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Sweet Yotam Ottolenghi Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi

UPDATE: Sweet is now available.

Sweet is full of delicious baked foods confectionery and desserts -Yotam Ottolenghi

Pre-order: Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi Hardcover – due 3 Oct 2017

The new book is a collection of over 110 recipes for sweets, baked goods, and confections created and nurtured by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Yotam Ottolenghi is a wonderfully gifted chef, based in London with a selection of divinely inspirational, and award-winning cookbooks. Pay a visit to the very welcoming and friendly London delis and to the fine dining and classy restaurant.

Strange thing he is known more for the savory and vegetarian dishes, did you know Yotam started out his cooking career as a pastry chef.

I didn’t know that!

Sweet is a masterpiece of desserts, and confections with Yotam’s designer flavor choices and ingredients that employ: fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, almond, cardamom, and cinnamon.

Chocolate, Banana, and Pecan cookies

Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs

Rosemary Olive Oil Orange Cake

Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut, and Rosewater

Oklava: Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen

Amazing book Oklava, wonderful food from a Turkish-Cypriot Kitchen by Selin Kiazim.

Combining different regions close to each other, Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East. The cookbook from Selin Kiazim  offers Turkish-Cypriot foods of wonderful  flavour combinations.

Oklava: The Cookbook on Amazon – Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen

Memories of Northern Cyprus foods and cooking. Ready for food adventures?

Recipes include:

  • Pistachio-crusted Banana & Tahini
  • French Toast with Orange Blossom Syrup & Smoked Streaky Bacon
  • Grilled Quails with Palm Sugar, Sumac & Oregano Glaze
  • Courgette, Feta & Mint Fritters
  • Crispy Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Breast with Yoghurt
  • Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
  • Chocolate, Prune & Cardamom Delice


Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes and fitness for healthier, happier living

Hazel’s mission nutrition! @thefoodmedic

A very good new book from Dr Hazel Wallace – a full-body guide to health and well being. The Food Medic – includes recipes and fitness for a better you.

Read about Hazel and her approach to nutrition and exercise in Daily Mail article The Food Medic with advice taken from the book.

I am looking forward to getting my copy, selling well in the UK and Ireland  – deservedly so!

Look, review or buy The Food Medic book by Dr Hazel Wallace on Amazon

Some example recipes from Hazel in the Daily Mail:
The Food Medic: Chocolate hazelnut protein oats | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Chocolate swirl banana bread | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Sticky soy-roasted salmon & aubergine | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace reveals how you can eat comfort food… – Daily Mail

The Food Medic: Chocolate orange sweet potato brownies | Daily Mail …

The Food Medic: Sweet potato nachos & chilli | Daily Mail Online

The Food Medic: Tandoori chickpea & courgette burgers | Daily Mail …


Gordon Ramsay’s Festive Home Cooking recipes CH4 2013

A festive three part special from Gordon Ramsay, with his favourite recipes for the Christmas period on CH4 at 8 pm Channel 230HD Sky.

Simple, fast food a la Gordon Ramsay.   #GordonRamsay

Keep food simple, best ingredients and don’t get stressed.

Gordon Ramsay Programme summary:

In this Christmas special, Gordon Ramsay  – speciality chef shows the two distinct sides to his cooking – in his restaurants, where the dishes are intricate, and at home, where the food he enjoys is easier and faster to make. He prepares some of his favourite seasonal food, including eggs Benedict, beef fillet with salsa verde, and smoky pulled pork with chipotle mayonnaise.

Episode One: Friday 20 Dec at 8.00 PM CH4

Repeats – watch again on CH4


Gordon Ramsay’s best cooking books and reviews, great value £5!

Mince pies made by the expert.

Watch again…episode guide

Episode Two: Friday 27 Dec at 7.05 pm CH4

The chef embraces the holiday spirit and with the help of his children prepares some of his favourite hot and spicy recipes that are ideal for the festive break. The easy-to-make dishes include Mexican eggs and big bowls of noodle soup for lunch, aromatic whole crispy roast duck for dinner, and a dessert of banana tarte Tatin.

Episode Three:

Gordon shows how to cook some of his favourite comfort food dishes, including beef stew with dumplings, tasty sausage hot pot, shepherd’s pie, and a sticky pudding with creamy butterscotch sauce.


