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Stunning New York Sunrise video and Brunch New York Style recipes

We all dream of a New York sunrise (see video), with a visit to the wonderful world class restaurants and stores. With a scrumptous brunch to follow – a reward for all that shopping effort ūüôā

What about breakfast at Tiffany’s New York or London at the Blue Box Cafe?

Tiffany's for Breakfast
Tiffany’s for Breakfast

The Blue Box Cafe at Tiffany’s is a rare experience … maybe only for the select few …

So what about a brunch based on New York Recipes a selection of pizza, sourdough and potato inspired choices. This useful set of recipe links will help inspire a weekend brunch at home.

Or over to the BBC Good Food site for a series of inspiring and appetising brunch recipes.

To set the mood review the sunrise over Manhattan, New York.

Then tuck in to a New York style Brunch recipe, (with thanks to Good Food) –

Fluffy American pancakes with cherry-berry syrup

Blueberry & lemon croissant bake

Avocado & black bean eggs

Homemade crumpets with ricotta, berries & thyme honey

Enjoy that relaxing time with a coffee………………..

Zanna Van Dijk – Strong see Zanna’s twitter link to her video workout

Zanna Van Dijk – Strong see Zanna’s twitter link to her video workout

Amazon Echo Show for the US

The new Amazon Echo Show will be available from the 28 June 2017 for customers in the US.
Amazon Devices- Introducing Echo Show, Buy 2 Save $100

Shona Vertue: The Vertue Method A Stronger Fitter Healthier You in 28 Days

The Vertue Method by Shona Vertue @shonavertue is a new approach, bringing together key components that unite to build a healthy mind and body as featured on This Morning @thismorning

A new book from the accomplished yoga teacher and personal trainer, Shona Vertue -brings a holistic view to health and fitness and the achievement of a new you.

“Shona changed my perspective on Yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear.” David Beckham

Change physically and mentally for a better life by following¬†three key principles – lifting, lengthening and nourishing body and mind. Follow the links to Shona’s website and You Tube for more information while we wait for the book.

To order Shona’s new book – please review¬†The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days¬†the book is now published.

The new book provides:

  • a 28 day food and fitness plan
  • separate workouts for beginners and advanced movers
  • exercises based only a kettle bell and resistance band
  • a flexibility and mobility guides
  • a food plan to match the program.


The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you ‚Äď in 28 days:¬†Shona’s video to give you more information on what to expect from the Vertue Method book¬†and a summary of what to expect.

A good butt workout, see an example of how to use the resistance bands and a kettle bell:¬†Shona’s butt workout on RED


Shona Vertue on Instagram:¬†Shona Vertue (@shona_vertue) ‚ÄĘ Instagram photos and videos


Shona Vertue on Twitter: Shona Vertue (@ShonaVertue) · Twitter


Shona Vertue on Vimeo: Watch Shona Vertue РThe Vertue Method Online



Some additional health and exercise books currently showing promise:

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

STRONG Zanna Van Dijk : Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

New –¬†The Food Medic: Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes & Fitness for a Healthier, Happier You

New –¬†Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Joe Wicks ‚Äď Lean Shape Shift Sustain books for a longer healthier life

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube

Updated links -The Chiappas have a number of recipes on Food Tube a section of You Tube.

Watch recipe clips from the Chiappas on You Tube from the links below.


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


Video Recipes:








Jamie Oliver on FOOD TUBE


Previous blog articles:

Rick Stein’s India In search of the perfect curry – new cookbook recipes and video player links

Rick Stein’s India is the new excellent text on curries, written as only Rick can.
Subtitled – In Search of the perfect curry –¬†Recipes from my Indian Odyssey.

Rick Stein sums up all that is special and sumptuous about curries and the Indian recipes he has encountered on his Indian curry Odyssey in this new and beautifully produced curry guide and cookbook. A journey through this exciting and colourful country, it is a sensual and stimulating experience.

We all love a good Curry – some just with onion and chicken, others with creamy sauce and crispy duck…. The variety of possibilities are almost endless¬† but Rick has – in his unique style – made sense of the complex world that is the Indian Curry.
So what is a good curry? Is it the aroma, the look, or the combination of all these with an expectation of a satisfying meal, that helps us forget about our problems and lifts us to a higher level.

To quote Rick :
‘Whenever I hear the word curry, I’m filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chilli’s, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. A bowl of dark dal, a green chutney of coriander and mint and a plate with a few sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced onions. When Indians talk of food, they talk about their life. To understand this country you need to understand curry.’

In this adventure Rick discovers 120 recipes by visiting home cooks, street vendors and having had what must have been the experience of a lifetime.

Readers of this book if based in the UK or Ireland will have a concept of curry based on visits to various take away food houses. Perhaps Indian, Thai or Chinese. The first thing Rick helps us with is to see curry from the perspective of the Indian people.

It is not the same as we understand it, a curry is something that can refer to almost any food from the Indian subcontinent.

