With the lovely warm sunshine coming out, here are some new cookbooks to give you inspiration and beautiful ideas to cook something scrumptious.
John Chantarasak£22.00 £20.90
"A gorgeous book, alive with colour and flavour, a dizzying marriage of Thai flavours and techniques with British ingredients. John Chantarasak demystifies and encourages, making his electrifying dishes accessible to all. Love it." - Marina O'Loughlin, The Sunday Times Food Critic"An innovative and beautiful book full of mouth watering recipes. The best introduction to cooking Thai food at home from my favourite new chef." - Jessie Ware"John is a talented chef, with a natural ability to produce thoughtful, delicious Thai food, and... has made a real contribution to the Thai food scene in the UK and beyond. So it's no surprise to open this book and find it full of insight and winning recipes - have it in your kitchen, you won't be disappointed!" - Andy Oliver, Chef Patron, Som SaaKin Thai translates as 'Eat Thai' and is a collection of 80 delicious recipes that shine a light on lesser known Thai cuisine as well as more popular Thai food classics. Chapters are structured by type of dish, from snacks and relishes to curries, stir-fries and salads, so you can easily find your favourites - from Roast Duck and Lychee Red Curry (gaeng daeng bpet) and Langoustine and Rhubarb Hot and Sour Soup (dtom yum goong) to Red Fire Greens with Yellow Soybean Sauce (pak kheo fai daeng) and Assorted Flavour One-bite Royal Snack (miang kham). As well as using ingredients native to Thailand, John explores the origins of the western ingredients, explaining their place in Thai cuisine, and how the competent home cook can use them to achieve Asian flavours.
Ella Risbridger£22.00 £20.90
'Ella Risbridger has a comforting talent for delivering deliciousness in a way that seems like an act of compassion' NIGELLA LAWSON' An extraordinary, heartwarming book with gorgeous recipes. I loved it 'NIGEL SLATER 'Love, sorrow, grief and how cooking can get you through. Ella Risbridger has such a sincere and distinctive voice. A book full of wisdom. 'DIANA HENRY 'Gut-wrenching and beautiful' VOGUE 'Both a beautiful memoir and a hugely comforting cookbook' MARIAN KEYES. This cookbook is about a year in the kitchen. A year of grief and hope and change; of fancy fish pie, cardamom-cinnamon chicken rice, chimichurri courgettes, quadruple carb soup, blackberry miso birthday cake, and sticky toffee Guinness brownie pudding. A year of loss, and every kind of romance, and fried jam sandwiches. A year of seedlings and pancakes. A year of falling in love. A year of recipes. A year, in other words, of minor miracles. The Year of Miracles by bestselling author Ella Risbridger is more than just a cookbook; like her award-winning Midnight Chicken, every page is a transporting blend of recipes and life story. This is about what happens when you've lived through the worst thing you could have imagined - and how you can still cook, and eat, and love.
Dominique's Kitchen: Easy everyday Asian-inspired food from the winner of Channel 4's The Great Cookbook Challenge
Dominique Woolf£20.00 £19.00
Discover simple and delicious Asian-inspired recipes for every day, from the winner of Jamie Oliver's hit Channel 4 series The Great Cookbook ChallengeDominique's Kitchen is packed with quick, delicious recipes perfect for any night of the week. In her signature style, Dominique will show you just how easy it can be to cook with ingredients from around Asia, creating big, bold, flavourful dishes you'll want to cook again and again. Giving you the perfect introduction into Asian-inspired food, you'll find a whole array of exciting and achievable recipes to try, including . . . * Tamarind, Honey and Sesame Chicken* Singapore-Style Tofu* Hot Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl with Wasabi Dressing* Sticky Hoisin Shiitake Mushrooms* Miso Caramel Pears with a Crumble Topping* Thai Tuna FishcakesFrom small plates, salads and noodles to stir-fries, curries, sweet things and more, there's plenty to inspire you in the kitchen. Dominique wants to share her love of great home-cooked food, and that's exactly what you'll find in these pages.
Emily Meggett£28.99 £27.54
The first major Gullah Geechee cookbook from "the matriarch of Edisto Island," who provides delicious recipes and the history of an overlooked American communityThe history of the Gullah and Geechee people stretches back centuries, when enslaved members of this community were historically isolated from the rest of the South because of their location on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Today, this Lowcountry community represents the most direct living link to the traditional culture, language, and foodways of their West African ancestors. Gullah Geechee Home Cooking, written by Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, is the preeminent Gullah cookbook. At 87 years old, and with more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Meggett is a respected elder in the Gullah community of South Carolina. She has lived on the island all her life, and even at her age, still cooks for hundreds of people out of her hallowed home kitchen. Her house is a place of pilgrimage for anyone with an interest in Gullah Geechee food. Meggett's Gullah food is rich and flavorful, though it is also often lighter and more seasonal than other types of Southern cooking. Heirloom rice, fresh-caught seafood, local game, and vegetables are key to her recipes for regional delicacies like fried oysters, collard greens, and stone-ground grits. This cookbook includes not only delicious and accessible recipes, but also snippets of the Meggett family history on Edisto Island, which stretches back into the 19th century. Rich in both flavor and history, Meggett's Gullah Geechee Home Cooking is a testament to the syncretism of West African and American cultures that makes her home of Edisto Island so unique.
Nicole Berrie£21.99 £20.89
Founder of the popular lifestyle brand Bonberi, Nicole Berrie presents a guide to food-combining for a healthier, more balanced lifeIn Body Harmony, Nicole Berrie reveals how she personally transitioned from the partying years of her teens and twenties to the fast-paced world of fashion and media, eventually settling into a thriving and balanced life and career in wellness. Sharing recipes, advice, and thoughtful guidance, this book is an inspirational lifestyle manual and cookbook dedicated to those seeking the ever-elusive answer to how to nourish themselves with clean, plant-based foods while still indulging in the joys and delicacies of life.In the introductory chapters, Berrie outlines the founding tenets of the Body Harmony lifestyle and discusses topics ranging from plant-based cooking and intuitive eating to the importance of nontoxic beauty rituals and self care. In addition, the book includes more than 50 original vegan recipes for juices, smoothies, salads, and soups, and grounding grain-based dishes, all meant to cleanse and nourish the body and soul while keeping the reader both pretty and full.
Kenny McGovern£9.99 £9.49
Make your favourite Chinese takeaway dishes at home!According to Statista, as a nation we spend GBP10 billion each year on takeaways, and in a 2019 poll, Chinese food was voted Britain's favourite takeaway. The Chinese Takeaway Secret offers a wide selection of popular recipes that will ensure the reader's home-made dishes look and taste exactly like those offered by their favourite restaurants. Make starters and sides from Spring Rolls and Spare Ribs to Satay Skewers and Crispy Won Ton, and with mains for every palette including Chow Mein, Shredded Aromatic Pork Pancakes, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Foo Yung. There are delicious sides and traditional street food dishes too - including Dan Dan Noodles, Prawn Crackers and Wok Fried Beansprouts. With this definitive collection of almost 100 takeaway recipes, you'll be able to sample incredible Chinese cuisine from the comfort of your own home - and at half the price!
Kay Allinson, Laura Davis, et al.£10.99 £10.44
Make it easy to plan family meals with the help of this three-month companion from the million-copy bestselling authors of Pinch of Nom. With twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes, this planner gives you everything you need to cook delicious family favourites and plan out your weekly meals. This vibrant planner helps to keep you on top of your meals for the week with space to record the food you've added to the freezer each day, places to note down ingredients that need using up, and batch-cook advice to streamline your daily routine. Meal planning helps to save money and minimize food waste, and this helpful little book makes that easier than ever thanks to a handy ring-bound format, gorgeous Nom stickers and tear-out pages for shopping lists. For the adults of the family, there is also space to help you keep track of your goals and achievements. The twenty-six exclusive recipes are perfect family fare - comforting, delicious, packed with flavour and designed to keep everyone satisfied. You can easily batch-cook many of the recipes, too, so there will always be something tasty in the freezer. Beautifully designed and illustrated with line drawings and motivational tips, the diet diary-style planner doesn't have any photos of the recipes - you can find them on the Pinch of Nom website - which gives you more pages for planning your week ahead and getting organized. Whether you want to keep track of values, jot down your shopping lists, record crowd-pleasing meals or celebrate key achievements, this book is easily adaptable to the needs of you and your family.
