Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge offers her pick of the latest food books
Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir
This is so much more than a cookbook. It’s a thing of beauty and, as the subtitle says, a Cookery Book and Highly SubjectIve Guide to Bombay with Map. If you’ve been lucky enough to eat at one of Dishoom’s restaurants, you’ll recognise a strong eye for detail and aesthetic, lovingly replicated here with every recipe, from the signature breakfast bacon naan roll to the house black daal, from mid-morning snacks to sunset tipples. A book to get thoroughly lost in.
WHERE THE WILD COOKS GO
Particular Books £25
This is a celebration of the world’s cultural riches, of planet-friendly cooking, good times and relaxed, easy food with memories, photos, poetry, killer cocktails and a music playlist for each stop on the way. Quoting Haruki Murakami pretty much sums it up, ‘It’s good when food tastes good, it’s kind of like proof you’re alive.’
Hardie Grant £20
James Rich comes from a long line of apple farmers and this suitably seasonal collection of recipes from the orchard is a genuine celebration of this wonderful fruit. Rich’s collection of best- loved recipes ranges from apple, cherry and kale salad to pickled apple, from apple crumble to a cider and thyme cocktail. No excuse to skip your apple a day!
This foolproof guide might just be the one you need to take on a starter and bake batons, pain au levain, ficelle and the worlds best doughnuts. Plus, of course, the one you really can’t resist – San Francisco sourdough.
Forum Books, The Chapel, Market Place, Corbridge, NE45 5AW tel 01434 632 931, www.forumbooksandkids.com