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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.

  • - Guilt-free food whenever you're hungry
    by Slimming World
    £15.99

    Slimming World Free Foods is an inspiring book by the renowned author, Slimming World. Published in 2005 by Ebury Publishing, this book falls under the genre of health and fitness. It is a comprehensive guide to a healthy lifestyle, featuring a wide range of 'free foods' that can be consumed without counting or weighing. These foods are not only delicious but also help in weight management, making this book a must-have for those seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle. The author's expertise in the field of nutrition and fitness is reflected in the practical and easy-to-follow advice given in this book. Published by Ebury Publishing, it is a testament to their commitment to bring quality and informative content to readers. The book is written in English.

  • by L. Saulnier
    £21.49

  • by Nigel Slater
    £11.49 - 15.99

    Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.

  • - 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.

  • - 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America's Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant
    by Allison Arevalo
    £12.49

  • - 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 David Solmonson
    £12.49

  • - The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto [A Cookbook]
    by Marc Vetri
    £19.99

    Award-winning chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto in this inspiring, informative primer featuring expert tips and techniques, and more than 100 recipes. Vetri's personal stories of travel and culinary discovery in Italy appear alongside his easy-to-follow, detailed explanations of how to make and enjoy fresh handmade pasta. Whether you're a home cook or a professional, you'll learn how to make more than thirty different types of pasta dough, from versatile egg yolk dough, to extruded semolina dough, to a variety of flavored pastas-and form them into shapes both familiar and unique. In dishes ranging from classic to innovative, Vetri shares his coveted recipes for stuffed pastas, baked pastas, and pasta sauces. He also shows you how to make light-as-air gnocchi and the perfect dish of risotto. Loaded with useful information, including the best way to cook and sauce pasta, suggestions for substituting pasta shapes, and advance preparation and storage notes, Mastering Pasta offers you all of the wisdom of a pro. For cooks who want to take their knowledge to the next level, Vetri delves deep into the science of various types of flour to explain pasta's uniquely satisfying texture and how to craft the very best pasta by hand or with a machine. Mastering Pasta is the definitive work on the subject and the only book you will ever need to serve outstanding pasta dishes in your own kitchen.

  • by Claudia Roden
    £14.49 - 23.99

    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.

  • - 200 exciting, new recipes for your slow cooker
    by Miss South
    £15.99

    In her first book, Miss South turns to one of her favourite kitchen appliances, her beloved slow-cooker, and shares 200 recipes for economical, adventurous food. Look forward to mouth-watering one pots, including Pulled Pork, Sausage Ragu, spicy Gumbo, Beetroot Orzotto and even easy Christmas Pudding. Her ideas include plenty of hearty stews, soups and curries, braises, pasta and rice dishes, and lots of meat-free ideas as well as foolproof recipes for slow-cooked chicken, pork, fish, seafood, lamb and beef dishes. There are scrumptious puddings, cakes, brownies and breads, simple jams, chutneys and relishes and easy side dishes and clever ideas for using up leftovers, all using your slow cooker. This is no-fuss, affordable, slow-cooker food at its best.

  • - 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.

  • by Kylee Newton
    £19.99

  • by Mary Berry
    £23.99

    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
    £19.99

    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.

  •  
    £15.99

    A lavishly illustrated collection of features from the pages of the independent London-based home and lifestyle magazine dedicated to taking the time to live well, which shows you how to simplify life, beautifully.

  • - 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.

  • - The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations
    by Warren Bobrow
    £15.99

    A collection of 75 recipes of cannabis-influenced cocktails from cocktails incorporating cannabis infused liquors as well as drinks featuring cannabis bitters and tinctures, and drinks flavored with cannabis smoke.

  • - Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom
    by Chris Hart & Andy Husbands
    £17.99

    Step up your barbeque game. Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbecue aficionado and top-shelf cook from renowned chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart.

  • by Chrissy Teigen
    £20.99

  • by Taymer Mason
    £16.49

    Taymer Mason welcomes vegan home cooks to this rich tradition that combines African, French, Asian, and Indian influences with an unmistakable local flair. Covering a remarkable variety of tropical flavours and ingredients, Caribbean Vegan serves up 175 recipes--for every meal--that will spice up your diet like no other cookbook.

  • by Laila Dahabreh
    £11.49 - 16.49

  • - An Introduction to New African Cuisine - from Ghana with Love
    by Zoe Adjonyoh
    £16.49

    Traditional Ghanian recipes re-mixed for the modern kitchen.

  • by Harry Craddock
    £22.99 - 27.99

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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