Father's Day Giftlist

Posted on June 7, 2017 by caro.parodi@kylebooks.com


Are you looking for tasty, no bullshit food? You’ve come to the right place. Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes is for every bloke searching for inspiration and a solid guide to good cooking. Collins’s easy-to-follow recipes can help any modern man broaden his kitchen skills – from making proper vinaigrette to the foolproof technique for braising meat. You won’t find bland how-to tutorials; Brendan teaches through his recipes. Brendan starts with the essential man-food, sandwiches, in Things On Bread and moves on to The Chips Are Down, then Fish, Meat and Veg, plus a chapter on Special Days when you want to pull out all the stops. His 100 straightforward recipes cover everything, from a Joint of Beef with Proper Gravy, super sides, such as Roasted Baby Artichokes and perfect puddings, such as Brioche Doughnuts with Bourbon Glaze. The more recipes you try, the more skills you’ll learn to cook delicious food, impress your mates and get creative in the kitchen.


This book appeals to the modern man and woman looking for a creative outlet that will connect them to their environment, be they in the city or the countryside. The book begins by identifying certain wood types and trees and how to source local timber for free or next to nothing. Then Max discusses the basic tools and hand grips, and with step-by-step carving and cutting techniques you will soon be mastering the skills to make your own creations. Starting with eating spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, you can move on to butter knives, coffee scoops and chopping boards - even small bowls can be mastered without using a lathe. And there is added advice on finishing your projects.
All these projects are displayed and explained clearly so that, even if you are a craft or carving novice, you will succeed in creating something that can be passed down from generation to generation.


Mouthwatering recipes with smoky and succulent flavours that will see you through the summer and beyond in style. Including:
Crowd-pleasers – food to impress friends, such as Beef Short Ribs and Sticky Pork Belly & Rice Noodle Salad
Hand-held – get messy with Chilli Dogs, Smoked Chicken Wings and Lamb Shish Kebabs
From the Sea – delicious fish and seafood dishes
Veggies, Sides & BreadsBBQs aren’t just about meat so add Chargrilled Leaves with Burnt Lemon Dressing, Cauliflower Steaks and Chipotle Slaw to your menu
Smoking – from hot-smoked classics like Pulled Pork to Cold-smoked Salmon
Cocktails & Coolers – drinks to wash down and complement your grilled dishes
Desserts – indulge in Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and what BBQ would be complete without s’Mores?
Restoke the Fire – ideas for the morning after including Buttermilk Pancakes and Brunch Pizzette

Packed with delicious ideas to light up your BBQ this is the ultimate guide to cooking with fire and smoke.


Smoking is one of the oldest and most delicious ways of preserving and flavouring a wide range of food, from fish and meat to vegetables and dairy products. Charlotte Pike provides an essential guide for anyone who wants to try their hand at this ancient technique – whether a beginner or more experienced cook – with step-by-step instructions for both hot and cold smoking, as well as guidance on ready-to-use equipment to suit all budgets, from stovetop smoking to mastering the Big Green Egg and even building your own DIY cold smoker.

With an inspiring variety of tried-and-tested recipes for smoked ingredients, plus dishes to showcase them, including smoked chicken and chorizo paella, cold-smoked salmon platter, Asian smoked mackerel salad, melanzane parmigiana with smoked mozzarella and barbecued lobster with smoked butter, this is your go-to smoking guide, filled with irresistible recipes to savour and share.


Gentleman about town Gustav Temple, editor of The Chap magazine, and Olly Smith, wine expert extraordinaire, have teamed together to write this ultimate guide to alcoholic beverages.

A treasure trove of advice, Drinking for Chaps will transform men (and women) from gadabouts and dabblers to titans of taste. Chapters include cocktails, bubbles, wine, beer, cider, spirits and liqueurs, and cover pairing drinks with delicacies as well as how to find the best booze on a budget and the infallible Chap hangover cure. Whether you want to impress your house guests with your lemon twist, dazzle a young lady with your drinking decorum, or order a perfect Martini at your favourite bar, this essential guide will show you how to drink like a king without spending a fortune.


Sebby Holmes’s adventurous approach has made his London pop-ups a huge success. In Cook Thai, he features the dishes that have seen crowds queuing round the block, perfectly adapted to suit the home cook.
For Sebby, Thai food is not a special occasion cuisine, it’s a delicious, varied and exciting style of food that can be eaten every day. His recipes use ingredients that can be easily be found in supermarkets, and include essential pastes, dips and pickles that can then be used as a starting point to explore this fragrant cuisine, as well as small bites such as Tiger Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters, stir fries such as Sticky Pork Belly with Salted Roast Pumpkin and impressive sharing dishes such as Grilled Whole Seabass with Coconut Chilli Jam.
A genuinely modern cookery book providing a refreshing, eclectic mix of south-east Asian dishes.