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One

By Florence Knight

Cooking's new golden girl. Guardian

The new kitchen goddess. Daily Mail

Each chapter in One focuses on recipes built around one particular store cupboard ingredient, such as ketchup, oil, salt and honey. The result is a host of modern European dishes that have appeal, longevity and a touch of elegance to boot. Olive

She made her name as head chef at London's Polpetto and now Florence Knight has brought out her first book, One. In it, she turns to the kitchen cupboard to create no-nonsense but creative food from her favourite ingredients - proving just how much can be achieved with a bottle of ketchup and some imagination. Waitrose Kitchen

Florence is the next big thing in cooking. Observer Food Monthly

'Less is more' typifies Florence's style. She cooks with delicacy and almost poetic simplicity but with a meticulous attention to detail that manifests itself in dishes of rare and delightful flavours. Russell Norman, Polpo


A volume that could be a manifesto for a minimalist culinary aesthetic.Cooking's new golden girl.The new kitchen goddessEach chapter in One focuses on recipes built around one particular store cupboard ingredient, such as ketchup, oil, salt and honey. The result is a host of modern European dishes that have appeal, longevity and a touch of elegance to boot.She made her name as head chef at London's Polpetto and now Florence Knight has brought out her first book, One. In it, she turns to the kitchen cupboard to create no-nonsense but creative food from her favourite ingredients - proving just how much can be achieved with a bottle of ketchup and some imagination.Florence is the next big thing in cooking.Italian food dominates, but Knight's childhood of family meals around the dinner table comes through in desserts such as jam roly-poly and steamed apple and treacle pudding.Her warm, personal recipes are collected in her first cookbook; plates of refreshingly simple courgette, honey and pecorino, and burrata pickled beetroot and rhubarb show off the ingredients beautifully. And Jason Lowe's photography captures that casual London chic the Polpo restaurants are famous for.An inspiring cookbook of dishes that focus on 10 key store-cupboard ingredients.She's young, gorgeous, a fashion college graduate, and formerly a head chef at uber-top table, Polpetto in London. If you're intimidated by all of this, you shouldn't be. Her culinary bag is uncomplicated and simple, but imaginative. A TV series can't be far off.A collection of simple yet mouthwatering dishes using Knight's favourite ingredients.Elegant and simple, refined yet rustic ... this book will definitely find its place on your bedside table as well as your kitchen counter.This is delicious, grown up food with a Venetian accent.One cook in line for the throne of Nigella, should her era ever come to an end is Florence Knight...the food is surprisingly delicate, imaginative and simple.[An] ease is found in Florence Knight's One: A cook and her cupboard, a volume that could be a manifesto for a minimalist culinary aesthetic.Cooking's new golden girl.The new kitchen goddessEach chapter in One focuses on recipes built around one particular store cupboard ingredient, such as ketchup, oil, salt and honey. The result is a host of modern European dishes that have appeal, longevity and a touch of elegance to boot.She made her name as head chef at London's Polpetto and now Florence Knight has brought out her first book, One. In it, she turns to the kitchen cupboard to create no-nonsense but creative food from her favourite ingredients - proving just how much can be achieved with a bottle of ketchup and some imagination.Florence is the next big thing in cooking.Italian food dominates, but Knight's childhood of family meals around the dinner table comes through in desserts such as jam roly-poly and steamed apple and treacle pudding.Her warm, personal recipes are collected in her first cookbook; plates of refreshingly simple courgette, honey and pecorino, and burrata pickled beetroot and rhubarb show off the ingredients beautifully. And Jason Lowe's photography captures that casual London chic the Polpo restaurants are famous for.An inspiring cookbook of dishes that focus on 10 key store-cupboard ingredients.She's young, gorgeous, a fashion college graduate, and formerly a head chef at uber-top table, Polpetto in London. If you're intimidated by all of this, you shouldn't be. Her culinary bag is uncomplicated and simple, but imaginative. A TV series can't be far off.A collection of simple yet mouthwatering dishes using Knight's favourite ingredients.Elegant and simple, refined yet rustic ... this book will definitely find its place on your bedside table as well as your kitchen counter.This is delicious, grown up food with a Venetian accent.Imaginative recipes inspired by simple ingredients.Florence Knight is head chef at acclaimed Soho restaurant, Polpetto.Florence is a rising star of the British food scene and has already generated massive PR coverage, having had interviews and features in Vogue, Stylist, Observer Food Monthly, The Times Magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times and Grazia, amongst others.Florence has appeared as a guest chef on the TV show, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Three Good Things.Florence has won the prestigious Woman to Watch award in the 'Food' category at Red Magazine's Hot Women Awards 2012.Florence was recently listed in both the Evening Standard's 100 most influential people 2012, and Zagat's 30 under 30 awards for 2012.Florence's new restaurant, expected to open in late 2013, will generate ongoing PR coverage.

