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Gastrophysics by Prof. Charles Spence: It's Protein in Motion
Gastrophysics would seem to be the study of how to make people like your food more without needing to actually make your food better. A few multi-sensory illusions could be just the culinary trick you need up your sleeve.
Hame by Annalena McAfee: A Bonsai Braveheart
Annalena McAfee's second novel comes with poetry, big laughs and a rabble-rousing finale. All that's missing is a wee dram of whiskey.
Umami by Laia Jufresa: A Book, a Taste, a Bowl of Soup
In Umami Laia Jufresa has created a perfectly balanced microcosm. Grief is met with humour, bitterness eased by hope. A book to relish, paired perfectly with a recipe for umami-packed Aztec soup.
Conclave: Robert Harris's Credibility Goes Up in Holy Smoke
Robert Harris begins his latest novel with a great idea but stretches credibility to breaking point.
The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser: Manners Maketh the Man
In this entertaining and informative book, Margaret Visser examines and explains how we humans complicate the manner in which we eat and why we have always done so.
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton: A Master Class on Marriage
'Love is a skill rather than an enthusiasm.' Don't miss out on a master class from Alain de Botton.
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes: A Higher Class of Romance
Julian Fellowes dishes up a new fix of well-written, exquisitely detailed historical romance set amongst the tinkling teacups of Victorian Belgravia.
Fifty Shades More Dangerous: Coeurs à la Crème and Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Knock your lover's socks off this Valentine's Day with a classic seduction manual and a recipe for romance.
YA Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Emily Barr's first book for Young Adults is a quirky coming-of-age novel about living in the moment and being brave enough to step from an unknown past into an unpredictable future.