NEW FOR 2017. Sketch is a unique meeting place in the centre of London created by Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire. The converted 18th-century building in Mayfair is an opulent, zany maze with treasures to be discovered in every room. A mad hatter’s fantasy comes alive in the enchanted woodland Glade tearoom. Eccentric tasty tricks abound in the Parlour patisserie. The kitsch Gallery bistro fills you with gorgeous nosh. Chic pre-dinner cocktails in the urbane East Bar prepare you for the Michelin magic unleashed in the vibrant Lecture Room & Library. Whether you want a tearoom, bistro, restaurant, bar or nightclub, sketch has the best to offer. Now these myriad food, drink and entertainment styles are captured in a book – the phantasmagoric compendium of all things Sketch. Unique cuisine is at its heart. World-renowned three-Michelin-star chef Pierre Gagnaire showcases the best 85 recipes from Sketch’s kaleidoscopic menus. Interlaced with the recipes are histories and art from the wonderful gastrodome. A sensual feast in a book photographed so exquisitely by Jean Cazals.
One of the highlights of our year is Tom Kerridge’s trip to our home-town of Bath, and on 2nd February, Toppings, a local and much-loved bookshop, are hosting an evening with Tom Kerridge. Tom will be discussing his new book Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet, and answering your questions.
Tickets sell out fast so be sure to get your now… https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/an-evening-with-tom-kerridge/
We’re delighted to have confirmed our publishing list for the first part of 2017. It kicks off in January with Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet and Reiko Hashimoto’s Cook Japan, Stay Slim, Live Longer; great titles to get you back into shape after an indulgent Christmas.
Rob Kirby shows us how to make and give edible presents in the delightful Delicious Gifts, with a great selection of recipes to inspire readers alongside his top tips for presentation. This book is perfectly-timed for those wanting to make Easter treats, with publication due in March.
Also in March we have our newest MasterChef offering. This time MasterChef: Street Food of the World looks at an incredible variety of iconic street food dishes from across the globe, from po’boys to pad Thai and beyond.
Atul Kochhar’s new book, 30 Minute Curries, is released in May, with a range of ideas for how to transform weeknight dinners, packed full of flavours and with his trademark mix of using the best and freshest British produce with his modern Indian twist.
We’ll be releasing details of the rest of our 2017 titles over the next couple of months so stay tuned…
Curry is the nation’s favourite dish, but too often it can seem daunting to attempt at home. In this beautiful new book Michelin-starred chef and BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen favourite Atul Kochhar shows readers how to create simple curries in their own homes in just 30 minutes, transforming boring weeknight dinners. Complementing the curries, Atul provides an introduction to spice mixes and the best way to store these ready for use in the quick and easy recipes.
Dishes included showcase Atul’s trademark mix of using the best and freshest British produce and his modern Indian style, and ensure that this book is one you will cook from time and time again.
This is a book for curry lovers everywhere, with each of the curries included accompanied by stunning photography by Mike Cooper.
Prized for its texture, flavour and versatility, risotto has been part of the Italian diet since the eighth century and is one of Italy’s most famous dishes. This revised and updated edition of Valentina Harris’ seminal work shows you how to prepare, cook and serve this iconic dish using ingredients from the humble tomato to the much sought-after truffle.
With a fully updated introduction and some brand new recipes, as well as background information on the history of this famous dish, Valentina provides essential information on the variety of rice that can be used for risotto and how to make the all-important stock. Recipes are supplemented by beautiful photography of the dishes by Ian Garlick and a step-by-step guide to the perfect risotto.
This is the perfect book for any risotto lover.
Reiko Hashimoto explores the benefits of the Japanese diet – slim physique, stable blood sugar, increased joint flexibility and a longer lifespan – and provides an insight into key Japanese fresh and store cupboard essentials.
Debunking the myths surrounding the complexity and accessibility of Japanese food, the 100 recipes included here are constructed with easy to follow instructions and vary from basics to technically complex, perfect for all those wishing to perfect the art of Japanese home cooking. Beautiful photography from Jodi Hinds complements Reiko’s recipes and introductions.
With Japanese food so enjoyed in restaurants across the country this is the perfect book for home cooks.
