Books – A selection of my increasing pile of books…
- Delights from the Garden of Eden: A cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, Nawal Nasrallah – Full of amazing historical food facts about the land of mesopotamia, going back to Medieval times and the Ottaman Empire till the modern times. The book is also complemented by old folk tales, Iraqi art and poetry. A taste of the real Arabian nights!
- New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian, Greg and Lucy Malouf – I literally want to make every recipe in this delightful, beautifully photographed book.
- Persiana, Sabrina Ghayour & The Saffron Tales, Yasmin Khan – My new favourites.
- A Modern Way To Eat & A Modern Way to Cook, Anna Jones – Full of delicious, easy no fuss vegetarian and vegan recipes. Absolutely love Anna’s style.
- Anjum Anand books – I’m a big fan!
- Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food – Who doesn’t like Nigella Lawson?
- Vegetable Literacy, Deborah Madison – Pact full of vegetable knowledge by Deborah and many mouthwatering healthy recipes.
- From Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein – Love his down to earth style of writing and documentaries.
- River Cottage Veg Everyday, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & Bread: River Cottage Handbook No.3 – One of those books that you keep going back to over and over again.
- Jamie’s comfort Food & Every Day SuperFood – Jamie Oliver!
- Curry Easy Vegetarian, Madhur Jaffrey – Full of spicy vegetarian inspiration.
- What to Eat, Joanna Blythman – A compact, very well summarised encyclopaedia for anyone who cares about their food.
- Dr Ali’s Nutrition Bible, Dr Mosaraf Ali – I’ve had this book for more than 10 years now, and it combines modern medicine with ancient Indian medicine beautifully. Although some health professionals argue it may not be evidence based, I still like it!
- The Fast Diet, Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer – Full of common sense and the latest medical research into intermittent fasting. Quite a fascinating read. You can also visit their website: http://thefastdiet.co.uk.
- The Flat Tummy Club Diet, Kate Adams – Full of sensible, down to earth, no nonsense approach to eating healthily and exercising. There’s also a recipe section at the back. Kate has also created a brilliant website: http://www.flattummyclub.co.uk
- Super Natural Everyday, Heidi Swanson – LOVE this recipe book, it’s delicious, healthy and with plenty beautiful pictures. Heidi is also the author of this amazing blog: 101cookbooks.com
- Scandilicious Baking, Signe Johanen – Love Scandinavian bakes and her easy to follow recipes. Many have been a great success.
- Bourke Street Bakery, Paul Allam and David McGuiness – Full of amazing rustic, artisanal breads, and bakes.
Blogs – So many good ones out there…
- neverseconds – written by Martha Payne, a young Scottish girl who started writing about her school meals. She is heavily involved in Mary’s Meals, a charitable organisation providing meals for over 600,000 children in 16 countries, including Malawi, Liberia, Kenya and Haiti. Truly original and inspiring; and what an amazing achievement for such a young girl.
- http://www.humansofnewyork.com – Humans of New York, UN world tour.
- sproutedkitchen – Gorgeous photography and healthy recipes.
- whatkatieate – Amazing professional food photography.
- mynewroots – Healthy recipes from a holistic nutritionist. You really have to try her lentil salad.
- thepinkwhisk – Written by the runner-up of the first series of the Great British Bake-off. Full of brilliant, step-by-step baking recipes.
- goop – Written by Gwyneth Paltrow, I visit the ‘Recipes’ section, full of healthy, easy and nutritious recipes.
- cafefernando – Many amazing chocolate recipes.