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Cookbooks of 2017

Sheila Dillon and special guests look at the food, cookery and drink books of 2017.

It's that time of year when Sheila Dillon and special guests take a close look at the food, cookery and drink books of 2017.

Joining Sheila are the food writer Bee Wilson, and the Features Editor at the book trade magazine The Bookseller, Tom Tivnan. Expect tales of literature, simplicity, deliciousness... and a deep dive into the idea of 'comfort'.

Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rich Ward.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Dec 2017 15:30

Books featured in order of appearance...

The Modern Cook’s Year - Anna Jones (Fourth Estate)

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen – Jonathan Meades (Unbound)


5 Ingredients - Quick and Easy Food - Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)


The Christmas Chronicles - Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate)


On the Side: A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes – Ed Smith (Bloomsbury)


The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria - Marlene Matar (Head of Zeus)


Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond - Olia Hercules (Mitchell Beazley)


Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus - Carla Capalbo (Pallas Athene Publishers)


Ferment for Good: Ancient Food for the Modern Gut – Sharon Flynn (Hardie Grant)


At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking - Nigella Lawson (Chatto & Windus)


Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul - John Whaite (Kyle Books)


The Comfort Food Diaries - Emily Nunn (Simon and Schuster)


The Sunday Night Book - Rosie Sykes (Quadrille)


Chai, Chaat & Chutney - Chetna Makan (Mitchell Beazley)


Syria Recipes from Home - Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi (Trapeze)


Downtime: Deliciousness at Home - Nadine Levy Redzepi (Ebury)


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Samin Nosrat (Canongate)


The Art of Flavor – Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel (Riverhead)


Spice Tree - Nisha Katona (Ebury)


The Little Library Cookbook - Kate Young (Head of Zeus)


Two Kitchens - Rachel Roddy (Headline Home)


The Art of The Larder - Claire Thomson (Quadrille)


Role Contributor
Presenter Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest Bee Wilson
Interviewed Guest Tom Tivnan
Producer Rich Ward


  • Sun 3 Dec 2017 12:32
  • Mon 4 Dec 2017 15:30

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