It’s one of life’s little pleasures eating alfresco. What’s better than packing up all your favourite food and plonking yourself down in the sunshine to eat it all. We have a number of great food titles on the site, all with rights to sell, and here are some on the theme of “a great picnic.”

Picnic Crumbs
A Gathering of Picnics, Packed Lunches and Provisions at Home and Abroad

Anabel Loyd
Polperro Heritage Press


Picnic Crumbs is a collection of stories, from all sorts of people over several centuries, of food produced or eaten in a way that may, even when it is a banquet, just about be defined as a picnic. Writers, travellers and gastronomes of all persuasions describe picnics past, present, perfect and imperfect, in this delightfully eclectic anthology collected by Anabel Loyd, herself the daughter of a family whose picnics have been eaten by a mix of guests from prime ministers to Pekingeses.

World rights available





Raw Soul Food

Julia Lechner, Anton Teichmannraw
Verlag Eugen Ulmer 

74 recipes for every day: simple, quick and delicious, from low-carb to high-carb Nothing but fruit and vegetables? Wrong – raw food is incredibly diverse and varied, and is great fun too! Whether morning, afternoon or evening, for travelling or at home, savoury or sweet, easy or complicated – in this book, there’s something for every taste, from salad, fruit love, soups, maincourses, raw food to go, desserts, cakes, flans and sweets to smoothies, shakes and cocktails.

Worldwide rights available, excluding German


Cooking Made Easy

cookingThe Ideal Cookery Book For Beginners That Goes Beyond Cooking

Deepa S. Phatak & Shyam Phatak

The book is meant for the beginners, particularly those who are clueless about cooking. It is also for people who are fed up of eating out all the time and for working bachelors who like to eat out everyday but cannot afford to! And also for the smart working woman who is not yet smart in cooking. Unlike other cookery books dealing only with recipes, this book also teaches the aspiring cooks how to identify the ingredients and recognise the importance of a pleasing presentation. 

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Me, You and the Kids too

The Ultimate Time-Saving cookbook meyou 

Renee Elliott
Watkins / Nourish

The perfect recipe book for the busy home, packed with mouth-watering recipes the whole family will enjoy – including variations for 6 – 9 month and 9 – 12 month babies. Renee Elliott is the founder of Planet Organic, the UK’s largest organic supermarket. A long-time champion of healthy and nutritious food, she serves on the council of the Soil Association and advises government officials on issues surrounding the organic industry. She is the author of DBP’s The Best Recipes for Babies & Toddlers.

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What’s Cooking in Belgium

Neil Evans & Anna Jenkinsonbelgium

A book of recipes and stories that explain Belgium’s love affair with food. It could live in the kitchen or on your coffee table, with not only lots of mouth-watering recipes for traditional Belgian dishes, but also fascinating anecdotes about the nation’s cuisine.

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Wine Tasting

A Professional Handbook

Ronald S. Jackson


One of the most respected professionals in the wine industry-Ron Jackson, author of Wine Science (now in its second edition)- covers all practical and theoretical aspects of wine 

winetasting in his new book. It details the basic techniques used by professionals to sense all visual, gustatory, and olfactory wine properties (sight, taste, and smell). It also describes the physiologic, psychologic, and physicochemical origins of sensory perception and discusses wine types to illustrate the characteristic features that distinguish the majority of wines. 

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