Books from March 2009

March 2009 Books Archive from Foodepedia

  • Gordon Ramsay's Great British Pub Food by Gordon Ramsay and Mark Sargeant

    Thursday March 26th, 2009

    Every great General has his staff officers and Ramsay has his Sergeant. Together they set up the Gordon Ramsay pubs in London to produce simple and delicious British classics that meet a particular demand for the sort of food that comforts and satisfies in equal measure.

  • A life in the kitchen by Michel Roux Jr

    Sunday March 22nd, 2009

    The lives of some of our better known chefs have become stultifyingly familiar. If I have to read one more time about Gordon Ramsay's journey from failed footballer to global megastar or Marco Pierre White handing back his Michelin stars I'll scream. Which makes this new memoir with recipes from Le Gavroche head chef Michel Roux Jr all the more welcome

  • New Bistro – Fran Warde

    Wednesday March 18th, 2009

    You could tour France with this book in the glove compartment and the satnav programmed to visit all the places. Fran features eight regions of France and the bistros she visits have their names, addresses, phone numbers and even opening times (always useful in a country where opening times are a bit of a lottery).

  • Tapas. Simple Combinations. Striking Flavours - Carlos Horrillo and Patrick Morcas

    Wednesday March 18th, 2009

    These are all racion recipes, which is to say larger than the average tapas. Again this is to make the home cook’s life easier. It is just too much to ask a home kitchen to turn out ten or fifteen tapas for a meal, but four or five larger portions are achievable.  The authors are also advocates of short cuts, such as ready-rolled pastry, as well of borrowing ingredients and styles from around the Mediterranean and not just Spain to bring extra vibrancy and colo

  • The Vegetable Bible – Sophie Grigson

    Thursday March 12th, 2009

    Ten years ago I bought Sophie Grigson’s first book on vegetables and it soon became a valued reference work in our kitchen, even though I found her TV appearances grating. I think it was Victor Lewis-Smith who, when reviewing one of her shows, pointed out that she always seemed to be standing metaphorically up wind of anyone she suspected of being less than middle class.

  • Home-Grown Vegetable Manual

    Monday March 9th, 2009

    Growing your own veg is something very in tune with the times – not only is it a cost-cutting exercise it’s a true source of foode pleasure too. Experienced grower or novice on the plot, this is essential reading to get you growing strongly this year.

  • The Dish : Penny Isaacs and Sarah Lockett

    Monday March 2nd, 2009

    'A 21st century guide to captivating a Dish, his friends and virtually everyone else using home cooking and a little homespun psychology’. Now, this might have been popular 50 years ago but surely it’s not going to sit well with modern day bra-burners? The authors, Penny Isaacs and Sarah Lockett - both happily married, of course - assure us that they’re not advocating a return to domestic drudgery, just a little ‘targeted cooking’ but I’m not buying it. After 16 chapters of carefully planned soirees and ‘CookSmart’ tips; it seems that ‘having it all’ just means ‘doing it all’.