Made in Italy Cookbook by David Rocco

Stars: ★★★★☆ Summary: David Rocco’s Italian adventures continue with Made n Italy, a sumptuous collection of over 140 recipes for mouth-watering pastas, pizzas, soups, drinks and much more. Rustic, simple dishes, such as Caponata Napoletana, Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Bistecca Fiorentina cover the entire culinary geography of Italy, deliciously. Gorgeously illustrated, this sensuous cookbook offers… Read More »

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love by Jack Canfield et all.

Stars: ★★★★★ Summary: Our best memories often revolved around food. And so do our best stories! We’ve put together a heart-warming and mouth-watering collection of stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, and inspire you inside and outside the kitchen. Whether you are reading about funny cooking disasters, holiday traditions, life lessons, or… Read More »

The Busy Mum’s Cookbook: Easy, quick and delicious recipes for families with hectic lives by Mary Gwynn

Stars: ★★★★☆ Simon and Schuster UK (2011) Summary: Provide food for breakfast, fill the children’s lunchboxes, stock the fridge with after-school snacks, cook everyone’s supper day in, day out… every week. Weekends mean more shopping, cooking, baking – and there are always teenagers, hungry partners and friends who might want a snack. Ready-meals, takeaways and… Read More »

Easy Entertaining for Beginners by Patricia Mendez

Stars: **** Maple Heights Press (2008) 172 pages Cooking/Entertaining Summary: Handy guide to hosting your own parties and get-togethers complete with menus, step by step instructions, practical advice and party etiquette, ideas for music, activities, drinks and full colour photographs of some of the foods. I don’t really host parties at my house very often.… Read More »