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September 13 - 19, 2017
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5 INGREDIENTS - QUICK & EASY FOOD, JAMIE OLIVER, 9780718187729 (MICHAEL JOSEPH), BD12.500 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you’ll conjure up THE most exciting food like tender lamb shoulder roasted with dried chickpeas, zesty preserved lemons and sweet-ripened plum tomatoes, spiced with zingy Moroccan ras el hanout.

Why not try making Super green spaghetti - cavolo nero blitzed up with garlic and Parmesan cheese, dotted with spoonfuls of ricotta or a one-pan fabulous fish - white basmati rice, topped with dollops of green olive tapenade, fresh fragrant basil leaves, cherry tomatoes and delicious flaky haddock.

And for dessert, golden apple crumble cookies whipped up in an instant with dried apple, self-raising flour, butter, sugar and one egg . . . Superb.

It’s all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you’ve let the oven do the hard work for you.

We’re talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour. Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.

With more than 130 recipes, and chapters on chicken, beef, lamb, fish, eggs, veg, salads, pasta, rice and noodles and sweet things, there’s plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.

 

CARTES POSTALES FROM GREECE, VICTORIA HISLOP

9781472223210 (HODDER)

BD3.900 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

THIS is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise.

It is fiction with a distinctive photographic framework - magical and unique. Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to someone Ellie does not know, each signed with an initial: A.

These alluring cartes postales of Greece brighten her life and cast a spell on her. She decides she must see this country for herself.

On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives.Its pages tell the story of a man’s odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark.

It unfolds that A’s tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture, but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.

 

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, SHARI LAPENA

9780552173148, CORGI

BD3.900 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members

People are capable of almost anything. Fast-paced and addictive, this release announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realised. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there. What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?







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