Book Reviews

The latest food and travel book reviews.

Rich food is fine, a great treat; but we also enjoy tasty, healthy dishes that are well-balanced and satisfying – without that guilty feeling from over-indulging.

There is no calorie counting in Jo Pratt’s clever ‘In the Mood for Healthy Food’ but it does offer a wide range of dishes for breakfast and brunch, light meals, main meals, and – for those for whom no meal is complete without a dessert – ‘something sweet’ recipes too.

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A friend cooked a delicious pork chop casserole for us recently – pork chops with fennel and cider.

Thumbing through The Hairy Bikers’ Meat Feasts I came across a recipe for pork chops with fennel and lemon. Straightforward to prepare it looks terrific and one we will most definitely be making.

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It is great to see that sherry is coming back into vogue as a drink; for some of us however, it never went out of fashion – from very dry to sweet there is one for every palate, a perfect accompaniment to tapas, and indeed for every course in a meal.

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Neil Davey has compiled a delightful, entertaining little book – The Bluffer’s Guide to Food. However it is not just entertaining, it is also jolly useful.

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