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Christmas with Gordon – older programmes


Paul Hollywood Pies and Puds TV series guide update BBC1 for all 20 episodes

Recipes from Paul Hollywood Pies and Puds

From 4 to 29 November 2013 on TV 3.45 pm BBC1 total of 20 episodes.

See more about the new book: Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds

Free selection of recipes in the Daily Telegraph: Paul Hollywood Delicious Pies and Puds free recipe booklet Daily Telegraph 12 Oct

Previous series Paul Hollywood’s Bread – cookbook and TV series 8.30pm BBC2 2013 episode guide

Series guide:

Episode 1/20 Mon 3:45pm 4 Nov BBC One

German pastry chef Falko Burkert shows Paul how to make a classic apple strudel.

Episode 2/20 Tues 3:45pm 5 Nov BBC One

Paul takes afternoon tea at the Dorchester Hotel, where he was head baker 20 years ago.

Episode 3/20 Wed 3:45pm 6 Nov BBC One

Chef Nigel Haworth makes mutton pudding with Lancashire black peas.

Episode 4/20 Thurs 3:45pm 7 Nov BBC One

Paul creates an English-flavoured Turkish delight with artisan cook Merle Moustafa

Episode 5/20 Fri 3:45pm 8 Nov BBC One

Paul invites the Meringue Girls to fill his kitchen with colour.

Episode 6/20 Mon 3:45pm 11 Nov BBC One

Paul uses cheese from Yorkshire, lavender from Kent and chocolate from Paul A Young.

Episode 7/20 Tues 3:45pm 12 Nov BBC One

A tart created from three types of onion, and a roulade made with peppermint fragrance

Episode 8/20 Wed 3:45pm 13 Nov BBC One

The best of British pies and puddings, with Scottish pie maker Andrew Chisholm.

Episode 9/20 Thur 3:45pm 14 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood celebrates the best of British pies and puds with the Marshmallowists.

Episode 10/20 Fri 3:45pm 15 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood rediscovers a recipe from Cumbria’s sea-faring history.

Episode 11/20  Mon 3:45pm 18 Nov BBC One

Michelin-starred pub grub chef Tom Kerridge shares his favourite pudding with Paul.

Episode 12/20  Tues 3:45pm 19 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by American baking boys Outsider Tart for a Great Transatlantic Bake Off.

Episode 13/20  Wed 3:45pm 20 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood gets British pies and puddings.

Episode 14/20  Thurs 3:45pm 21 Nov BBC One

Paul celebrates British pies and puddings with the ladies of a Chippenham truck stop.

Episode 15/20  Fri 3:45pm 22 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by Rachel Allen as they celebrate the best of family pies and puddings.

Episode 16/20  Mon 3:45pm 24 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by Glynn Purnell and the pair celebrate chicken curry pies.

Episode 17/20  Tues 3:45pm 25 Nov BBC One

Paul joins the Clifton Chilli Club in eating some of Britain’s hottest chillis.

Episode 18/20  Wed 3:45pm 26 Nov BBC One

Paul creates a black pudding sausage plait and a pudding flavoured with black liquorice.

Episode 19/20  Thurs 3:45pm 28 Nov BBC One

Paul gets an exclusive look at the drawings of William and Kate’s wedding cake.

Episode 20/20  Fri 3:45pm 29 Nov BBC One

Paul celebrates with a pina colada pudding topped with a miniature Paul Hollywood.

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Interesting chefs:

Gordon Ramsay links Mail on Sunday You mag 15 Sept 2013 from Ultimate Home Cooking recipe

Home with Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking – TV series starts 14 October 2013

The Mail on Sunday in You magazine a free 24 page booklet with recipes from the Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cooking cookbook.

Recipes from 2 September: Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cooking recipe links 2 Mail on Sunday You mag 22 Sept 2013

The new cookbook from Gordon is called Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking with over 100 recipes. The recipes are set out over the day Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch -the new book is published by Hodder Stoughton.

Watch the exclusive Gordon Ramsay advert on Youtube.

Recipes in Mail on Sunday free magazine today:

Recipes from Gordon Home cooking on You:

Read the You article Food special part one: Gordon Ramsay’s ultimate home cooking

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking – New Cookbook review and TV series  Gordon

Ramsay Ultimate Home Cooking free recipe links with Mail on Sunday 1 Sept 2013


The recipes in You magazine are from the new book. Some recipes are available on the Mail on Sunday website.

