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Recipe & Craft Ideas

Projects for your home from our favourite new books.

Visit our shops and you’ll find shelves bursting with wonderful cookery, craft and gardening titles for you to browse. Here we let you delve a little further into our favourite new books with downloadable projects to try at home. From dinner party show stoppers to new family favourites, crafty gift ideas to art for the kids, try out these taster projects to help you decide which books should grace your shelves.

A Modern Way to Cook

Roasted courgettes with crispy chickpeas

From A Modern Way to Cook

A very quick and insanely good version of a ratatouille.

Creative Craft with Kids

Mini treasure chests Creative Craft

From Creative Craft with Kids

Children love secret treasures that mean something to them.

Homemade Memories

Caramel Tea and Biscuit Slice

From Homemade Memories

Tea and biscuits were made for each other, so what better than a recipe that combines the two?

Knitting Cards On The Go!

Striped Armwarmers

From Knitting Cards on the Go!

Knitting Cards on the Go! offers 25 knitting patterns on cards for you to carry around wherever you go.

At My Table

Black Bean Burgers (GF)

From At My Table

"I make these burgers with black beans because they are packed with protein and fibre. My advice is to never skimp on the toppings!"

The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric

Men’s Classic T-Shirt

From The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric

It’s great to be able to sew for the men in your life, and this is a real wardrobe staple.

Gino's Veg Italia!

Asparagus, Ricotta, Chilli and Parmesan Tartlets

From Gino’s Veg Italia

Asparagus is one of the great delicacies of the vegetable world, and these asparagus tartlets quite rightly make it centre of attention.

The Big Painting Challenge

Orange on table

From The Big Painting Challenge

Are you ready to release your inner artist? The Big Painting Challenge is a guide to painting and drawing, to accompany the BBC series.

Peru: The Cookbook

Classic Ceviche

From Peru: The Cookbook

Ceviche is possibly the most common export of Peruvian cuisine and popular with both home cooks and experienced chefs alike.


Buta Kakuni Manju Pork Belly Buns

From Nanban

Buta kakuni manju are Japan’s take on gua bao, the Taiwanese pork buns recently popularised by Momofuku and sometimes called ‘Hirata buns’.

The Larousse Book of Bread


From The Larousse Book of Bread

Éric’s classic French baguette can now be made at home with this recipe.