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Are you looking for inspiration for your next meal? At Tales you find a wide selection of books about food and drink. In the selection you find recipes for the hottest new dishes and the beloved classics made like good old mom made them. If you are looking for a lifestyle change you can also dive into our healthy cookbooks and find a guide for the best way to lose weight and keep it for life. If you instead want to spoil your sweet tooth, we recommend you dive into our selection of bakery books with the most delicious recipes for cakes and bread. Are you ready to taste a whole new world of food and drink?
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  • by Caroline Waldegrave
    £34.49

    Covers soups, first courses, vegetable dishes, salads, main courses, stocks, sauces, dips, spreads, puddings, cakes, canapes, snacks and garnishes. This title includes 1,400 recipes ranging from classics such as Cheese Souffle and Steak and Kidney Pie to innovative recipes such as Salmon and Plaice Ravioli and Red Onion and Polenta Tart.

  • by L. Saulnier
    £21.49

  • - Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
    by Patience Gray
    £17.99

  • by Huw Gott
    £27.49

    Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes is a captivating book by the renowned author, Will Beckett. Published in 2017 by Cornerstone, this book delves into the world of culinary delights, presenting an intriguing fusion of restaurant tales and mouth-watering recipes. The book is a must-read for food enthusiasts and aspiring chefs, offering a behind-the-scenes look into Hawksmoor's award-winning kitchens. Beckett, with his characteristic wit and wisdom, guides the reader through a gastronomic journey that promises to tantalize the taste buds. This book is more than just a collection of recipes; it's an invitation to experience the magic of one of the most celebrated restaurants in the world. With Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes, you're not just reading a book; you're savoring a culinary masterpiece.

  • - Both a guide for beginners and a tried & tested recipe collection for life
    by Delia Smith
    £34.49

    A guide to basic cooking that includes recipes for various occasions.

  • - Maximise your health with individual food, drink and supplement lists for your blood type
    by Peter J. D'Adamo
    £9.49

    Stay healthy and achieve your ideal weight with the help of this portable and personal blood type guide. ___________It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off illness - as well as giving you bags of energy.Based on your genetic make-up, EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE means eating foods that are compatible with your individual chemistry. For example, if your blood type is AB, then you will enjoy your best health on a mainly vegetarian diet, with some fish and seafood. Carry this handy checklist with you wherever you go, so you can make the right food choices in the supermarket, while eating out or on holiday. Inside are comprehensive listings of what's right for Type AB in all of the main food, drink and supplement categories, so you can avoid putting on those extra pounds or feeling unwell from eating the wrong thing.Soon you'll be on your way to developing the perfect prescription plan for your type.

  • by Claudia Roden
    £14.49 - 23.49

    THE FOOD OF ITALY was written after Claudia Roden spent a year in Italy researching the subject. Regional recipes, country cooking, the bravura of grand dishes; pasta, seafood, rice dishes and authentic Italian desserts; Claudia Roden's encyclopedic knowledge of her subject infuses a rich and stunning book.

  • - The World's Favorite Pizza Styles, from Neapolitan, Deep-Dish, Wood-Fired, Sicilian, Calzones and Focaccia to New York, New Haven, Detroit, and More
    by Tony Gemignani
    £19.99

    The Pizza Bible is a remarkable book penned by Tony Gemignani, a renowned author in the culinary world. Published in 2014 by Random House USA Inc, this book is a treasure trove for pizza lovers and enthusiasts. The genre of the book is food and drink, with a specific focus on making pizzas. Tony Gemignani, with his years of expertise and passion, imparts his knowledge about the art and science of pizza making in this comprehensive guide. The Pizza Bible is a celebration of pizzas, filled with Tony's tricks, techniques, and tips for making perfect pizzas at home. From the classic Margherita to the more gourmet pies, Tony covers it all. With The Pizza Bible, you'll be able to bring the taste of authentic Italian pizzerias right into your kitchen. Published by Random House USA Inc, this book is a testament to Tony Gemignani's love for pizza and his desire to share his secrets with the world. The Pizza Bible is more than just a cookbook; it's a journey into the heart of pizza making.

  • - The Cookbook
    by Margarita Carrillo Arronte
    £33.49

    Mexico, penned by the renowned author Margarita Carrillo Arronte, is a compelling narrative that takes you on a journey through the heart of Mexico. Published in 2014 by Phaidon Press Ltd, this book beautifully encapsulates the essence of Mexican culture. The genre of the book is not confined to just one; it is a blend of travel, culture, history and culinary exploration. Carrillo Arronte masterfully weaves together the rich tapestry of Mexico's past and present, giving readers a unique perspective into the country's vibrant culture and traditions. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in discovering the true soul of Mexico. From the bustling streets of Mexico City to the tranquil beaches of Cancun, Carrillo Arronte's Mexico is a captivating exploration of a country that is as diverse as it is beautiful. Published by Phaidon Press Ltd, this book is a testament to Carrillo Arronte's love for her country and her dedication to sharing its beauty with the world.

