I knew I was reading a book written by a chef who clearly doesn’t take himself too seriously when I read that McDonald’s hash browns are Jesse Dunford Wood’s guilty secret, and that he has included a recipe of ... Read more
Éric Frechon is old-school French culinary royalty. You may have heard his name in connection with the Lanesborough London, where he is consultant chef to the one-Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant
Delicious Gifts By Rob and Amber Kirby Absolute Press, £18.99 Delicious Gifts is the third publication from Rob Kirby, chef-director of Lexington Catering. For this book, he has partnered with his wife Amber t ... Read more
Frances Lincoln, £20 Part recipe collection, part London food guide, London: The Cookbook is an exploration of the capital’s food scene from producers to chefs, and food markets to Michelin-starred establishmen ... Read more
By Melissa Sharp with Lindsay Stark Ebury Press, £26 Prior to the recent ‘clean-eating’ backlash, the subtitle of this book might have been A Healthy Way to Bake. Instead, scorn poured on the nutritional claims ... Read more
I can’t avoid a well-cooked Dover sole. Sole meunière is one of my favourite dishes ever. It’s unavoidable for me, that rich, nutty butter, the texture, the odd caper or two – it’s last meal stuff.
If you are unfamiliar with Greek celebrity chefs and TV personalities, Vefa Alexiadou is a good person to start with. Dubbed “Greece’s answer to Delia Smith” by The Independent, the 84 year-old cook has collate ... Read more
Edited by William Sitwell Nourish Books, £25 When approaching chefs to ask them to contribute their favourite recipes to feature in The Really Quite Good British Cookbook, William Sitwell, the editor of Waitros ... Read more
There is nothing new about chefs planning their menus around the kitchen garden. The gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, and Gravetye Manor near East Grinstead in West S ... Read more
Street food has never been bigger – it is estimated that 2.5 billion people per day eat it around the world. So there has been no better time for chefs to tap into the trend, and I cannot think of a better plac ... Read more
Mitchell Beazley, £25 Cue the meat sweats because Richard H Turner, executive chef of the steak restaurant group Hawksmoor, and the brains behind the almighty Meatopia festival has released a new book. At a tim ... Read more
I’m unsure about the tagline for Take 3, a new book showcasing the culinary skills of 13 chefs who currently work across the Bespoke Hotels portfolio that now numbers more than 200 properties worldwide.
‘U ris u ness in l’acqua e il mor in du vin’. According to Valentina Harris, it’s an old Italian saying that translates as ‘don’t drink water when eating risotto’, and is the opening statement of her updated an ... Read more
A Way With Media, £25 The title might sound like a bawdy joke, but this is a serious cookbook from the Michelin-starred Checkers in Montgomery, Powys. The Frenchman is Waterside Inn-trained chef Stéphane Borie ... Read more
Over the past three years, Tom Kerridge has lost a whopping 12 stone after devising his own diet plan. So, of course, I was intrigued to read his new book and find out how he achieved such a colossal loss. ... Read more