New cookery books in libraries this week!

This week we are focusing on 4 amazing new cookery titles just arrived in libraries.

Time to eat: delicious meals for busy lives by Nadiya Hussain

Feeding a family and juggling a busy work load can be really tricky so Nadiya has crafted over 100 recipes that will teach you how to be time-smart in the kitchen. Featuring recipes that are both quick and easy to make, as well as those that have shortcuts to creating second – and even third – delicious meals without any additional preparation, Nadiya will share with you all her tips and hacks for making meal prep as simple as possible. Spin leftovers into completely new meals, learn the most effective way to use your freezer and discover just how easy it can be to batch cook without needing to have the same meal every night.

Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen by Ainsley Harriott

The official tie-in to Ainsley’s major ITV1 show includes all the recipes from the series. Join the nation’s favourite TV cook on his food adventure. Ainsley Harriott is going back to his roots to uncover the best-kept secrets and simple dishes of Caribbean home cooking in this ultimate feel-good cookbook. Among the brand-new, mouthwatering recipes that are featured on the show, there will be over 80 dishes inspired by the diverse culture and the rich food heritage of these much-loved islands.

Baking with Kim-Joy: cute and creative bakes to make you smile by Kim-Joy

As well as basic cake mixes, biscuit doughs, fillings/frostings and decorative techniques, Great British Bake Off finalist KimJoy shares 40 of her wonderfully imaginative designs for iced biscuit creatures, big occasion cakes, character macaroons and meringues, ornate breads and showstopping traybakes.

Mob Veggie by Ben Lebus

Having taken the social media world by storm with his 1-minute, how-to-make recipe videos, ‘Mob Kitchen’ founder Ben Lebus is back with his second book ‘Mob Veggie.’ Unlike most budget cooking sites, ‘MOB Kitchen’ doesn’t make any absurd store-cupboard assumptions. All that is expected is that you have salt, pepper and olive oil. Get cooking!

Reserve your copy via the Wokingham Libraries website at https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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More than Bully Beef and Jam- a talk with Mike Cooper at Wokingham Library on February 22

More than Bully Beef and Jam-Food in the Great War 1914-18

Come along to our talk with popular  local historian Mike Cooper to find out people were eating a hundred years ago.

The idea of “food” in WW1 usually conjures up ideas of “bully beef” and biscuits, with plum and apple jam. However, food turned into a vital factor in determining how the War was fought and how it was lost. This talk look sat the soldier’s rations, food at home in Britain, and the role of food in economic warfare.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Friday February 22, 10.30am to 12noon.

Tickets £5

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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Compassion in World Farming- a talk on Monday November 12 at Wokingham Library

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)  The Leading Farm Animal Welfare Charity

Come to our stimulating talk which will consider the following questions:

 

  • How do my food choices effect farm animal welfare, the environment and my own health?
  • Are food labels designed to cause confusion? What do the words and logos actually mean?
  • How humane is Halal slaughter?
  • Can I eat meat with a clear conscience, and if so, how much?
  • Have mega farms come to the UK?
  • What’s happening about live animal export, and will this change when we leave the EU?
  • Is farmed fish an ethical choice?
  • Is factory farming the way the feed a hungry world?
  • We can’t guarantee to have all the answers, but we do have a lively, informative presentation. You can put your questions and exchange ideas too.
  • The DVD Farm Animal And Us 2 will also be shown

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 12, 10.30am to 12noon, charge £3

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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Vegan Food Tasting at Wokingham Library

Vegan Food Tasting

Come and find out more about the benefits of a vegan diet at this pop-up tasting event.

With the number of Vegans in Britain rising by 360% in 10 years, more and more people are becoming interested in this way of life.

As well as a wide selection of Vegan food for you to try, this is a great opportunity to chat to friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. They can answer questions, give you tips, share their experience and guide you to further resources.

Everyone welcome, Just drop in.

Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday April 7

10.30am to 2pm

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