World Book day is back and if you’ve got kids you may have found yourself up most of the night pulling together a last minute costume with any bits and bobs you could find! Here at GB Hospitality, we are big literary fans and love participating in the day in any way we can! But, seeing as we are a bit old too old to get dressed up as our favourite characters *sob* we thought we’d share with you our top hospitality reads that are perfect for those lazy weekends on the sofa with a glass of wine!
Raymond Blancs ‘A Taste of My Life’
If you love a good read with a autobiographical spin, then sit back and relax with Blanc’s piece of literature. It’s perfectly detailed, informative and allows the readers to follow him on his journey from being a young boy right through to owning and running his own leading restaurants. He shares everything he loves about life (mostly food) and his defining life moments. We highly recommend.
Rick Stein’s ‘Long Weekends’
One of the best things about travelling is always the food - and this is exactly what Stein captures in his book, Long Weekends. He’s travelled over 10 European Cities to create over 100 amazing recipes, including destinations such as Berlin, Lisbon, Vienna and Reykjavik. They are mostly quick, easy and delicious recipes that are perfect for the weekend and to make your guests feel like they’re on their holidays!
A Feast of Ice & Fire
Although this is obviously primarily aimed at those Game of Thrones Fans among us, this is one of those books that will make you go wow. The show is forever showing some of the most mouthwatering dishes around and nows the chance for us all to re-create something fantastic. Our favourite meal HAS to be The Wall recipe which is made up of a Rack of Lamb and Herbs, Pork Pie, Mutton in Onion-ale Broth: mulled wine: pease Porridge. Divine!
History of World Book Day
For those of you who might not have encountered World Book Day before, it’s a day that celebrates authors, illustrators and of course, the happiness reading a book can bring! For years, supermarkets and leading retailers have spent time encouraging schools to give every child the opportunity to read - and providing them with book tokens to allow them to buy a selection of books for only £1. The day was created by UNESCO back in 1995 mainly to promote copyright and publishing and has been a success ever since. The first original date was held on April 23rd - more commonly known as the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
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