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John Hilary

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The Golden Maze : A Biography of Prague

Richard Fidler has a rare gift for words: seemingly effortlessly engaging with both his subject and the reader, transporting the latter through fact upon fact revealed by his in-depth research, yet also with a lightness of touch, compassion, eloquence and gentle humour. Having devoured two of his earlier books Saga Land and Ghost Empire I […]

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Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature

At first glance Thalia Ho’s stunning cook book ‘Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature’, had me rather confused. For some reason I had assumed that it was about cooking with foraged ingredients – be they from the wild, or the garden. For sure some of the ingredients could be from the garden or the […]

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Il Buco : Stories and Recipes

To put it simply, Il Buco: Stories and Recipes written by Donna Lennard with Joshua David Stein is a terrific  book. I found it fascinating to read not only for its delicious looking recipes but also for the story behind the famous New York restaurant – now in its 25th year – and its owner […]

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Everyday Fresh – Meals in minutes

‘Everyday Fresh – Meals in minutes’ by the very talented Australian food editor and cook book writer Donna Hay is the sort of book we love. I appreciate recipes that don’t take hours of prep and cooking; better still that can be cooked in one pan or served in one bowl; and are also tasty, […]

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Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air

Did you realise that a quarter of our carbon emissions come from food? We didn’t, until we read Sarah Bridle’s thought-provoking book Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air®. Sarah, Professor Bridle, skilfully takes the reader through daily meals and snacks setting out their impact on climate change with the aid of impressive […]