By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Beautiful cookery and baking books just in!

We’re always on the hunt for beautiful high-quality cookery books in Charlie Byrne’s and we’ve just had a delivery of brilliant cookery and baking titles at bargain prices! Check out a small selection below, and head on over to our Facebook page to see more pictures!

Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys

The heart of the Artichoke David TanisOur Price €15 – Original Price €32

David Tanis is a chef, cook, teacher, and author whose career has spanned three decades. When he’s not cooking in restaurants, he’s cooking for his friends at home or travelling the world’s open-air markets. Tanis has been featured in The New York Times.There are twenty-four menus, six per season, each of them amusingly and engagingly titled and punctuated with rich mini-essays full of information and insight. The menus are bookended by a chapter on private rituals, those treats for when you’re on your own in the kitchen with no one else to satisfy, and at the other end, menus for holiday feasts.





Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth: Recipes and Tips from a Modern Artisan Bakery

Lily Vanillis Sweet Tooth

Our Price €12 – Original Price €25

Lily Vanilli is an absolute favourite of ours in Charlie Byrne’s – her artisan cakes are a delight to bake and eat, and her innovative cupcake decorations really set her apart! Her Halloween cupcake book was a fixed feature on Olivia’s staff picks for some time, and Sweet Tooth is even bigger and better (not to mention beautifully printed with a beautiful pastel green cover and shocking pink pages!).

Since she started out selling her cakes at a market in East London, Lily Jones (aka Vanilli) has gone on to become one of Britain’s best-loved artisan bakers. With a star-studded client list and a thriving bakery on Columbia Road, Lily’s bakes are famous for their unique flavour combinations, spectacular design and exquisite taste.


In Sweet Tooth, Lily takes you behind the scenes of her bakery and shows you how to master some of the core skills of baking – the cake, the custard, the coulis, the pastry, the ganache and much more – arming you with the skills you need to develop your own recipes, and move beyond the cupcake once and for all. Packed with over 100 inspirational and easy to follow recipes for layer cakes, tarts, biscuits, meringues, confectionary and ice creams, Lily shares her invaluable tips and decorating techniques.Sweet Tooth is essential reading for anyone who is passionate about making sweets – from the complete beginner to the expert baker.

The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home

The Hummingbird Baker Home Sweet HomeOur Price €12 – Original Price €26

Britain’s million-copy bestselling, hugely popular bakery is back with over 100 new tried-and-triple-tested recipes that celebrate home baking.

This stunning new cookbook, including step-by-step photos and every foolproof recipe with its own image, offers some of the bakers’ all-time favourite home baking recipes and brand new, inspirational ideas.

Our love of baking has been handed down from generation to generation and this collection of gorgeous Hummingbird bakes includes delicious cupcakes, loaves, layer cakes, biscuits, sweets, roulades, pies, puds and savouries – all with the unique Hummingbird twist.

Pecan and Toffee Thumbprint Cookies, Custard Cream Cupcakes, and Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes for afternoon tea; Pineapple Upside-down Cake, Blackbottom Pie, Raspberry and Jelly Roll and for dessert; Blueberry Buns, S’more Brownies or Pinwheels for a delicious pick-me-up; Red Velvet Roulade, Maple and Walnut Streusel Cake, and Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Meringue for something a bit special.

From easy-peasy Olive Loaf to gorgeous Lemon Layer Cake, the baker’s original cakes and bakes will appeal to novice bakers and confident pie-makers alike – and offer memorable moments for friends, family or simply to enjoy at home.


Cook Step by Step

Cook Step-by-step DKOur Price €15 – Original Price €35

A new classic recipe bible with beautiful full colour illustrations throughout.

Just learning to cook? Or are you a cook looking to learn new techniques? This step-by-step guide to cooking is invaluable. Cook Step-By-Step will help explain unfamiliar techniques and guide you through crucial parts of recipes and provide reassurance.

Choose from 300 dishes, and get to grips with the step-by-step sequences for snacks starters and mains – subdivided into fish, meat, and meat-free dishes – as well as delicious desserts and baking.

With reliable recipes, from internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan, this will allow you to cook classic recipes perfectly and with confidence.


Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

Holistic Herbal David Hoffman

Our Price €10 – Original Price €25

New jacket edition of this classic herbal by internationally renowned herbalist David Hoffman. Easy to use, the herbal is hugely popular with herbalists and laypeople worldwide

The Holistic Herbal covers everything you need to know about growing, gathering, preparing, using and taking herbal medicines to improve and maintain health.

With simple b/w line drawn herb illustrations throughout, the book is extremely attractive and contains:-

a simple introduction to health, well-being and how your body works.
• a guide to specific health problems and concerns (you don’t need to be sick to take a herbal cure!) and ‘which herb’ for a range of conditions.
• A–Z herbal, covering over 200 different medicinal herbs and plants.This section comprises the main part of the book and is full of detailed information about each herb.

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