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Behind The Cookbook: Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Behind The Cookbook: Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

The 850 recipes in Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook, collected from cooks all across the nation, are a collection of America’s best. Author Nell Beaubien Nichols was a prolific food writer and chronicler of American foodways, with no fewer than 17 cookbooks to her name, written over a period of more than 50 years. She is best known for the series of books written for the magazine Farm Journal.

Q&A with Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Q&A with Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Prue Leith, a presenter of The Great British Bake Off, has partnered with her niece, Peta Leith, a professional pastry chef, to write The Vegetarian Kitchen. Kerstin Rodgers interviewed the pair over Zoom about their collaboration, how they handled lockdown, friendship with food-writing legends Mary Berry and Elizabeth David, and what life is really like in the Bake Off tent.

In praise of pescatarianism

In praise of pescatarianism

Cooking fish is easier than you might think, says supper club host and author Kerstin Rodgers, aka Ms Marmite Lover. Here she gives some simple tips for cooking fish and shares her top fishy finds on ckbk.

Cookbook Preview: The Seafood Shack

Cookbook Preview: The Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick was published on November 3rd. The book, including all 91 recipes, is now available in full via ckbk. Find our more in our Q&A with the authors.

Behind The Cookbook: The Cuisine of Life

Behind The Cookbook: The Cuisine of Life

Through the shared language of food, the LIFE Project brings people closer and promotes a sense of understanding, compassion and unity between communities. This is the story of how the LIFE Project entrepreneurs came together to publish a cookbook.

So you think you know ... Italian pasta

So you think you know ... Italian pasta

How deep does your pasta knowledge go? Take our quiz created in partnership with artisanal pasta makers Rustichella d’Abruzzo, to find out how much you really know.

Behind The Cookbook: Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook

Behind The Cookbook: Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook

The 700 recipes in Farm Journal’s Complete Pie Cookbook are a collection of America’s best. Author Nell Beaubien Nichols was a prolific food writer and chronicler of American foodways, with no fewer than 17 cookbooks to her name, written over a period of more than 50 years. She is best known for the series of books written for the magazine ‘Farm Journal’.

Explore the world of spices with ckbk

Explore the world of spices with ckbk

ckbk is home to an ever-growing assortment of cookbooks spotlighting spices along with thousands of international dishes that showcase them at their most delicious. Take your palate on a world tour through the ckbk collection.

Learning With Experts: A delicious way to learn

Learning With Experts: A delicious way to learn

Learning With Experts is the ultimate online classroom for people who are keen to sharpen their skills in a number of life-enhancing subjects, including gardening, photography, floristry – and food & drink. Find out about some of the courses on offer in this guest post from Learning With Experts, and see how this hands-on skills training can help you get the most from ckbk’s huge range of cookbooks.

The food of Southeast Asia

The food of Southeast Asia

ckbk co-founder Nadia Arumugam launches the first in our two-part series on the cuisines of Southeast Asia. Malaysia-born Nadia, who has lived in three countries and traveled widely in many more, couldn’t be a better guide to the region. She evokes the fragrant memories of her mother’s cooking and recalls the aromas, sounds and signature dishes of Malaysia’s capital, before taking us off to Singapore and Indonesia, then to South Africa’s Cape Malay cuisine.

What is gastrodiplomacy?

What is gastrodiplomacy?

Johanna Mendelson Forman is a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C., where she leads the food security program. In her guest post, she talks about the importance of food as ‘soft power’ and its usefulness as a diplomatic tool for drawing people and societies together.

Explore the Mediterranean with recipes from ckbk

Explore the Mediterranean with recipes from ckbk

Can’t make it to the Med this summer? No problem. You can bring the flavors of the region to life in your own kitchen. Let ckbk inspire you with recipes for dishes from the diverse cultures that surround its waters.

A route through ckbk’s French cookbook collection

A route through ckbk’s French cookbook collection

Loving French food is easy. Finding exactly what kind of French food to cook, learn about and discover is a bit more complicated. This route through France’s regions, chefs and cooking styles will help you find the best of French cuisine