New in Food & Wine
Juan Mari Arzak
Originally published in Spanish and now available in English for the first time Arzak Secrets is THE behind the scenes recipe and technique book from the world famed restaurant. Gorgeously photographed, this volume is a glimpse at some of the secrets behind the dishes that have made the restaurant and chef famous. Arzak’s kitchen is a laboratory for flavours, aromas and textures, and his dishes and techniques are revealed in this fascinating cookbook, which is not only for professionals looking for inspiration but for any dedicated cook committed to understanding the creative development and innovations behind this exceptional food.£30.00read more >
The demand for vegan cookbooks is growing a pace as more and more people stop eating animal products for ethical or health reasons ̶ Vegan Bible containing more than 500 recipes and fully illustrated with pictures on every spread is the most comprehensive vegan cookbook on the market. Published in 2014 in French, it has become the No 1 best-selling vegan cookbook in France ever.
This inventive, inspirational book is destined to be the only vegan cookbook you will ever need.£25.00read more >
Antoinette Savill’s first book for Grub Street, Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free is one of our best-selling health titles. And so by popular demand here is her latest collection of contemporary and delicious recipes to suit the seasons, all tastes and all budgets.£14.99read more >
‘One thing’s for sure, no other book need ever be written on macarons ever again.’ Restaurant Magazine
Like Pierre Hermé’s famous macarons, it would be difficult for any macaron book to surpass this one and indeed the hardback edition has been a universal bestseller. There are 208 pages of recipes and beautiful food photography, and because making macarons is mostly about technique, rather than just a standard recipe, readers will appreciate the 32-step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for making shells and fillings.£15.00read more >
Introduction by Elizabeth David
‘This is a beautifully produced volume; spaciously laid out, with sepla print that is kind on the eyes and makes it a pleasure to browse.’ Taster Magazine
‘Jane Grigson’s writing is beautiful, erudite, witty, inspiring,warm and full of the enjoyment of food and life as she was.’ Claudia Roden
Published to coincide with the anniversary of 25 years since her untimely death and having been out of print for more than a decade, Grub Street is republishing the ultimate compendium of Jane Grigson’s recipes. Following the success of her first book, Charcuterie and French Pork Cooking, Grigson’s research and flair for cooking speak for themselves within this tome. With a delightful introduction by her friend, and the equally remarkable Elizabeth David, this book is a staple for every cook.£20.00read more >
‘…a delightful book packed with more than 200 recipes for classic British cakes’ Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday
‘…rarely has a book gone from doormat to kitchen with such speed.’ Nigel Slater, Observer
Julie Duff runs an award-winning cake business, which supplies wonderful rich succulent fruit cakes and other traditional cakes to some of the country’s premier shops, such as Fortnum & Mason. Her most treasured collection of recipes, some of them from generations of her own family which was first published to huge critical acclaim in 2003 has now been revised and updated.£15.00read more >
‘Pudding fanciers need to arm themselves with a collection of recipes… Best of the lot is Mary Norwak’s glorious little book English Puddings.’ Nigel Slater
‘A great pudding tome.’ Tom Parker Bowles
With an already cult-like following, this book is described as the definitive guide to puddings; both sweet and savoury. Mary Norwak’s English Puddings is now being reissued as part of Grub Street’s classic range, to adorn bookshelves alongside the highly acclaimed cookery writers, Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson. This delightful book offers a fascinating insight into the story of the pudding from its birth to the final bake. It is organised by pudding type ranging from: Jellies, Blancmanges and Flummeries, to Dumplings, Pies and Tarts.£14.99read more >
‘It is very clever, engaging and worthwhile purchase.’ The Green Parent
Through more than 500 step-by-step photos, this cookbook explains the basic techniques of vegetarian cuisine and contains some of its best recipes. The book is divided into four sections: on cereals, vegetables, tofu, seitan and tempeh, and nuts and seeds. Each section opens with an introduction to the characteristics, properties and uses of the ingredients. This is one of the most visual recipe books on the market; simultaneously tempting the eye by showing all the natural ingredients at their best while describing a host of delicious recipes.£14.99read more >
Christine Bille Nielsen
Vitally Vegetarian is a cookbook for the 21st century. So much has changed since the first vegetarian cookbooks started appearing about 40 years ago. Not only is there a much wider range of appealing ingredients to choose from today but also recipes, cooking and tastes have all been completely revolutionized. Perhaps the biggest change is the starting point that vegetarian food should above all taste good. And so in this creative collection there are recipes for tapas, wraps, salads, sauces, salsas, hot dishes using rice, quinoa, noodles and potatoes, bean stews, curries, soups, sandwiches and packed lunches, breads, porridges and mueslis and puddings.£14.99read more >
Paintings by Christabel King
‘The perfect book to give you confidence as a novice forager…’ Manchester Evening News
‘This is the perfect companion guide for every budding forager.’ Royal Horticultural Society Magazine
Edible Wild Plants & Herbs is both a cookbook and field guide to the identification and use of foodstuffs from the wild. The book is exquisitely and lavishly illustrated with detailed full-colour paintings by Christabel King, chief botanical artist at Kew Gardens. They show in detail every plant and herb listed, and range from dandelion and sorrel to sea beet and samphire. There are almost 400 recipes covering nearly 100 different plant varieties and the illustrations, drawn from life by one of the country’s leading botanical artists, show the edible parts of the plants at their peak time for picking. In addition there is a calendar indicating what plants to look for at each season of the year, information on where the plants are found and how to identify them.£15.00read more >
Arto der Haroutunian
All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition.
