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Rock star cook book coming soon

Posted in Books, Gifts with tags , , , , , on 25/08/2011 by libbyplummer

Love Music, Love Food Brian MayLove Music, Love Food is a brand new cook book packed with interviews with more than 60 rock stars talking about their favourite foods. Featuring images from renowned foodie photographer Patrice de Villiers, the book has been penned by music journo Andrew Harrison with recipes from rock ‘n’ roll caterer Sarah Muir.

The stellar lineup includes Noel Gallagher extolling the virtues of Yorkshire Tea, Queen’s Brian May, in praise of grapefruit and The Who’s Roger Daltrey talking trout.

Love Music, Love Food is available from 5 September and has been put together to raise awareness (and funds) for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Via: Shortlist
Image: Patrice DeVilliers

Penguin launches Great Food book series

Posted in Baking, Books, Gifts with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/05/2011 by libbyplummer

Penguin Great Food booksLiterature and food are two of my favourite things so I was very pleased to hear that Penguin has launched a new series of books called Great Food. As well as being a masterclass in book cover design (if you’re interested, check out Penguin By Design), the Great Food range harks back to the days when food writing was less about Angry Birds cake-based blog posts and more about culinary creativity combined with literary prowess.

Penguin Great Food books spines
The series includes excerpts from well-known volumes such as Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management and Alexandre Dumas’ Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine along with collections of bite-sized essays.

Damn you, Penguin, I’m still trying to work my way through the millions of titles (approximately) in the Great Ideas series! *shakes fist*

Via: The Guardian