Great British Bakeoff Cookbook
I started watching the last series of the Great British Bakeoff (GBB) recently and fell in love with it. I know there are plenty of series here in the States about cooking competitions, but this one is unique in that it involves amateur bakers. Also, I appreciate the lack of intense drama that our US shows seems inundated with and the focus on learning baking skills. It can get intense in the tent, but not nearly as overwrought.
This cookbook is one in a series of cookbooks connected with the program. It has some, but not all, of the items made in one series of the show. It gives good instruction and I was curious to take on some of the recipes that aren't commonly made "over here".
This book has color pictures. The writer is not one of the judges from the program, which are Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, which is a shame. but their cookbooks can be obtained. The tricky part is that all the weights and measures are given in metric. Before you panic, there is a guide in the very back of the book that translates them into English measures. I did need to Google some of the terms used in the baking, but this is a helpful list, and there are others: http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/784/translating-cooking-terms-between-us-uk-au-ca-nz
So, if you want to try baking some uniquely British items, I would recommend one of the books connected with this program.