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Books for cooks – May/June 2022

Books for cooks – May/June 2022

Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge, The Bound, Whitley Bay, and The Accidental Bookshop, Alnwick, reviews the latest food titles The Last Bite // Anna Higham Celebrate a new approach to desserts, from ricotta ice cream and roast peaches ...

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Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

Every year I feel myself being pulled out of the doldrums of The Long Brown Northumbrian Winter by the first signs of spring. Birds wake me up, green buds abound and the lawn goes from static to crazy; oh, for ...

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Books for cooks – Mar/Apr 2022

Books for cooks – Mar/Apr 2022

Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge, The Bound, Whitley Bay, and The Accidental Bookshop, Alnwick, reviews her latest food titles On The Himalayan Trail // Romy Gill Romy Gill tells the story of Kashmir and Ladakh’s unique and tantalising ...

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No more digging

No more digging

Vicky Moffitt, of Vallum Farm on Hadrian’s Wall, shares the trials and tribulations of the Kitchen Garden which supplies produce to the farm’s weddings and events, and Restaurant Pine. Vallum, Military Road, Newcastle, NE18 0LL, tel 01434 672 652, www.vallumfarm.co.uk Well, ...

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In the bleak mid-winter

In the bleak mid-winter

It’s that time of year; very wet, damp, cold, muddy, dark and everything else unpleasant. The plants in the pots my friend at Tom and Jo’s in Wylam made for me continue to bloom and grow against the odds. I’m ...

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Books for cooks – Jan/Feb 2022

Books for cooks – Jan/Feb 2022

Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge, The Bound, Whitley Bay, and The Accidental Bookshop, Alnwick, reviews her latest food titles Happy Vegan Food Bettina Campolucci Bordi £15 This collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes proves that nutritious food ...

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Books for cooks – Nov/Dec 2021

Books for cooks – Nov/Dec 2021

Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge and The Bound, Whitley Bay, serves up her choice of the latest food titles for every book lover A Cooks’ Book // Nigel Slater Fourth Estate £30 Any book by Nigel Slater gets ...

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Books for cooks – Sept 2021

Books for cooks – Sept 2021

Helen Stanton, of Forum Books in Corbridge and The Bound, Whitley Bay, serves up the best of the latest food titles Lazy Baking by Jessica Elliott Dennison Hardie Grant £16.99 (out Sept 30) This is all about simple, rustic baking ...

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All abuzz in the garden

All abuzz in the garden

Some years ago, I saw a crowd funder for a new type of beehive developed by farmers in Australia. Their story went viral, they raised way more than they needed, and I became the owner of one of their founding boxes. ...

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Books for cooks – July 2021

Books for cooks – July 2021

Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen by Erin French, Aurum Press £16.99 In this life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal and the pleasure of joy through food, Erin French writes of growing up barefoot on a farm, falling in love with ...

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