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Theodore Sorensen and the Kennedys – A Life of Public Service

I am just about to start reading Dr Michelle Ulyatt’s book about Theodore Sorensen – one of President Kennedy’s speech writers – for the second time! Even though I have not long finished the first read of ‘Theodore Sorensen and the Kennedys’ I already want to renew my relationship with this man who played his […]

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Fakeaway – Fast Food Made Healthy

It has to be said we were bowled over by Adrian Martin’s excellent cookery book ‘Create Beautiful Food at Home’. It has indeed become one of our ‘go to’ books. And we can see the same thing happening with another of Adrian’s books ‘Fakeaway – Fast Food Made Healthy’. To be honest we rarely have […]

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Hotel Reviews

Ockenden Manor – Flavours of Sussex

There’s no two ways about it, Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield, East Sussex is one of our favourite hotels. Just a short taxi ride from Haywards Heath station with its direct line from London Victoria or Brighton it is a great destination for a luxurious overnight stay – or preferably longer! The hotel is part of […]

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The Brisket Chronicles

I wouldn’t have thought it possible to produce an entertaining, interesting and useful cookery book of nearly 300 pages on a single subject– but Steven Raichlen has done just that, his subject – Brisket. His skill and passion for brisket is summed up in the book’s sub title ‘How to barbeque, braise, smoke and cure […]

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Italian Food

All books written by Elizabeth David, including reprints of earlier editions, are absolute joys. It was in 1954 that Italian Food written by Elizabeth David hit the UK book stores. It was a book destined to revolutionise the way UK cooks and their families, more used to years of rationing after World War II, looked […]

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Secrets of Great Second Meals

As a family we hate food waste. We’ll happily tuck into leftovers rather than toss them in the bin. However, we have never taken ‘left over’ cooking to the heights achieved by Sara Dickerman. Our left overs are more by accident than design or planning. Choose interesting ingredients But what a great idea to choose […]