River Cottage Veg Every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

5. January 2012 11:38 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)


River Cottage Veg Every Day! is a timely eulogy to the glorious green stuff. We would all agree we all need to eat more veg! Veg is healthy, cost-effective and, above all, delicious. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall believes that it is time to put this to rights, as he explains in his brilliant new book.

Hugh has come up with over 200 recipes and vibrant photography, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella, a winter giant couscous salad with herbs and walnuts, radishes with butter and salt, lemony guacamole, linguine with mint and almond pesto and cherry tomatoes, baby carrot risotto, new potato gnocchi, a summer stir-fry with green veg, ginger, garlic and sesame, a winter stir-fry with Brussels sprouts, shiitake mushrooms and five-spice, a cheesy tomato tart, a spring onion gallette, roast jacket chips with merguez spices and spiced yoghurt, curried bubble and squeak, scrambled eggs and asparagus with lemon, tomato gazpacho, pea and parsley soup, roast squash wedges, baba ganoush, beetroot houmous, spinach pasties and barbecued corn on the cob.

Each chapter is stacked full of recipes that will keep you going with something new for a while. In addition all recipes are achievable, relatively fast to cook and contain ingredients that can all be purchased locally rather than online. Hugh has outlined simple variations on the recipes and has thought about the practicalities of some recipes by suggesting them as simple healthy alternatives to the same old sandwich at lunch.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo by Krups Coffee Machine - KP100240 - White, KP100040 - Black, KP100640 - Red

4. January 2012 12:19 by Foodshack in Kitchen Gadgets  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo by Krups Coffee Machine

NESCAFÉ and KRUPS have joined forces to bring the café to your home with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, a stylish, multi-coffee capsule system that will change the way you drink and think about coffee.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto combines the precision and technical perfection expected from KRUPS with excellent coffee.   This must have kitchen accessory fits in well with the busy modern lifestyle. The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo is a new and compact design, which comes in both red and white. It may well be small, but it is powerful.

The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto system from KRUPS uses the kind of high pressure you would normally find in professional machines. Simply lift the lever, pull out the pod holder and pop in a specially-designed capsule of 100 per cent roast and ground arabica coffee. Push the holder back, press down the lever and you'll hear a pop. Move the knob to hot or cold and hey presto! Great tasting coffee in a matter of seconds. You can even choose exactly how strong you want your cup - no hassle, no mess – which means you can relax and enjoy your favorite drink.

The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo comes in 3 colours:  White - KP100240 , Black - KP100040   Red - KP100640

The machine is more great for one person and comfortably copes with making two drinks without the need for refilling the dispenser. Its compact but works as well as bigger models.

There are a wide range of NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Capsules to please all tastes

Still can't decide?  Why not try the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Capsules All-Inclusive Set

Find out more about the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Descaling Set

The Hairy Bikers' Perfect Pies: The Ultimate Pie Bible from the Kings of Pies

3. January 2012 17:32 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
Those Hairy Bikers' know their pies... An inspirational book with notes on ingredients and techniques that are great for beginners,  This book is a must for anyone who loves pies and things made from pastry.   
The book covers many different types of pies including:
The basics of pie msking
Double Crust Pies
Top Crust Pies
Open topped Pies & Tarts
Potato Topped Pies
Recipes include:
Steak & Ale Pie
Creamy Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie
Deep Filled Chicken & Mushroom Pie
Everyday Fish Pie
Rabbit & Sausage Picnic Pie


If you have always wanted to learn the art of making a good pie then this is the book for you!  Get your copy of The Hairy Bikers' Perfect Pies Today!

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