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Naturally Nourished, by Sarah Britton

Naturally Nourished, by Sarah Britton

I think I eat too much meat. I’ve been trying to cut down recently, have a couple of days a week without any meat, and to eat more fish and seafood instead of just, well, red meat, that sort of thing. My efforts have been moderately successful so far, but I’m hitting a definite limit [...]

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Mountain Berries and Desert Spice, by Sumayya Usmani

Mountain Berries and Desert Spice, by Sumayya Usmani

One of my favourite cook books from last year was Sumayya Usmani’s brilliant Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, an intoxicating collection of Pakistani food. I’ve cooked from it ever since, and my copy is stuffed with bookmarks to remind me what to do next. Usmani’s new book, Mountain Berries and Desert Spice is its equal, [...]

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Ferment, Pickle, Dry, by Simon Poffley and Gaba Smolinska-Poffley

Ferment, Pickle, Dry, by Simon Poffley and Gaba Smolinska-Poffley

Hipster hamster food? Not exactly. Maybe. OK, yes. No. That’s not fair. This is a book about the Holy Trinity of preserving, namely fermenting, pickling and drying. Three related but very, very different processes. Kool kids love kimchi? Kool kids do indeed love kimchi. And rightly so. Yes, it’s fashionable right now to ferment anything [...]

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Savage Salads, by Davide Del Gatto & Kristina Gustafsson

Savage Salads, by Davide Del Gatto & Kristina Gustafsson

I often struggle with lunch. Sometimes, there are too many meetings and it just slips by unnoticed, and other times, I fail to prepare and end up grabbing another mediocre sandwich here or there. Other times, my planning and effort collapses as I stare down dismally into a plastic box full of whatever was left after [...]

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Korean Food Made Simple, by Judy Joo

Korean Food Made Simple, by Judy Joo

A few months ago, we were in town, and had lunch at the superb Trinity Kitchen. For those unfamiliar with the mighty city of Leeds, Trinity Kitchen is the food court attached to its big, shiny shopping centre. At this point, I’d expect most people with an ounce of self-respect to run screaming from any recommendation to eat [...]

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