Some 'research' for the weekend. #cocktail Image:

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book (Classic Cocktail Books series)

Think you know your food? Image:

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Yotam is a chef, cookery writer and restaurant owner. Yotam spends much of his time creating and testing recipes for his column in the Guardian, on-going cookery books and programmes for television.

It's been  bit of a Guy Grossi week for us, so we will end it with "Love Italy." Any book willing to open with a recipe for home made blood sausage has to be worth a look!

Join Guy Grossi as he travels around the gastronomic paradise that is Italy, tasting the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate artisans who produce it.

Chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice! Nice.

Chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice!

Ugly bagels, Depot dinners, now this. We risk becoming an Al Brown Tragic.

Get Fresh with Al Brown: Stories & recipes from heartland New Zealand

It's the weekend. Hoorah! #cocktail  Image:

[Photos: Paula Forbes / Eater] Now that the holidays are officially upon us, it's probably time for a drink. Thankfully, New York barmaster Jim Meehan is on hand with his PDT Cocktail Book, out.

Teach a man to fish...... Image:

Go Fish by Al Brown - Books - Random House Books New Zealand