  • by Kylee Newton
    £19.99

  • by Mary Berry
    £23.49

    The essential cookbook for every AGA owner.

  • - Deep-Fried Flavour Made Easy, Without All the Fat!
    by Todd English
    £12.99

    The Air Fryer Cookbook, Todd English, 2016-12-08, Little, Brown Book Group, eng

  • - The ground-breaking guide to making gut-friendly bread
    by Vanessa Kimbell
    £20.99

    Achieve the delicious crust and addictive tang of a homemade sourdough loaf with this comprehensive guide from expert Vanessa Kimbell.

  • - How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out
    by Michael Mosley
    £9.99

    Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, an army of microbes that influences your mood, weight and immune system. In this book, Dr Michael Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut.

  • by Rick Stein
    £22.49

    To accompany the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein s Long Weekends is a mouthwatering collection of over 100 recipes from ten European cities. Rick s recipes are designed to cater for all your weekend meals. For a quick Friday night supper Icelandic breaded lamb chops will do the trick, and Huevos a la Flamenca makes a tasty Saturday brunch. Viennese Tafelspitz is perfect for Sunday lunch, and of course no weekend would be complete without Portuguese custard tarts or Berliner Doughnuts for an afternoon treat. Accompanied by beautiful photography of the food and locations, and complemented by his personal memories and travel tips for each city, Rick will inspire you to re-create the magic of a long weekend in your own home.

  • - Memories from my mother's kitchen
    by Joudie Kalla
    £20.99

    Palestine on a Plate showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of Palestine and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking styles and flavours.

  • - Japanese Noodles & Small Dishes
    by Tove Nilsson
    £15.99

    Tove Nilsson is a ramen addict. Every time she travels abroad, she is looking for her next ramen fix. Including 50 mouth-watering recipes, from homemade broth and noodles to complementary dishes and sides such as udon, gyoza, pickles, okonomiyaki, and tempura, this cookbook will transport you to the vibrant streets of Japan via your own kitchen.

  • by Laila Dahabreh
    £11.49 - 16.49

  • by Harry Craddock
    £22.99 - 27.99

  • - 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts
    by Joe Wicks
    £15.99

    The fifth book from the multi-million copy bestselling author Joe Wicks, the Body Coach

  • - Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
    by Yasmin Khan
    £20.99

    A dazzling cookbook with vibrant recipes, captivating stories and stunning photography from Palestine 'A moving, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book' Anthony Bourdain'A big bowl-full of delicious Palestinian recipes, plus lots of insightful and moving stories... Great stuff' Yotam Ottolenghi'A zingingly evocative collection of personal stories... Calling it a cookbook does it a disservice. Zaitoun deserves to be read as much as cooked from' Observer Food Monthly Bursting with the freshness and brightness that is characteristic of all Levantine cuisine, Palestinian food is fragrant, healthy and delicious. From a colourful array of bountiful mezze dishes to rich slow-cooked stews flavoured with aromatic spice blends, it's a cuisine that represents the very best of modern Middle Eastern cookery. In this beautiful Palestinian cookbook, food writer Yasmin Khan shares recipes and stories from her travels through the region. On her journey she harvests black olives from the groves of Burquin in the West Bank, hand-rolls maftool - the plump Palestinian couscous - in home kitchens in Jenin and even finds time to enjoy a pint with workers at the Taybeh brewery, which is producing the first Palestinian craft beer. As she feasts and cooks with Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, she learns about the realities of their everyday lives. Zaitoun includes herb-filled salads, quick pickles, fragrant soups, tender roasted meats and rich desserts, and has a special focus on vegetarian versions of Palestinian classics. It has recipes for olive, fig and honey tapenade, roast chicken stuffed with pine nuts and raisins, and pomegranate passion cake, among many others. And surrounding the recipes, there is a chorus of stories from those who love, live and cook with Palestine in their hearts.

  • by G B Korten
    £16.49 - 21.99

  • by M. Karstad
    £23.49

    Deligious vegetarian recipes using ingredients grown and foraged by chef Mikkel Karstad with stunning photography by Anders Schoennemann.

  • - Home-cooked food brought to you by Darjeeling Express
    by Asma Khan
    £16.49

    Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner for 12 guests at home - Indian food, lovingly cooked from family recipes going back generations. The recipes are homage to Asma's royal Mughlai ancestry and the busy streets of Calcutta and are split between simple mid-week meals, family feasts, feasts for friends and even celebratory feasts.

