The Vintage Tea Party Book
By Angel Adoree
|Octopus Publishing Group|
Embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home. This book includes a mixture of recipes and feature spreads with tips on hairstyling, make-up methods and where to collect vintage china.
Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and – of course – a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. “The Vintage Tea Party Book” embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to beautifully recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home. With a unique mixture of recipes and feature spreads with accessible tips on hairstyling, make-up methods and where to collect vintage china – “The Vintage Tea Party Book” has it all.
The Good Table
By Valentine Warner
|Octopus Publishing Group|
Valentine Warner takes us on a journey to home food heaven. By cooking and shopping with care and attention to detail you’ll learn how to use accessible ingredients in exciting new ways with one of the nation’s favourite chefs.
The food you put on your table is at the heart of the house, as a matter of survival and joy. Everything we eat sustains family, friends and self, and The Good Table shows that it is best when sourced and cooked with love and care. Whether making comforting favourites such as Toad in the Hole or Paella, classic dishes such as Beef Suet Pudding or a Brandy Snap with Berries, or recipes from far-flung shores such as Lapland Fish Soup and a Spanish dish of Chorizo in Cider, Valentine’s omnivorous curiosity and attention to detail set his recipes apart. In this timely book, Valentine pays homage to the slow cooking of cheaper cuts of beef, pork and lamb, whilst encouraging us to enjoy less widely-used meat such as rabbit and venison. His ingredients are local, mostly inexpensive and easy to find, yet his dishes are often surprising, based on forgotten classics or hailing from distant countries such as Mexico and Morocco. For Valentine, The Good Table starts with good shopping, and he encourages us to not be afraid of buying new ingredients, especially when they are affordable and plentiful. He seeks out sustainable fish, creates luxuries from everyday ingredients such as bread and eggs, and cooks fruit and vegetables when they are in season.
……….both arrived on my doorstep today!
I just received two amazing books from Octous Publishing Group and the lovely Fiona C Smith, who is
Head of Publicity at Octopus Publishing. Communicator of all things food and book, as she says on her Twitter account. Numerous delicious recipes from both books and a photographic review of each book to follow over the next week or so! I can’t wait to get cooking from both of them.
Thanks very much Fiona.
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Karen S Booth
PPS: Watch out for my Give~Away in a week or two as well…….