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Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home

New #cookbook 4 May 2017 The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs @TheCurryGuy is a new cookbook that offers 100 recipes that provide recipes to help us duplicate the real British Indian Restaurant curry  that we buy every week at home. A time of visiting sites through-out the UK when Dan tasted different dishes and picked up tricks and tips for the best curry house recipes has been distilled down into this excellent book.

If you have heard of Dan – you may know he has a blog @TheCurryGuy where he has been blogging about all things curry and helping guide people to select and use the spices and ingredients to recreate the best curries.

Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • aloo gobi
  • samosas
  • saag aloo
  • pakoras
  • tarka dhal
  • tikka masala
  • korma
  • pickles, chutneys and raitas
  • bhaji
  • dopiazza
  • madras,
  • pasanda
  • rogan josh
  • dhansak
  • vindaloo
  • karai
  • jalfrezi
  • bhuna
  • keema

Such a good idea, we all like a good curry, but it is not always possible to recreate the authentic Curry House curry. So let Dan show you the way………………….and yes I bought it and I liked it very much! ☺️

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Hairy Bikers are the Hairy Dieters go Veggie

The Hairy Bikers or Dieters go Veggie! 80 delicious vegetarian recipes!

The Dieters series of books have been very successful and help us cook carefully with the correct ingredients to lower weight and health risk. The Go Veggie book is the fifth in the series.

See the Daily Mail for a guide to the thinking behind the new book,
HEALTH NOTES: It’s the Healthy Bikers – as duo go veggie | Daily Mail
See reviews and to buy a copy The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie (Hairy Bikers)

The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie is full of simple and easy-to-follow recipes for excellent veggie meals and snacks, from Lancashire Hot Pot to Veggie Sausages.

This Morning TV show with the Hairy Bikers cooking Veggie Tacos


Interested in joining The Hairy Biker’s Diet Club where you can get menu plans, exercise programs and join a community to help you lose weight?

Want to know how to include meat-free dishes into your diet? From the book:


Some more veggie recipes from the Hairy Dieters:


A great book, compact and with good recipes, look review or buy The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie (Hairy Bikers)

The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg Hardcover Si King and Dave Myers 8 Sep 2016

They are back (again!) – well they have never been away…. a new book from the Hairy Bikers. On TV from the Pubs of the UK and then to buildings to a new cookbook.

The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg Hardcover Si King and Dave Myers is due on the 8 Sep 2016

The Hairy Bikers' Chicken & Egg

The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg
By Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers

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Following on from their many best-selling books, including THE HAIRY BIKERS’ MEAT FEASTS and THE HAIRY BIKERS’ PERFECT PIES, The Hairy Bikers return with another heart-warming and down-to-earth cookery book, perfect for all the family. THE HAIRY BIKERS’ CHICKEN & EGG is full to the brim with fantastic ideas for chicken recipes, as well as delicious egg-based puddings and starters. Packed with delicious recipes, tips to swap and techniques to learn, this gorgeous collection of recipes is the Hairy Bikers at their best. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of delicious recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. They are regular faces on the BBC, most recently fronting Baltic cookery show NORTHEN EXPOSURE.

The Hairy Bikers cookbook page on Amazon

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #6485 in Books
  • Published on: 2016-09-08
  • Released on: 2016-09-08
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27″ h x .87″ w x 5.91″ l, .84 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 384 pages

Every Grain of Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China Fuchsia Dunlop 28 Jul 2016

Published on the 28 July Fuschia Dunlop has a new cookbook, Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking – Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China.

Fuchsia is a writer and cook from England, who specialises in Chinese cuisine. She was an East Asian analyst at the BBC World Service and has five books to her name, including the autobiography Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper.

Fuchsia Dunlop, our great writer and expert on Chinese gastronomy, has fallen in love with this region and its cuisine – and her book makes us fall in love too Claudia Roden

Fuchsia Dunlop’s erudite writing infuses each page and her delicious recipes will inspire any serious cook to take up their wok Ken Hom

The book title is based on a commonly held view that the Lower Yangtze region or Jiangnan, with its modern capital Shanghai, has been known since ancient times as a ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Chinese local cooks have been fortunate to have had an abundance of plentiful produce from lakes, rivers, the soil and for centuries, dynasty after dynasty have developed menus with fish, regional flavourings, rice and natural sourced foods. They have provided us with seasonings and flavours such as rice vinegar, rich soy sauce, spring onion and ginger. Fuchia’s recipies are based on a nation that has cultivated a cuisine that is beautiful, healthy and mindful.