Rick Stein @Rick_Stein Mexico and California TV and Book September 2017

So where do we start? Rick sets out a number of food types in the book:

  • Dhaba
  • Sabzi
  • Macchi
  • Murgh
  • Gosht
  • Meetha

By visiting various cities Rick samples curries of all types.

  • Punjab – Lamb curry
  • Mumbai – Pau bhaji
  • Amritsar – Butter chicken
  • Pondicherry – Prawn currry
  • Kolkata – Eggs in coconut masala
  • Jaipur – Tandoori dish

Follow the TV series on BBC player and see India in all its colourful glory.

And yes Rick does discover  his favourite curry recipe.

Recipes: please visit the BBC Food website –

Watch red button clips from the episodes

Watch clips from each episode and episode guide

See cookbook reviews and cost information at Rick Stein’s India.



<<<<<<< Update New cook due 29 August 2013, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking!!!! >>>>>>

New TV series Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cooking !!




Delia’s cakes free glossy pull out You Magazine Mail Sunday March 3 cake recipes links

Delia Smith presents Delia’s cakes – a free glossy pull out with Mail on Sunday YOU magazine Feb 24 2013 and introduces her new on line cookery school. An additional pull out free with YOU magazine on 3 Mar 2013.

Read reviews and what people are saying about Delia’s Cakes¬†the new book.

The pull out supplements in YOU ¬†magazine features the best of Delia’s cakes over the years with new additions. Remember Delia was here first, she started in the 1970’s, see her book list below.

NOTE: More cake recipes in the supplement free with YOU magazine, 3 March 2013.¬†A 12 page supplement of Delia’s fabulous cake recipes from her new book – Delia’s cakes. See below for more.

The new book is an updated version of the original Delia’s Book of Cakes which was first published in 1977 . It has never ever been out of print since then, due to its popularity. The new cake book РDelia’s Cakes will be the only book of cake recipes you will ever need.

Many favourites are included and new recipes such as Iced Hidden Strawberry Cup Cakes and Chunky Marmalade Muffins are added.

As you can imagine the recipes are tried and tested,easy to follow and delicious!

Delia’s cakes: Exclusive brand-new fabulous recipes

Cake recipes from Delia’s Cakes cookbook: in the Mail on Sunday:

From part II of the pull outs: 3 March 2013

Delia’s new venture includes an on line video cookery school, launches 28 February 2013, see below for video:

Watch a sample video from Delia’s cookery school

The new book Delia’s Cakes – published on the 24 February 2013.

Delia Smith is well known for her cook books and TV shows over the last 40 years, she has been the UK’s best selling cook book writer -having sold 21 million books! Delia is¬†also known for her religious texts

She is also a joint majority shareholder at the Premier League side  Norwich City Football Club.

Read more about¬†Delia ¬†Smith’s¬†life at Wikipedia.

Delia Smith’s cookbooks:

Cooking New shows for Autumn 2012 – recipes and cook books

There is an unusual number of new cooking show coming soon to UK tv (2012). The standard has been raised and we are in for a real treat.

Chefs and the programmes include: (Chef links go to our blog and cook books in a carousel below link to Amazon with book information, reviews and offers)

  • Nigella Lawson with Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration BBC2 soon..
  • The Hairy Dieters, Si and Dave with How to love food and lose weight BBC2 Tuesday evenings
  • Michela Chiappa with Simply Italian Ch4 Monday evening
  • Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with The Great British Bake Off BBC2 soon…
  • Turkish Delight with¬†Allegra McEvedy¬†Good Food Channel Thursday 10pm 16 September¬†(Eat better,spend less)
  • Celebrity Masterchef BBC2 August 2012 (Michel Roux Jnr reprint)
  • Lorraine Pascal with Lorraine’s ¬†fast, fresh and easy food BBC2
  • Rick Stein with Rick Stein’s India: The search for the perfect curry BBC2
  • Gok Wan with Gok Cooks Chinese Ch 4
  • Ken Hom and Ching¬†He Huang¬†with¬†Exploring China ‚Äď A culinary adventure 100 recipes from our journey BBC2 Sunday 5 Aug 2012.The carousel will provide links to the cook books on Amazon for you to check out, where you can read good reviews by people who have purchased the books. If you would like to buy the book from Amazon these are trusted links and you can be sure of this retailer.



Simply Italian Michela Chiappa CH4 recipes watch episodes again buy the book

Simply Italian Michela Chiappa CH4 recipes

Another new series, but a really captivating program, Simply Italian with Michela Chiappa first programme on Ch4 Mon 30 July 2012 at 8.30pm – recipes and video links are below and also related blog articles. Four programs in the series. Now repeating on channel 4 at 12.05pm. Program blog and recipe guide below.

The cook book is published NOW April 2014- read more and see how to order –¬†At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food


Chilli Chocolate Coated Peanuts Recipe

Winter Sore-Throat Soother Recipe

Homemade Minty Lemonade Recipe

Italian-Style Pancakes Recipe

Farfalle with Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Recipe

Papardelle with Rich Ragu Recipe

Tagliatelle alle Vongole

Lobster Ravioli with Butter and Caper Sauce

Pasta Reale in Chicken and Chilli Broth

Tortelli Three Ways

Pancake Nidi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi Tricolore with Creamy Nutty Sauce

Gluten Free Tagliatelle with Chilli and Garlic

Basic Egg Pasta Dough

Beetroot Pasta with Crispy Pancetta and Sweet Pear

Silhouette Pappardelle with Cold Tomato Sauce

Raviolo with Oozy Egg and Smoked Salmon

Wedding Tortelli with Butternut Squash

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

all Chiappa recipes here….