Katy Beskow£16.99 £16.14
Vegan BBQ showcases 70 simple, summery recipes to cook on your barbecue, as well as delicious sides, dips and snacks to brighten up any alfresco event. From Katsu burgers with wasabi mayo, Buttered Hassleback squash, and Sizzling fajitas, to Brown sugar baked beans, BBQ patatas bravas or Kiwi and avocado salsa, the recipes are easy to follow, using seasonal and readily available ingredients - proving that you don't have to grill meat to enjoy a barbecue!Plus, you'll learn how to get the most out of your ingredients, how to host the perfect plant-based barbecue with friends and what essential kit you'll need (including advice on small barbecue set-ups for balconies or bijou gardens). With tips throughout from an expert author, Vegan BBQ will build your confidence on the grill, keep you fed all summer long and prove that vegan barbecuing is easy, with fun and vibrant recipes that everyone will love.
Stephen Flynn and David Flynn£20.00 £19.00
David and Stephen Flynn, a.k.a the Happy Pear twins, are back with their simplest cookbook yet!The perfect collection for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking to eat more plant-based recipes - 'This book is awesome' Chris EvansAUBERGINE - BEETROOT - BROCCOLI - CABBAGE - CARROT - CAULIFLOWER - COURGETTE - LEEK - MUSHROOMS - POTATOESTen vegetables, ten ways, The Veg Box makes cooking veg easier and tastier than ever before! This vibrant book is packed with over 100 new recipes that use just ten ingredients or less and showcase the delicious and diverse ways you can enjoy each vegetable. Take carrots for example. Learn how to transform this simple produce into:Carrot and Sesame BurgersRoasted Carrot TagineChewy Flapjacks with Carrot and PistachioOr how about courgettes? Watch them become:Easy One-Pan Courgette PizzaCourgette Crepes with Spinach and RicottaCourgette and Lemon Loaf Cake with a Lemon Curd Building tips on eating more sustainably into family-friendly meals, quick weeknight dinners and sweet treats, this is healthy eating for our planet, our bodies and our tastebuds. 'Proper good food, less waste and very simple, delicious plant-based recipes' Joe Wicks'Super practical and full of great recipes for eating more plants and reducing food waste' Fearne Cotton 'The lads have done it again! A great concept and a beautiful book to help us all cook more delicious veg' BOSH!'A delicious celebration of plants and all that they have to offer' Megan Rossi 'Their recipes are fantastic and you will love this book' Dr Rupy Aujla 'Delicious, sustainable meals everyone will enjoy' Dr Gemma Newman
Phyllis Grant£9.99 £9.49
'What a beautiful, rich, poetic memoir this is. Phyllis writes of longing, suffering, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few simple ingredients: truth, poignancy, and love. A wonderful book.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of 10 million copy bestseller Eat, Pray, Love Bake. I bake for others. Belgian waffles, French toast, crepes, chocolate chip cookies. When I cook, I am calm, I am confident. There is comfort in the logic. Chef and award-winning writer Phyllis Grant's life has been defined by food. First, as a dancer struggling to find her place at Julliard, when banana muffins with inch-thick streusel are the fuel for another day of training. Then, a lowly junior chef in high-pressure NYC four-star kitchens, as she masters the tarte Tatin and ice cream custard. Falling in love with her future husband and the garlicky tomato sauce he makes in his bare apartment. The quesadillas she can't stop eating in LA before she realises she's pregnant. These are the recipes that have accompanied Phyllis throughout the smooth and jagged stages of her life as she navigates the highs and lows of young adulthood, being a mother, and a career in the kitchen. Written with the transparency of a diarist and including tried-and-true recipes from her chef's table, Everything Is Under Control is a raw and riveting story about food, family, love and loss.
Green Kitchen: Quick & Slow: Joyful Vegetarian Recipes for Quick Weeknight Fixes and Slow Weekend Meals
Luise Vindahl and David Frenkiel£28.00 £26.60
In Green Kitchen: Quick & Slow David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl showcase over 100 modern vegetarian recipes that capture the quick and slow moments of life and in the kitchen. From the QUICK low-effort weekday dinner when you don't want to spend the whole day in the kitchen but still want to eat something delicious, to the SLOW moments when cooking becomes the best part of the day, these recipes will teach you how to cook great tasting, modern vegetarian food and show you how to find joy in the process. Featuring stunning photography, and packed cooking tips and fun flavour-twists throughout, Green Kitchen: Quick & Slow will not only inspire you with what to cook on any night of the week, but it will show you how cooking can be your best therapy, friend and ultimate joy.