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking
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Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef at China’s leading cooking school and is internationally renowned for her delicious recipes and brilliant writing about Chinese food. Every Grain of Rice is inspired by the healthy and vibrant home cooking of southern China, in which meat and fish are enjoyed in moderation, but vegetables play the starring role. Try your hand at blanched choy sum with sizzling oil, Hangzhou broad beans with ham, pock-marked old woman’s beancurd or steamed chicken with shiitake mushrooms, or, if you’ve ever in need of a quick fix, Fuchsia’s emergency late-night noodles. Many of the recipes require few ingredients and are startlingly easy to make. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to the key seasonings and techniques of the Chinese kitchen, as well as the ‘magic ingredients’ that can transform modest vegetarian ingredients into wonderful delicacies. With stunning photography and clear instructions, this is an essential volume for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #11790 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-06-07
  • Released on: 2012-06-07
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.69″ h x 1.38″ w x 7.44″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 352 pages


Jamie Oliver Super Food Family Classics Healthy Recipe Listing

Jamie Oliver has just released his new cook book Super Food Classics, another best seller from Jamie? See all of Jamie’s super recipies listed below…..

In this new cookbook, Jamie says he is really excited by his new book.

Published on the 14th July -super cook, super food, super recipies super Jamie Oliver

The point is to provide family favourites but ensure they are nutritious and healthy.

See the video Jamie Super Food  and the book details link or see below:

Best selling cookbooks now… and latest Cook Book Blogs…

Super Food Recipes

Chocolate porridge – Greek Yoghurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Brilliant boiled eggs – four delicious & balanced ways
Breakfast donuts – honey, jammy blueberries and yoghurt
Toasted popeye bread – eggs, vine tomatoes and chilli sauce
Healthy balanced smoothies – super purple, super creamy, super choc, super green
Strawberry Buckwheat Pancakes – greek yoghurt and rosemary maple syrup
Magic poached eggs two ways – truffled mushroom with herby smoked salmon
Pineapple pancake mess – Yoghurt, coconut, cashews and lime
English Breakfast Frittata – bacon, mushrooms, spuds and tomtatoes
Roasted stone fruit – coconut, date and oat crumble
Crispy rice pancakes – curried chickpeas, eggs and coconut slasa
Mango lassi bircher – ginger, nuts, turmeric and fennel seeds
Avocado on rye toast – loads of inspiration parts 1 & 2

Quick Fixes
Chicken lollipop dippers – pea & mint couscous, charred asparagus
Japanese miso stew – tofu, seaweed, greens & chilli oil
Pasta pesto – green beans, broccoli & asparagus
Sri lankan prawn curry – tamarind, baby corn & pineapple rice
Chicken goujons – pitta, little gem, tomatoes & avo sauce
Pasta & 7 veg tomato sauce – 4 super-simple ways: Asparagus, pea & mint / Bacon bits, rosemary & balsamic / Ricotta, rocket & pine nuts / Flaked tuna, capers & lemon
Veggie fried rice – sesame, tofu & chilli eggs
Grilled beef kebabs – shredded crunch salad, feta & pitta
Cheat’s pea soup – smoky ham, pasta, mint & feta
Crispy trout, oats & thyme – horseradish yoghurt, spuds & veg
Pesto mussels & toast – baby courgettes, sweet tomatoes & peas
Sweet & sour stir-fry- loadsa sprouts, pineapple & noodles
Creamy chopped salad – grapes, tarragon, chicken & croutons
Sesame butterfried chicken – peanut sauce, asian slaw & rice noodles

Healthy Classics
Super shepherd’s pie – smashed neeps & tatties
Italian super-food burgers – balsamic onions, mozzarella & slaw
Chicken fajitas – smoky dressed aubergines & peppers
Salmon & prawn fish pie – sweet potato & spud mash
Healthy chip butty – cheesy sweet potato, avo & ketchup
Chicken tacos – black beans, avocado, corn & cherry toms
Smoky; veggie chilli – sweet gem & cheesy jacket spuds
Healthy chicken kiev – new potatoes, carrots & green veg
Sweet potato fishcakes – chopped salad, feta & red pepper salsa
Cheat’s pizzetta – fennel, rocket & prosciutto
Ratatouille pie – filo, ricotta, basil & almonds

Super tuna pasta salad – feta & crispy cayenne crumbs
Tandoori chicken salad – minty yoghurt dressing & poppadoms
Jamie’s italian super-food salad – grains, grilled avo, broccoli & harissa
Prawn noodle salad – passion fruit dressing & sesame seeds
Moorish crunch salad – couscous parcels, orange & harissa
Chopped charred veg salad – couscous, wraps, feta, mint, nuts & seeds
Super brussels sprouts slaw – citrus, flaked salmon, feta & nuts
Korean bibimbap bowl – rice, veg, pork & hot chilli sauce
Prawn & avo cocktail salad – new potatoes, crunchy veg & cress
Warm smoked trout salad – new potatoes, beets & soft-boiled eggs
Super salad platter – avo, sweet potatoes, broccoli & beets
Salmon crudo & crispbreads – fennel, apple, broad beans & avocado

