Food writing & Gardening

Grow & Cook by Mark Diacono

The content of this book originally appeared in The New Kitchen Garden, published in 2015. ‘An endless selection of delicious produce you can plant, grow and then cook with.’ Raymond Blanc OBENow you can create your own delicious edible garden at home! More people are being inspired to grow a little of what they eat at home. But while starting your own kitchen garden may seem like a daunting task at first, Grow & Cook makes it easy.

Award-winning author and gardener, Mark Diacono, has distilled years of knowledge into this pocket-sized book. Whether you are new to gardening and only have a small window box or you are much more experienced with the space to experiment, this user-friendly handbook will inspire and help you. Mark is here to show you that there are plenty of options for everyone and lots of exciting new varieties to discover.

Each variety in the book includes a wealth of information on when to sow, growing tips, potential problems, harvesting and plenty more. There are hundreds of varieties to pick from that can be grown and then used in your kitchen. Mark separates the growing guides into three groups:* Vegetables* Fruit & Nuts* Herbs & SpicesWhatever you choose to grow should suit your lifestyle.

You might prefer something tough and sturdy that doesn’t need too much love or time commitment, or you might get pleasure from the steady graft of looking after your veg patch. Whichever your circumstances, your kitchen garden should bring you joy both in the growing process and then in the kitchen. Grow & Cook is the essential pocket guide for modern gardeners.

£10.99 Paperback

Life Kitchen by Ryan Riley

Life Kitchen by Ryan Riley
£20
Life Kitchen is a celebration of food.
Ryan Riley was just eighteen years old when his mum, Krista, was diagnosed with cancer. He saw first-hand the effect of her treatment but one of the most difficult things he experienced was seeing her lose her ability to enjoy food.

In a bid to discover whether there was a way to bring back the pleasure of food, Ryan created Life Kitchen in his mum’s memory. It offers free classes to anyone affected by cancer treatment to cook recipes that are designed specifically to overpower the dulling effect of chemotherapy on the taste buds. In Life Kitchen, Ryan shares recipes for dishes that are quick, easy, and unbelievably delicious, whether you are going through cancer treatment or not. With ingenious combinations of ingredients, often using the fifth taste, umami, to heighten and amplify the flavours, this book is bursting with recipes that will reignite the joy of taste and flavour. With an introduction from UCL’s taste and flavour expert Professor Barry Smith, this inspiring cookbook focusses on the simple, life-enriching pleasure of eating, for everyone living with cancer and their friends and family too.
‘This book is a life-changer: this is not gush, but a statement of fact’ Nigella Lawson

£20 Hardback