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Press Release 3rd November 2004


And NUTS to you too!


Why is there a nut warning on everything that moves when according to The European Food Information Council, (EUFIC), “Estimates for the prevalence of food allergy are much lower than are perceived by the public  ….. it has been estimated that food allergy occurs on average in about 1-2% of the adult population. The prevalence is higher among young children, with estimates from 3-7%”. ( ).


Recipes4us has decided to pander to the remaining 93% of the population by  the recent launch of its first cookery book “This book may contain NUTS”. But don’t be fooled by the nutty title or off-the-wall introduction to this book: this is a SERIOUS cookery book dedicated to one of the oldest foods known to man.


It takes both a gastronomic and educational tour of the nut world. As well as 80 scrumptious recipes including soups,  starters, main courses, side dishes, desserts and baked goods, there is information about individual nuts including their origins, general preparation, buying, storing and nutritional values plus some interesting facts which you may not know.  Whether you’re vegetarian or carnivore, you are guaranteed to  find  something to tempt you amidst the selection of recipes, many of which are traditional dishes from the countries in which the nuts grow.


The author, Florence Sandeman, has over 35 years of practical cooking experience under her belt and currently owns and maintains one of the largest independent and privately owned cookery websites in the UK  She has written this book from the perspective of an everyday cook working in an ordinary kitchen rather than a restaurant chef, so you can be sure that every recipe can be faithfully reproduced in your own kitchen, with no need for industrial or special equipment….or a host of staff to do the prep and clearing up after you.


Makes a great gift for Christmas or any time!


Below is a sample recipe and graphic from the book which we would be more than happy for you to publish in your publication.

Original 500dpi graphic can be downloaded from our media centre at Original 500dpi artwork can be downloaded from our media centre at


Hazelnut Asparagus Pasta

Serves 4

Hot Vegetarian Main Course

Preparation and cooking time:  25 minutes



400g/14oz Dried Pasta, e.g. Spaghetti, Linguine, Penne

Salt and Black Pepper

2 tbsp Olive Oil

25g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

400g/14oz Fresh Asparagus, sliced diagonally in 5cm/2-inch pieces

1 Red Capsicum (sweet pepper), coarsely chopped

240ml/8fl.oz. Strong Vegetable Stock

4 tbsp  freshly chopped Parsley

100g/4oz Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

100g/4oz  Hazelnuts, chopped



1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add plenty of salt and the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until just tender.


2. Meanwhile, heat the butter and olive oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, garlic and asparagus and sauté over a medium for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently,  until just lightly browned.


3. Add the capsicum and sauté for a further 3-4 minutes. then add the stock and bring to the boil.


4. Drain the cooked pasta well, return to the rinsed out saucepan then add the contents of the frying pan plus the parsley,  half the Parmesan and half the hazelnuts.  Season with salt and plenty of black pepper, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning constantly.


5. To serve – transfer to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and nuts. Serve immediately.


Courtesy of Recipes4us

Taken from  the book “This Book May Contain NUTS”

Cover Price : £10.99

ISBN: 0-9548324-0-X

Published by: Recipes4us

Available from: (Online and mail order)



For further information contact:-

Florence Sandeman, Proprietor


Tel:      07971 627 037




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