Curries and Stews
Chicken jalfrezi – blackened peppers & tomato rice
Sag aloo korma – sweet potatoes, chard & chickpeas
Thai green chicken curry – aubergine, baby corn, cashews & lime
Veggie gurkha curry – aubergine, sweet potatoes & chickpeas
African prawn curry- scotch bonnets & sticky okra basmati
Baked tarka daal – cauliflower, split peas & chapatti
Chinese steak & tofu stew – sticky rice & beans, Szechuan sprinkle
Chicken korma – cauliflower & brown rice
Spring chicken stew – loadsa lovely veg, bacon & barley
Balinese chicken curry – purple kale rice, chilli & lemongrass
Beef & Guinness stew – English mustard pearl barley

Chicken & chorizo bake – peppers, sweet potatoes & spuds
Mango teriyaki salmon – brown rice & chilli cucumber pickle
Giant meatballs – sweet tomato & jalapeno sauce
Persian veggie pilaf – saffron, blueberries & borlotti beans
Sicilian ‘sh bake – aubergine, tomatoes, pine nuts & raisins
Garlic & thyme chicken – mushrooms, cherry toms & asparagus
Pork meatballs – sweet onion & apple gram, bread buns
Jerk aubergine & peppers – rice, beans, coconut & coriander
Brazilian ‘sh bake – peppers, chillies, tomatoes & paprika

Pasta and Risoto
Veggie Bolognese – loadsa veg, lentils & parmesan
Jools’ tuna pasta bake – sweet leeks, fennel & tomatoes
Squash & sausage risotto – radicchio, thyme & parmesan
Spaghetti rosso – golden chicken & charred green veg
Scrum winter lasagne – savoy cabbage & creamy chicken stew
Tomato risotto – Garlic basil sauce
Garlic mushroom pasta – creamy thyme & trufle sauce
Pasta agrodolce – sweet peppers, salted ricotta & basil
Super greens cannelloni – creamy ricotta & basil sauce
Sausage pasta – broccoli, chilli & sweet tomatoes
Spinach pici pasta – baby courgettes, tomatoes & pine nuts
Spaghetti cake – sweet aubergine & tomato
Pea & spinach risotto – mint, cottage cheese & parmesan
Squash mac ’n’ cheese – crispy crumbs & popped beans
Prawn & fennel risotto – crispy pancetta & chilli sprinkles
Squash & ricotta ravioli – z-veg tomato sauce, rocket & parmesan

Alphabet tomato soup – fresh basil & cheddar cheese
Spinach, mushroom & risotto soup – shattered parmesan & hazelnut crisps
Peruvian sweet potato soup – corn, peppers, chicken & quinoa
Black bean soup – poached eggs, salsa & tortillas
Four seasons minestrone – a celebration of beautiful veggies
Super leek & potato soup – herb, parmesan & almond toasts
Mulligatawny – rice, spice, lamb, lentils & veg galore
Korean chicken hotpot – noodles, mushrooms, tofu & kimchee
Navajo soup – squash, beans, corn & flatbreads

Kitchen Hacks
Proper chicken nuggets – sweet paprika & parmesan crumb
Batch minced meat ragu – loadsa veg, beans & sun-dried tomatoes
Jumbo ‘sh fingers – golden crispy breadcrumbs
Weekly poached chicken – incredible flavoursome stock
Super-quick batch pesto – nuts, parmesan & loadsa basil
7-Veg tomato sauce – packed with hidden goodness
Curry pastes – korma. jalfrezi & thai green
Amazing stewed orchard fruit & jam – apples & pears, bay, orange & vanilla
Fruit ice lollies – loads of super-fun inspiration

Gino’s Italian Escape next series 2

Gino D’Acampo (well know with Mel from Let’s do Lunch) is back with series two of Gino’s Italian Escape. (Series One details here…)


Series 2 Episode 1

8:00pm, Friday 5 September 2014
Duration: 30 minutes

New series. Gino D’Acampo travels to Florence, where he prepares tagliata with courgette and goat’s cheese salad, and a dessert of apple poached in red wine with amaretti biscuit cream.