Florence Knight is an extraordinarly talented chef living and working in the heart of London's Soho.

'Less is more' typifies Florence's style. She cooks with delicacy and almost poetic simplicity but with a meticulous attention to dteail that manifests itself in dishes of rare and delightful flavours.

In this, her first cookbook, Florence turns her attention to the kitchen cupboard to create imaginative, honest food from her favourite ingredients: olive oil, flour, mustard, vinegar, salt, ketchup, nuts, eggs, honey and chocolate.

Each recipe in One will inspire you to think again about the everyday essentials in your pantry, and to learn the chef's art of simple cooking.

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Prashad Cookbook

By Kaushy Patel

100 delicious vegetarian Indian recipes from Gordon Ramsay's Best Restaurant runner-up Prashad.

The Patels and Prashad, their small Indian restaurant in Bradford, were the surprise stars of Ramsay's Best Restaurant TV show in autumn 2010. Everyone who saw them fell in love with this inspirational family dedicated to serving delicious, original vegetarian food.

At the heart of the family is Kaushy, who learned to cook as a child growing up on her grandmother's farm in northern India. On moving to northern England in the 1960s, she brought her passion for fabulous flavours with her and has been perfecting and creating dishes ever since. Never happier than when feeding people, Kaushy took her son Bobby at his word when he suggested that she should share her cooking with the world - a launderette was converted first in to a deli and then a restaurant, and Prashad was born.

Now Kaushy shares her cooking secrets - you'll find more than 100 recipes, from simple snacks to sumptuous family dinners, to help you recreate the authentic Prashad experience at home. Whether it's cinnamon-spice chickpea curry, green banana satay, spicy sweetcorn or chaat - the king of street-side India - there's plenty here for everyone to savour and share.

Prashad - the smallest restaurant with the biggest heartThe food is flawless ... absolutely phenomenal, I was blown awayTIMES TOP 40 COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Prashad is the tiny Bradford outfit that was the surprise star of Ramsay's Best Restaurant in 2010, and this book brings together the Patel family recipes from the farm in northern India. From simple street food to sumptuous family feasts, the 100-plus dishes are tested through the generations and are refreshingly unusual.You know when Gordon Ramsay is praising a vegetarian restaurant, something must be different about the place.This is the perfect book for anybody who wants to learn how to make good authentic Gujarati food... the book includes interesting stories and explanations of the food.This book has a great range of recipes from simple sides to magnificent mains.It was all deeply satisfying.Kaushy shares the secrets of her tasty vegetarian cuisine with explanations clear enough for spice-rack novices but challenging enough for those with a bit more skill.An excellent introduction to the delights of Indian vegetarian cooking... A valuable addition to your kitchen bookshelf, whether you are a veggie or not.A vibrant and original vegetarian cookbook that brings authentic Indian cooking into your own kitchen. Vegetarian food will never taste the same again!

Kaushy Patel uses the kitchen skills learned at her grandmother's knee in the Gujarat to transform traditional dishes with her own touches and create fresh, flavoursome food - whether cooking for friends and relations at home or for the lucky diners at Prashad, the Patel family's amazing vegetarian Indian restaurant.

