Review: Tasting India by Christine Manfield

Tasting India by Christine Manfield Published by Conran Octopus, November 2011, £40.00 Photography by Anson Smart Combatants in the fight over e-cookery books versus printed ones have new ammunition. Or should that be heavy artillery. If you believe paper books take up too much room, you’ll no doubt point accusingly at Christine Manfield’s new book, […]

Review: The Good Table by Valentine Warner

  Published 12th September (Mitchell Beazley, £20.00) Photographs: Jonathan Lovekin In the dreary sea of food writing cliche, where tomatoes ‘smell of sunshine’, chocolate is ‘scrummy’ and cakes are ‘moist’, Valentine Warner is a perky, plucky lifeboat. I want to eat what he’s cooked but more than that, I want to read what he’s written. […]

Review: The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein

The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein published in hardback 6th June 2011 (Mitchell Beazley, £20.00) New Zealander Annabel Langbein radiates health, energy and optimism. She’s the perfect personification of her food – clean, wholesome and beautifully presented. I admit that I winced when I opened her latest book and read that ‘when we started […]