Watch Episode One Gino’s Italian Escape on iPlayer

Chef Gino D’Acampo sets off on another tour of his home country, this time exploring the north of Italy. In the first edition he examines the food that has shaped the city of Florence, beginning by tackling the bistecca alla Fiorentina – a thick and juicy steak – before preparing sliced T-bone with a colourful courgette ribbon and goat’s cheese salad. He then heads to the town of Prato, sampling a pastry chef’s speciality brioche buns with an aromatic, creamy filling, and conjuring up his own dessert of apple poached in red wine with amaretti biscuit cream.





Series 2 Episode 2

8:00pm, Friday 12 September 2014
Duration: 30 minutes

Gino D’Acampo’s next stop is Venice, where he takes a trip on a gondola with a local countess to find out about a type of Venetian tapas called cicchetti, before creating his own ciabatta-based platter, featuring courgette and fennel with capers, prawns on chilli mayonnaise and breaded cod on lemon mayonnaise. The chef then heads out of the city to the nearby island of Burano, where he participates in a highly unusual method of cooking risotto.

Series 2 Episode 3

8:00pm, Friday 19 September 2014
Duration: 30 minutes

Gino D’Acampo explores the gastronomic region of Emilia-Romagna. In a part of Italy famous for its cured meats, the chef is amazed to find an ancient cellar packed with prized culatello, including one reserved especially for Prince Charles. He then buys a wedge of Parmesan cheese and uses it to enhance a colourful dish of fried aubergine, tomato and mozzarella, topped with basil and olive oil dressing. His culinary quest continues in Modena, where he samples some of the world’s finest traditional balsamic vinegar and prepares chicken and pancetta served with asparagus and cherry tomato salad.

The Chiappa Sisters Simply Italian At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

The cook book is published NOW April 2014

Read more and see how to order from Amazon the best deal – At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes


Sarah Wilson I quit Sugar

I Quit Sugar – your complete detox 8-week program and cookbook is the new book from the Australian journalist and television presenter – Sarah Wilson

So what is the reason for giving up sugar?

With what started out as an experiment that showed health benefits for the author Sarah Wilson, she decided to adopt a sugar free life style.

The sugar she is referring to is in fruit, sweets, chocolate and honey as well as what we find in our food and drink. It is essentially the sugar fructose in particular.

Add up all the sugar we each consume in a day and wow!

See if you can add up the sugar you consume daily in terms of teaspoons, it will surprise you! For Sarah it was 25 plus – not including the so called hidden sugar in things like tomato sauce and foods.

The way to quit can be sudden – stop nearly all sugar – or the consumption of sugar can be slowly reduced. Expect some effects though, withdrawal can be severe.

I know this from personal experience! Try it and see!

You will see weight reduction and perhaps experience more energy.

Some of the books available:

To undertake a change such as this needs care and attention, so take advice before you begin.

You will be replacing sugar with fats and other choices – so you will need to learn about what is best for your health.

A very interesting book and it can improve your heath, but also consider the 2 day diets for advice on how to achieve major health benefits.


Ultimate Home Cooking 9 Italian

9 Italian – Ultimate Home Cooking

by Gordon Ramsay

Week two of the new Ultimate Cooking series – this episode Italian.

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking – a new cookbook with 120 recipes, followed by a new TV series of 20 episodes start Monday 14 October Channel 4 at 12.05pm.

Compare book costs and see where to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking book in the UK.


Episode 9: Italian Thursday 24 October 2013 Channel 4 12.05 pm

Gordon cooks wonderful Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Recipes in this episode include:

  • fennel sausage frittata
  • griddled sardines with gremolata

Read reviews of Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking 

Home cook with Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking – TV series 14 Oct 2013 episodes + recipes links

Watch Episodes Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking -watch again on 4oD

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Jamie’s money saving meals – 4 Roast Chicken

Save with Jamie – Episode 4 of 6: Roast Chicken  – Monday 23 September 2013 at 8.00 pm C4

Watch again and see recipes.

Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie Shop smart, Cook clever, Waste less

Program Four: Roast Chicken

In the fourth program of his Save with Jamie series, Jamie prepares nutritious meals on a budget and following premise of the new book Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less Jamie offers tips on keeping costs down and wasting less food.

(for used copies Save with Jamie: book options Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less)

Jamie cooks what he describes as a ‘mothership’ roast chicken with all the trimmings and then turns the leftovers into chicken stew with dumplings.

How to use the fruit normally thrown away.

Read more about the new cookbook and see offers at Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less and see Jamie talk about the new book.

In Canada:  Save with Jamie on the Food Network

Book review Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie



Watch clips on 4oD:

Channel 4 episode guide Jamie’s money saving meals

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 1 Brisket of Beef recipes

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 2 Roast Shoulder of Pork

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 3 Salmon recipes

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 5 Roast Lamb

Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 6 Roast Ham Hocks

#JamieOliver, #SavewithJamie

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