About Westcountry Books
Westcountry Books was established in l990 by Paul and Debbie Vickerstaff. After twenty highly successful years in retailing we began operating a basic van-sales service to traditional and non-traditional outlets in Cornwall and parts of Devon. Nowadays we supply by carrier to accounts throughout the UK mainland and parts of Europe.
We are now the leading book wholesalers based in the West Country.
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The famous gunpowder spice mix is a heady blend of pulses and spices, including chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida. It is a fitting title for this exciting collection of recipes from the founders of the hugely respected restaurant of the same name. In this beautiful book, complete with stunning photography, Harneet, Devina and Nirmal have managed to capture the bustle and flavours of their childhoods in Kolkata, and the intricacy of true homestyle dishes from across India. From Maa's Kashmiri Lamb Chops (which have garnered outstanding reviews from many restaurant critics) to Wild Rabbit Pulao, these exceptional recipes are impressively authentic, yet given a modern twist. Throughout the book, the authors share personal anecdotes about their recipes and give handy cheats to make things easier for the home cook, including time-saving tips and alternative ingredients. With chapters covering Small Plates, Big Plates, Sweet Plates & Drinks and Sides & Spice, Gunpowder is the perfect opportunity to create some of these widely admired dishes in your own home.
Revered as a chef throughout the culinary world, Simon Rogan has a brilliant reputation for artistry, innovation and excellence, and is renowned for the talent, vision and clarity of ethos he brings to his different restaurants.
Simon is the chef and restaurateur of LEnclume, the two-Michelin-star restaurant in Cumbria which has won The Good Food Guides Best Restaurant for the past four years. He was a winner on BBC2s Great British Menu and a mentor on MasterChef, and is the winner of GQs Chef of the Year award for 2018. Within the village of Cartmel, where he set up LEnclume 16 years ago, there is also Rogan & Co, the relaxed neighbourhood restaurant; Aulis, a chefs table and development kitchen; and Our Farm, where the team select what to grow, when it is harvested and how it is prepared, allowing Simon to truly set a benchmark for the calibre of ingredients he uses. In London there is Roganic, a permanent Marylebone site inspired by the original two-year pop-up which provides a window into the Cartmel operation, and Aulis London, an eight-seater chefs table which provides a preview experience for dishes that might feature at Roganic.
Simon is uniquely placed to write a definitive cookbook that changes the tenor of cookery publishing. Here is a book that perfectly communicates his philosophy of taking farmed and foraged seasonal ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Simon has led the way in showing that innovative cookery is at its best when using local ingredients with imagination and passion. His food is primal. And its natural. But its not rough or messy. Its beautifully refined and has transformed how we view locally sourced cuisine.
Simons book showcases recipes using beautiful ingredients that are accessible to people everywhere. It combines vibrant recipe pictures with photography that captures the life and landscapes of Our Farm in Cumbria. Breaking the boundaries of how people use their ingredients and cook their food, this will become the cookery book of the year.
Discover the ingenious recipes and unrivalled attention to detail that made Pollen Street Social a name in the restaurant world, and follow the remarkable journey of a chef who took a risk to fulfil his dreams. Pollen Street Social is more than just a restaurant. Now, in this extraordinary book by the man who made it a reality, you will find out why.
This stunning book showcases the very best recipes from the acclaimed Pollen Street Social, Jason Atherton's award-winning London restaurant. Opening in 2011, Pollen Street Social was awarded a coveted Michelin star just six months after opening, and the accolades and awards have continued ever since, and these pages highlight exactly why.
The eponymous restaurant is famed for using the very best and freshest produce, and, following the seasons, Jason and his team take inspiration from the suppliers who put their heart and soul into producing the ingredients that form the dishes. With this focus on the importance of his suppliers running throughout, this book also details Jason's journey and his passion for every dish on the menu.
In GET THE GLOW nutritional health coach to the stars Madeleine Shaw shows you that eating well can easily become a way of life, resulting in the hottest, healthiest and happiest you. Healthy eating shouldn't be about fad diets, starvation or deprivation. Instead, Madeleine's philosophy is simple: ditch the junk and eat foods that heal your gut so you can shine from head to toe and really get the glow.
Lavishly illustrated with sumptuous photography, GET THE GLOW is a cookbook to be savoured. Madeleine shares 100 delicious, wheat- and sugar-free recipes bursting with flavour and nutritional value leaving you feeling full and nourished. Every mouth-watering dish is easy to make, contains ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket and won't break the budget. You'll lose weight, feel healthier and will glow on the inside and out.
Including a six-week plan and advice on kitchen cupboard essentials and eating out, Madeleine's down-to-earth and practical guidance will help you to embrace GET THE GLOW as a lifestyle for good. This book will inspire you to fall back in love with food, life, and yourself.
Ideal for the foodie who loves entertaining and wants to recreate restaurant quality food without the fuss, Prawn on the Lawn is a collection of quick, fresh, healthy and delicious fish and seafood recipes.
This contemporary and fresh take on fish cookery comes from the trendiest fish restaurant on the block, and lays bare their simple techniques for creating amazing food with maximum impact.
Chapters include Cold Tapas, Hot Tapas, Large Plates, Sides, Desserts & Cocktails.
Named by The Sunday Times as one of 'The top 100 restaurants in the UK' , Prawn on the Lawn offers sharing plates with a difference. Following suit, the book shares the restaurant recipes so that you can easily select your perfect compilation for the ideal dinner party menu. Chef-owners Rick and Katie Toogood help you deliver their unique brand of light, zingy and delicious fish and seafood meals.
From their signature `prawn on the lawn' (avocado and chilli on toast topped with cooked prawns) to succulent scallop ceviche, beetroot-cured salmon and razor clams with nam jim, to crab adobo - it's all delicious and guarantees wow factor.
With wine and beer pairings, a selection of delicious cocktail recipes and tips for adapting recipes to party size, budget, fish preference and seasonality, this book makes hosting friends and family easy.