The cookbooks market is booming with the likes of Joe Wicks, Jamie Oliver and Deliciously Ella paving the way. Now, there’s pretty much a cookbook for every occasion. Plant-based food to go? Check. Recipes catering to 20? Absolutely. An e-book dedicated to sourdough? You got it. With an overwhelming number of cookery books out there, we’ve compiled a C&TH-approved list of favourites, featuring some exciting and upcoming cookbooks due to be published later this year…. The Best Food Delivery Services
The 10 Best Cookbooks
7 Days of Sourdough
If you haven’t yet exhausted your appetite for baking bread in lockdown, then this book will most definitely delight. The latest publication from renowned London bakery
Bread Ahead, 7 Days of Sourdough will teach you all you need to know about baking the popular loaf, including seven easy-to-follow recipes, from ‘No Knead Sourdough’ to the ‘World’s Best Cheese Toastie’. What’s more, the e-book is free to download and was published in support of NHS workers during the pandemic – donations to Meals for the NHS are encouraged. breadahead.com
Deliciously Ella: Quick & Easy Plant-Based Recipes
From the author of the fastest selling vegan cookbook, Ella Mills – better known as ‘Deliciously Ella’ – comes this brand new collection of ‘fuss-free’ plant based recipes spanning breakfast, batch-cooking, 10-Minute meals and more. Ideal for those who wish to follow a vegan diet but are restricted for time, the book features the likes of speedy pasta dishes, veggie bowls and transportable flapjacks.
Yellow Kite, £12.50, pre-order at amazon.co.uk
The Borough Market Cookbook
If you’re a fan of Borough Market, then you’ll love this recipe book from food writer Ed Smith, ‘inspired by a year at the Market’. Comprising over 100 recipes – Autumn Panzanella, Roast Plum Pavlova and the Borough Market Toastie, to name but a few – as well as tales of life at the market and trader profiles, the book celebrates everything the illustrious Southwark hall has to offer; sustainability, delicious seasonal produce, and accomplished and passionate artisans.
Hodder & Stoughton, £25, waterstones.com
One Tin Bakes: Sweet and Simple Traybakes, Pies, Bars and Bun
If you’re an avid baker but are strapped for time and kitchen space, this ingenious recipe book from Edd Kimber won’t disappoint. Dazzle guests with an array of simple one-dish bakes, including Peanut Butter Brookies and a show-stopping Praline Meringue Cake. You’ll be bowled over by the enticing photography just as much as the deliciously easy bakes.
Kyle Books, £11.99, amazon.co.uk
The Happy Pear: the Essentials of Vegan Cooking for Everyone
If you’ve ever considered a plant-based diet, this recipe book is sure to get you hooked. Written by
The Happy Pear founders Dave and Steve Flynn, this joyful book – the fourth in their much-loved collection of cookbooks – draws on the brothers’ 20 years experience of creating and serving up tasty vegan dishes, filled with over 200 recipes and expert guidance. Penguin Books, £20, pre-order at waterstones.com
A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two Or Twenty
Dreaming of all those post-lockdown dinner parties you’re yet to host? Put on a show-stopping spread with the help of this new cookery book from food writer, author and
Sunday Times columnist Skye McAlpine. However many you’re catering for, be that two or twenty, you’ll find a whole host of table inspiration and recipes – from ‘Stars’ to ‘Sides’, ‘Sweets’ and ‘Extras’ – in this beautifully detailed, friendly and informative cookbook. Bloomsbury Publishing, £26, waterstones.com
5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food
As cookbooks go, it doesn’t get much simpler than Jamie Oliver’s
5 Ingredients. Crammed with over 130 delicious yet simple recipes, each dish only takes 5 ingredients to make, be that a spicy nduja vongole, messy meatball buns, or sumptuous walnut-whip affogato. If you’re looking to knock up an array of impressive dishes on a low budget and in a short amount of time, this is your go-to. Penguin, £13, amazon.co.uk
The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean
A beautiful cookery book capturing the tastes and flavours of East Africa’s Mauritius,
The Island Kitchen comprises 80 easy-to-follow recipes and captivating food photography inspired by the paradisal island. Written by Mauritian food aficionado and chef Selina Periampillai, you’ll find an array of exotic and enticing recipes, from a Maldivian tuna curry to Pineapple upside-down cake with cardamom cream. Bloomsbury Publishing, £26, waterstones.com
Table Manners: The Cookbook
From hosts of the Table Manners podcast, mother and daughter Lennie and Jessie Ware, comes this fun and family-friendly cookbook featuring some of their signature recipes: think the Sausage and Bean Casserole they served to Ed Sheeran, and Lennie’s Chicken Soup & Matzo Balls, loved by celebrity guests and listeners alike. If you love the podcast, you’ll love this gem of a cookbook.
Ebury Publishing, £15.98, amazon.co.uk
Dishoom: The First Ever Cookbook from the Much-loved Indian Restaurant
Londoner’s treasured Indian restaurant Dishoom finally released its first cookbook late last year, an aesthetic collection of the restaurant’s best-loved dishes and illustrated tour of Mumbai. Branded ‘a love letter to the very best in Indian comfort food’, this is the only tool you’ll need to put together a moreish Indian feast.
Bloomsbury Publishing, £26, waterstones.com
If you’re looking to both better your diet and the plant, Emma Sawko’s compilation of plant-based, organic and gluten-free recipes is a great place to start.
The Wild & The Moon founder and health food advocate presents over 120 delicious yet nutritious and planet-loving recipes in this brand-new cookbook, from ‘Better than Botox’ Juice to Pink Hummus, Avocado Gazpacho and Chia Pudding, matched with beauty and health benefits and delicious food photography from Greta Rybus. Editions Flammarion, £25, pre-order at waterstones.com start the slideshow
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