Simply Italian episode guide






The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes

Last program Ch4 Monday 13 August 2012 at 8.30pm see blog¬†–¬†Gnocchi, Torta, Pancake Nidi, Tagliatelle

Next program is episode 4 Ravioli in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta, Tortelli.

An enthralling new series Michela Chiappa introduces Italian food in a plain and simple manner. Watch how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home and get started in the mysteries of Italian cooking.¬†Recipes include linguine primavera and Farfalle with mozzarella and tomato sauce recipe.¬†See¬†Linguine, Farfalle, Bologne and Ragu recipe on Ch4 scrapbook. How to cook pasta? How to cook Ragu, and a visit to many people’s favourite place – Bologna to see specialist pasta.¬†Also, lasagne verdi with walnut and sage pesto. If you missed the show,¬†follow at 4oD, Simply Italian Series 1 Ep 1,¬†Simply Italian Series 1 episode 2, Simply Italian Series 1 episode 3 and Simply Italian Series 1 episode 4.

Pappardelle with a Gorgeously Rich Ragu from the first progam.

Clip of Tagliatelle with Clams and Cherry Tomatoes from the second progam due 6th August 2012. Linguine with zesty spring vegetables.

The series aired originally on Monday evenings at 8.30 pm on Channel 4.
The book Italian Family Cookbook is not available until 2013.

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 4 recipes and a wedding

Posted on August 19, 2012

Simply Italian Program 4 recipes by Michela Chiappa Channel 4: Ravioli in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta, Tortelli and a wedding At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart Fourth episode on the very popular TV series …Continue reading →

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 3 recipes

Posted on August 10, 2012

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 3 recipes this week Gnocchi with hazelnut, Torta, Pancake Nidi, Tagliatelle. Also Michela finds out how to prepare variations of pasta and a lesson from a relative on how to make torta di patate. … Continue reading →

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 2 recipes

Posted on August 6, 2012

Ch4 Monday 5 August 2012 at 8.30pm ‚Äď ¬†Program 2 ¬†recipes include¬†Tortelli, Lobster Ravioli, Vongole, Pasta Reale. Second program of the new series where Michela Chiappa introduces Italian food in a plain and simple manner, the location is Cinque Terre ‚ĶContinue reading¬†‚Üí

Fourth episode on the very popular TV series Simply Italian. This week we have¬†Raviolo¬†in Uovo,¬†Pappardelle,¬†Beetroot Pasta¬†and Tortelli. (Clip of Ravioli). In this episode Michela and her sister are getting married. It is a joint wedding and the meal that Michela makes isWedding Tortelli with Butternut Squash. What more can you ask for ‚Äď a wedding in Italy‚Ķwonderful.

Visit the Channel 4 web site to view the place where Michela was married, Piacenza.

Other articles give advice on an Italian wedding, dress makers and other important information.

Very good series, last one I’m afraid.

You can pre order at Amazon..  the new book will be called At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

Celebrate: Pippa Middleton free pull out in Mail on Sunday.

So will Nigella Lawson give us some great Italian cooking in her new tv cookery programme due this August. See Nigellissima……

Cookbooks and kitchen products for our good friends in the USA

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The Hairy Dieters ‚Äď How To Love Food And Lose Weight TV show BBC2 and new cookbook
Ken Hom Ching He Huang Program Two 8.00 BBC2 Exploring China Sichuan specialities
What is in the Book? Hairy Bikers Dieters How to lose weight recipes
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes

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Exploring China – A Culinary Adventure cook book and tv series – Ken Hom and Ching He Huang

Exploring China by Ken Hom and Ching He Huang 100 recipes from our journey.

A new cookbook and tv series from the celebrated master chef of Chinese cooking in partnership with the very talented Ching He Huang featuring 100 recipes from their recent journey around China.

The two chefs arrive in Beijing and then to Sichuan province on their 5,000 mile journey. They visit the older countryside towns and the new megacities. Be ready for an exciting journey and see the innovative and stunning changes in China. We note that Sichuan provence – is the culinary centre of China.

With the recent resurgence of China in the world’s economy and culture, we have always been¬†fascinated¬†by Chinese food. Ken and Ching provide a unique opportunity to see China from the inside with their excellent choice of ingredients, recipes and knowledge of this energised¬†country.

Eat Drink and Cook China – the TV series begins on BBC 2 on the 5 August at 20.00 or BBC HD at 0.00 on 6 August. Each programme is one hour long and there are four episodes.

See a video of Ching cook pork with wild mushrooms and pancakes.


We have a link to Amazon books with their new book at half price and post free.

Watch an Amazon video from Ken and Ching.