The warmest and friendliest of chefs, Kaushy won over the Great British viewing public when the Patel family appeared on 2010's Ramsay's Best Restaurant, in which Prashad was the series runner-up. She added teaching to her talents in 2011 and gives highly sought-after lessons at Dean Clough's Cooking School, enabling Kaushy to share her passion for food with even more people.

Indian food is hugely popular in the UK, and Indian cookbooks continue to sell: Anjum Anand's Indian Food Made Easy has sold more than 127,000 TCM, and Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Easy has sold 54,000 TCMGordon Ramsay has offered to write a quote (or potentially an introduction) for the book, which will attract additional attention in the pressKaushy Patel was propelled to TV stardom after appearing on Ramsey's Best Restaurant TV show in autumn 2010. She remains a favourite celebrity chef, and is currently teaching cookery classes at Dean Clough for which there has been an enormous demandPrashad already has thousands of fans who love this distinctive and deliciously different food. A book will help the Patels reach an even wider audience, giving them the opportunity to do for Indian food what Ottolenghi did for Middle EasternPrashad is going from strength to strength. One of four restaurants chosen to represent their city, they helped Bradford to win 2011's Curry Capital of Great Britain. They are also extending their brand, with plans in place for new restaurants to be opened outside of BradfordVegetarian cooking has never been more popular, with non-vegetarians becoming increasingly aware of the economic and health benefits of eating less meat
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Scandilicious Baking

By Signe Johansen

Discover the secrets of great baking with Scandilicious flair...

Scandinavian baking is among the best in the world. Deeply ingrained in the culture, it is a distinctive part of the Nordic identity, history and well-being. Welcome to a place where cakes made with real butter are celebrated rather than feared, where entire festivals are dedicated to baking and where it is believed there is nothing quite like the thrill of making one's own bread, Christmas biscuits or cardamom buns.

Following on from the success of SECRETS OF SCANDINAVIAN COOKING...SCANDILICIOUS, Signe Johansen shares with us a mouth-watering selection of traditional and modern baked treats. Think moreish müsli bread hot from the oven; pumpkin, cheese and sage muffins that pack a real flavour punch; and irresistable redcurrant mazarin tart or upside-down blueberry cake - perfect for summer entertaining.

Signe Johansen celebrates the gloriously flavourful world of Scandinavian baking . . . The straightforward and honest recipes, full of warming spices and feel-good grains, are enhanced by mouthwatering photography - Ms Johansen's enthusiasm and passion for hearty, comforting Scandinavian fare shines throughSigne's second book maintains the fjord-fresh Scandinavian tastes of Scandilicious, with traditional and modern ideas. Her use of grains such as spelt and barley adds texture and flavour to more healthy bakingBakers sick of being assulted by frosting frou-frou and cutesy cakes every time they open a book will delight in Sig's earthy recipes . . . she's clever and creative.Signe Johansen is highly qualified to spread some Scandinavian baking love... you'll be busy for hours delving into these unusual treatsFull of flavours and clever ideasThe coolest cook to bang the drum for Scandinavian cooking.Perfect for seasoned bakers... these are chic updates on the usual Christmas bakes.In a year crowded with baking books, this collection stands out. Johansen, from Norway, has the two qualities you want in a baker: flawless taste and rigorous technique. Her oat cookies are the best i've ever made, and sticky cinamon bun-cake, with a suspicion of cardamom, is the stuff of Nordic dreams... Scandilicious indeed.You could have sold anything in 2012 by sticking the word 'Scandinavian' on it but this confident second book by cook and anthropologist Johansen reminds you why. Some of the world's best baked goods, presented in her now trademark easy style'.An introduction to Scandinavian baking, with more gorgeous recipes for breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits from Signe Johansen, all oozing with Scandilicious flair...An introduction to some of the best baking in the world, perfectly timed to coincide with the UK's current baking obsession.For thousands of foodies who follow the latest trends, Scandinavian food has never been more in vogue with its healthy connotations and cool cuisine, and our continued love of all things Scandi.A seasonal focus ensures recipes for baked treats are as perfect for summer as for winter, giving the book relevance all year round.Signe Johansen's first book, SECRETS OF SCANDINAVIAN COOKING: SCANDILICIOUS was published in 2011 to great reviews, successfully moving her from popular food blogger to established food writer.Signe's blog about Scandinavian food (signejohansen.com) has been voted one of the Independent's 50 Best Food Websites, and she has over 6,000 followers on Twitter (@scandilicious).
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Spitalfields Life

