Thursday, 2 September 2010


The Ludlow food festival is due to commence Friday 10th September and, in preparation, we have been expanding our choice of food titles with a range of beautifully designed recipe books that will not only tantalise your taste buds but also inspire and present to us the finer details of food, cooking and restaurant design.

A few of the items in question arrived in store this week...

LEON 2: NATURALLY FAST FOOD Those of you who yearn for an honest healthy approach to fast food may be familiar with the London chain Leon.

Written by the man behind the fast food chain, Henry Dimbleby, Leon's recently published and beautifully designed book is both inspriring and exceptionally practical; a reflection of the design and premise of the restaurant itself. The combination of it's signature 1930s/40s Spanish graphics and recipes delivered in a buoyant tone whilst ticking all the boxes, this book is a delight to read.

A book of two halves. The first half is 'Fast Food', which contains recipes for every occasion that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare: from a work day breakfast and children's meals to simple suppers and party food. The second half is 'Slow Fast Food' which contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don't have time.

Conran Octopus Publishing

Following the form of Roget's Thesaurus, The Flavour Thesaurus is a unique treasury of flavour combinations offering endless diversion and inspiration for the creative cook. Attractively packaged, this unique book is packed with quirky observations, practical recipes and good jokes.

Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? "The Flavour Thesaurus" is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. This book follows the form of "Roget's Thesaurus". It includes 980 entries in all and 200 recipes or suggestions are embedded in the text.


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