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Ge­orge Calom­baris (Pen­guin/lantern, £25) The de­sign­ers should be shot be­fore lunch. Greek cook­ing by an Aus­tralian is a dif­fi­cult enough con­cept with­out un­read­able recipe ti­tles and sploshy pri­mary colours. I guess the ac­tual dishes are bonza, but it’s hard work get­ting there.

Cook­ing with Loula

Alexan­dra Stra­tou (Ar­ti­san, £20) Rather more help­ful is this guide to Greek cook­ery by a Greek/ Amer­i­can who works as a pri­vate chef. The recipes are friendly (although why her tara­masalata isn’t of smoked roe I don’t know) and have a Greek touch that isn’t too dis­turb­ing. The pho­to­graphs are charm­ing.

Provence to Pondicherry

Tessa Kiros (Quadrille, £25) Tessa Kiros, a much-trav­elled cook­ery writer, had the bril­liant

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