• Asma Khan unveils second cookbook, Ammu

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    Most of us probably sorted out flowers and maybe breakfast in bed for our mums this Mother's Day. Darjeeling Express restaurateur Asma Khan went one better - dedicating and naming her second cookbook for hers.

    Ammu - Food to nourish your soul, from a life of cooking, was named for Asma's mother, and will come out next year. As she explains: "The five chapters of my second cookbook cover the five decades of my life. A

  • Raymond Blanc has a TV show Simply Raymond Blanc to accompany his new book

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    Bored of staring at the same four walls during lockdown? Well, this month ITV have plans to transport us from our homes into the gorgeous gardens and 16th-century buildings of his Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire.

    Simply Raymond Blanc is a brand new cookery show with the chef, which was filmed in the two Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel. It's Britain’s only country house hotel to have held two

  • London restaurant recipes: Chick 'n' Sours' Carl Clarke's Doritos-coated schnitzel

    Carl Clarke recipe - Doritos-coated schnitzel with fried eggs and anchovies

    Celebrating London restarants by working our way through their cookbooks...

  • Fortnum's is selling dishes from Sabrina Ghayour's new book Simply

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    Sabrina Ghayour's new cookbook, Simply: Easy everyday dishes, is already a bestseller on Amazon even though it's only been out for just over a week. But if you like to try before

  • Three restaurants that changed the history of eating out in London

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    Daily Telegraph restaurant critic and food writer William Sitwell's new book, A History of Eating Out has just been published. In it, Sitwell takes readers on a trip through time, covering restaurants from back in ancient Pompeii through to modern-day sushi conveyor belt joints. Hot Dinners asked him to pick out three London restaurants which he felt changed our city's own history of eating out.

  • Holborn Dining Room's Calum Franklin is bringing out a pie book


    File this under "now that's something good to look forward to".

    We (and many, many others) have often waxed lyrical about Calum Franklin and his preternaturally gifted skills at pie-making. But how - how? - could we ever hope to get to that level of pie crafting? It looks like the answer is on the way because he's about to release a book that's all about pie craft. 

    Called The Pie Room (after the Holborn Dining Room's own

  • 10 great books to read about restaurants


    Suddenly got more time on your hands? During a period when you can’t go out to eat at restaurants, at least you can read about them. Here’s our reading list of books to devour about chefs, critics and restaurant life in general.

  • Dishoom launches its first cookbook - and yes, the bacon naan roll recipe is in there

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    Ever dreamt of making your own Dishoom-style bacon naan roll at home? Well from next September you can get your hands on the official recipe, with the launch of the restaurant group’s first cookbook, Dishoom: From Bombay with Love.

    Those hangover-busting breakfast naan rolls will be just a handful of the 100 recipes that make up the book which, similar to the restaurants themselves, have been inspired by the the food, history, and culture of

  • London's best mood-enhancing dishes, according to Max Halley

    maxportraitMax Halley, of Max's Sandwich Shop fame, shares his favourite mood-enhancing dishes to order in London.

  • Claridge's hotel launches their first cookbook


    To Claridge's last night, where London's foodie folk gathered together for the launch of Claridge's: The Cookbook. Executive Chef Martyn Nail and the hotel's GM Paul Jackson welcomed guests for pre-dinner canapes washed down with Dom Perignon in the hotel's kitchens before repairing to a private room for a sit down dinner featuring some of the book's recipes.

    Claridge's artist in residence, David Downton, gave a quick speech pre-dinner. In a world

  • The best new recommended cookbooks for Autumn 2016

    cookbook 600As summer draws to a close it's high time for another round up of the latest cookbooks, from dishes inspired by holiday destinations, to the best hangover cures you can fry. So as the food publishing bonanza continues - here's our pick of the top recipe collections around this month.