New Release Books by Fiona Beckett

Fiona Beckett is the author of How to Drink Without Drinking (2020), Meat & Two Veg (2012), Wine Lover’s Kitchen (2017), Sausage & Mash (2012) and other 38 books.

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How to Drink Without Drinking

release date: Jan 02, 2020
How to Drink Without Drinking
''Simple, creative ideas on what to drink when you are not drinking, from the queen of drinks.'' - Anna Jones ''Exciting alternatives for alcohol-free drinking.'' - Tom Kerridge One of BBC R4''s The Food Programme Books of the Year One of The Times Top 10 Food & Drink Books of 2020 Whether you''re on the wagon for good or just looking to take a couple of alcohol-free days a week, avoiding alcohol doesn''t have to mean missing out on flavour or fun. This beautiful and inspiring book includes tips and recipes for ferments, cordials and shrubs, as well as delicious alcohol-free cocktails and juices. Created by Fiona Beckett, one of the country''s leading wine writers, you can be assured that every recipe in this book has earned its place as a tasty and exciting alternative to alcohol. Whether you wish to mix a pitcher of Strawberry Punch for a summer party, sample a Kaffir Lime Mojito on a Friday night or fill your drinks cabinet with Wild Cherry and Star Anise Shrub, this book is packed with creative ideas and gorgeous flavours.

Meat & Two Veg

release date: Nov 08, 2012
Meat & Two Veg
Fiona Beckett, author of the bestselling Sausage & Mash, has now focused her award-winning skills on another of the great British classic dishes, Meat & Two Veg. Wonderful recipes for grills, roasts, casseroles and all things meaty are accompanied by sublime vegetable dishes, always informed with a desire to update and re-invent this much loved, but often mistakenly derided, culinary institution.

Wine Lover’s Kitchen

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Wine Lover’s Kitchen
Fiona Beckett presents over 70 recipes for cooking with wine—the magic ingredient. Throughout this amazingly informative book, food writer Fiona Beckett expands on the idea that cooking with wine is an easy way to make meals special. Starting with Soups, Salads & Appetizers, there are recipes such as Warm Scallop Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Parsnip Crisps, Radicchio and Blue Cheese Salad with Moscatel and Honey Dressing and Pea Velouté. The next chapter, Pasta and Grains, includes Sticky Pork Mac’n’Cheese, Slow-cooked Ragu, and Red Wine Spaghetti with Olives, Garlic and Anchovy. Fish & Seafood has recipes for Moules Mariniéres with Muscadet, Fine Wine Fish Pie, and Cioppino Fish Stew. Meat and Chicken features a classic Coq Au Vin and a delicious Duck Casserole with Red Wine, Cinnamon, and Olives. Try some of the surprisingly good recipes in the Vegetable Dishes and Pulses/Legumes section such as Caponata and Chestnut Mushroom and Madeira Tarts. The book rounds off with delightful Sweet Things & Baking with Peaches in Prosecco and Chocolate & Cabernet Pots, then concludes with Sauces, Butters, & Relishes. Each dish includes a recommended wine match to ensure every meal will be a perfect marriage of food and wine.

Sausage & Mash

release date: Oct 18, 2012
Sausage & Mash
This is sausages with everything: all kinds of deliciously indulgent carbs, from pasta to panini and rice to beans. Myriad mashes and a selection of great gravies set the ball rolling; but the sausage is a far more versatile and sexy ingredient than this classic combo alone. This is the amazing sausage in all its forms - from humble banger to fiery Merguez, Cumberland ring to homemade pork-and-herb patties, puddings black and white. Partnering pak choi, couscous, Puy lentils; crowning pizza, rice and spaghetti, packing pies and giving punch to chilli. There''s room also for a host of fun feast ideas, from sausage croissants and mini toad-in-the-holes to hot dogs, kebabs and honey-glazed sausages on sticks, and a range of great sauces, salsas and accompaniments. Sumptuous photography from Glenfiddich-award-winning photographer Georgia Glynn-Smith, with more than 30 fantastic, full-colour photographed dishes to complement this fantastic range of sausage-centred recipes.

The Ultimate Student Cookbook

release date: Oct 18, 2012
The Ultimate Student Cookbook
From the author of the most groundbreaking student cookery books of recent times comes this ultimate collection. Great sales, rave reviews and the creation of a community behind the Beyond Baked Beans series of books - www.beyondbakedbeans.com and a Facebook group - spawned a community of student followers. Three such students have joined Fiona for this ultimate collection, which comprises more than 200 recipes - each featuring extra tips and updates from Fiona and her student cooks. There are lots of new recipes from Fiona and half a dozen recipes too from each of the students Beautifully designed, practical and with more than 100 colour photographs, this is the book that every student will want and - at the incredibly purse-friendly price of £10 - can afford. It''s nothing less than The Ultimate Student Cookbook.

Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course

release date: Aug 13, 2015
Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course
Nothing beats a plate of cheese and bread and a glass of wine. In this approachable book, cheese and wine expert and award-winning author Fiona Beckett guides you through the types, uses, and versatility of cheese. The Wonderful World of Cheese introduces you to the types of cheese and explains why they vary so greatly, then you can better understand how to match them with all mannor of drinks, from wine, port, cider, and beer, to liquors and soft drinks. Entertaining with Cheese reveals the perfect way to put together cheese boards and individual cheese plates, and new ways of throwing a wine and cheese party. Turn your hand to more than 40 Recipes such as Extra Crispy Mac ''n'' Cheese and Leek and Blue Cheese Quiche. With Cheese Know-how, you''ll discover how to shop for cheese and how best to store and serve it. *Fiona Beckett is an award-winning journalist who has been voted Food Journalist of the Year by the prestigious Guild of Food Writers. *Delectable photography by Richard Jung.

The Healthy Lunchbox

release date: Sep 30, 2014
The Healthy Lunchbox
The Healthy Lunchbox is full of suggestions and ideas to help you provide your child with an appetizing and appealing meal each day. It will explain why many lunchboxes are unhealthy. What a healthy lunch should consist of. What size of portions children and adults of different ages should have. It makes suggestions about seasonality, variety and how to encourage children to experiment. It tells you how to personalize their lunchbox and make it special. How to adapt a lunchbox for different age groups. How to get over children’s fears of being different. How to dealing with the reluctant or fussy eater and the overweight. Dealing with pester power. How to get kids involved in making their own lunchbox. What children from other countries take to school and lunchbox notes. Finally it gives the plan for a week''s meals on the basis of one or two shopping expeditions, and a table with a month’s suggestions for lunch boxes, as well as food safety and food hygiene.

The Frugal Cook

release date: May 09, 2011
The Frugal Cook
The lost art of thrift is rediscovered in this cookbook through a wealth of fantastic recipes, from budget breakfasts--Spring Vegetable Frittata or French Toast with Polish Cherries--to easy midweek suppers, such as Thai Beef Salad or Linguine with Stilton and Onion. In a time where about a third of all the food purchased is thrown out, this book is ideal for anyone who is eager to cut out waste and make the most of everything they buy. With a full glossary of ingredients and ideas for how to use them up, as well as a myriad of thrifty tips that promise to transform even the most sorry leftover into an inventive and tasty meal, this is a kitchen manual that no home can afford to be without.

Hawksmoor at Home

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Hawksmoor at Home
Hawsmoor at Home should be covered in fingerprints and splashes of food, as it''s a great hands-on book to use every day.'' HESTON BLUMENTHAL ''When we started out we had a simple plan - to open the best steak restaurant in London. We travelled the world searching for the perfect steak, but discovered that beef from traditional breeds, reared the old-fashioned way right here in Britain, and cooked simply over real charcoal, packed more flavour than anything we tried on our travels.'' The critics have hailed Hawksmoor as one of the great restaurant openings of recent years. Their credo is simple: the best ingredients - dictionary-thick steaks from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multi-award-winners The Ginger Pig, dry-aged for at least thirty-five days, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill. Their cocktails, wines and desserts too have been applauded to the echo. Hawksmoor at Home is a practical cookbook which shows you how to buy and cook great steak and seafood and indeed much else (including how to cook the both the ''best burger in Britain'' and the ''best roast beef in Britain''); how to mix terrific cocktails and choose wine to accompany your meal. Above all Hawksmoor at Home entertains and informs in the inimitable ''Hawksmoor'' way.

Steak

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Steak
A succulent steak is guaranteed to get your taste buds going. This essential recipe book contains a mouthwatering collection of recipes featuring both old favourites and new flavours. The author also gives you the low-down on different cuts of beef and how to cook them.

Muffin Magic

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Muffin Magic
Stuck for a gift for a foodie friend? Look no further! Muffin Magic is a cute cookbook chockfull of recipes for muffins of all types. Breakfast Muffins will set you up for the day—whether you’re after a healthy Dairy-free Banana, Date, and Bran Muffin, or a more indulgent Berry Crumble Muffin, there’s something in this chapter for every kind of morning. You won’t be disappointed with the choice in the Popular Favorites chapter. Blueberry is probably most people’s favorite flavor, but other popular choices are Triple Chocolate Chip, or Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter. Savory Muffins are so delicious too. From Zucchini, Cheese, and Herb to Cornbread Muffins, they’re great just on their own or eaten with soups or salads. Finally, choose a recipe from the Special Occasions chapter for the ultimate indulgence. Pear and Chocolate or Gingerbread Mini-muffins are great for any occasion. This little collection really is packed with ideas for anyone who loves to bake. • The ideal gift for a keen baker. • More than 25 easy-to-follow recipes for delicious muffins. • The perfect companion to Brownie Bliss.