Jose Pizarro£30.00 £28.50
A collection of over 80 best-loved recipes from the heart of chef Jose Pizarro's Spanish family home. In The Spanish Home Kitchen, Jose Pizarro travels back to his mother's house to draw inspiration from the flavours he grew up with, and shares over 80 of his favourite recipes, gathered from all over Spain. Jose Pizarro grew up in central-western Spain, in the tiny village of Talavan. His family had been farmers for generations and he spent his childhood on his parent's farm, helping his father produce vegetables, dairy products and different meats. Life in this small village centred on dinner, with great recipes passed from generation to generation through his grandmother, to his mother, and now him. Recipes include: Shoulder of Iberico Pork in Rich Tomato Sauce with Zesty Couscous; Migas with Fried Egg, Chorizo and Bacon; Seared Squid with Caramelised Fennel and Onions and Lemon and Parsley Dressing; Cherries in Aguardiente Syrup with Pistachio Ice Cream. From nostalgic childhood favourites that his mother fed the family, to more modern recipes with his Spanish twist, there's a recipe here for everyone.
Paul Hollywood£26.00 £24.70
THE ONLY BAKING BOOK YOU'LL EVER NEEDIn BAKE Paul Hollywood shares his best ever recipes for classic bakes. Cakes, biscuits and cookies, breads and flatbreads, pizza and doughnuts, pastries and pies, and showstopping desserts: this book has it all. From classic cakes like the Victoria Sandwich and Chocolate Fudge Cake, through brilliant breads like his foolproof Sourdough, to savoury and sweet pastries like Sausage Rolls and Danish Pastries, these are the only recipes you'll need to create perfectly delicious bakes time and time again. With more years as a professional baker than he'd care to remember and over 10 years judging the best baking show on TV, Paul has created, tested and tasted a huge number of bakes. He has also travelled widely and learnt so much about the craft he loves. For Paul, one of the most joyful things about baking is how it evolves as we discover new techniques, ingredients and influences. As our knowledge improves, so do our recipes. Paul combines every tip and trick he has learned together with his incredible technical know-how to create the ultimate collection of incredible bakes.
Gelf Alderson£20.00 £19.00
Gelf Alderson has spent years serving up original, veg-centric meals to delight the guests at River Cottage. His recipes redefine the idea of salad, as playful flavour pairings, clever techniques and vibrant dressings bring out the very best in seasonal produce. Divided into chapters such as Quick, Hearty, Spicy and Lunchbox, these recipes use everyday ingredients, and give plenty of suggestions for seasonal swaps and delicious alternatives. With minimal effort, you'll be serving up showstoppers such as Char-grilled cabbage, pickled pears, pesto and walnuts, Honey-glazed leftover belly perk with shredded summer veg and Roast asparagus, feta, almonds and sourdough croutons. There's also a whole chapter of dressings and pickles to enliven even a simple bowl of leaves. With more than 80 recipes and countless more variations to be explored, Gelf demonstrates how, with a bit of creativity and flair, simple ingredients can be combined to make truly great salads.
Riaz Phillips£25.00 £23.75
A beautiful cookbook that celebrates the wonderfully diverse flavours in Caribbean cooking with over 100 riveting recipes to try. Introducing West Winds - the most-talked about cookbook of 2022 and a joyous celebration of Caribbean cooking, with a special focus on the sensational flavours of Jamaican cuisine. Winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2022, the all-encompassing Caribbean cookbook West Winds introduces everyone, everywhere to the enriching and mouth-watering flavours that Jamaica has to offer. Growing up in London and now living in Berlin, food writer Riaz Phillips is passionate about celebrating the familiar Caribbean food of his childhood while also demystifying new and unknown ingredients for home cooks from around the globe. With 120 traditional and delicious dishes that draw on Riaz's personal memories, West Winds is so much more than a showcase of Jamaican cooking, it is also rooted in the exploration of the island's heritage and culture. Featuring colourful and sun-drenched imagery, and easy-to-follow instructions, the versatility of Jamaican cuisine is apparent. Riaz blends authentic Jamaican ingredients and dishes with popular trends - discover recipes for nose-to-tail and vegan cooking. Why not also recreate popular takeaway food, Oxtail and Butterbean, or feel as though you're on the beach with a Langoustine Soup. This cookbook has everything - main meals, sauces, soups, juices and preserves, bakes and desserts. Explore the riveting recipes of this colourful cookbook to find: -A varied collection of 100 Caribbean easy-to-follow recipes written by Riaz Phillips-Captivating recipe and travel photography-Feature essays which capture the history and culture of the foodDid you know that there has been growing interest in Caribbean food worldwide, with the highest number of searches taking place in Australia, India, Western Europe, and the US. There has also been a strong rise in Caribbean cooking in the UK, which has remained a popular search over the last year. Whilst there are not many Caribbean cookbooks on the market, especially those that include vegan food, baking, and zero-waste dishes, West Winds successfully taps into fashionable food trends such as fakeaways, veganism and baking. So whether you seek connection with your heritage,or you're simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, take a trip to Jamaica with West Winds, proving the ideal cookbook for those with an interest in Caribbean flavours, cooking and culture, or doubling up as the perfect gift for chefs who are looking to experiment with new flavours. Read it, cook from it, immerse yourself in it and more!