By The Gentle Author

"I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London..."

Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary following in recent years, by writing hundreds of lively pen portraits of the infinite variety of people who live and work in the East End of London.

Everything you seek in London can be found here - street life, street art, markets, diverse food, immigrant culture, ancient houses and history, pageants and parades, rituals and customs, traditional trades and old family businesses.

Spend a night in the bakery at St John, ride the rounds with the Spitalfields milkman, drop in to the Golden Heart for a pint, meet a fourth-generation paper bag seller, a mudlark who discovers treasure in the river Thames, a window cleaner who sees ghosts and a master bell-founder whose business started in 1570. Join the bunny girls for their annual reunion, visit the wax sellers of Wentworth Street and discover the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.

All of human life is here in Spitalfields Life.

Sam Johnson would have said, "If you aren't reading Spitalfields Life, you are tired of life, " etc. It's wondrous.If someone created a local blogs award ceremony, Spitalfields Life would sweep the nominations list like the King's Speech. We'd certainly select it for best blog, best interviews and best (relative) newcomer. The format is simple, but done with panache. Every single day, the 'gentle author' tracks down a fascinating local character for an interview and photo shoot. Just in the past three days we've had a foam merchant, a man with 330-year-old wallpaper, and a selection of clowns at the annual Grimaldi service. Whatever next?Lovingly drawn portraits of remarkable, ordinary folk . . . a towering achievement . . . SPITALFIELDS LIFE is undoubtedly a significant work of social historyMy London book of the year. . . A quite beautiful design from Saltyard Books. . . East End life tumbles from these pages in truly Chaucerian abundance. . . Each interviewee fits a piece into the magnificent mosaic. As a result of this painstaking work of listening, shaping and explaining, comments the Gentle Author, "the city has become a more human place for me". It will for every reader tooFollowing in the footsteps of Dickens, Pepys and Orwell, the author blends history with interviews in a series of short pen portraits . . . An elegantly presented, generous and good-natured book, it offers an antidote to the sense of disconnection a big city such as London can engender. A city is its people and here they are celebrated in a way that will resonate beyond the East EndFor a unique insight into everyday life in the East End, let blogger The Gentle Author take you on a journey into Spitalfields' street life, art, markets, houses and culture . . . A treasure troveThese wonderful stories shine anew in an attractive, beautifully illustrated book format. We can't recommend it highly enoughThis fine collection includes many memorable episodes on the history and heritage of the area, and many colourful characters such as a rhyme collector, street artist, rapper, mudlark and a master bell founderFor the brief time of reading, one steps into the skin of the subject, and inhabits them. Inherits them, perhaps.SPITALFIELDS LIFE points you to London's hidden gemsCharming yarns and fascinating nuggets of local history . . . there's plenty to admire in this endearing, beautifully illustrated volumeA lovely book . . . A celebration of London life in all its unpredictable quirkiness, a paean to what the Gentle Author sees as Londoners' defining feature - their resourcefulness . . . They are given a fitting memorial in these eloquent pagesBeguiling . . . follows in the tradition of Pepys or Dickens in its attention to the lively diversity of the cityA thing of sheer wonder, and I don't know where to start with all the things I love about it . . . By celebrating the extraordinary things that make this area special it must be hoped The Gentle Author will help protect them. And the sumptuous prose is accompanied by some stunning visuals. . . All in all it's a joy to hold, a joy to read and a joy to look at.A joy to read, whether you know Spitalfields or not . . . It's not for nothing that the author's observational skills and ability to convey them to the reader have led some to liken them to Pepys and Dickens . . . Some places have a heart and a soul, a special something, and if it touches you it will grip you and hold you and captivate you. Spitalfields is such a place . . . An unusual book that's pure joy, a tribute to lifeEvery once in a while a book just takes my breath away. . . Spitalfields Life is evidence, were it needed, that though it is all there and free to read online, there is still something very special about the book in the hand, especially when it is a work of art in its own rightThe Gentle Author builds up a convincing picture of urban life below the radar of the urban sociologist . . . His accounts should be enjoyed (as they are intended to be) as relics of ordinary lives, demonstrating how the ordinary is so often extraordinary on close inspectionA whole piece of London is here, ghosts of Spitalfields' past haunting the vibrant present. It is unlike any other book.In an Olympic year awash with books about London, no work came close to the eccentric charm and warmth on offer in Spitalfields Life by the anonymous "Gentle Author". This deadpan blogger's encounters with East Enders old and new, now transformed into a sumptuous volume, built into an irresistible group portrait of modern metropolitans and their overlapping histories... rather like WG SebaldA wonderful collection of authentic, colourful stories of life in the heart of London's East End, selected from the popular blog Spitalfields Life."In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London". Little is known of the enigmatic gentle author but every reader knows the gentle author is their intimate confidante and friend who reveals the candid stories of the remarkable people to be found in Spitalfields.
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The Camper Van Coast