A new TV series will accompany the Ultimate Home Cookery book, due later in the UK but the New TV show is airing in Canada Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cookery TV series Food Network Canada

The new series will develop recipes around Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Starting with breakfast, each episode will follow a day in the life of the Ramsay house as Gordon cooks with his children and then eats with his family.

We see a Gordon Ramsay that we heardly ever see! Gordon is so relaxed, patient and enjoying having fun. The new series will be a fun and family time.
There are 20 episodes of Gordon’s Ultimate Home Cooking each covering a specific area:

  • American
  • Big & Bold
  • Classics With A Twist
  • Comfort Food
  • Food For Friends
  • French
  • Healthy
  • Hearty
  • Italian
  • Light
  • Middle Eastern
  • More Healthy Recipes
  • Party Food
  • Picnic Day
  • South East Asian
  • Special Occasions
  • Street Food
  • The Food I Grew Up On
  • Thrifty
  • Vegetarian

Gordon’s previous cookbook Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cooking course is on offer now for £5 !!! see book details – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on and to compare book costs and see where to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course in the UK.

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James Martin’s United Cakes of America program all episodes + recipes 24 Feb 2013

James Martin’s United Cakes of America Good Food channel started – 24 Feb 2013

A new series on the Good Food channel HD 247 -Sky and 260 Virgin where James Martin gets to combine his love of food, cooking, the USA and driving.

Black Friday
Sweet – 8 Oct 2015 by James Martin

Jamie Oliver Everyday super food published 27 August 2015

There are 15 episodes where James visits Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Harlem, Connecticut, Hartford, Boston, Massachusetts and Salem.

There is no book for the USA series, however James does have a desserts cookbook, see James Martin’s cookbooks for all his books.

Episode 1: Virginia

James begins in Virginia on his American cake adventure, with classic apple pie visiting a family run bakery that makes pies for presidents and a New Orleans king cake in a southern style bakery in Arlington.

Recipes: apple crumble cake and cinnamon and cream cheese bake.

Episiode 2: Washington DC and Maryland

Next Washington DC for cupcakes and Baltimore to the state dessert of Maryland, a 10-layer, fudge topped, Smith Island cake.

Recipes: cupcakes and chestnut and chocolate cake

Episode 3: Baltimore

Baltimore and the Pimlico cake to Maryland countryside for the peach cake.

Recipes: coffee and rum cake with meringue mushrooms and peach tart

Episode 4: Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Amish country. Sampling shoofly pie and twisting Pretzels.

Recipes: treacle pie with a rock salt crumble top and pretzels with ice cream.

Episode 5: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, to taste American treats then the infamous pumpple cake, a cake baked with pies inside.

Recipes: lemon curd butterfly buns, and fire and ice cake

Episode 6: Philadelphia and Brooklyn

Philadelphia and butter cake and key lime pies.

Recipes: fig and butter cake and  lime snow eggs with granola

Episode 7: Manhattan and Brooklyn

The bakery made famous by the TV show Sex and the City and a mobile bakery.

Recipes: instant strawberry gateaux and cornflake cookies.

Episode 8: Manhattan

New York Cheesecake and baked Alaska.

Recipes: cheesecake and baked Alaska.

Episode 9: Brooklyn

Brooklyn and whoopie pies followed by red velvet cake.

Recipes: whoopie pies and chocolate cola cake.

Episode 10: Harlem and Connecticut

Harlem for carrot cake.  Glastonbury in Connecticut, a blueberry farm which is over 100 years old and blueberry muffins.

Recipes: carrot cake and toasted blueberry muffin

Episode 11: Connecticut

A diner, for a pancake breakfast then a strawberry shortcake.

Recipes: bacon waffles with maple syrup and strawberry shortbread

Episode 12: Hartford

Connecticut for a Jewish holiday honey cake and the chocolate chip cookie.

Recipes: spiced oatmeal and treacle cake and chocolate chip biscotti biscuits.

Episode 13: Boston

Boston to a hotel to study Boston cream pie and then the chocolate brownie.

Recipes: chocolate and coffee meringue cake and chocolate brownie with homemade marshmallow.

Episode 14: Massachussetts

A distillery for rum making and then a boozy rum cake. A visit to a BBQ joint for southern pecan pie.

