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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 Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage
    £8.99 - 21.49

    Flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes are at the heart of Yotam Ottolenghi's food. In this stunning new cookbook Yotam and co-writer Ixta Belfrage break down the three factors that create flavour and offer innovative vegetable dishes that deliver brand-new ingredient combinations to excite and inspire. Ottolenghi FLAVOUR combines simple recipes for weeknights, low-effort high-impact dishes, and standout meals for the relaxed cook.Packed with signature colourful photography, FLAVOUR not only inspires us with what to cook, but how flavour is dialled up and why it works. The book is broken down into three parts, which reveal how to tap into the potential of ordinary vegetables to create extraordinary food:Process explains cooking methods that elevate veg to great heights; Pairing identifies four basic pairings that are fundamental to great flavour; Produce offers impactful vegetables that do the work for you. With surefire hits, such as Aubergine Dumplings alla Parmigiana, Hasselback Beetroot with Lime Leaf Butter, Miso Butter Onions, Spicy Mushroom Lasagne and Romano Pepper Schnitzels, plus mouthwatering photographs of nearly every one of the more than 100 recipes, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR is the impactful, next-level approach to vegetable cooking that Ottolenghi fans and vegetable lovers everywhere have been craving.

  • by Yotam Ottolenghi
    £9.99 - 23.99

  • by René Redzepi & David Zilber
    £24.99

    At noma - four times named the world's best restaurant - every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it's a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind noma's extraordinary flavour profiles. Now Rene Redzepi, chef and co-owner of noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant's acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating noma's extensive pantry of ferments.And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. With more than 750 full-colour photographs, most of them step-by-step how-tos, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, Foundations of Flavor: The Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And - perhaps even more important - it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in 100 original recipes.Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food (and health). With Foundations of Flavor: The Noma Guide to Fermentation, it's about to be taken to a whole new level.

  • by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
    £17.99

    Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with this delicious compendium of recipes inspired by the hit online game from Blizzard Entertainment. The Official Cookbook teaches you how to conjure up a fantastical menu of foods inspired by the beloved massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

  • - From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
    by James Hoffmann
    £19.99

    This ultimate guide to coffee contains comprehensive details on the beans and brews of more than 35 countries.

  • - Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
    by Samin Nosrat
    £27.49

    A beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller that distils decades of professional experience into just four simple elements - and will set you free from recipes forever.

  • by Snoop Dogg
    £14.99

    "You know it's blazin' up in my kitchen. I'm takin' the cookbook game higher with a dipped and whipped collection of my favorite recipes, ya dig?"-Snoop Dogg

  • - An Indian Recipe Adventure with a Contemporary Twist
    by Dipna Anand
    £20.49

  • by Josh Niland
    £10.49 - 20.99

    The Whole Fish Cookbookis the bestselling cookbook that has changed the waywe think about fish.Jamie Oliver called Josh Niland one of the most impressive chefs of a generation and Yotam Ottolenghi voted the book one of his favourites ever. Add to that a swag of awards, including: The Australian Book Industry Association's Illustrated Book of the Year in 2020; Andre Simon Food Book Award 2019; and two James Beard awards in 2020 Restaurant and Professional and the prestigious Book of the Year. The Whole Fish Cookbookwas also shortlisted as debut cookbook of the year in the Fortnum & Mason food & drink awards in 2020 and longlisted as Booksellers' choice in the adult non-fiction category by the Australian Booksellers' Association. As well, photographer Rob Palmer won the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2020 with a stunning photo of Josh from the book.My cookbook of the year. Yotam Ottolenghi, The GuardianA mind-blowing masterpiece from one of the most impressive chefs of a generation. Jamie Oliver Josh Niland is a genius. Nigella Lawson We all want to eat more fish, but who wants to bother spending the time, effort and money cooking that same old salmon fillet on repeat when you could be trying something new and utterly delicious? In The Whole Fish Cookbook,Sydney's groundbreaking seafood chef Josh Niland reveals a completely new way to think about all aspects of fish cookery. From sourcing and butchering to dry ageing and curing, it challenges everything we thought we knew about the subject and invites readers to see fish for what it really is an amazing, complex source of protein that can, and should, be treated with exactly the same nose-to-tail reverence as meat. Featuring more than 60 recipes for dozens of fish species ranging from Cod Liver Pate on Toast, Fish Cassoulet and Roast Fish Bone Marrow to essentially the Perfect Fish and Chips, The Whole Fish Cookbookwill soon have readers seeing that there is so much more to a fish than just the fillet, and that there are more than just a handful of fish in the sea.

