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From Brick Lane Cookbook by Dina Begum Chicken korma cooked at home is unlike any restaurant version (which I would never eat). Originating from Mughlai cuisine, a real korma is rich, decadent and very special. It’s usually made with a mixture of whole spices, yoghurt and ghee, and cooked slowly to create a depth of […]

Kev’s Bean Soup

  Recipe by Kirsten Gilmour from The Mountain Cafe Cookbook Another beast of a recipe from big Kev, Kirsten’s favourite vegan hippy mountain-biking chef! Perfect as the nights draw in… I use a mixture of adzuki, pinto and cannellini beans in this soup but it’s up to you what you use. Tinned beans are also […]

Check Out Our New Cookbooks for Autumn 2020

The most exciting day in any publishers week – next to publication day – is when the advances arrive. The first copies of Tomorrow’s Kitchen and The Seafood Shack – Food & Tales from Ullapool arrived on our doorstep this week, and the excitement in the office was palpable. Don’t take our word for how […]

Eating for Mental Wellbeing in Lockdown

Introducing Sonnda Catto! Sonnda Catto, over at Eating for Wellbeing & Joy, has created this fab free eBook, Eating for Mental Wellbeing in Lockdown. Nutritionist, researcher and ex-Michelin starred chef, she sets out 3 simple food steps we can all follow to stay positive and boost our mental wellbeing in this unsettling time. Fun, easy […]

The Seafood Shack Wins The Jane Grigson Trust Award 2020

Huge congratulations to Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick who have scooped the Jane Grigson Trust Award for their first book, The Seafood Shack (pub Nov 2020).Now in its fifth year, the £2000 Jane Grigson Trust Award, created in memory of the distinguished British food writer Jane Grigson, is made to a first-time writer of a […]

Ghillie Basan: a chat and a dram with the Queen of Spice

We sent out our intrepid intern Nicola Torch to find out a little more about Ghillie Basan and the background to her new book, Spirit & Spice. In Spirit & Spice, you talk about growing up in Kenya and then travelling around India, America and Turkey. What is it about the remote Scottish hills that […]

Gözleme on a Wok: from Spirit and Spice by Ghillie Basan

Get inspired by Ghillie Basan and get outside to make these delicious gözleme, which are at their best cooked on an upside-down wok over a camp fire. Gözleme on a Wok from Spirit & Spice by Ghillie Basan Makes 4–6 Gözleme are Anatolian flat breads, often rolled out to the size of a bicycle wheel […]

Ghillie Basan’s Vietnamese Tofu

A delicious and quick snack from Ghillie Basan‘s new book Spirit & Spice. And it goes perfectly with a dram! Vietnamese Tofu with Turmeric and Lemongrass Serves 4 as a snack Tofu tends to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it ingredients because it can be very bland, but over the years I have managed to convert […]

Lentil Soup

Check out Fraser Reid’s classic Lentil Soup recipe, from his upcoming book Seasonal Soups: ‘This is the first soup bag we ever sold, and it’s still the most daunting. How can you tell people how to make lentil soup?! We find that grating the vegetables gives a lovely texture to the soup and saves hacking […]

You’ve read the book, now buy the artwork

We have many favourite things about the Brick Lane Cookbook. But high on the list is Wantsome Studio‘s awesome original artwork so we are delighted to announce that you can now buy a super-limited edition print of his Brick Lane graffiti illustration. Archival digital Giclée prints. Available in A2 and A3 size. Signed and stamped by the […]