Thanks to his Dopamine Diet, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed eleven stone over the past three years. That’s the same as 70 bags of sugar. If you’re struggling with your weight and need to shift unhealthy pounds, this new approach makes it easy, and is guaranteed to make you feel happier in the process.
Most people find it hard to keep to a long-term diet, but this one is different. The recipes feature ingredients that trigger the release of the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine in your brain, so it’s a diet that will make you feel good! Tom’s ‘dopamine heroes’ include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and chocolate, coffee and vanilla. And by ditching alcohol and starchy carbs in favour of plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg, you will be eating meals that will help you shed the weight, whilst offering a satisfying intensity of flavour.
Treats in store for Dopamine Dieters include spinach, bacon and mint soup; fried halloumi with roasted onion salad; sticky Moroccan spiced chicken; shepherd’s pie with cauliflower and blue cheese topping; soy glazed cod with garlic, chilli and ginger; braised beef with horseradish; Chinese pork hot pot; and chocolate mousse with sesame almond biscuits. These are recipes that can be shared with friends and family – and the best news is that you don’t have to calorie count. It worked for Tom and it can work for you. Give it a go! And lose weight the Dopamine Diet way.
Packing a heavy punch and offering a fresh new look at Japanese food, Junk Food Japan showcases Kurobuta’s ‘insanely delicious delicacies’ (Jay Rayner, Observer). It is food that is both incredibly inventive yet comfortingly familiar. Signature dishes featured in this exciting new cookbook include Barbecued Pork Belly, with a Spicy Peanut Soy Sauce, Tea Smoked Lamb, and Kombu, Roasted Chilean seabass. It is food full of flavour, achievable to create at home and guaranteed to wow friends, family and hungry gatecrashers.
Chapters with titles such as Snack, Junk Food Japan, Significant Others, Something Crunchy and On the Side give an idea of the gastronomic fun that is to be found within. Featuring approximately 100 recipes brilliantly showcasing Scott’s wild and inventive style, Junk Food Japan presents Japanese classics with twists and turns alongside a selection of new, stunning Scott-conceived dishes, including Tuna Sashimi Pizza and Wagyu Beef Sliders. Superb photography from legendary photographer David Loftus features throughout.
MasterChef Street Food of the World is a no-holds-barred celebration of a food trend that continues to grow exponentially, delighting and enticing foodies.
This exciting new book takes inspiration from the hugely successful pop up restaurants that continue to delight in their sheer theatre, as well as the street food vans and street food festivals that proliferate worldwide. From churros and pretzels to shrimp po’boy, Pad Thai or aromatic buns, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people per day eat street food across the world – a staggering figure. From affordable snacks to the more up-market, this collection will focuses on the celebration of fresh and local ingredients and different cultures and cuisines. Often quick and easy to make, these recipes will delight the home chef who wants to create sensational street snacks in their own kitchens.
Written by the brilliant Genevieve Taylor, the book also features recipe contributions from MasterChef winners from around the world, such as Ping Coombes, Brent Owens and Claudia Sandoval.
Chapters celebrate the best of each nation and continent, with photography from the legendary David Loftus to create a striking, vibrant and colourful book.
Delicious Gifts celebrates the best, beautifully styled, handcrafted food gifts for all occasions, direct from Rob Kirby’s family kitchen. Eighty delectable recipes are accompanied by stunning photography from Jodi Hinds, along with inspiration, guidance and ideas for how best to wrap and package these thoughtful gifts.
Sectioned by chapters dedicated to specific themes – including cookies, deli treats, sweets, outdoors and holidays – whether you’re looking for a unique Christmas present, something romantic, or a healthy treat for loved ones, Delicious Gifts has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Recipes range from something simple for all the family to enjoy making together, such as biscuits, chocolate dipped strawberries and rose petal sugar, to treats such as meal kits, marinades, chutneys, rubs and relishes and champagne jellies.
Beyond edible birthday, Christmas and thank you presents, great ideas for hampers and kits are also included, with special recipes to suit any occasion whether it’s for a festival or glamping, a girls’ night in or the start of university.
You won’t fail to be inspired by this delightful collection.