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A treasure trove of treats for all tastes. Classic dishes and gourmet delights from around the world – begin here for starters........

John Hatchard, London circa 1818. Original half leather boards leather label to spine. Partially separated from spine but intact. Cover marked and worn and cracks to spine edges. Age toned and discoloured early pages. 592 readable pages in acceptable condition. Includes delightful 8 pages of music 'Anacreontic Song' at back of book. 'For tasteful palates and capacious stomachs' - a truly expansive collection of culinary delights. A great survivor and priced to reflect imperfections.

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‘The 30 minute cook’ – the Best of the World’s quick cooking. Nigel Slater. Penguin 1994. Pictorial softback. Book used but in very good condition with only very slight wear at one corner. Strong spine and bright, clean copy. 250 pages of recipes from around the world including Asia, India and China as well as European dishes. Described as ‘A brilliant compilation of easy-to-cook, imaginative recipes.

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‘Delia Smith’s One is Fun’ – Hodder & Stoughton 1985. Hardback. Near fine copy. Dustjacket excellent. Full colour boards and strong, tight and bright copy. An essential book for those cooking for just themselves. Delia brings a common sense approach to shopping for, storing, preparing and cooking for one. Most of the dishes are quick, delicious and simple and a godsend to the busy man or woman. This imaginative collection will positively encourage you to get cooking.

£7.00
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North of England Newspapers, Darlington. Hardcover, green boards, gilt print. Undated circa 1925. Owner's inscription. Shows signs of wear but a strong spine with 400 fairly tight pages. 'Wild Flowers in their natural Haunts' tells of wild flowers that inhabit our woodlands each month of the year. 350 beautiful illustrations from original photographs. 4 colour plates. A nature lover's dream and a delight to behold.

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‘Very Vegetarian Cookbook. Quintet 1999. Hardcover. Book and dustjacket near fine condition. Not new but unread. Full colour pictorial cover. Over 150 delicious, colourful and inspirational recipes cooked with the minimum of time and fuss. All recipes include full colour photographs. Starters, main courses and puddings – a comprehensive range of vegetarian cuisine.

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‘Floyd on France’ – Guild Publishing 1987. Hardcover, near fine condition. Black cloth boards with gold gilt print on spine. A tight, clean, appears unread, copy. Dustcover excellent. Around 300 recipes from this most passionate of cooks, as he returns to France. It reflects the rich variety of cooking as it is enjoyed in the cafes, restaurants and private tables of provincial France. Packed with colour photos of most of the dishes, this book is a culinary delight, and a must for good cooks who love French cookery.

£8.00
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Foulsham & Co, London. Printed softcover circa 1930. For those who love cooking in the 'old fashioned way' this is a well used but still sturdy classic cookbook. Kitchen weary it may be, but intact with no markings. Everything you want in a cookbook - entrees to marmalades and even Summer drinks and wines. 250 delightful pages.

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Penguin. Hardcover. First impression 2001. Book in near fine order, clean, tight copy, not new but unread. Pictorial dustjacket unblemished, unclipped. Tight, bright copy. Jamie gives expert tips on how to cook food simply, quickly and with a great sense of fun. Includes a ‘Kids Club’ chapter to help kids discover the delights of cooking and having happy days!

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‘Guide to Lowering Cholesterol’ – by David Symes. Vermilion, London 1996. 3rd revised edition in conjunction with Family Heart Association. Softcover, used but in good condition with slight rough edge on back. Strong spine and book intact. This book reflects thinking on how to best lower cholesterol levels, treatments and advice available, and practical ways to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

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‘The American Peoples Cookbook’ – Spencer Press, Chicago 1956. Hardcover. Near fine copy. No dustjacket. Red boards with black print to front and spine. Tight, clean copy in very good condition. Hundreds of American recipes, appetizers, main meals and puddings with b/w and colour photographs accompanying most of the dishes. Devised by the Director of the Culinary Arts Institute, Melanie De Proft with contributions from leading culinary experts. 600 pages. A very fine example from 1956.

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‘Richard & Judy Wine Guide’ – Harper Collins 2005. Hardcover. First UK Edition first printing (1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2). Large format pictorial near fine, not new but unread. Dustjacket in perfect condition. As seen on Channel 4. Price unclipped. ‘The no nonsense book that will transform the way you drink wine'.

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‘Grow your Own, Eat your Own’ by Bob Flowerdew. 2008. Hardcover. Book near fine, never read and given as a gift by the author. Personally signed by him with the message ‘For the Variety Club Raffle 8th June 2011 – all my best wishes, Bob Flowerdew’. Dustjacket in perfect order. A wonderful idea which not only tells how to expertly grow your own fruit and vegetables but there are also fabulous recipes to make great meals from your produce.

£25.00
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