Giorgio Locatelli£35.00 £33.25
In this exquisitely designed and photographed volume, Britain's favourite Italian chef brings forth the work of a lifetime: combining old Locatelli family stories and recipes with the contemporary must-have dishes from his celebrated London restaurants. 'I am an Italian chef who has cooked in Paris and come of age in London,' says Giorgio Locatelli. 'Innovative, imaginative food is what people expect from me, but everything I do has its roots in classical, regional Italian cooking.' This is the book that fans of Locatelli have been waiting for ever since he first made his name at Zafferano. The recent opening of Locanda Locatelli, widely regarded as one of the most exciting restaurants in London, has fuelled interest in this master chef. Locatelli lights up Locanda with his big, welcoming personality, seamlessly marrying style with an all-Italian mission simply to bring people together at the table to share food, relax and enjoy good company and conversation. In the same way, his delight in food shines through on every page of this exciting new book. Whether he is reminiscing about the dishes of his native Lombardy, suggesting a starter combining the simplest and freshest ingredients, or explaining how to make the ultimate risotto, Locatelli transports the reader into his own kitchen to savour the real tastes of Italy. Full of the insight and historical detail you might expect from a food writer, combined with the hands-on expertise of a top chef, peppered with evocative stories, and funny and often outspoken observations on the state of food today, this is the contemporary Italian food bible, from the acknowledged master of modern Italian cooking.
The charming and joyful follow-up book from 'the nation's taster in chief,' Felicity Cloake. If there's one thing that truly unites Britain, from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth, St Ives to St Pancras, it's an obsession with breakfast. We all have an opinion on the merits of brown sauce versus ketchup on our morning bacon sarnie. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to One More Croissant for the Road, the nation's favourite taster-in-chief Felicity Cloake sets off on a cycle trip of condimental proportions to investigate and celebrate the legendary Great British Breakfast. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK to establish once and for all what makes a perfect fry-up, she rates them on criteria from the crispness of the bacon to how long they keep her pedalling. But a woman cannot live by All Day Breakfast alone, so as well as recipes for the Savoy's Omelette Arnold Bennett and proper Scottish porridge, she lavishes her attention on the regional specialities she encounters along the way, from a desi breakfast in Birmingham to a Greggs Geordie stottie cake. This is a freewheeling gastronomical tour like no other. Eaten with as much relish in The Wolseley on Piccadilly as in Glasgow's University Cafe, Britain loves nothing more than a good breakfast. The only question is: what do you have with yours?
Red Hot Sauce Book: More Than 100 Recipes for Seriously Spicy Home-Made Condiments from Salsa to Sriracha
Dan May£9.99 £9.49
100 recipes for fiery sauces, marinades and rubs, showcasing the world's most flavoursome chillies. Arranged by geographical region, from Africa and the Mediterranean, to India, to Southeast Asia, this book is jam-packed with thrilling flavours. This book has something for everyone, with offerings from all around the globe spanning from mild to super spicy. Each recipe is easy to make, very versatile and always comes with a serving suggestion. For example, the African Chermoula is delicious with sardines and mackerel served with roasted veg; The Ultimate Peri-Peri Marinade pairs excellently with chicken and shrimp; the eye-wateringly hot Ethiopian Berbere Paste adds depth and pizzazz to casseroles as well as making an unusual and memorable dip; and the Mediterranean Za'atar Spice Blend is a wonderful addition to hummus or a fresh salad. As well as plenty of short, simple recipes for sauces and marinades, there are bigger recipes for truly impressive and authentic dishes, such as Moroccan tagines, Indian curries and Mexican classics. Find the perfect Guacamole recipe, a Super-Speedy Patatas Bravas Sauce or a Crab, Lime and Scotch Bonnet Sauce. With detailed, authentic information on each region and chilli, this book is perfect for anyone wanting to inject some spice into their kitchen.