Cooking with Wine

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Cooking with Wine
Next time you open a bottle, add some to the pan and enjoy the exciting flavours wine brings to your food. It might sound extravagant, but just a splash is all you need to take a simple tomato sauce to new heights or add a fresh twist to a classic dish.

Long Nights and Log Fires

release date: Jan 01, 2009

Beyond Baked Beans

release date: May 23, 2006
Beyond Baked Beans
Fiona Beckett teaches us how to buy and stretch our food, explaining that it''s easy to eat well without shedding loads of money. Beyond Baked Beans: Budget Food for Students is split into three eminently useful sections. ''Survive'' is all about the basics of cooking for yourself, with recipes which help you to eat well without breaking the bank. ''Share'' is a selection of fantastic recipes for two and more, and for preparing big meals for students who live together. ''Splash Out'' is a taste of something a little more swish: for those who want to impress but don''t have a whole lot of money. Fiona shows you how to budget, buy and use your food carefully, with great ideas on how to save when you buy and stretch what food you do use and never waste what''s leftover. An invaluable book for every student.

Food, Wine & Friends

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Food, Wine & Friends
This season''s mouthwatering selection of food and wine is bound to get you cooking and uncorking, from delicious dishes cooked with seasonal produce to indulgent chocolate treats and celebrations of everyone''s favourite drinks--tea, coffee, and wine.

Easy Desserts

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Easy Desserts
Illustrated with around 120 colour photographs, this is a collection of 100 dessert recipes - from the deliciously decadent to the homely and comforting. There are recipes for pies and tarts, crumbles and puddings, cakes and cheesecakes, meringues and souffles, mousses and trifles, sauces and custards, and frozen desserts.

An Appetite for Ale

release date: Jan 01, 2007
An Appetite for Ale
From steak and ale pie to oysters and Guinness, this book has every classic recipe for using beer in the kitchen as well as some exciting new suggestions. Fiona Beckett''s 101 exclusive recipes include classic beer and food matchings drawn from her extensive knowledge as an experienced food and drinks writer. Each recipe demonstrates the surprising versatility of real ale in the kitchen. Extensive advice on beer types, beer and food matching and specific beer dinner suggestions are interspersed with beautifully photographed recipes and personal know-how, creating the perfect book for those who love the fresh, hearty flavour that a dash (or two) of beer can bring to almost any dish, even desserts! With an open mind, a bottle opener and the spontaneous creativity that comes from discovering the exciting possibilities of marrying food with ale, this is an exciting book full of delightful discovery.

Champagne and Sparkling Wine

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Discover the secret of serving the perfect glass of bubbly and of pairing it with delicious, modern food. A detailed look at this most celebratory of drinks.

Wine by Style

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Wine by Style
Completely revised and updated to reflect recent changes in wine styles, Wine by Style offers a refreshingly simple and unique way of exploring wine in terms of flavour and style. A down-to-earth and lively approach to a vast subject helps you extend your knowledge of wine by identifying the main styles, and identify wines made in the same style to those you enjoy. Each chapter covers a main style of wine - from whites and reds to roses, Champagne and sparkling wine, and fortified wines.

Beyond Baked Beans Green

release date: Jul 27, 2004
Beyond Baked Beans Green
In typically groundbreaking fashion, Fiona Beckett sets out to revolutionise the way in which students cook and eat vegetarian food. This is a book that treats the post-Jamie generation to a feast of wonderful and affordable vegetarian recipes coupled with sensible advice on menu building, entertaining and nutrition. A book as much for the occasional meat-abstaining student as for the dedicated veggie household. The book comprises sections called ''Solo'' (for beginners, or those living on their own or with limited resources); ''Sharing'' (for those cooking for fellow students - or seeking to seduce fellow students!); and ''Show-Off'' (for the more ambitious, eager to display their new-found cooking skills). There''s also a section called ''Baking Therapy'' (for the nostalgic, full of lots of recipes to remind you of home).

Wine Uncorked

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Wine Uncorked
A practical introduction to the art of tasting and drinking wine. With the aid of a specially created flavour wheel, this book helps readers explore and identify the flavours of wines, and choose those that they will like best.
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