Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Literary Corner - Spring Book Reviews

Recently I have been sent quite a few books to review so thought I would do a multiple book review. Here are some of my favourites:-

Great British Cooking by Carolyn Caldicott with photographs by Chris Caldicott
Having travelled the world in search of great food and years as restaurateurs Carolyn and Chris have produced a book that is full of the quintessential Great British food, meals that will conjure up memories of family Sunday lunches to after school evening suppers you will find it in this book.  There are great cooking tips and photographs to accompany each recipe as well.

Keep British food traditions alive with recipes for Bubble & Squeek, Kedgeree & Kippers, English Rarebit, Cornish Pasties & Bedfordshire Clangers, Jam Roly-Poly with Custard and Queen of Puddings and of course the one and only Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings so much a part of our heritage!

This book is published by Frances Lincoln (part of Quarto Publishing UK) priced £12.99.

Noodle Kids by Jonathon Sawyer
Every culture seems to love noodles in one for or another; Italian pasta, Japanese ramen or Spanish fideo.  This book not only addresses all kinds of 'noodles' but encourages children to help which always makes them more interested in eating the final results.

There are tips on how to shop for noodles as well as
how to cook noodles
with comments, hints and tips from a friendly character called Noodle Cat.
Noodle Kids encourages the children to help make their dinner and get involved in the mealtime process.  It is published by Quarry Books with a cover price of £16.99.

One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan
takes you through the processes of growing in pots and containers but with a difference.  You can grow everything you need for a single dish in a single pot or container.

There are 25 cleaver recipes for salads, soups, quick suppers and more that are all grown together. The book goes through the basics of choosing your container and pots, seeds and tools as well as how to get a great compost for growing your plants.  Each recipe has a 'Grow Me', Cook Me' and 'Eat Me' page making it as easy as sowing 1, 2 & 3!
I have some containers on the allotment which I think I will try growing one soup and one stew as per this book.  I will keep you informed how it goes on my allotment blog.

This book is published by Frances Lincoln (part of Quarto Publishing UK) and is priced at £16.99

I received the books as mentioned above for review. I was not paid to write positive reviews.  As usual all opinions and photos are my own.


  1. LOVE the books your received and I also got the British Book, which I love! Karen

    1. Thanks Karen, have some good ones for the next list too.

  2. Some lovely books there Heidi.

    1. I especially like ones that encourage the children to help.

  3. Now I could murder some bubble and squeak Heidi!