make them.
A recipe book like this in your kitchen means that anyone suffering from diabetes can still enjoy rich soups, flavoursome vegetables, tender meat dishes and delightful desserts, but has the added benefit of improving your health.
For many, the prospect of making gluten-free and dairy-free food seems utterly daunting. And they will either buy ready-made produce (which is usually low in nutritional value and high in price) or sometimes not bother at all. But it is possible to buy recipe books for people with these kinds of food intolerances.
Whether you're suffering from allergy-related IBS, eczema, asthma, migraines or chronic fatigue, or if you are celiac, a gluten and dairy free recipe book will show you how to use substitute ingredients and simple cooking techniques to make mouth-watering meals.
You could try making power-packed breakfasts such as Brioche with Caramelised Peaches, sustaining lunches such as Artichoke, Parma Ham & Olive Pizza and delicious dinners such as Salmon en Croute or Lasagne, as well as sweet treats such as Raspberry & Rosewater Cupcakes and heavenly desserts such as Chocolate Fondant. Take a look at our food and drink category for cookbooks of this nature and many others.
Starting diet and weight loss plans often requires us to be motivated in order to actually finish what we begun. Should you have difficulty getting motivated maybe a hypnotherapy CD could possibly be of use. It'll enable you to build a powerful desire to eat healthily and therefore lose weight.
These kinds of motivational compact discs are great for enabling you to to reduce weight, the most common of these how to diet books being by Paul McKenna. We can also provide you with a wide selection of natural health and beauty books.
Food and Drink Recipe Books
For everyone out there who can’t cook, won’t cook you may want to give the aforementioned food and drink books the once-over and if none of them suit your needs then there are loads more food books for you to choose from instead.
We have a wide selection of cooking and baking books that can show you how to make meals in a microwave oven, slow cooker, or combination microwave even if you are vegetarian, suffer from high cholesterol or diabetes, or have intolerances to certain foods.
Food and drink recipes may have been passed down from generation to generation and cookbooks have been produced that can introduce you to some delicious, old-fashioned dishes that have stood the test of time.
From timeless classics such as Jugged Hare to mouth watering desserts including Apple Brown Betty, these are recipes that have been handed down through the generations and they are recipes guaranteed to be every bit as popular today as they have always been.
Food preparation is very important and must be carried out before you attempt to make meals or dishes. For some people food preparation is boring whereas others think it cathartic. There are numerous forms of cooking including baking, roasting, boiling or frying and there are cookbooks designed to show you how to do all these and much more.
Some of the books you can find here are concerned with food safety and are extremely useful when handling, preparing, storing or cooking food so to prevent foodborne illness. Food can pass disease from one person to another as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
We can even help when it comes to feeding the cat! ‘Cooking for your Cat’ is a tricky business as they are known for being very particular when it comes to what they eat, that's why so many of us spend a fortune on our moggies!
With this particular recipe book at your side you'll be able to produce healthy dishes and treats to make even the fussiest cat purr with delight. Easy to prepare, with no artificial flavourings, this is a great way to pamper Puss! Cooking food for our pets could possibly work out cheaper ...?
No matter who or what you cook for, or what your taste in food is there are millions of food and drink guides and books to help. If you like to live a healthy lifestyle or are constantly dieting then please browse our diet and weight loss category for a selection of how to diet books.
Cookbooks for Vegetarians and Vegans
Most vegetarians want to be absolutely sure that they aren't consuming any product or by-product of slaughter.
However, there's still some confusion as to what vegetarians do and don't eat, partly because many people who call themselves vegetarian can sometimes turn a blind eye to the small print on labels. Or they may openly include fish in their diet, at which point they are more accurately called pescatarian.
Vegetarian and vegan diets may require many replacements for meat or animal by-products that are delicious and fairly easy to find in health food shops and supermarkets. These are not required eating, but they may be useful for substitutions in your favourite traditional dishes.
Textured Vegetable Protein - Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is soya flour that's been processed and dried. A substance with a sponge-like texture, TVP is available either cut into small chunks or ground into granules which resemble minced beef, and can be flavoured to resemble meat.
Wheat protein (seitan) - A useful ingredient for vegans is wheat protein, sometimes called seitan, which is derived from wheat gluten (the protein part of the flour). The gluten is extracted from wheat and then processed to resemble meat.
Alcohol and other drinks: most wines, many spirits and some beers are 'fined' (clarified) or filtered using animal products such as egg white or isinglass, which is derived from the swim bladder of a fish. Some drinks, such as Campari and some soft drinks, use cochineal (derived from a type of beetle) as a colouring agent.
Vegetarian and vegan diets are such that it is essential that you read the labels carefully and choose drinks that state that they’re suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Our range of cookbooks for vegetarians and vegans can help you to enjoy some really tasty meals!
If African food is to your taste then there are recipes available specifically for vegans. East Africa is a region of contrasts and home to literally hundreds of ethnic and tribal groups, who speak a variety of languages and have many different religions.
One aspect that many of these groups have in common, however, is the kind of meals eaten, which for most people are based around a starchy staple such as a grain or root vegetable dish, accompanied by thick, flavourful soups and stews and speciality breads.
The starchy part of the meal is commonly rolled into a hollowed ball with the fingers of the right hand and then used to scoop up other foods. Because cutlery is rare it is important for the hands to be cleansed before the meal begins and in many countries hand washing both before and after meals is a ritual.
Before the meal starts a jug and bowl are brought in and water is poured over the diners' hands, which are held over the bowl. A towel is passed around to dry the hands and the same thing is done again at the end of the meal. Recipes are not generally written down, but are passed on by word of mouth or simply created by the cook by experimenting with what ingredients are available.
East African cuisine is sadly often overlooked outside the region, with many people believing that it consists only of starchy tasteless stodge! However, African food is richly-flavoured and traditional dishes are made from an exciting array of exotic and nutritious ingredients.
As all the basic ingredients are plant-based the recipes are eminently suitable for vegans and with many of the dishes extremely quick and easy to prepare they should also appeal to vegans who have little time to cook.
Vegetarian recipe books are a really useful tool for students too. Nutritionally sound, relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare, a good vegetarian diet meets all the requirements of the busy student.
The recipes can be cooked in minutes to fit around their hectic lifestyle. For further information on food and drink there is a good selection of general reference books available.