Books For Cooks

    A foodie’s paradise, Heidi Lascelles founded Books for Cooks in 1983, after she noticed that there were many specialist bookstores in the UK but none focusing on the art of cookery alone. After the store steadily grew in popularity, it moved to larger premises and installed a kitchen, where customers could sample some of the many recipes in the books for themselves. Lunch is served from noon (eager visitors usually arrive at 12pm sharp to secure their tables) for a reasonable £5 for two courses and £7 for three. Now owned by Eric Treuille and Rosie Kindersley, the store exudes a family feel, with many regulars popping in to eat and chat about the day’s chosen dish. “We try to make everything as organic as possible,” Treuille explains. “And we don’t stop serving until all the food has gone!” The store also runs cookery courses and demonstrations from their stocked authors, as well as twice-monthly supper clubs. Books are divided by country, desserts, baking, seasons, food history and nutrition – the owners’ only criterion is to look for “what people will enjoy cooking from.” They also publish their own range of cookery books containing their favorite recipes from the considerable number they have tested over the years. Near the front of the store, there is a small section for children - of which ‘Zombie Cupcakes’ is a particular highlight.Show lessRead more

    4 Blenheim Crescent , London


    10-6

    Category
    Books & Music

    Subcategory
    Specialty Books

    Public Transport
    Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith)
    Notting Hill Gate (District, Cirlce, Central)

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