During Autumn it’s very easy for thoughts to turn to food. Children come home from school talking about the harvest and magazines and supermarkets are abundant with recipe suggestions. British-grown fruit and vegetables are also in season, including apples, blackberries, courgettes, leeks, pears, plums and pumpkins.
Perhaps it’s because there’s so much mention of food at this time of year that some of the glossy brand new books arriving on our shelves stand out. We’ve had some great titles arriving recently Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen which “brings us feel-good food for cooks and eaters, whether express-style and exotic-easy during the week, or leisurely and luxuriating at weekends or for occasions.”
For different tastes we have Feast in which Heston Blumenthal “is back with six new feasts inspired by history, literature and legend.’
We also have Jamie Oliver’s latest offering Jamie Does… This collection of recipes “celebrates the vibrant foods of six very different countries, in which Jamie Oliver explores both classic dishes and new recipes inspired by the things he learns on his travels”.
If none of these catch your eye, how about Grown in Britain: ‘be inspired to make the most of the amazing range of produce that is grown, reared and caught in Britain”.
Reserve any of the books using the title links above.
And we even have a few food books online for you to browse – simply visit Oxford Reference Online at the 24 Hour Library – free to access with your library card – where you can read An A-Z of Food and Drink and The Oxford Book of Health Foods. For those who like to eat out rather than cook, try The Good Food Guide available via our KnowUK subscription also on the 24 Hour Library.
For next month’s Information and Digital team blog, we would love to hear which books have inspired you, whether from latest releases, our cookery books or anything that catches your interest. Why not send us a recipe suggestion and we’ll share it here!
Whatever your culinary or surfing tastes, have a warm and wonderful October.
Nick Stopforth and Kerry Bossons
Information and Digital Service Team Managers
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