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Review | The Fresh Vegan Kitchen

In honour of Veganuary, it’s high time I stop relying on a combination of my imagination and Pinterest for inspiration in the kitchen. The Fresh Vegan Kitchen is the perfect start to my journey towards being well-read in vegan cookbookery. The Concept David and Charlotte Bailey of Wholefood Heaven are all about sharing good food, and that’s always something I can jump on board with. They took the street food scene by storm in their beloved van winning Best Main Dish in the British Street Food Awards for their famous Buddha Bowl and have now conquered their first cookbook to share the joys of vegan cooking with us all. There are a few concise and informative pages in the front that are well worth a read for a speedy induction, and I’m a fan of their sensible advice about kitchen kit. All too often, cookbook authors will urge you to buy all sorts of gadgets immediately to improve your life, but the Baileys advise that you hold off until you know that this is how you’ll be cooking …

Review | Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden

This is a truly beautiful book to have lying around for Christmas, it’s cover is bound by what looks and feels like vintage wrapping paper. To get a feel for James Ramsden’s general attitude toward Christmas and fall in love with this book as I have, all one need do is read this line taken from his introduction: “Carols and stockings and Messiahs in mangers all have their place, but when it comes down to it, Christmas is measured in meals”. I couldn’t agree more. The Concept The aim of this book is to provide assistance for “stress-free cooking for the festive season” and I think this has absolutely been achieved. There are notes at the beginning on how to use the book, how to go about freezing the dishes and even contact details for James himself should you get stuck. I really got the feeling that he was trying to help us all have a great Christmas. The Recipes I’ve bookmarked three or four recipes to try for Christmas, and if I had the time I’d be …