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Nadiya's Christmas Cranberry Shortbread

A special story and delicious recipe for Christmas cranberry shortbread from Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story.

An Exclusive New Recipe from The Hairy Bikers

Exclusive to Waterstones, a brand new recipe from the Hairy Bikers as they present The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure.

Waterstones Exclusive Recipe: Tom Daley's Roasted Winter Vegetables with Griddled Halloumi

Christmas is over and as we turn our minds to thoughts of crash-dieting, Olympian Tom Daley would like to offer a carefully considered alternative. His new book, Tom's Daily Plan, is an antidote to the usual January quick fixes and excessive exercise regimes; it outlines a health and fitness programme that is simple to follow and, crucially, easy to stick to, long-term. The following mouth-watering recipe is not in the book and has been shared by Tom exclusively with Waterstones customers.

Success without Excess: A Letter from Tom Daley

With Christmas now over, Olympian Tom Daley would like to offer us an alternative to the usual January crash diets and gruelling exercise regimes. His new book, Tom's Daily Plan, is an antidote to such fads; it outlines a health and fitness programme that is not only accessible to all, but easy to stick to long-term. The following introductory letter was written by Tom exclusively to Waterstones customers.

Recipe: Nadiya Hussain's Star Anise Gingerbread Men

As a follow-up to Nadiya's Kitchen, which was released earlier this year, Nadiya Hussain has written an ingenious recipe book for children. Part storybook, part cookbook, Nadiya's Bake Me A Story matches an adventurous tale with an equally adventurous recipe for children to try. We are lucky enough to have a quick taste...  

The Saffron Tales: An Introduction to Persian Cooking

Yasmin Khan’s debut was a highlight of 2016's cookery publishing and firmly establishes her as a truly special and exciting new voice in food writing. The book is a love-letter to Iran, its food, and its people, infused with the scents and flavours of the country’s rich, diverse cuisine. It is also one of the most beautiful cookbooks we have seen in a long time. But what really makes The Saffron Tales stand out is Yasmin’s passion, and her depth of knowledge which she has sharpened through her extensive travels around Iran. Here, we present an introduction to Iranian food from Yasmin, in which she describes how we could all benefit from adopting some Persian culture into our own lives.

Pancake Day/Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in different ways around the world; in the UK, we eat pancakes but in New Orleans, today is the last day of Carnival.

Getting and keeping a healthy diet

Ella Woodward has reinvented healthy eating and we cannot recommend her new book Deliciously Ella Every Day enough.

Tequila Mockingbird and Scone with the Wind

Bookseller Emily Morgan samples some of the treats in these two literary themed cooking titles.

Recipe: Wok-fried five-spiced duck breast with orange and pomegranate wild rice salad

With a revolutionary east-west approach to eating well, here's Ching-He Huang's recipe for a delicious five-spiced duck breast with orange and pomegranate wild rice salad.

Recipe: Tomato, feta and tapenade 'focaccia'

Anne Shooter's Sesame and Spice brings a modern take to traditional Middle Eastern recipes. Below we have Anne's recipe for tomato, feta and tapenade focaccia. This whole article is making us hungry and we've made the mistake of posting it three hours before lunch. Now to spend the rest of the morning trying not to let our stomachs distract us..

Recipe: Raspberry Tart with Crème Pâtissière and Rosemary

Mixing fruit with herbs - other than mint - might seem a bold move for us Brits, but Daniel Galmiche shows how rosemary can lift the flavour of raspberries to new levels in this distinctive summer pudding.

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