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GENERAL COOKERY BOOKS

 

 

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1. The Return of the Naked Chef
by Jamie Oliver
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Michael Joseph
Hardcover - 288 pages
( 6 April, 2000)

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He's back. Can anyone remember why they called Jamie Oliver the Naked Chef first time round? No matter. The Return of the Naked Chef is a quite brilliant collection of smart-casual food, simple, sexy, sophisticated, sharp as a tack and bang up to the moment. Oliver (or his editors, stylists,... Read more

2. The Naked Chef
by Jamie Oliver
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Hardcover - 256 pages
(14 April, 1999)

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There are a few television chefs like Delia Smith and Nigel Slater who know exactly what viewers want. They cook food which is simple to prepare, but looks and tastes delicious. That's probably the reason why the BBC has bagged Jamie Oliver as the presenter of its series "The Naked Chef". A working... Read more

3. Delia's How to Cook Book 2
by Delia Smith
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Hardcover - 256 pages
(December 1999)

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With hundreds of cookery books being published every year and chefs regularly appearing on television, it was doubtful whether cookery books for beginners were needed. .. Read more

4. Delia's How to Cook Book 1
by Delia Smith, Miki Duisterhof
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Hardcover - 239 pages
(12 October, 1998)

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This is a book that's aimed at beginners: people whose staple diet comprises heat-and- serve or take-away meals. Television cook and bestselling author Delia Smith's aim is to equip her readers with the basic techniques of cooking which, after some practice, will help them discover the pleasures of... Read more

5. New British Classics
by Gary Rhodes
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Hardcover - 408 pages
(21 October, 1999)

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Accompanying a major new BBC2 six-part series, the indomitable Gary Rhodes is back with his most ambitious collection of recipes yet. Famed for his mouth-watering variations on traditional British favourites, Gary sets out on a quest to modernise and enhance many of our classic dishes, updating them... Read more

6. Annabel Karmel Baby and Toddler Meal Planner
by Annabel Karmel
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Ebury Press
Hardcover - 192 pages
( 7 May, 1998)

Ebury Press
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Covering the entire period from weaning to nursery school age, this updated edition of the classic baby and toddler food planner features more easy shortcuts, up-to-date preparation techniques, new serving suggestions and foodstuffs. It also carries advice on nutrition and allergies. Read more

7. River Cafe Cook Book Green
by Rose Gray, Ruth Rogers
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Ebury Press
Hardcover - 463 pages
( 4 May, 2000)

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River Cafe Cook Book Green is the latest instalment in its author s' quest for perfection. (That this austerely high-minded project should be taking place in one of London's more expensive restaurants only adds a pleasing Zen-riddle quality). . Read more

8. How to Eat
by Nigella Lawson
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Paperback - 544 pages
( 2 September, 1999)

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Nigella Lawson has long been among the most realistic as well as the most readable of writers on food. Her description of a three-star dinner really is a good second best to actually eating it yourself. But equally she knows the inestimable value of a bacon sandwich on sliced white. This wonderful... Read more

9. Delia Smith's Summer Collection
by Delia Smith
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Hardcover - 224 pages
( 4 May, 1993)

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"Summer is a special time for cooks, a dazzling time when fresh ingredients present themselves in rapid succession, some of them so briefly that we need to snap them up to enjoy them at their best," Delia Smith writes in the introduction to her now classic Summer Collection. No-one can deny that we... Read more

10. The Oxford Companion to Food
by Alan Davidson
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Oxford University Press
Hardcover - 908 pages
(21 October, 1999)

Oxford University Press
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Alan Davidson's Oxford Companion to Food has been over 20 years in the assembling, but here it is; and it is superlatively worth the wait. In fact, superlatives fall silent. A huge and authoritative dictionary of 2,650 entries on just about every conceivable foodstuff, seasoning, cuisine, cooking... Read more

11. Dr. Atkin's Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook
by Robert C. Atkins MD
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Simon & Schuster
Paperback - 256 pages
( 5 January, 1998)

Simon & Schuster
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"Diet food can be better, richer, and more sumptuous than most everyday foods," says Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the massive bestseller, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. Carbohydrates, in his opinion, are the root of metabolic evil and the source of hyperinsulinemia, a condition that makes it next... Read more

12. Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course
by Delia Smith
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BBC Consumer Publishing (Books)
Paperback - 640 pages
(March 1992)

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This revised version of "Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course" offers recipes and instructions that are clear, comprehensive and pretty near infallible. The text is updated to reflect the eating habits of the 1990s and is accompanied by a wide range of illustrations. Read more

13. Meals in Minutes
by Ainsley Harriott
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Paperback - 192 pages
( 2 September, 1999)

