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A wonderful article in Saveur, on Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray

Kate Hill, in Saveur: This year, I reread Honey from a Weed and discovered it a treasure trove of new inspiration and influence. No matter where you are on your own culinary journey, I think you too will find it a rich source of instruction, inspiration, and shared resources.

Turn your back for a few hours, and you will miss the ripening fruit in your garden. So keep on top of cooking it with our English Kitchen books – easy to follow for gardening and cooking advice. Use the drop down menu English Kitchen, and enjoy deciding which you would like. They make perfect gifts also.

 A Persian Cookbook is in from the printers:

If your thoughts turn to cosy internet shopping for books, we are ready with stock, envelopes and stamps, and Parcel Force for speedy overseas delivery. Please go ahead! We love to have orders and we do try to make payment easy. You now have a choice of payment options at the end of the check out process, Nochex, or Pay Pal. Go to this link for the full list of books to buy:

Our food history magazine which comes out 3 times a year is called Petits Propos Culinaires, or PPC. PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 112, due early October 2018. To subscribe, use the link above. PPC 111 has been sent out!

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 If you like hearing authors talking about their books, have a listen to Di Murrell:

There is only one Tom Jaine in this world. To listen to him on The Food Programme (broadcast on BBC Radio 4,  November 2014) you can download the Podcast indefinitely, here:

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