A Turkish Cookbook is regarded as the seminal work on the subject but has been out of print for over twenty five years. It is a lovingly written recipe book packed with traditional stories, poems and sayings. Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations, and while famous for its scenic beauty and ancient sites, it undoubtedly owes much of its new found popularity to the quality and character of its food.£15.00read more >
Ruth Van Waerebeek
‘The Taste of Belgium is Ruth Van Waerebeek’s take on the cooking of her homeland and it’s a cracker.’ Evening Standard
First published in 1996 (under the title Everyone East Well in Belgium Cookbook and selling over 50,000 copies) but out of print for many years, Ruth Van Waerebeek’s wonderful compendium of Belgian recipes is now back by popular demand in a completely new redesigned edition with full colour photography throughout by the internationally renowned Belgian photographer Regula Ysewijn, also known as the blogger Miss Foodwise.£25.00read more >
New in Aviation
Christopher Shores, Brian Cull and Nicola Malizia
This book is signed by Christopher Shores.
At last, here is the second volume of the dramatic story of the air battle for Malta during World War II, written by the acknowledged experts in the field and long-awaited by enthusiasts and specialist historians alike. The long battle had begun in June 1940 with the Italian declaration of war on the Allies, and the consequent decision of the Axis powers to subdue the island in order to control the Mediterranean. The Spitfire Year now takes up where The Hurricane Years left off, and concludes in enormous detail day-by-day the history of the struggle for the island, and the final success of the Allies and islanders themselves in raising the siege.£50.00read more >
Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores
This book is signed by Christopher Shores.
This book is a companion volume to “Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1931-1945”, published by Grub Street in 2002. As such it also represents a major updating and rewriting of Messrs Hata’s and Izawa’s earlier book of similar title, published in the USA some 20 years ago. The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review. This is followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based.£40.00read more >
Christopher Shores, Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk & Winfried Bock
This book is signed by Christopher Shores.
The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly mid-way between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk.£55.00read more >
This book is signed by one the contributors, Anthony Wright.
The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape is instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britain’s nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity.£20.00read more >
Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was among the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, currently as a key player in Middle East operations. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.£20.00read more >
208 Squadron based at RAF Valley in Anglesey will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in October 2016, making it one of the few RAF squadrons to achieve this unique distinction whilst still part of the RAF’s current order of battle. To celebrate this achievement, Air Commodore Pitchfork has compiled a chronological history of the squadron’s main activities and personnel with the aim of illustrating the spirit, comradeship, and professionalism of the squadron.£25.00read more >
‘An exhaustive record of the heroic actions of the Polish pilots who escaped to Britain and helped ensure its survival.’ Pennant
‘The result of many years of research, sharp and comprehensive, the text is supported by an excellent selection of rare photos.’ Air Mail
‘There are detailed combat reports, much biographical data, 200 photographs and tabular material in appendix form. The bravery of these pilots and at times their reckless determination made them a force to be reckoned with. They inspire huge affection; this book does them proud and is an excellent commemoration of them.’ Cross & Cockade International
Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was known as ‘Last Hope Island’. Many lost their lives, such as Antoni Ostowicz, many achieved glory and became aces – such as Glowacki, Skalski and Witorzenc. The RAF came to depend on these men, with over 100 Polish pilots supporting almost thirty fighter squadrons, most especially 302, 303 and 307 (night fighter).£15.00read more >
This book is signed by the author, David Ince
Brotherhood of the Skies” is an engaging study of leadership in action. The author is frank and outspoken about the courage, fear, team spirit and motivation that he and his comrades shared throughout the war. Laden with fresh information and perspectives, he explores elements of airpower that have been ignored in the past, pulling no punches in his analysis of army cooperation, fighter ground attack and reconnaissance – and the problems and achievements of operational training – against a wide background of personal experience and hard lessons learned. David Ince’s remarkable life in flight is atmospherically told and skilfully conveys the urgency and mood of the times, the fascinating people he encountered, and the obstacles he met along the way.£20.00read more >
This book is signed by the author, Bob Marston.
In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Robert Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history. The excitement, camaraderie and pride of Harrier operators shine through in the personal stories of those whose lives were changed by their experience of this iconic aircraft, both on land and at sea. In this first volume, events of the Cold War years are brought to life by contributors including Graham Williams, who flew the Transatlantic Air Race, Peter Dodworth, a member of the original Harrier Conversion Team, Peter Harris, a participant in the early defence of Belize, Sir Peter Squire, OC 1 (F) Squadron during the Falklands conflict, and Australian Dave Baddams, who commanded the Royal Navy Sea Harriers of 800 Squadron.£20.00read more >
This is part of a collection of Hawker Hurricane Survivors that have been signed by both the author, Gordon Riley and Wg Cdr Tim Elkington, who wrote the book’s foreword.
With 2015 being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – arguably the Hawker Hurricane’s ‘finest hour’ – it is appropriate to tell the story of the surviving Hurricanes from around the world. Building on research originally started thirty years ago, the author has delved into the archives to amass new information – and in the process managed to identify positively one particular Hurricane which had proved elusive for more than forty years.£30.00read more >
This book is signed by the author, Tony Blackman
The full story of the Nimrod, and its significance, has now been told. Tony Blackman, who was there at the beginning, test-flew nearly every aircraft and was at Kinloss on the very day the project was cancelled, has written this timely book, covering every facet of its history, its weapons system developments and its tragic accidents. He writes in an approachable way, making technical subjects understandable but his conclusions will, inevitably, not be welcomed by everyone.£12.99read more >
This books is signed by the author, Tony Blackman
Tony Blackman looks back at his captivating career, from the RAF, national service and learning to fly to squadron flying and testing aircraft at Boscombe Down. He offers an insight into the world of the aerospace industry and what it takes to be a test pilot.£12.99read more >