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From Cocktails to Canapés. All the cookery books you could ask for including a wide selection of Vegetarian recipes. Come and discover some fantastic food today.

From Cocktails to Canapés. All the cookery books you could ask for including a wide selection of Vegetarian recipes. Come and discover some fantastic food today.

Nothing Fancy

Nothing Fancy

Hardback £22.00

What is it about the word ‘entertaining’ that sends people into a state of panic?

In Nothing Fancy, New York Times food columnist Alison Roman shows you instead how to ‘have people over’ with her signature laid-back, approachable style and visually stunning recipes. These recipes are heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, pay lots of close attention to crunchy, salty, snacks, and give love to all the meats. Alison Roman is one of Sophie’s absolute favourites and she has fed friends with countless dishes from this book. Highly recommended!

The Book of St. John

The Book of St. John

Hardback £30.00

Established in 1994, St. John has become renowned for its simplicity, its respect for quality ingredients and for being a pioneer in zero waste cooking – they strive to use every part of an ingredient, from leftover stale bread for puddings, bones for broths and stocks, to typically unused parts of the animal (such as the tongue) being made the hero of a dish.

Featuring all the best-loved seminal recipes as well as comprehensive menus and wine recommendations, Fergus and Trevor will take a look back at the ethos and working practices of a food dynasty that has inspired a generation of chefs and home cooks. Needless to say, St. John is another shop favourite!

The Food of Sichuan

The Food of Sichuan

Hardback £30

Another cookbook Sophie could not live without, this book has been voted for by the OFM as one of the greatest cookbooks of all time. In this revised edition, Fuchsia Dunlop revisits the region where her own culinary journey began, adding more than 50 new recipes to the original repertoire and accompanying them with her incomparable knowledge of the dazzling tastes, textures and sensations of Sichuanese cookery. Guided by Fuchsia’s clear instructions, you can recreate Sichuan favourites, such as Mapo tofu, Twice-cooked pork and Gong Bao chicken, or try your hand at a traditional spread of cold dishes comprising Bang bang chicken, Numbing-and-hot dried beef, Spiced cucumber salad and Green beans in ginger sauce.

Eat Green

Eat Green

Hardback £22

In this new book, bestselling author and home cook, Melissa Hemsley, gives you over 100 easy recipes that focus on UK-grown, easy-to-buy ingredients, cutting down on food waste and putting flavour first. Eat Green is a helping hand towards eating a lot more vegetables in a way everyone can enjoy together.

Eat Green celebrates the pleasure of really good food anyone can cook and everyone can savour. We sampled some of Melissa’s dishes at our event with her in February, and can confirm they are delicious!

Greenfeast

Greenfeast

Hardback £22

From the start of autumn, we crave food that nourishes, and sets us up for going out in the cold and wet. Greenfeast has over 110 gently sustaining recipes from milk, mushrooms and rice, big soups like tahini, sesame and butternut and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino. With puddings like ginger cake, cardamom and maple syrup, these spirit-lifting recipes are a varied and glorious celebration of simple, plant-based cooking.

The second in a pair of fast, season-led vegetable books from beloved author and cook Nigel Slater. If you enjoyed spring/summer, you’re going to love autumn/winter. Ella recommends the Aubergine and Tomatoes in Coconut Milk for a spicy, creamy weeknight meal.

Five Ingredient Vegan

Five Ingredient Vegan

Hardback £20

From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking. Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you’re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking.

Ella found this book very helpful for some quick, nutritious meals during Veganuary!

Lose Weight & Get Fit

Lose Weight & Get Fit

Hardback £22

Peri-peri chicken, cottage pie, fudgy chocolate brownies – this is diet food with a difference. Following on from the No.1 bestseller Lose Weight for Good, top chef Tom Kerridge shows you how to shed the pounds and kick-start a more active lifestyle with all of the maximum-taste, lower-calorie recipes from his BBC2 TV series.

With light bites and veggie feasts, meal-prep to see you through the week and tasty sweet treats, Tom has got it covered.

East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing

East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing

Hardback £20

Drawing from her ‘New Vegan’ Guardian column, Meera Sodha’s stunning new collection is inspired by a wide range of Asian cuisines. There are warming noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides and sweets, all easy to make and bursting with flavour. Taking you from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam, East will show you how to make Kimchi pancakes, delicious dairy free black dal, and chilli tofu.

Ella loves Meera Sodha’s column in the Guardian, and always finds her recipes easy and delicious!

Rick Stein's Secret France

Rick Stein's Secret France

Hardback £26.00

Real French home cooking with all the recipes from Rick’s new BBC Two series. Over fifty years ago Rick Stein first set foot in France. Now, he returns to the food and cooking he loves the most and makes us fall in love with French food all over again. Rick’s meandering quest through the byways and back roads of rural France sees him pick up inspiration from Normandy to Provence. With characteristic passion and joie de vivre, Rick serves up incredible recipes: chicken stuffed with mushrooms and Comte, grilled bream with aioli from the Languedoc coast, a duck liver parfait bursting with flavour, and a recipe for the most perfect raspberry tart plus much, much more.

From the Oven to the Table

From the Oven to the Table

Hardback £25

This has been a huge bestseller here at Village Books. In her latest recipe book, bestseller Diana Henry shows how the oven is the most useful bit of kit you have in your kitchen. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish; some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern and focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as much as meat and fish. Recipes include: Chicken Thighs with Miso, Sweet Potatoes & Spring Onions; Roast Indian-spiced Vegetables with Lime-Coriander Butter; and Roast Stone Fruit with Almond and Orange Flower Crumbs.

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