By Martin Dorey, Sarah Randell

Hit the road and head for the coast.

It's not that far. In fact, if you live in the UK, you will never be more than 70 miles from the great British seaside. And what better way to make the trip than in a camper van? Pull up at the beach, breathe in a lungful of fresh sea air and prepare to have some fun, whatever the time of year you're going.

With fabulous fresh, local and seasonal food available to you, why not turn it into a culinary adventure? Snack on spring seaweeds. Feast on freshly caught fish. Roast chestnuts under autumn skies. Celebrate Christmas lunch, camper van style.

With ninety-five delicious recipes that can be cooked on just two rings and a whole lot more ideas for living the life, The Camper Van Coast will take you right there. All you have to do is pack in the pac-a-mac and light up the beach fire.

You won't regret it.

"Set to become a modern outdoor classic" (THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK)A charmingly quirky recipe book and lifestyle guide, with all the inspiration you need to make the most out of the UK's coastline by road.

Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer and keen shrimper. He lives on the North Devon coast with his wife Joanne, daughters Maggie and Charlie, a medium sized dog called Bob, and Gordy, a 1979 Type 2 VW camper van.

Sarah Randell is Food Director of Sainsbury's Magazine and author of Weekend Baking, and previously worked as a food editor for thirteen of Delia Smith's cookery books. She lives in London with her husband Matthew.

Published hot on the tail of 2010's THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK, which has sold over 60,000 copies, received fantastic reviews, and was turned into a BBC2 TV series.For thousands of camper van fans - owners and renters - as well as those who want to buy into the cool camper, outdoor lifestyle and the trend for simpler, off-beat holidays.Perfectly timed for the continuing number of 'staycations' occuring in the UK, with a focus on the UK's coastline of nearly 20,000 miles.Publishing in Spring to catch the Easter holidays, followed by the festival season when there will be dozens of camper van festivals from BugJam to Vanfest, as well as music and literary festivals.Martin Dorey is a great personality - it was his promotional film for THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK that led to the BBC2 TV series One Man and his Camper Van.Martin has his own website: http://www.martindorey.com/, blog: http://campervanliving.blogspot.com/, and over 4,500 Twitter followers: http://twitter.com/#!/campervanliving.
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Bill's: The Cookbook

By Bill Collison, Sheridan Mccoid

Ever eaten at Bill's? If you haven't, then put it on your To Do list. If you have, then you'll know it's all about the atmosphere and the food - it's delicious, it's different, it's full of fabulous flavours and textures; a unique celebration of eating.

