Archive for July, 2017

  • Cover Reveal: Made at Home by Giorgio Locatelli


    From Tuscan tomato and bread soup to monkfish stew, simple spaghettis or lemon and pistachio polenta cake, Made at Home is a colourful collection of the food that Giorgio Locatelli loves to prepare for family and friends.

    With recipes that reflect the places he calls home, from Northern Italy to North London or the holiday house he and his wife Plaxy have found in Puglia, Made at Home is a celebration of favourite vegetables combined in vibrant salads or fresh seasonal stews, along with generous fish and meat dishes and cakes to share. Early every evening, Giorgio’s ‘other family’, the chefs and front of house staff at his restaurant, Locanda Locatelli, sit down together to eat, and Giorgio reveals the recipes for their best-loved meals, the Tuesday ‘Italian’ Burger and the Saturday Pizza.

    Giorgio Locatelli is also a judge on BBC Two’s brand new competitive food show The Big Family Cooking Showdown, alongside chef  Rosemary Shrager. They will judge and crown the nation’s best family of cooks. The show will be presented by Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and TV presenter Zoe Ball.

    Made At Home is out on the 7th September and you can pre-order it now.

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    Follow Giorgio Locatelli on Twitter: @GLocaOfficial

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    • Food From 4th: Pimiento de piquillo con crema de queso y mojo verde

      Pimiento de piqulllo con crema de queso y mojo verde

      (Piquillo pepper stuffed with goat’s curd mixed herbs and mojo verde)

      These are really quick and colourful: great for summer parties and picnics. Josep, our executive chef, who came up with the combination, uses goat’s curd from La Bauma, but you could substitute cream cheese or cottage cheese.

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    • Cover Reveal: The Transition by Luke Kennard

      • Jul 20, 2017 • Tags: ,


      We are delighted to reveal the paperback cover for The Transition by Luke Kennard. It’s Black Mirror meets David Nicholls in this dark and funny novel about love in dystopian times.


      Longlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize for fiction, The Transition tells the story of Karl has let his debts get wildly out of control and, in desperation, has sort of semi accidentally committed credit-card fraud. Now he could have to go to prison, so when he and his wife Genevieve are instead offered a place on a mysterious self-improvement scheme called The Transition, they agree. It’s only six months, after all, and at first all it requires is that they give up their credit cards and move into the spare room of their ‘mentors’, Janna and Stu, who seem perfectly lovely.

      Listen to Luke Kennard reading an extract from the book for 4th RE4DINGS:

      The Transition by Luke Kennard is out in paperback on the 7th September. Pre-order your copy

      Subscribe to the 4th Estate podcast.

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      • 4th Estate and William Collins writers open up about LGBTQ+ identities

        4th Estate and William Collins writers open up about LGBTQ+ identities

        In celebration of Pride in the UK, we have put together a selection of writing by 4th Estate and William Collins authors who have used their craft to represent the lives of those in the LGBTQ community. Whether writing non-fiction, fiction, or something in the middle, these writers have significantly contributed to the demonstration that love is love, by writing complex depictions of individuals outside the heteronormative spectrum (this list is non-exhaustive).

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      • 4th Coming: Zinzi Clemmons, author of ‘What We Lose’

        The 4thcoming series is all about introducing you to our authors.  If you’ve ever wondered what your favourite 4th Estate author is currently reading, listening to or what their writing ritual is, then we’ve got all those answers for you.

        Name: Zinzi Clemmons

        Occupation: Writer, editor, college professor.

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