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flamenco Poem Of The Cante Jondo, and the turbulent and beautiful Dark Love Sonnets, which the Andalusian poet was revising at the time of his brutal political murder early in the Spanish Civil War. There are also several lyrics translated into English for the first time, and the play Blood Wedding. from Iraq, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey. In Weligama (l), chef Emily Dobbs shares Sri-Lankan inspired recipes for every meal and season, including chapters on breakfast – such as crispy egg hopper pancakes; short eats – think traditional street food such as vadai and mutton rolls; and a large selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable curries and accompaniments. There are also traditional and original puddings – such as banana tarte tatin and papaya cake; and tips on Sri Lankan curry- making. So far, the late-year rush of new cookery titles has thrown up mouth-watering options including Hummus & Co (l), in which Michael Rantissi presents fresh, modern Middle Eastern flavours for every day. Here are more than 140 recipes for fresh greens and vegetables, grains, fish, chicken and meat. Examples include a slow-roasted cumin and coriander spiced lamb shoulder, with Persian cranberry rice pilaf and tangy vegetables; cook-ahead Moussaka; Persian meatball soup; and plenty of dips, relishes, rubs and spreads In the curiously named cookbook Edgy Veg (l), Candice Hutchings offers ‘carnivore-approved vegan recipes’. The Edgy Veg is a YouTube channel with around 190,000 subscribers and 630,000-plus views per month. It aims to re-purpose familiar favourites by recreating childhood and adult cravings for people with sophisticated palettes and food-nerd obsessions. The pitch is that every single recipe can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. Key: (l) large paperback or hardback (p) small paperback 51