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Cookbooks of 2016

Sheila Dillon and special guests discuss the year's food, drink and cookery books - focussing on debut food books.

Sheila Dillon and guests discuss the year's food and cookery books - focussing on debut food books.

Joining Sheila in the studio is cook, gardener and writer Jojo Tulloh, journalist and food writer Alex Renton, and the Features Editor at the trade magazine The Bookseller, Tom Tivnan. There's also tales of cider, science and rogueishness with drinks writer Henry Jeffreys. Also offering up her 2016 choices - is food loving BBC 6 Music DJ, Cerys Matthews.

Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rich Ward.

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30 minutes

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Mon 28 Nov 2016 15:30

Books featured, in order of appearance...

Books featured, in order of appearance...

Summers Under the Tamarind Tree: Recipes and Memories from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani (Frances Lincoln)

Simple by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Eat Delicious by Tiny Budget Cooking (online only:

Salt is Essential: and other things I have learned from 50 years at the stove by Shaun Hill (Kyle Books)

Classic Koffmann: 50 Years a Chef by Pierre Koffmann (Jacqui Small LLP)

Made In Spain: Recipes and Stories from my Country and Beyond by Miriam González Durántez (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Hang Fire Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures in American BBQ by Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn (Quadrille Publishing Ltd)

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Polska: New Polish Cooking by Zuza Zak (Quadrille Publishing Ltd)

Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet by Regula Ysewijn (Murdoch Books)

The Ethical Carnivore: My Year Killing to Eat by Louise Gray (Bloomsbury Natural History)

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story: Fifteen stories and recipes for children by Nadiya Hussian (Hodder Children's Books)

Empire of Booze by Henry Jeffreys (Unbound)

Ladders To Heaven by Mike Shanahan (Unbound)

70s Dinner Party: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly of Retro Food by Anna Pallai (Square Peg)


Role Contributor
Presenter Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest Jojo Tulloh
Interviewed Guest Alex Renton
Interviewed Guest Tom Tivnan
Interviewed Guest Henry Jeffreys
Interviewed Guest Cerys Matthews
Producer Rich Ward


  • Sun 27 Nov 2016 12:32
  • Mon 28 Nov 2016 15:30

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