New in Food & Wine
Claudia Seifert, Zoe Christiansen, Lisa Westgaard & Hanne Martinsen
There is more to seaweed than as a wrapper for sushi – it is going mainstream, gathering many high profile fans. Even Jamie Oliver has credited adding seaweed to his diet as one reason for his weight loss.
Seaweeds are tasty and very versatile and can be used in all sorts of dishes. This sumptuously illustrated book will inspire you to use them in starters, main courses, plus tasty desserts, smoothies, energy boosters, and even a seaweed-infused gin and tonic.
It’s easier than you think and everything you can find on the subject is here in this inspiring book. So if you have never tasted sea vegetables, it is high time to try.£20.00read more >
Tom Stobart’s award-winning Herbs Spices and Flavourings has long been recognized as the authoritative work on the subject. It is a truly amazing source of information covering, alphabetically over 400 different herbs, spices and flavourings found throughout the world and based on the extensive notes he made on his travels in 70 countries.
No other work in print has ever covered with such exhausting precision this important subject making this work of reference essential for all cooks, gardeners and horticulturalists.£14.99read more >
After nearly forty years, Pedro Subijana, the three star Michelin chef and his world-famous restaurant, Akelaŕe, is at the forefront of the New Basque Cuisine, championed in the 70s by Juan Mari Arzak.
Here in this visually stunning production you will find some of the culinary creations of Pedro Subijana from the last ten years and you will find excellence, innovation and the avant garde, three terms that could define Akelaŕe’s style, as well as an insight into the work of the kitchen and its extensive team.£30.00read more >
Winner of the 1992 Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year, this is a cookery book with a strong travel bias, dealing with each of Andalucia’s eight provinces in turn to provide a personal, geographical and culinary survey of the area.
Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food writer and a winner of the much coveted Glenfiddich Trophy and is one of the most highly respected cookery writers in Britain today. She is one of the leading authorities on European food and cooking. Her fifteen years spent living in Spain provided the experience and inspiration for this book.£18.99read more >
Illustrations by Debby Mason
First published in 2009 and unavailable for many years, this is a revised, updated and redesigned edition, now containing new recipes, of this immensely popular cookbook. Norman Tebbit showcases his favourite game recipes including pheasant, partridge, duck, grouse, wood pigeon, woodcock, deer, rabbit and many more.
Written with humour, The Game Cook is a practical handbook of mouth-watering recipes for eco-cooks, traditional food-lovers and those who are looking for some money-saving ways to provide tasty, wholesome meat dishes to the family.£14.99read more >
Nadine Horn & Jörg Mayer
Over 80 recipes for vegan BBQ fans!
If preparing a meat-free BBQ seems a challenge then look no further than the host of recipes in this gorgeous, mouth-watering collection.
These startling original recipe ideas, created for you by the two food blogger and best-selling authors, will surely convince you that not having meat or fish is no hardship when it comes to throwing a successful BBQ. So spread out the picnic blanket, set the table in the garden or on the balcony, it’s time to enjoy a perfect al fresco meal with friends and family.£18.99read more >
It is time to move beyond sausages and chicken legs for your BBQ. Finger food from the grill is a very different, inspiring idea. With chapter titles such as In the Fist, Impaled, On a Spoon, Rolled, and By the Way, you can start to guess how diverse the recipes in this book are.
So if you tend towards the same old traditional fare at BBQ time Finger Food from the BBQ and Grill is the remedy. Let it seduce you with its experimental ideas.£15.99read more >
Caroline & Robin Weir
Caroline and Robin Weir’s book is the biggest selling book on ICES that has ever been published. It is universally regarded as the bible on the subject. Since its first publication, over a decade of research and millions of calories went into the new edition which was published in 2010. Now for the first time since then the book is being issued in a paperback edition.£18.99read more >
Enjoyment, hospitality, tradition, creativity, sustainability and joy of life ̶ these starting points were the inspiration for this book.
The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food and Parvin Razavi has taken the fresh and varied cuisines of Iran, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey to create a beautiful vegan cookbook.£18.99read more >
The Legendary Cuisine of Persia is an original and fascinating cookery book which will provide stimulation to all the senses. Winner of the Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year award, this book was first published by Grub Street in 2000 since which time it has never been out of print and is justly regarded as a classic. It is now re-issued in an updated and revised edition with colour photographs throughout.£25.00read more >
In 2015 Pierre Gagnaire, whose 11 restaurants worldwide boast two and three Michelin stars, was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ by his peers and 2016 sees him mark 50 dazzlingly creative and successful years in the kitchen.
