Book Reviews

The latest food and travel book reviews.

Tapas! We like tapas – those versatile small plates of informal, bite-sized yumminess – great for sharing and for trying out different flavours and delicacies. Thank you Spain for introducing tapas to the rest of the world!

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Mimi Sheraton, an American journalist whose career credits include restaurant critic, lecturer and cookbook author has produced an inspirational, fascinating and incredible book of the one thousand foods that have a special place in her heart.

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Mark Ridgwell knows and understands spirits well (and we do mean the alcoholic variety). Hardly surprising as he has worked with companies such as Smirnoff, J&B Rare, Hennessy, Canadian Club, Bols, as well as the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

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Rightly has Joy Larkcom been described as the doyenne of vegetable growing – she has after all been writing about and growing vegetables for some 40 years.

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Who would have thought that a book about the history and the use of garden tools could be quite so interesting and entertaining? Fifty tools at that! We didn’t. But in Bill Laws capable hands, it most certainly is.

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