The festive season is almost upon us – a time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and to ease up on strict eating habits and enjoy delicious meals! We’ve collected a wonderful variety of the latest gastronomic titles to inspire you and tantalise your taste buds.
For something local, don’t miss A farm In My Heart for delicious home-made recipes, and Franschhoek Food showcases Franschhoek’s chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs and includes a few signature recipes from each restaurant. For more local dishes, Cooked in Africa is a celebration of Southern African places and culinary pleasures.
Looking further abroad, the ever-popular Jamie Oliver brings us Jamie’s America, which narrates Jamie’s epic journey into the heart of America and provides a tasty selection of recipes from different states. Exquisite Italian recipes appear in The River Cafe Classic Italian Cookbook,and The Italian Cookery Course is a unique compendium of famous recipes and lesser-known regional dishes. For something even more exotic, refer to Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey, a guide to the authentic food of Southeast Asia.
For an entertaining and inspiring read, have a look at The Fat Duck Cookbook, which relates the history of The Fat Duck restaurant (twice voted the Best Restaurant in the World). This book charts the rise of Heston Blumenthal, self-taught chef, and introduces us to some of his signature recipes such as salmon poached with liquorice and chocolate wine.
For healthy, economical ideas, check out River Cottage Everyday or Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch contains over 400 recipes for cooking with vegetables.
We’ve also included some titles for those of you have an interest in “green living”, organic food and sustainability. Refer to Grow to Live, Fruit & Nuts, The new complete book of Self sufficiency and A Greener Life for essential information on growing your own food and living a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Click here to read more about these great new books and place your orders online with Red Pepper Books