  • by Yotam Ottolenghi
    £23.49

  • - How to cook basically anything, from easy meals for one to brilliant feasts for friends
    by Tasty
    £16.49

  • - Home Cooking From the Heart of Norway
    by Nevada Berg
    £19.99

    This alluring, elegant cookbook by Nevada Berg, one of today's most celebrated food bloggers, features recipes and beautifully photographed dishes that delve into the heart of Norwegian food culture.

  • - Healthy Foods with Natural Taste
    by Fiona Fung
    £18.99

  • - Two Books in One / Two Famous Basic Plans (The XBX Plan for Women, the 5BX Plan for Men)
    by Royal Canadian Air Force
    £12.99 - 18.49

  • - The first ever cookbook from the much-loved Indian restaurant
    by Shamil Thakrar
    £21.49

    Dishoom, a captivating book penned by the talented Shamil Thakrar, is a must-read for anyone interested in embarking on a literary journey. Published in 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, this book has quickly become a beloved piece amongst readers. The genre of this book is hard to pin down, as it seamlessly blends elements of culture, cuisine, and personal narrative. The author, Shamil Thakrar, has a unique way of weaving words together to create a vivid picture in the reader's mind. The book is a reflection of his experiences and his love for the rich and diverse culture of India. Dishoom is more than just a book; it's an experience that takes you on a journey through the bustling streets of India, right from the comfort of your home. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, this book is a testament to the author's skill and creativity. If you're looking for a book that is both engaging and enlightening, Dishoom is the perfect choice.

Food and drink trends
We have seen a lot of cooking trends in recent years, especially when it comes to sustainability. At Tales you find many cookbooks concerning precisely that. It is actually quite easy to cook sustainably, if you remember these three pieces of advice. 1. always remember to buy locally produced fruit and vegetables so that you reduce transportation that normally leaves a huge climate footprint. 2. use the ingredients that match the season. By doing that you reduce the use of greenhouse farming that also uses a lot of energy. 3. and maybe most importantly; try to lessen your food waste by finding new ways of combining your left-overs. By reducing food waste you also save a lot of money in addition to saving the environment for a lot of wasted energy and unnecessary consumption. If you need creative ideas and new recipes to help you fight food waste, we would recommend you to dive into the cookbook Solo Cooking for a Sustainable Planet
Another trend is food that is easy and fast to cook. In our busy everyday many haven’t got the time to cook, and that makes many choose the easy way by ordering something from the local fastfood restaurant. A choice with little variation and typically not all that healthy. Something Jamie Oliver tries to root out. Jamie Oliver is one of the most popular chiefs in modern time. He has found a way of getting the most tasty meals out of a few good ingredients. Try to dive into his cookery book 5 ingredients - quick & fastfood for easy and cheap recipes for the everyday. Oliver gives his take on healthy dishes that are as fast to make as ordering from your local fastfood restaurant. Jamie Oliver’s collection of easy recipes is also a good cookbook for beginners. 
Fermentation has also gone extremely popular in recent years. The cooking technique might just be the direct opposite of Jamie Oliver’s easy and fast recipes, but many people have started to ferment onions, beetroots, pumpkins and cucumbers at home. You can ferment almost everything, the only limit is your imagination. To ferment is also very sustainable, because it increases the durability of the products you choose to ferment. Read the cookery book The Art of Fermentation to get a guide on how to get started on fermentation. 

Vegan cookery book
Another way of making your cooking more sustainable is also by going vegan - maybe just a day or two every week saves the environment for a lot of CO2. That is why Tales’ collection of food and drink also contains many vegan cookery books. A good vegan cookery book contains delicious and innovative recipes without meat, and it also contains inspiring stories about the vegan life and the challenges it comes with. 
At Tales you find the vegan cookery book Vegan 100 by Gaz Oakley. Oakley gives you a guide with all you need to know, when you go vegan. A book he missed, when he himself went vegan. The vegan cookery book contains no less than 100 green and tasty recipes that makes you forget all about meat. If you want inspiration for your next vegan cookery book take a look at our category Vegetarian cookery that both contains vegan and vegetarian recipes. 

Cookbook for kids
If you want to teach your kids how to cook. You can also find your next cookbook for kids in Tales’ selection. A good cookbook for kids is essential in raising your child, so they can be curious on food and experiment with different recipes. Kids that have cooked in their childhood grow up to be quality-conscious amateur and even professional cooks.  
You can for example let your child discover recipes inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter. In the cookery book Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook - from Mugglers to Magic Gina M. Meyers gives her guide to enchanting meals from the fascinating Harry Potter Universe. Let your child take on a magical journey while making their first meal. The enchanting narrative in the cookbook for kids makes your child more curious about cooking and tasting new ingredients. Cooking becomes a form of play. 

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