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Mary Berry: Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect step by step 100 recipes

The latest addition to Mary Berry’s cookbook repetoire…. Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect…

Yes a strange title I think, but we are provided with 100 exciting new recipes and the concept behind the unusual title is that Mary is explaining the Keys to Perfection.

So for each recipe Mary identifies important things to be aware of – so we don’t miss the crucial part required to get guarantee best results.

Backed up with simple step-by-step instructions.

Recipes include:

  • the secret to crisp pork crackling
  • melt-in-the-mouth salmon
  • how to bake a feather-light cake
  • a super-crunchy crumble topping

To read more and see reviews and book prices have a look at Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect

Thanks all, remember enjoy the creativity of cooking, each meal you make is unique!

Saturday Kitchen – James Martin BBC1 Saturday 8 September 2012

Saturday Kitchen – James Martin BBC1 Saturday 8 September 2012

James Martin hosts this Saturday’s show, with chefs Nigel Haworth and Adam Byatt with olympian Katherine Copeland.

More from Rick Stein, the Great British Menu and Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen.

Rachel Khoo Paris shopping guide YOU magazine Sunday 19 Aug 2012

Read more at The BBC Food Saturday Kitchen website.

Recipes this week include:

  • Salt baked sea bass with fennel salad
  • Roe deer with blackcurrant sauce and cabbage slaw
  • Scallop linguine
  • Peppered smoked mackerel cakes with chilli sauce

Nigel Haworth is the head chef and joint managing director of the famous Northcote Manor in Blackburn, Lancashire. Read more about Northcote Manor.

Nigel Haworth has Obsession and At Home cookbooks available for you to review, please click an image below.




Adam Byatt runs a number of establishments in London, one is Trinity restaurant in Clapham Old town. Also check out Bistro Union. Read about Adam’s career here.

Adam Byatt’s cookbook how to eat in…

100 recipes to stake your life on – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

UK Cooking TV shows August 25 – 31 2012

Preview of UK Cooking TV shows August 25 – 31 2012

Sat 25 Aug
Lorraine‘s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 2/6 repeat 11.30am BBC1

The Hairy Biker‘s road tour of Britain 5.45pm repeat BBC2
The guys visit the National Motor muesum in Beaulieu and cook traditional Hampshore dish. They also compete against a Michelin starred chef Alex Aitken

Sun 26 Aug
Ken Hom and Ching He Huang Exploring China a Culinary Adventure 8.00pm BBC2
The final episode of the show when they visit their family connections.
They start off in Guangzhou, birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, sample Dim Sum.
Ken goes to Hong Kong and cooks for relatives he hasn’t seen for 23 years. Ching goes across the Taiwan strait toTaiwan.
A final meal in Hong Kong.

The Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure episode 2 9.00pm UKTV Good Food channel

Mon 27 Aug
Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2
Series 7. Jenny Eclair, Diarmund Gavin, Rebecca Romero, Michael Underwood join the team.

Lorrainne’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 3/6 8.30pm BBC2
Classic dishes with Lorraine’s unique version.

Tues 28 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with Jane McDonald of Loose Women.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

The Great British Bake Off 3/10 Series 3 8.00 BBC2
10 bakers left with Paul Hollywood and Linda Collister and the challenges to night include tart tatin, a Mary Berry treacle tart and fruit tarts. The technical challenge is an intertwined lattice pastry top.

Hells Kitchen USA Gordon Ramsay 9.00pm ITV2
NEW Gordon Ramsay is putting 12 young chefs through their paces as chefs.

Wed 29 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with TOWIE star Gemma Collins.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Thurs 30 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with a recipe for linguine puttanesca.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Fri 31 Aug
Lets do Lunch with Gino and Mel 12.30pm ITV1
with a dish of chicken, mushroom and ice cream?.

Celebrity Masterchef 6.30pm BBC2

Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cook Along – Friday 23rd Dec 2011

Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cook AlongFriday 23rd Dec 2011
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Gordon Ramsay is in preparation mode this evening, before the Christmas Day Cookalong Live.

This show is the preparation session, not that we have much time left, mind you.

Where to get the best turkey, how to plan the event! We are guided to the best ingredients for the big day when we cook along live with Gordon.

Quite an idea!!