From breakfast to bedtime, from the first green shoots of spring to the frostiest of winter days, Bill picks and cooks his way through the seasons. Choosing favourites as he goes and bringing colour and energy to even the simplest dishes, this book is packed with recipes and ideas that will inspire you to cook, eat and smile every day of the year.

'Happy food'There are four branches of Bill's Cafe in the south but, if you're nowhere near one, this is a great taste of his seasonal, relaxed style of cooking and eating.Bill's recipes are consistently fresh, vibrant and bursting with flavour... there's certainly something inside for everyone to cook, eat and share. One thing's for sure, this is a cookbook made for people who are in love with food.Lovingly crafted guide to a cooking year... Bill is clearly a bit of a food champion himself and his enthusiasm is evident on every page.One of the prettiest cookbooks I've seen in a while. Both the pages and the food vibrate with colour and energy.Bursting with vibrant colour, this is a fun celebration of good British produce.

This beautifully produced recipe book is the perfect showcase for the critically acclaimed Bill's Produce Store and its sumptuous, affordable food.

Bill's Produce Store opened in 2001 in a small town in Sussex not far from the sea. What started years before as a small greengrocer's shop is now a bustling, vibrant cafe packed with hungry customers, with stores in Brighton, Reading and Covent Garden as well as Lewes. Bill is passionate about food - growing, cooking and eating it - but most of all he loves sharing it. He lives in Sussex with his wife and three sons.

With new business partners Caprice Holdings on board, Bill`s Produce Stores will be rolling out across the UK into major cities, bringing Bill`s and the food to a broader audience.Captures everything that has made Bill's a success, and is bound by recipes tied to the changing seasons, peppered with tips, tales and reminiscences.Bill's won Best British Newcomer, Observer Food Monthly Awards 2006
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Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking . . . Scandilicious

By Signe Johansen

We've long looked south for our food inspiration - but what about our neighbours to the north? We share a climate, a history (those Vikings got everywhere) and a love of cool, from sleek Nordic design to clear frosty November mornings. We also share our love of the outdoors - bracing autumn days, bright spring mornings, lazy summers by the water and long winter walks - and the pleasure of sharing good food with friends around the kitchen table.
Discover the secrets of Scandinavian cooking - from delicious healthy breakfasts and leisurely brunches to tasty suppers and plenty of stress-free crowd-pleaser puddings. Learn the knack of putting together the perfect smorrebrod for a speedy Scandi lunch, and discover some very more-ish cakes and biscuits to accompany your afternoon cuppa.
From cinnamon chestnut bread, cardamom cream buns and home-made gravadlax to soups, salads, smoothies and much more, Signe Johansen, a young cook steeped in the traditions of Scandinavia and trained by the best British chefs, shows us that it's not all herrings and meatballs... although you will find them in here too. Fresh, light, surprisingly indulgent, this is food to lift your spirits - it's quite simply Scandilicious!

