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10 Cookbooks for all styles of cooks

Posted by Zoe E on 30th Apr 2021

10 Cookbooks for all styles of cooks

1) For the travel-loving cook. Mowgli Street Food: Stories and recipes from the Mowgli Street Food restaurants [9781848993266]

Based on the food that Indians like to eat at home and on the street, this cookbook is filled to the brim with tasty and simple dinners and snacks made famous by the Mowgli restaurant and created by Nisha Katona. Find recipes like Bhel puri, Gunpowder Chicken and Mowgli chocolate cake inside. This book also teaches you some of the amazing cocktails and desserts from the restaurant to make at home!

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2) For the health conscious chef. Simply Good For You: 100 quick and easy recipes, bursting with goodness) [9780241414682]

Inside you'll also find lots of great tips for healthy eating using kitchen staples, eating on a budget, and ingredient swaps from renowned nutritional therapist Amelia Freer. If nourishment is important to you, open this up for nutritional recipes such as Coconut Lemon Chicken, One Tray Roasted Winter Salad and Chocolate Raspberry Pots. This cookbook also focuses on how to make delicious food fast.

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3For the vegetarian and vegan cook. In Praise of Veg: A modern kitchen companion [9781911632900]

Make veggies the centre of your plates with this full kitchen companion offering over 150+ modern recipes. It also contains top tips from over 50 of the world's top chefs. Including recipes like Sichuan Sticky Aubergine and All-seasons Potato Salads it also has handy rule-of-thumb buying/storing/cooking methods. We also tried out the 3-ingredient Fluffy Asparagus & Persian Feta Omelette, and it was delicious!

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4) For the batch and family style chef. The Flexible Family Cookbook: 75 quick and easy recipes with over 200 options to keep the whole family happy [9780711251687]

This one is perfect for families of all sizes and for those that might need to adapt recipes to suit time constraints or change to fit different wants and needs. Traybakes and one-pot roasts make for easy and convenient timesavers, and there are flexible spice adaptions to every recipe to suit any younger or fussier palettes. Tasty looking recipes include the Gnocchi, Aubergine and Tomato Bake, and the Chicken Tikka Traybake. Also, recipes are simple so it's easy to get the kids involved in cooking too.

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5) For the eco-conscious foodie One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A greener way to cook for you, your family and the planet [9780008172480]

A staff favourite, and also one of our books of the month, this cookbook focuses on recipes using seasonal ingredients, and how to make the most of those ingredients. It also has storing tips, and leftovers recipes to really make sure you cut down on your food waste. Also, cut down on the amount of clear-up by only using one pot or pan! Recipes include Golden Rosti With Ancho Chilli Chutney and Persian Noodles. There are so many lovely easy little recipes to help use up most of the most-often foodstuffs that are thrown away by us all.

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6) For the sweet toothed connoisseurs and also coeliac friendly!. Baked to Perfection: Delicious gluten-free recipes, with a pinch of science 9781526613486

This is a dessert loving person’s heaven, made all the better by being completely gluten free - so it’s also suited to those who suffer from coeliac disease. With step-by-step photography this is a great guide to creating delicious sweets and include recipes such as Pillowy Soft Cinnamon Rolls and Fudgy Brownies. There's everything from simple sponge recipes to pies to breads.

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7) For the outdoorsy eaters. Max's Picnic Book: An ode to the art of eating outdoors, from the authors of Max's Sandwich Book [9781784884215]

A follow on from the bestselling Max’s Sandwich book, this would be a fantastic choice for anybody to make those UK picnics in the sun extra special. It contains twists of traditional favourites and ingenious hacks on how to celebrate the true potential of the picnic. The themed menus include an All Day Breakfast Quiche and a Full English Shooter’s Sandwich. With Max's eccentric style this entire book is fun to read.

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8) For the experimental chef. The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes [9781452182698]

This has been named as ‘one of the best cookbooks’ by countless articles and newspapers, and it’s easy to see why as it delves into how aroma, texture, sound and emotion make up our perception of flavour. With 100 different recipes, Nik Sharma guides home cooks on an exploration of flavour, with dishes like Grilled Romaine Hearts With Chili Pumpkin Seeds and Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs.

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9) For the serious foodie culinarian. The Hand & Flowers Cookbook [9781472935397]

Filled with recipes from Tom Kerridge's legendary two-Michelin-star pub this cookbook is full of sophisticated dishes that elevate classic British meals. With over 70 dishes that have appeared on the The Hand & Flowers menu in the past, there is something for everyone. Try out recipes like Roast Hog With Salt-Baked Potatoes and Apple Sauce, and Chocolate and Ale Cake With Salted Caramel and Muscovado Ice Cream.

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10) For the television recipe consumers. Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, recipes and stories. [9781784743666]

One of the most recognisable TV Chefs, Nigella has been on our screens for many years. In her latest cookbook she celebrates true home cooking with 150 recipes all featured on her favourite flavours, and sections dedicated to family feasts and Christmas. There are also sections on solo suppers, and narrative essays about food all written in true Nigella style. Recipes included like Burnt Onion and Aubergine Dip, Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce and Chocolate, Tahini and Banana Pudding.

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