If anyone needs some ‘Thank You’ present ideas here are three great books available in the BigBarn MarketPlace direct from the publisher. Sausage making for enthusiasts, the wonders of honey for a healthier life and a book to add variety to my favourite winter lunch, soup.
The Sausage Book
The Complete Guide to Making, Cooking and Eating
Paperback 250 x 210mm £13.60
Author: Johnny Acton, Nick Sandler
The world is in love with the sausage: from the Chinese lap cheong, to Germany’s 1200 varieties of Wurst, almost every country has its own variation. “The Sausage Book” taps into this universal passion for sausages, but is much more than a geographical and historical romp through the wonderful world of sausage. Nick and Johnny show you how to make delectable examples at home, and provide over 80 sausage-based recipes such as Berlin Bratwurst Cooked in Beer, Chorizo and Goat’s Cheese Tart and Smoked Polish Sausage Jumbalaya. Though mostly meat-based, the book also features recipes for vegetarians and those who don’t eat pork. At a time when more and more people are choosing to make their own food from scratch, “The Sausage Book” is a timely and invaluable cooking resource.
Nature’s Golden Healer
Author: Gloria Havenhand
Paperback 234 x 189mm £10.39
Drawing on her background in the biological sciences, Gloria Havenhand illustrates the many ailments that honey can help alleviate, including IBS and gastric ulcers, and argues it is essential for healthy living – boosting the immune system and helping prevent certain diseases. But honey is also a delicious treat and Gloria claims we should eat it daily, using it as an alternative natural sweetener to sugar, with far fewer calories. She also tackles other bee products, discussing how propolis, a sticky resin produced by bees when making their hive, can help relieve long-term sufferers of skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and how pollen capsules can be used by athletes to boost energy and performance. This informative and illuminating book will show us all the links between honey and good health and why protecting the honey bee is important not only for its own survival, but for human longevity.
Soup Glorious Soup
Author: Annie Bell
Paperback 255 x 205mm £11.99
Soup is the food of the world and every culture produces its own delicious variations on this universal theme. At once comforting and familiar, it can at the same time be exotic and exciting. The more than 100 recipes in “Soup Glorious Soup” demonstrate the extraordinary versatility of soup and its ability to lend itself to embellishment and improvisation. Recipes are arranged according to the main ingredient – vegetables and fish, meat, bread and dairy – and include traditional soups such as Pistou, Bouillabaise and Pumpkin, as well as new versions of old favourites such as Green Minestrone with Mint and Almond Pesto. There are also more unusual recipes, such as Syrian Mixed Grain Soup, Curried Aubergine with Cucumber Raita Soup, Broad Bean and Chicken Stew with Pomegranate and Thai Hot and Sour Soup.