  • by Matty Matheson
    £21.49

    The heavily-anticipated first cookbook from the star of Viceland's Suppertime and Dead Set on Life

  • - Home Style Cookery
    by Matty Matheson
    £19.99

  • - 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing
    by Meera Sodha
    £8.99 - 14.25

  • by Jamie Oliver
    £9.99 - 21.49

    Create delicious, nutritionally balanced dishes in just 15 minutes with the revolutionary kitchen companion, Jamie's 15-Minute Meals'Far and away the most balanced and exciting everyday cookbook out there' THE TIMES_________Packed with clever, methodical, recipes full of big flavours, Jamie's 15 Minute Meals takes the concept of fast, everyday food to a new level.In this essential collection, Jamie has taken inspiration from all over the world, embracing tastes that we all love and playing on classic chicken, steak, pasta and global street food dishes.You'll be amazed what you can create in just 15 minutes . . .- CHICKEN TIKKA with lentil, spinach and naan salad- GLAZED PORK FILLET with Cajun-style pepper rice- CRAB BOLOGNESE with crunchy fennel salad- MEXICAN TOMATO SOUP with chilli nachos- FALAFEL WRAPS with grilled veg and salsaWhether you're cooking for your family or grabbing a quick bite, Jamie's 15 Minute Meals has the perfect combination of light snacks and hearty meals to satisfy everyone.These are some of the quickest, easiest meals Jamie's ever done, reliable companion for you and your family. In Jamie's extensive collection of internationally loved and trusted cookbooks, this is the one about cooking good food, fast.'Far and away the most balanced and exciting everyday cookbook out there - and if you liked 30-Minute Meals, this will knock your socks off. Jamie should be given the Victoria Cross' The Times

  • by Gordon Ramsay
    £3.99 - 20.99

    'My rules are simple. Home cooking has to be easy. It got to be fast. It's got to be delicious. If you think you can't cook amazing food at home, think again. I'm going to prove that however busy you are it's still possible to cook stunning food. These are the only recipes you'll ever need.'GORDON RAMSAY Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking is a collection of over 120 delicious new recipes that are infused with Gordon's expertise and skill gleaned from his years in professional kitchens. Divided into chapters to see you through the whole day from weekday breakfasts through to Saturday night dinners, the book is all about the pleasure of cooking and sharing the very best home-cooked food with family and friends.AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4

  • - The Master Guide
    by Madeline Puckette & Justin Hammack
    £12.99 - 23.99

  • - The Cookbook
    by Margarita Carrillo Arronte
    £39.99

    The definitive bible on Mexican homecooking by Mexico's leading culinary authority, Margarita Carrillo Arronte.

  • - Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
    by Michael Greger
    £14.49

    An illustrated cookbook of recipes to help reverse and prevent disease, from the author of the international bestseller How Not To Die

  • - Recipes for Small Gatherings
    by Nathan Williams
    £22.49

    Kinfolk magazinelaunched to great acclaim and instant buzz in 2011is a quarterly journal about understated, unfussy entertaining. The journal has captured the imagination of readers nationwide, with content and an aesthetic that reflect a desire to go back to simpler times; to take a break from our busy lives; to build a community around a shared sensibility; and to foster the endless and energizing magic that results from sharing a meal with good friends. Now there's The Kinfolk Table, a cookbook from the creators of the magazine, with profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated, and inexpensive. Each of these home cooksartisans, bloggers, chefs, writers, bakers, craftershas provided one to three of the recipes they most love to share with others, whether they be simple breakfasts for two, one-pot dinners for six, or a perfectly composed sandwich for a solo picnic.

  • - Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
    by Meera Sodha
    £6.99 - 16.49

    *From the Fortnum & Mason Cookery Writer of the Year 2018*The top ten bestselling Indian cookbook that will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food, forever. Real Indian food is fresh, simple and packed with flavour and in MADE IN INDIA, Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here every day. Unlike the stuff you get at your local curry house, her food is fresh, vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make.In this collection, Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collected from three generations of her family: there's everything from hot chappatis to street food (chilli paneer and beetroot and feta samosas), fragrant curries (spinach and salmon or perfect cinnamon lamb curry), to colourful side dishes (pomegranate and mint raita, kachumbar salad), and mouth-watering puddings (mango, lime and passion fruit jelly and pistachio and saffron kulfi).'Full of real charm, personality, love and garlic' Yotam Ottolenghi'Wonderful, vibrant...deeply personal food, alive and authentic - the best sort - and, frankly, I want to cook everything in this book' Nigella Lawson**Look out for FRESH INDIA, Meera Sodha's new cookbook**

  • by Jancis Robinson & Hugh Johnson
    £37.99

    A major new edition of this landmark wine book that has sold 4.7 million copies worldwide.

  • - Better Home Cooking Through Science
    by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
    £32.49

    A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular dishes.

  • - 100 recipes in 30 minutes or less
    by Gordon Ramsay
    £2.99 - 19.99

    Good food fast from the global superstar chef.

  • - A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts)
    by Russell Norman
    £19.99

    Venetian dishes from London's most buzzing restaurant

  • - Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease
    by Gene Stone & Michael Greger MD
    £6.99 - 11.49

    The International Bestseller'Dr Michael Greger reveals the foods that will help you live longer' Daily Mail'This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition' His Holiness the Dalai LamaWhy rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with?How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - including heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the latest scientific research, the internationally bestselling How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us, and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. It also shares Dr Greger's 'Daily Dozen' - the twelve foods we should all eat every day to stay in the best of health.With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you live longer, healthier lives.

  • by Annie Gray
    £20.99

    This engaging and historically accurate cookbook presents more than 100 recipes that showcase the intrinsic role of food in the Crawley household and narrative-and bring this exciting gastronomic time to modern kitchens and Downton fans.

  • by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
    £17.49

    Feast your way through the world of Skyrim with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: The Official Cookbook.

  • by Rick Stein
    £23.99

    Real French home cooking with all the recipes from Rick's new BBC Two series. Over fifty years ago Rick Stein first set foot in France.

  • by Yotam Ottolenghi
    £9.99 - 19.99

    Relaxed, flexible home cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi and his superteam.Whether they're conjuring up new recipes or cooking for themselves at home, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team do what we all do: they raid their kitchens. But then, they turn whatever they find into approachable creations with an 'Ottolenghi' twist.This instinct is in perfect sync with recent times, when we've all been standing in front of our kitchen shelves, our cupboards and our fridges, wondering what to cook with what we've got; how to put a can of chickpeas or a bag of frozen peas to good use, instead of taking an extra trip to the shops.For the first time, the team welcome us into their creative space. These dishes pack all the punch and edge we expect from Ottolenghi, but offer more flexibility to make them our own, using what we've got to hand. There's the ultimate guide to creamy dreamy hummus, a one-pan route to confit tandoori chickpeas and a tomato salad that rules them all.This book is all about feeding ourselves and our families with less stress and less fuss, but with all the 'wow' of an Ottolenghi meal. It's a notebook to scribble on and add to, to take its ethos and absolutely make it your own.This is how to cook, the OTK way.

  • by Fuchsia Dunlop
    £23.99

  • - Understand Flavour Connections and Revolutionize your Cooking
    by Dr. Stuart Farrimond
    £16.49

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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