To celebrate this outstanding career Grub Street is delighted to be publishing his new title La Cuisine des 5 Saisons in English. This beautiful book is about his recipes and his work as a chef and for the first time makes his dishes accessible for home cooks.£25.00read more >
New in Aviation
Tony Blackman & Anthony Wright
This book is signed by authors Tony Blackman and Anthony Wright, as well as the veterans:
- Norman Bonnor
- John Muston
- Gary West
The V Force consisted of three four-jet bombers, the Valiant, the Vulcan and the Victor, all required as part of the nuclear deterrent in the Cold War following the end of the Second World War. The Valiant was less aerodynamically advanced than the other two and went into service in 1955. The Vulcan entered service in 1956 and the Victor a year later. The Valiant finished operating in 1965 and the Vulcan in 1984. The later Victors were converted into refuelling tankers and carried on until 1993.
V Force Boys contains a fascinating collection of previously unpublished stories by V Force ground and aircrew for all three V bombers. Among other highlights, the book includes a first-hand account of dropping the last UK H Bomb, a description of how all the aircraft navigated before the days of GPS, the training the crews received and an armourer’s account of how the nuclear weapons were moved with complete safety but not in the regimented way that might be expected. In addition there are chapters which tell of incidents that would not be found in the RAF historical annals but show how the vigilant guarding of the UK had its lighter moments. A must for all Vulcan, Victor and Valiant enthusiasts.£20.00read more >
This book is signed by author Ian Hall and two veterans.
Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF’s tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys – pilots, engineer and ground crew – tell of the aircraft’s drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the ‘Boys’ and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.£20.00read more >
This book is signed by author Steve Bond.
To date there has been a paucity of books on this remarkable aircraft. Among its claims to fame are the following: the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from first day of war to last, and in every theatre; the first type to bomb Germany; the first type to bomb Berlin; the first type to drop the 4,000lb ‘Cookie’ bomb; and so on. A serious study is well overdue, drawing not just on official documentation but relying greatly on personal accounts and anecdotes from the veterans who were there, both air and ground crew. Operational detail will include, for example, the early bombing campaigns, the switch to main force activity, the use of OTU aircraft and crews on operations, the protection of Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys, and the continued use as bomber and transport aircraft. A worthy tribute, then, replete with original photographs throughout.£25.00read more >
This book is signed by author Bob Marston and the following veterans:
- Jonathan Baynton
- Bernie Scott
- Simon Turner
- Mike Harwood
In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.£20.00read more >
This book is signed by Andrew Brookes, Barry Dove & Ed Elton.
The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, Andrew Brookes takes us through its rich history with the help of those who operated this magnificent machine.
This book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with this illustrious aircraft.£20.00read more >
This book is signed by David Watkins and Dave McIntyre.
This book covers the complete and long overdue history of the Hunting/BAC Jet Provost and Strikemaster, which for thirty-eight years trained generations of pilots and pioneered the RAF’s all-through flying training programme.
Here, David Watkins has produced an extensive look at these aircraft after years of painstaking research assisted by veterans and historians. Having accessed the archives of the Warton Collection, he has amassed a range of rare photography to accompany the extraordinary history of these jets.
From Jet Provost to Strikemaster is a work of narrative and technical detail which will satisfy the most avid aviation fans.£25.00read more >
WK275 is a unique historic airframe and the only Supermarine Swift F4 left in the world. The aircraft spent 46 years outside an army surplus store before being purchased off eBay in 2012 and restored by Jet Art Aviation to static display condition. It now resides with Vulcan to the Sky which draws 1,500 paying visitors a month who will see WK275 and the other famous artefacts on site.
The Swift pioneered the second generation of jet fighters and by recording the full story of one special aircraft, Guy Ellis has delivered a fitting tribute to British ingenuity.£20.00read more >
The Gloster Javelin was the UK’s first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber/interceptor became the focus of many great stories told here in terrific detail.
Here, author Steve Bond has interviewed a number of veterans, all with captivating tales of their time on the aircraft. Alongside their anecdotes is a detailed history of this unusual aircraft, accompanied by photography never seen before in print.
Javelin Boys is bound to appeal to all aviation fans.£20.00read more >
Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118.
Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history, and more stories of R4118’s origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron.
With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts.£20.00read more >
Over a thirty-two-year military flying career which spanned a period when the RAF regularly replaced its fighter/bombers, Ian Hall had seven front-line flying tours on five different types.
All these flying tours provide a rich seam of material for incisive, amusing and, sometimes, reflective observations from the cockpit.
Later, Ian surprised himself somewhat by switching to civil aviation, and the book touches upon the twelve-year experience of a fast jet pilot who became a direct-entry turboprop captain.
Finally, equipped with pipe and slippers, he reflects on a great life of flying, as well as taking a brief look at the things that keep a retired pilot amused. An ideal read for anyone fascinated by tales of aerial exploits.£20.00read more >
The highly anticipated follow-up to Phantom Boys is here! Once again Richard Pike has brought together brilliant, hitherto unpublished, accounts across eighteen chapters.
With both British and American perspectives, Phantom Boys 2 is packed with exhilarating action.
Throughout the book Richard Pike captures the drama and emotion of life in the cockpit in vivid detail. With such engrossing stories, readers will be gripped by this captivating book.£20.00read more >