Turtle Soup

Turning to turtle: how Mrs Beeton catered for the aspirations of her readers The impossible recipe is commonplace today. The bestselling cookbooks by Heston Blumenthal, Thomas […]
Jan 9, 2019 /

Eat Up!

In her recent book Eat Up!, the food writer Ruby Tandoh urges us to put pleasure back on the plate.  At Bread&Oysters we couldn't agree […]
Jan 4, 2019 /

Sunny Side Up

New Year's  Day Breakfast Toast her 1963 novel The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's literary alter ego, Esther Greenwood, speaks with feeling about the twixmas slump: "I […]
Dec 29, 2018 /

Q&A Pen Vogler

Pen Vogler, author and food historian The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private Families; published in 1845. It includes every […]
Dec 19, 2018 /

Q&A Jason Atherton

Jason Atherton, chef and restaurateur The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking I like The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, it is so well produced […]
Nov 15, 2018 /

Home Cooks from Abroad

New recipe collections from Cuba, Venice, Palestine and Germany Chosen by Christopher Hirst The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis (Phaidon, £24.95) Like so many born in this troubled […]
Nov 12, 2018 /

Bish Bash Bosh! - Vegan Remix

The unstoppable rise of Bosh!, the Vegan bestseller t started with a single online recipe (for healthy sushi cake; three million views on Facebook), posted on […]
Oct 30, 2018 /

Q&A Sybil Kapoor

Sybil Kapoor, author, food writer and broadcaster The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking There are quite a few, including The Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook by […]
Oct 28, 2018 /

Q&A Ollie Dabbous

Ollie Dabbous, chef, restaurateur The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking I remember reading one of Raymond Blanc’s early cookbooks, which was a complete eye-opener. A […]
Oct 22, 2018 /