Recipes: an orange, cherry and kirsch pound cake and banana, pecan and maple syrup cake.

Episode 15: Salem

Salem and donuts.

Recipes: doughnuts and bourbon croissant butter pudding.

Other ides:

Pumpkin pasta with rosemary

James Martin Cake recipes

Read more at the Good Food James Martin’s United Cakes of America.

James martin’s cookbooks:

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas Monday December 17 BBC2: 8.00 pm recipes

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas recipes and links – Monday December 17 BBC2 and BBC HD: 8.00 pm 

***   The Taste with Nigella Lawson UK CH4 9pm 7 Jan 2014

The inspired Italian Christmas by Nigella, in tonight’s Christmas special when she throws a Nigellissima buffet party inspired by Venice.

It is off to the magical city of Venice to soak up the atmosphere and gain inspiration for dishes for a Christmas party with her Italian twist. It is a hard life for Nigella!

The book Nigellissima is wonderful, read about Nigellissima  – reviews and book information.

Returning home she creates a tasty buffet, including a Venetian cocktail with canapes that include Parmesan shortbreads and panettone stuffing squares.

Recipes include a crisp radicchio  “Renaissance salad”, Nigella’s Italian take on the traditional roast bird is to use turkey breast stuffing made from Italian sausages and cranberries steeped in Marsala and desserts include a marshmallow cappuccino pavlova using espresso powder and a Christmas pudding cake adorned with chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds.

Watch again Wed 19 Dec 11.20 pm BBC HD and Sat 22 Dec 3.00 pm BBC2.

Watch on BBC iPlayer.

Video recipes:

Previous Nigellissima episode guides:

Books and cookware:


The Great British Bake Off 2012 new cookbook Patisserie recipes 9 of 10

The Great British Bake Off new cookbook Patisserie recipes 9 of 10 

The nineth show of the third series of the Great British Bake Off. This show aired on the BBC2 Tuesday 9 October 2012 at 8.00pm. There are 10 shows in total, available in HD for better viewing. A cook book is available, Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets (Great British Bake Off TV Tie in).

The Great British Bake Off 2013 Series 4

The bakers, ordinary folks from home, are reduced in number each week as one is lost. The amateurs will  face three challenges each week, this week patisserie.

For this evenings episodes please see the recipes at BBC Food….

The contestants compete watched over by Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Link to Amazon to see the new book and reviews:  Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets (Great British Bake Off TV Tie in).

Mary Berry is a widely respected and long serving UK cookery writer and broadcaster with a total of over 40 cook books to her name, more details on Mary Berry’s cook books.

Paul Hollwood is a baker and celebrity chef, he has been head baker at a number of hotels around the UK. He now provides artisan products to the main UK speciality stores. Paul has a book on baking the new how to Bake cook book by Paul Hollywood.

See the BBC website for the great British bake off here and review of the show.

Watch the previous episodes

Browse recipes from series one and series two of the great British bake off.

Nigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration: episode 2 Taste Mon 1 Oct 2012

Nigella LawsonNigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration: Taste and Texture
Series 1 episode 2

Second programme, Monday 1 October 2012 at 8:30pm – 9pm on BBC2 and BBC HD  8:30pm

There are 6 episodes in this new inspiring series from Nigella and the second episode recipes include Italian roast chicken, served with a saffron orzotto, and coffee ice cream.

Nigella explains how she finds Italy both her ‘cuisine’ and ‘spiritual’ home. In the sense that bold flavours from Italy can be given the Nigella treatment. “Flavour in technicolor” – to quote Nigella.

Watch the second episode here and learn to use local ingredients to capture Italian textures and flavours.

Nigella Lawson’s new book is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information
and to purchase – offers on Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

Would you like the opportunity to meet Nigella? Nigella will be signing copies of her book at stores throughout the UK.

Recipes this episode of Nigellissima:

View the recipes at BBC2 Nigellissima recipes.

Download the free Nigellissima app, see the new Nigella Lawson app.

Typical recipes from the new cookbook, Nigellissima, links to Daily Mail Nigella Lawson site:

For the Kindle, Nigellissima on Kindle.

See recipes from the Nigellissima Mail on Sunday You magazine –  Nigella’s recipes in the Mail in Sunday Nigellissima supplement.

Our Nigella cook ware and living kitchen guide.