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One hundred easy recipes from the irrepressible TV cook, Ainsley Harriott. Read more

14. Delia Smith's Winter Collection
by Delia Smith
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Hardcover - 256 pages
( 5 October, 1995)

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A collection of recipes for wintertime, featuring ingredients from a progression of winter produce from October to April. Both meat and vegetarian dishes are included, and many of them reflect the influence of French, Italian, Spanish and oriental flavours and ideas. Read more


15. Fork to Fork
by Monty Don, Sarah Don
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Hardcover - 224 pages
(23 September, 1999)

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"Self-sufficiency is for cranks," Monty and Sarah Don announce: "organic gardening is not a system to be punished for breaking." In the next breath, however, they inveigh--just as robustly--against the prevailing gardening culture which is all about adding foreign material to the soil: an approach... Read more

16. Sophie Grigson's Sunshine Food
by Sophie Grigson
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Hardcover - 203 pages
( 6 July, 2000)

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Sophie Grigson's love of the Mediterranean, nurtured by many years of travel around its shores, shines through the many personal anecdotes and reminiscences in Sunshine Food, her new collection of recipes from the region. In her introduction she pays tribute to the allure of the great southern sea:... Read more

17. Nigel Slater's Real Food
by Nigel Slater
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Fourth Estate
Hardcover - 320 pages
( 1 September, 1998)

Fourth Estate

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Observer columnist Nigel Slater has chosen his eight favourite foods and sculpted a sensational cookbook around them. And what are they? Potatoes, chicken, sausages, garlic, bread, cheese, ice-cream and chocolate.

For each of the eight he offers a selection of recipes, some from friends and... Read more


18. Real Fast Food
by Nigel Slater
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Penguin Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(18 October, 1993)

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The 350 recipes cover classic snacks like croque monsieur to ideas such as pasta with whole garlic, goat's cheese and thyme or hot raspberry and mascarpone brulee. Nigel Slater won the Glenfiddich Award in 1989 for his down-to-earth style of cooking featured in "Marie Claire". Read more


19. The 30-minute Cook
by Nigel Slater, et al
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Penguin Books
Paperback - 256 pages
(26 September, 1996)

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Following on from the success of "Real Fast Food", this book satisfies both our appetite for quick home cooking and our imagination for food from other lands. It is aimed at those who want to recreate the food eaten on their travels, but find most recipes off-puttingly complicated, and the... Read more


20. How to Eat
by Nigella Lawson
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Chatto and Windus
Hardcover - 537 pages
(10 September, 1998)

Chatto and Windus

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Nigella Lawson has long been among the most realistic as well as the most readable of writers on food. Her description of a three-star dinner really is a good second best to actually eating it yourself. But equally she knows the inestimable value of a bacon sandwich on sliced white. This wonderful... Read more


21. Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course
by Delia Smith
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BBC Consumer Publishing (Books)
Hardcover - 576 pages
(October 1989)

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An illustrated version of "Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course", this book offers instructions that are clear, comprehensive and pretty near infallible. The text is accompanied by a wide range of illustrations. Read more


22. Sally Clarke's Book
by Sally Clarke
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Macmillan
Hardcover - 320 pages
(24 September, 1999)

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Is Sally Clarke the coolest chef in London? The answer would depend on a number of factors: the austere elegance of her restaurant / bakery / food shop in South Kensington; the fact that she was among the first, if not the very first, to import the subtly hedonistic, visionary Californian style of... Read more


23. Mary Berry's New Aga Cookbook
by Mary Berry
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Hardcover - 240 pages
(28 October, 1999)

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In this book on cooking with an Aga, Mary Berry distils her knowledge of techniques, shortcuts and tricks, and introduces exciting and fresh concepts to the Aga canon. In 150 recipes she adapts modern ideas and uses a variety of ingredients to produce meals for family and friends. Read more

24. Delia Smith's Christmas
by Delia Smith
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BBC Consumer Publishing (Books)
Paperback - 224 pages
(15 September, 1994)

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This collection of Christmas recipes from Delia Smith includes five different Christmas cakes, a complete vegetarian menu, recipes for gifts such as chocolate truffles, and many traditional favourites. There are also ideas for festive occasions from drinks parties to dinner parties, with dishes such... Read more

25. The Low-Carb Cookbook: The Complete Guide to the Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle with over 250 Delicious Recipes
by Fran McCullough
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Hyperion Books
Hardcover - 384 pages
(May 1997)

Hyperion Books
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Written by a James Beard Award-winning author who's also a writing teacher at the revered Culinary Institute of America, The Low-Carb Cookbook presents a colorful approach to the low-carb, high-protein diet so many people swear by. The author, Fran McCullough, has herself lost 60 pounds by following... Read more

 
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