The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

From gingernuts to dying swans…Episode Two of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off!

Cathryn Dresser

From leaking banoffee pies to stunning 'Dessert Island' puddings...Cathryn Dresser shares what she made of the second batch of celebrity bakers in The Great Sports Relief Bake Off

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January 15th 2014  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , ,

Cathryn Dresser

The Great Sports Relief Bake Off Episode One

Cathryn Dresser

Did you watch The Great Sports Relief Bake Off last night? We did - and so was our special Bake Off correspondent Cathryn Dresser! Cathryn is not only about to publish her first cookbook - Let's Bake!, coming in May - but was a contestant on The Great British Bake Off in 2012. She tells us what she made of last night's episode...

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January 14th 2014  |  1 comment  |  More: , ,

Courgette, Butter Bean and Feta Cakes

Eat heathily and deliciously with our January recipe round-up

Alice

We've all been there - you start January with the best of intentions: eat more healthily; cut down on calories; eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. But now, a few weeks later, you're starting to slip back into the old routines. Well, never fear! By Book or By Cook is here with a selection of lip-smacking healthy and delicious recipes to inspire you!

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January 14th 2014  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , , , , , ,

Nina Parker and her van

Nina Parker’s publication diary: from the kitchen to the page

Nina Parker

We're very excited to be publishing the gorgeous Nina Parker's debut cookbook Nina St Tropez in June. Nina trained with, amongst others, Alain Ducasse and Tom Aitkens, and her amazing food has already grabbed the attention of Vogue, Tatler and Elle. As a new regular feature in our blog, she's going to give the behind-the-scenes on how her book came to life...

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January 10th 2014  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , ,

These are a few (more) of our favourite foodie things!

The BBoBC team's review of 2013 wraps up with our picks for best restaurant and the ingredient we've found ourselves using most all year.

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December 20th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , ,

Pisco Sour from Ceviche

These are a few of our favourite foodie things! (part one)

The By Book or By Cook team have reviewed their favourite foodie things from 2013, starting with cocktails (naturally) and cookbooks - do you agree with our choices?

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December 18th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , , , ,

Star-filled christmas dinner

A Star-filled Christmas dinner

Anna

Some bloggers have all the luck! Anna, from the fabulous The Best Sunday Lunch, attended the 'Star-filled Christmas' dinner, with dinner cooked by a slate of amazingly talented Chefs (including Tom Kerridge and Claude Bosi) and all for a very good cause...

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December 17th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: ,

Fig, Port, and Star Anise Christmas Cake

‘Tis the season…for our favourite Christmas recipes

Alice

If you're anything like us, then all year you've been post-it-noting, pinning and filing potential recipes to try over the festive period. Now it gets serious: shopping lists need to be drawn up, trolleys and baskets filled and deliveries booked. We've gathered up a few of our favourites right here so look no further!

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Rococo by Chantal Coady

WIN: A copy of the beautiful Rococo chocolate recipe book

Enter our competition to be in with a chance to win a beautiful, boxed copy of Rococo: Mastering the Art of Chocolate

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December 10th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More:

Fiona Cairns Christmas cupcakes

Fiona Cairns’ Seasonal Baking Christmas Cake workshop

Leah

Inspired by the gorgeous Seasonal Baking, our intrepid correspondent Leah braved the Christmas hoards to attend author and Royal cake baker Fiona Cairns' Christmas Cake decoration workshop at Selfridges. Here's her report back..

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The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book

Kate Harrison helps you into your Little Black Dress!

Kate Harrison, author of The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book shares her tips for fitting into your little black dress this party season with a fab 5:2 recipe!

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November 29th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: , ,

How to host an unforgettable Christmas party

Author Veronica Henry gives her tips for hosting the perfect spontaneous Christmas party and shares her recipe for a delicious Winter Cosmo cocktail.

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November 27th 2013  |  Comments are off for this post  |  More: