The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

50 Recipes Selected by The Shelby Company Ltd

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 21 Apr 2022

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Have you ever wanted to eat like the Peaky Blinders? With this first official cookbook, you can now take a unique culinary journey into the world of the Shelby's.

Filled with 50 delicious and evocative recipes, the book takes inspiration from the iconic locations the infamous gang inhabits, from the bar at The Garrison, to the glamour of the Eden Club and the extravagance of Arrow House.

The recipes in this book transport you into the rich and murky world Tommy Shelby and his associates lived in, evoking the warm and hearty meals which would have kept the gang going day and night.

From filling family fare, to snacks, sandwiches and bar food, as well as lavish canapes, lunches and dinners, the book includes dishes such as: 

Warming vegetable & barley soup with Alfie Solomons’ soda bread, Grilled Oysters with parmesan crumb, Roast Rabbit with bacon & mushrooms in a whiskey sauce, flavourful Glazed celeriac steaks with breadcrumbs & herbs, a delicious Steak and ale pie, with a tasty mash, Butter and sage roast chicken with mushrooms & tarragon cream sauce, andSloe Gin jelly with blackberries and cream.

Combining stills from the series with recipes and specially commissioned photography, this is a lavishly illustrated cookbook for foodies and fans of Peaky Blinders alike.

Have you ever wanted to eat like the Peaky Blinders? With this first official cookbook, you can now take a unique culinary journey into the world of the Shelby's.

Filled with 50 delicious and...


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This book is great, loved all the recipes and I like the fact it has the characters photo’s in too.

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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Wow a very complimentary book to add to viewing parties for Peaky Blinders. (If you have not seen the series you should!) Very creative and authentic recipes, not commonly seen stateside that I am aware of in cookery. The photos of the recipes compliment the scenes of the show. I will definitely be trying some of these recipes. Enjoyed seeing the alcohol infused recipes and includes seafood, lamb and desserts as well as cocktails. I will enjoy giving these recipes a whirl. Nicely done.

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This title will be enjoyed by Peaky Blinders fans, those interested in food history and those who enjoy cooking.

Peaky Blinders (watch the series to find out what the title means) has enjoyed six successful TV seasons. Now there is this cookbook to enjoy. It is divided into places that feature in the show including Watery Lane, the Bar of the Garrison, The Derby, The Eden Club and the Arrow House. These chapters follow the increasing fortunes of the main character. Each recipe includes a short introduction that places it within the context of the show and/or history.

Some of the recipes include Warming Vegetable and Barley Soup with Alfie Solomons’ Soda Bread; one that I would like to eat is the Steak and Ale Pie with Mash, talk about comfort food. Just a couple more… the English Summer Salad looks gorgeous or how about Old Fashioned Fish Pie or Gentleman’s Pudding with Raspberry Sauce and Custard?

There are many photos in here. Some are of the food while others feature scenes or characters from the show. The food photos are most enticing! All in all, I enjoyed this one.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

This title will be published on 19 April 2022

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Publication date: April 19, 2022

Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review an advanced reader's copy of this book. This in no way affects my review, all opinions are my own and may be affected by the fact that it is windy and freezing rain outside and I have nothing better to do than read multiple books a day!

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Have you ever wanted to eat like the Peaky Blinders? With this first official cookbook, you can now take a unique culinary journey into the world of the Shelby's.

Filled with 50 delicious and evocative recipes, the book takes inspiration from the iconic locations the infamous gang inhabits, from the bar at The Garrison, to the glamour of the Eden Club and the extravagance of Arrow House.

The recipes in this book transport you into the rich and murky world Tommy Shelby and his associates lived in, evoking the warm and hearty meals which would have kept the gang going day and night.

From filling family fare to snacks, sandwiches and bar food, as well as lavish canapes, lunches and dinners, the book includes dishes such as:
***Warming vegetable & barley soup with Alfie Solomons’ soda bread
***Grilled Oysters with parmesan crumb
***Roast Rabbit with bacon & mushrooms in a whiskey sauce
***Flavourful Glazed celeriac steaks with breadcrumbs & herbs
***a delicious Steak and ale pie, with a tasty mash
***Butter and sage roast chicken with mushrooms & tarragon cream sauce
***Sloe Gin jelly with blackberries and cream.

Combining stills from the series with recipes and specially commissioned photography, this is a lavishly illustrated cookbook for foodies and fans of Peaky Blinders alike.

I have never seen Peaky Blinders, but I appreciate good food and interesting stories behind them. The food is not too "gourmet" and there is a nice selection of recipes for vegetarians (and many recipes that can be made vegan) and lovers of wild game such as rabbit. (I can see making the rabbit recipe with chicken and the "Butter and sage roast chicken with mushrooms & tarragon cream sauce" WITHOUT the tarragon sauce as it tastes like black licorice which is .. yuck.)

The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there.

I especially love the book because it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. My nephew says that I never have any food in the house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!)

Now, I guess that I have to look up the show as I am sure that it will appeal to hubby and me due to its historical content as that is usually our kind of show!

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Not only is this a cookbook, but you also get to see some stills from the series featuring Tommy Shelby, alongside some quality commissioned photographs.

Some recipes are named after the stars of the hit series, and some themed around different parts of the show.

Simplistic meals and puddings using the food items that were readily available in the 1920's.

The recipe that caught my eye that I'd love to try are the celeriac steaks.

A stunning piece of memorabilia for anyone who's a budding foodie, or simply a lover of the hit TV series.

Many thanks to Netgalley for my ARC.

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SO AWESOME!! I'm a MASSIVE Peaky Blinders fan and am so grateful to have gotten the ARC. This cookbook is a perfect collectors item for fans of the show but also has a great use. The book is filled with tons of high quality images of the characters (some photos I've never seen before) and 50 delicious looking recipes.

The recipes range all the way from starters to dessert and have such delicious looking photos to accompany each one. Theyre themed around different moments of the show of course which is a super cool touch. The recipes are clearly written and seem easy to follow even if you are just a casual baker/cook like me! I can't wait to try them all out!

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A beautiful cookbook- although some of the recipes were fairly complicated I adored the styling of this book, the photography is superb. A must for fans of the show

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I love Peaky Blinders and I love cook books so what’s not to like?!
This is a fabulous book, filled with lots of beautiful pictures from the series and a selection of recipes, at least some of which I don’t have in any of my other cook books.
So I would say that if you like Peaky Blinders then you should get this book, or if you like cooking then you should get this book.
My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.

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I loved this book. As a Peaky Blinders fan, this is so fun and brings me right into the show. The book includes pictures from the TV show but also has pictures of all recipes (not all cookbooks do this). Each recipe has a short paragraph explaining why it was chosen and how it brings you into the world. I am going to have to get a physical copy of this!

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I enjoyed reading this cookbook. I am one of those weird people who loves reading cookbooks. I can't wait to try some of these recipes. Fans of the Show Peaky Blinders will enjoy cooking the foods they saw on the show.

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Absolutely loved this book
Huge family of peaky blinders and this book brought to life what would been like the meals they cooked
Very well written
Worth getting for all peaky blinders fans

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"The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook" by Rob Morris is full of Scrumptious Recipes!! This cookbook is a MUST for fans of the Peaky Blinders TV show!! Every page of this BEAUTIFUL cookbook has AMAZING pictures of the cast and the Tempting Recipes!!! 🍛

✨THANK YOU to the Author, Quarto Publishing and Netgalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an Honest Review!!

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I loved this cookbook and how it relates to a series I really enjoyed as well. It has a bit of everything. Recipes, great photos and a them for the times. I love that it takes you back in time and the recipes really reflect that.

There are recipes that I will try and some that I just like to read about and imagine how they fit into that era. It makes food and cooking so much more interesting (and I already find food and cooking interesting!).

A great cookbook, great photography, great fun and a great era!

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What a wonderful recipe book. I love the TV series as well as cooking and baking so this was a great treat.

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook by Rob Morris is full of delicious recipes that compliment the Peaky Blinders lifestyle and era. The recipes look amazing and all in chapters to match a different Peaky Blinder event. The book has a very rustic style to it and the photos of the characters compliment the recipes very well.

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Thank you NetGalley for the eARC. I love this show so i wanted to check out the cookbook. It was beautifully illustrated but most of the food i had never heard of. It will not stop me from trying to make it! Thank you.

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Buy this cookbook, by order of the Peaky Blinders! This cookbook stays true to the heart of the series and history of the era. Not only does it provide perspective on how the Shelby’s would be eating at the time and where certain foods were appropriate, but includes clever references to the Shelby’s story. Not to mention the book includes gorgeous stills of the show.

Due to its authenticity to British-cuisine and pastime, if your American like me, some of the ingredients may be a bit hard to find or uncommon.

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This cookbook is sure to delight fans of the Peaky Blinder show. It is filled with delicious recipes and gorgeous food photography. It is interesting to see the different dishes the characters enjoy in the show.

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A Peaky Blinders cookbook?! Are you itching to see the next season of Peaky Blinders but it isn’t out where you live yet? Maybe this cookbook can tide you over!

The photography is wonderful, the meals are top notch and expertly planned. Each chapter is named for a place in the show, with foods that you might find in that location. From the Blue Cheese Filo Tartlets to the Butter & Sage Roast Chicken, you’ll find recipes that you may not be looking for, but once you’ll see it, you’ll want to try it.

This cookbook is definitely worth the try. I gave 4 stars since some of the ingredients might be difficult to find, depending on where you live.

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Nicely presented book. I liked the mix of photography between the recipes and scenes from the series.
Several very tasty looking family-type meals which I certainly will be trying.
It’s a pleasant surprise to find a recipe book that doesn’t include some more obscure ingredients that I could never hope to buy in the area of the country I live in. Whilst London has a vast array of food suppliers, here in the north-east of England it’s not the case and I sometimes struggle to obtain what is probably considered a fairly basic product included in a recipe. All these recipes should be possible.

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook pays homage to the eccentricities of dining during the interwar years, honing in on British fare of the 1920's as imagined by the drama series, Peaky Blinders. The recipes are inspired by what might have been served to the show's protagonist, Tommy Shelby, during each stage of his social climb from Watery Lane to the Arrow House. The recipes have been somewhat modernized for today's taste buds and cooking techniques, but remain grounded in the past.

As an example recipe, let's look at Roast Rabbit with Bacon and Mushrooms in a Whiskey Sauce. This one gleefully breaks plenty of healthy-eating rules, but rules are made to be broken and no one knows that better than the Peaky Blinders. Really, though, they are mostly just minor infractions. 3-1/2 tablespoons of Irish whiskey are added early enough to cook off the alcohol while retaining the flavor. Chicken can be substituted for rabbit, because after all, as the cookbook advises, "Known in the 1920s as poor-man's chicken, rabbit was available to anyone who could hunt it down. And if you want to take Polly's advice, remember that 'Bucks taste better.'"

That roast rabbit/chicken recipe calls for seventeen ingredients as well as two vegetables as a side-serve. But don't panic! The instructions are well focused and clearly written, and will lead you easily through the preparation process. If you have your ingredients and equipment ready and waiting, and follow the instructions to the letter, even a novice cook should end up with an impressive meal. Flip ahead to Creamy Baked Rice Pudding with Berry Compote and you'll have a excellent dessert to finish this feast.

Not every recipe is as easygoing as the Roast Rabbit, though. Adventurous foodies might want to try Pork Scratching Sticks with Smoked Paprika and Sea Salt. All you need are some seasonings and salts... along with a one pound slab of pork skin, a blowtorch and scissors. What could possibly go wrong? Try asking your butcher to sell you the pork skin—by order of the Peaky Blinders.

The photography is such a treat. There's plenty of shots of the show's cast in iconic settings that will please the most avid of fans.

But oh, the food. Those photos begin with Chapter 1 at family table in Watery Lane. For this setting, the lighting is warm, with a golden, homespun glow.

In Chapter 2 we head for The Garrison for some pub food. The dishes now seems darker and moody, with food served on sturdy, rustic plates and boards.

Chapter 3 finds us having lunch at The Derby, with well-lit, bright, colorful food, such as Angels on Horseback, served on fine china.

Chapter 4 takes us to dinner at the Eden Club. The golden glow of chapter 1 is back, but now illuminates elegant yet decidedly masculine place settings.

And for the grand finale in chapter 5, we are invited to a feast at Arrow House. We are given a printed formal menu to stir our appetite. The canapes look fun to make and sound delicious. I'm not entirely convinced about the Pea & Lettuce Soup with Feta, but I'd be willing to give it a try. In a Peaky Blinders dinner party situation, one must be willing to take these things in stride. Most likely there are people watching that you don't want to upset. The Chicken & Pork Terrine with Brandy & Apricots, we are assured, "looks far harder to achieve than it is. Definitely one to impress the guests". To my middle-class sensibilities, unfortunately, terrine looks like Spam and Sushi had a baby. I suppose I should try it before passing judgement—and before judgement is passed on me.

I recommend The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook to fans of the series, adventurous cooks, curious kitchen novices, photography buffs, and cookbook collectors.

My thanks to author Rob Morris, Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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This cookbook is a real gem for all the Peaky Blinders fans. It was so well written. Amazing recipes, easy to follow. Beautiful photos of the meals. The back story for each dish is oh so lovely.


My favourite recipes from the cookbook are Lamb cutlets in rosemary, anchovy & caper butter with slow-braised leeks and Scotch eggs with mustard mayonnaise. So delicious.

All in all I really enjoyed this cookbook and I will for sure be making more recipes from it.

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Absolutely phenomenal for fans of the show!!! As someone who both loves the show and cooking this was an absolutely delightful treat, especially with the show coming to an end soon.

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Peaky Blinders brings me any and all happiness I have so getting this cookbook was some what of an honor. I find it slightly silly as we never see Tommy Shelby eat in the show, but of course he has to at some point. Also seeing recipes that would be staples in the family and peoples lives in this time period was a delight.

The photos from the show were fantastic and beautiful! I 100% want to try pretty much all of the recipes and have already made plans to try the desserts out, specifically, soon!

This was a great delight to read and I truly am thankful for this cookbook!

5 stars!

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By Order Of The Peaky Blinders!
Great cookbook for both fans of Peaky Blinders and fans of good cooking.
In this one, you will find recipes for fancy dinners as well as casual bites to have for binging the newest season of the show. Along with the amazing pictures of food, you can also see high-quality stills from the show.
Cuisine-wise it is mostly Irish and Scottish meals, we are talking meat pies, lamb and fish, bread and boozed bases. You may follow the recipe or you can mix and mash your own, and supplement almost everything.
Some of my favorites are:
RAISED MINI PORK & HERB PIES
MINI CURRIED LAMB PIES
STEAK & ALE PIE with MASH
CHICKEN & PORK TERRINE with BRANDY & APRICOTS
I feel like this is a quality cookbook to have for your collection.

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This is a great cookbook if you're a fan of the show! granted, You don't see Thomas Shelby sat down for a roast, but the food is a good representation of the time period and where they are. This cookbook could be fun for a themed dinner with drinks. I also love the pictures from the show throughout the book. The English summer salad will be the first recipe I try!

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This is excellent! There are lots of really tasty recipes structured into menus which might have been served at some of the key Peaky locations. A must read for cooking fans who love Peaky Blinders!

With thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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If you are a fan of Peaky Blinders and enjoy creating recipes that are traditional this book if perfect for you. The photos in the book along with some long forgotten recipes make this book not only a great cookbook but also a nice coffee table book.

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