NOTE: Gordon‘s Christmas Cookalong LIVE Sunday 25 December, 10am on Channel 4

How to follow Gordon and create the perfect three-course festive feast: turkey and herb butter, serve it with chestnut, pistachio, sage, sausage and apricot stuffing. What about some apple and sherry gravy and add some spiced and honey-glazed carrots and parsnips, add Brussels sprouts, bacon and chilli and the best goose fat roast potatoes.

Some of Gordon‘s cook books and kitchen aids…

See Channel 4 link to Gordon‘s Christmas cook along here.

Recipes for Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas cookalong.

A starter of smoked salmon parcels.

Pudding is trifle.

Join in and enjoy the fun.



Read your books (cookbooks) on the new Kindle

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Read your books (cookbooks) on the new Kindle

The new Kindle is the must have Christmas present, at only £89 for the wifi version. You can have in theory, up to 1,400 books, download books in less than a minute and have portability

What about having a cookbook loaded in the Kindle and reading a recipe whilst prepaing in the kitchen?

The New Kindle – Lighter, smaller, faster
  • 30% lighter than before, less than 170 grams
  • 18% smaller body, same 6″ screen size – fits in your pocket
  • Most advanced E Ink display, reads like paper
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Get books in 60 seconds
  • 10% faster page turns for seamless reading

The new Kindle Kindle Keyboard 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) for £149

Buy the NEW KINDLE from the maker – AMAZON!!!


Top selling cookbooks 2011 and other store links cameras etc

A great selection of cookbooks available this year. Though with folks trying to make savings, buying at the best price is of great importance. Here are our best deals, many through Amazon and with alternative book sources at good prices.

Use our links to review the books and see what others think before you consider a purchase.


Best selling cookbooks from Amazon – secure and free postage.

Antony Worrall Thompson

Baby clothes and furniture

Barbados property

Television, TV, LED, LCD, Plasma

Cameras, cards, lenses, DSLRs and compacts and accessories

Christmas gifts store

Heelys, Predator, Shredder

MP3 music, tracks

James Martin chef and Saturday Kitchen

Jamie Oliver at home

Kids stuff and toy store

Kitchen and bakeware

London cookbooks

MP3 and music downloads

Nigela Lawson books and kitchen items

A great camera, best buy, the Nikon d7000

Office furniture

Office space

Cook books and best sellers

Kitchen equipment

More toys, toys, toys…..

Digital cameras, lenses and accessories

Wine books

Spanish property guides

Wedding rings

Marks & Spencer

Magazine Group – gift offers

La Senza – lingerie

Kitchen Houseware

John Lewis

Jamie’s Great Britain Book Offer £10

House of Fraser

The world of images – photography and also Flickr.

Nigella Lawson Book signing Kitchen at Waterstones Piccadilly London 9 Dec 2010

Quick – Nigella Lawson Book signing Kitchen at Waterstones Piccadilly London 9 Dec 2010

Do you enjoy watching Nigella Lawson? Her cooking and cookbooks are reknown.

Would you like to meet Nigella and have your copy of Kitchen signed?

Well then get down to Piccadilly for the Grazia Christmas Book Club event at Waterstones on the 9th December 2010 for 7.00  tickets are £3, contact events@piccadilly.waterstones.com.

Nigella is amazing see Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen recipes here.


Some of Nigella’s other tempting offers…..



Christmas Cooks ~ Cookbooks and Gifts

Maybe it is time to think of the best way of choosing cooking related gifts for Christmas? As we have links to a number of reputable online services, consider Amazon or Tesco for your research. Be assured of good offers from both companies.

I love books and use Amazon as my main page when launching internet explorer, I browse the books and from time to time purchase ~ maybe a cookery book, but usually it is to buy a gift. More often than not I go to my local Tesco for a browse. Again some good deals are available on books and CDs from Tesco.

Amazon ~

NEW Cookbook Bestsellers
Best selling chefs
Anjum Anand
Nigella Lawson
Jamie Oliver
Rick Stein
Angella Hartnett
Gary Rhodes
Gordon Ramsay + Tana Ramsay
Anthony Worrall Thompson
Computer & Video Games
Health & Personal Care
Home & Garden
Kitchen & Housewares
Toys & Games


Cookbooks and cookware store