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Recipes

Your recipe for a Valentine’s Day feast!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and here at Bookends HQ we’ve been busy playing Cupid… Whether you’re planning to celebrate with a romantic date night with that special someone, or a Galentine’s evening in with your best friends, we’ve pulled together all the ingredients you need for a Valentine’s Day feast! For a […]

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ANGELIQUE’S DELICIOUSLY WARMING, HEALTHY CHICKEN SOUP

With the nights drawing in and temperature dropping, cosy nights in are becoming evermore appealing, so this week we’re sending you just the thing to warm your cockles. Angelique Panagos’ Chunky Chicken Soup from The Balance Plan, is food for the soul – hearty, comforting and incredibly satisfying. It also has the added bonus of […]

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA

‘Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete.’ – Myoan Eisai, Kissa Yojoki: How to Stay Healthy By Drinking Tea The positive effects felt by Zen monks and Samurai warriors many centuries ago, and so intuitively felt to be health benefits associated with drinking matcha tea, are now […]

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Fennel and Potato Latkes with Lemon and Chive Aioli

I used to enjoy latkes every Chanukah, when they are traditionally served to symbolize the miracle of oil (yes, oily foods are the done thing during this festival), along with cheese blintzes and doughnuts. The key to achieving the perfect latke is to make sure the oil is not so hot that the potato burns […]

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Cook a three-course-meal with Kirstie Allsopp

Looking for weekend cooking inspiration? Join Kirstie in the kitchen for a three-course meal!  Starter: Tabbouleh My first experience of Middle Eastern food was at Maroush in Beauchamp Place: their Jawaneh chicken wings are something else. When I did my history of art course at Christie’s, I used to go to a nearby Lebanese kebab shop […]

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London Food Month Pictures

Last Sunday saw us gather in Foyles Charing Cross Road for a few talks, a few tastings and a lot of gin, with some of London’s best food & drink writers. Take a look at some of the pictures below.

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Recipe of the Week: Salmon Parcels with Vegetables

Serves 4 Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Arrange the salmon steaks, the courgettes cut in rounds and the remaining vegetables in the middle of 4 sheets of baking paper. Close the parcels tightly. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with basil cut up with scissors and […]

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Recipe: Deliciously Ella’s Frozen Raspberry, Peach and Orange Smoothie

It’s Feel-Good Week at bookends, and what better to way to kick things off than with a smoothie from from Delicioulsy Ella’s new book? Deliciously Ella: Smoothies and Juices is the first book in Ella’s new ‘bite-size’ collection – celebrating the delicious, nutritious and super speedy smoothies and juices that Ella loves. Serves: 1 Ingredients: 2 oranges (300g) […]

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Recipe: make your own chocolate Easter egg

Here’s an Easter recipe from the chocolate instalment of the Great British Back Off’s Bake It Better series. You know, just in case you needed another excuse to stuff your face with chocolate this weekend.  – The secret to making chocolate Easter eggs and shapes that will last is to ensure the chocolate is properly […]

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Recipes from First Frost

Some of our (many!) favourite things about Sarah Addison Allen’s delicious new novel First Frost are the magical dishes cooked up by Claire Waverley. Since Sarah has handily included the step-by-step recipes in the book, we thought we’d share these winter warmers with you here. Do show us pictures of the finished product if you give any of these […]

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 275g plain flour 2½ teaspoons […]

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Recipe: Diana Henry ‘A Bird in the Hand’

Mustard chicken, black beans and avocado salsa Hot, spicy chicken, avocado, black beans and cheese too… almost a chicken version of a great chilli.  Different, but glorious. Serve with tortillas, soured cream and feta, Wensleydale or mild goat’s cheese. (more…)

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