Our love of things Scandinavian continues to grow... A beautiful book that conveys the simplicity and clean flavours of this region's cooking.'A beautifully presented book with a clean spacious layout'Time was when the most exciting name in Scandinavian food was the Muppets' Swedish chef - but no longer!... Bright young cooks such as London-based Norwegian Signe Johansen have emerged to guide us beyond our meatballs and pickled herring prejudices. Her clean, simple recipes are fjord-fresh, with welcome alternatives for ingredients that might be hard to find.'If you thought Scandinavian food was all about herring, think again. It is, as they say in the fashion world, so hot right now; as is Johansen, a food anthropologist with a winning style and a great way with a recipe'Scandi cuisine is the coolest food trend of the moment and, if you're curious to get to know it better, this is the perfect intro, with gorgeous, simple, and often very healthy recipes that show how this way of eating goes deliciously way beyond the pickled herring cliches.'I fell for the dinner course: four racy soups, including a zingy beetroot and ginger, and a number of piquant fish recipes''Practical and inspiring . . . Johansen's recipes are homely and doable'Scandinavia is so hip right now...Johansen's fresh and healthy style includes breezy breakfasts of bricher muesli, rhubarb and orange compote and deliciously different afternoon teas of cardomom cream buns and spiced apple cake.I love this book. Too often cookbooks assume more knowledge than the reader has or too basic but this book is, like its food, simply refreshing, unfussy and... works! That's very Scandinavian of course.'Each recipe is accompanied by gorgeous photography and lends itself perfectly to a celebration of the pleasure of sharing good food with friends''Like the genius behind Noma, who fills his menu with northern European specialities, such as local vegetables, foraged herbs and fresh fish, Johansen also wants to shift the gastronomic compass away from the Mediterranean... From Finnish blueberry tart and Bergen fish chowder (after her father's home town) to Norwegian lemon, currant and almond cake, the recipes brim with fresh, accessible flavours'An introduction to Scandinavian food from breakfast to supper.An introduction to Scandinavian food from breakfast to supper, with over 80 recipes using simple seasonal ingredients and with inspiring photography that will send you straight into the kitchen.Signe has a huge following for her blog about Scandinavian food signejohansen.com, and has over 6,000 followers on Twitter.
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The Camper Van Cookbook

By Martin Dorey, Sarah Randell

Say goodbye to roughing it. And hello to a new kind of freedom.

With over 80 fabulously tasty recipes you can cook on just two rings and a few barbeque feasts and camp fire crackers, this is the dashboard bible for anyone who ever dreamed of hitting the road at the wheel of a classic VW camper.

From finding and cooking your own food to passing muster with the surfing set, THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK will show you how to make the most of every single moment on the road.

Turn your road trip into a culinary experience. Quite simply, this book is destined to reach camper van bible status... Ideal for families, singlies, foodies, festival-goers and outdoor lovers - you'd have to have a screw loose not to love this book.His charmingly eccentric account of life on the road, one delicious recipe at a time, is set to become a modern outdoor classic... it occurs to me that Martin, who pulses with energy and Boy's Own enthusiasm, was made for television. Perhaps he could be sponsored by the British Tourist Authority, as he leads viewers down highways and byways to soak up the scenic beauty - while feasting on breakfast frittata with bacon. Many of the recipes would work just as well for a 'tented' camping holiday but the vintage wheels lend the whole occasion a certain grooviness.This is not just a recipe book but a hugely practical, funny, inspiring introduction to camper van living. A cult book in the making, if I'm not mistaken.Cook up a storm with a delicious outdoor on-the-go lunches and suppers. All you need is one pan, a cooker ring and a selection of seasonal ingredients'This inspirational handbook tells you how to cope during a weekend spent on four wheels with nothing but a fire and a two ring stove to cook''This is not just a cookbook, it's a bible for camping'A quirky, inspirational lifestyle guide and recipe book. In it you'll find all you need to know to make the most of life on the road.

Martin Dorey is a writer and surfer. He lives on the North Devon coast with his wife and daughters and Pootle, a 28-year-old Volkswagen camper van.

When he's not fixing up Pootle for weekends away, mucking about with the kids, catching waves or pretending to work, he goes fishing. He is very, very bad at it. His family understands. No one expects sea bass for tea any more.

Sarah Randell is Food Director of Sainsbury's Magazine and previously worked as food editor for thirteen of Delia Smith's cookery books.

Sarah is contributing recipes and expert guidance on the food content for THE CAMPER VAN COOKBOOK. Having recently learned to sail, she has had plenty of practice cooking in a small space on two rings.

Publishing in early summer to catch the festival season, there are dozens of camper van festivals from BugJam to Vanfest, as well as music and literary festivals.Perfectly timed for the growing number of 'staycations' occuring in the UK.For thousands of camper van fans - owners and renters - as well as those who want to buy into the cool camper, outdoor lifestyle and the trend for simpler, off-beat holidays.
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