With Christmas just around the corner, why not give the gift of wonderful home cooked meals all year around, with the help of some of our top cookery books of 2021? Check out our Christmas gift guide below to find something for the foodie in your life!
Included are 85 easy, budget-friendly recipes to suit busy lifestyles and those with limited kitchen space. All the delicious dishes can be made in one of two pans – either a large saucepan or a non-stick frying pan – and require little to no skill, as directions are just for cooking over a high, medium or low heat. All the recipes can be cooked on a gas, electric or induction hob and you will get the same incredible results every time.
Featuring more than 70 fresh, vibrant recipes to nourish and inspire, including quick and easy meals, soulful comfort food and store cupboard ‘throw togethers’, the dishes in wagamama your way are designed to be flexible for everyday and everyone.
From vegan katsu curry and vegetarian firecracker to mandarin chicken salad, expect to find variations on wagamama classics as well as new favourites. Chapters include ‘fast + easy’, ‘bowls of goodness’, ‘ways with the wok’, ‘something sweet’ and ‘sauces + sides’. Many of the recipes are either vegan or vegetarian, and for those that aren’t there are alternative ingredient suggestions to create plant-based versions. With inspiring photography, wagamama your way provides all the ideas you need for easy, mindful nourishment.
We all know cooking from scratch is healthier for our waistlines and our wallets, but pressed for time and inspiration, most of us turn to the same meals again and again. In this accessible and streamlined cookery primer, Darina Allen, of Ireland’s world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, shows how simple it is to rustle up delicious and nutritious meals using 25 of the most popular staple ingredients, from eggs and potatoes to tomatoes, rice and pasta.
With advice on shopping well, wasting less and the essential equipment every kitchen needs, Darina shares her lifetime of experience to show you how to cook good food time and time again.
One tin, 70 bakes – whether you want cookies or cakes, pastries or desserts, something fruity, chocolatey or nutty, baking just got even easier.
Every bake can be made in the 23 x 33cm (9 x 13in) tin used in Edd Kimber’s previous book, One Tin Bakes, but Edd will also offer guidance on baking in a 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) square tin as well as a loaf tin, making these perfectly simple bakes for everyone to try, whatever equipment you have to hand and whoever you’re baking for.
Based on the award-winning blog, The Slimming Foodie is all about delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals that can work for anyone who is on a slimming journey.
The Slimming Foodie philosophy is simple. First and foremost, the recipes have to taste great! But also important is that they use fresh, healthy ingredients that are easily available and can be prepared by anyone.
This is food that people want to eat day-to-day, that are nourishing, budget conscious and approachable without being too time consuming. Ingredients that make the dishes higher in calories have been cut out, reduced or swapped without forgoing flavour.
With over 100 quick & easy plant-based recipes using supermarket staples, along with hints and tips for making vegan meals in no time at all, Broke Vegan: Speedy will have you cooking delicious dishes time after time that save money and help the planet. With easy weekday lifesavers, dishes you can rustle up in 15 minutes and even more special dishes for when you want to impress, Broke Vegan: Speedy is the essential guide to serving plant-based meals on a budget – fast.
The new cookbook from the celebrated chef, presenter and restaurateur! Monica Galetti’s career has taken her from her home in Samoa and New Zealand to the professional kitchens of London. Her new cookbook, At Home, showcases the easy, everyday dishes she enjoys at home, with family and friends, using simple ingredients that everyone will enjoy. From breakfast time and midweek suppers to celebrations, gatherings and the perfect Sunday lunch, At Home is a celebration of great home cooking.
Chetna Makan’s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. With brilliantly useful meal plans included, dishes can be enjoyed on their own or paired together and cooked quickly for an easy feast to enjoy with friends. No complicated methods, just delicious, vibrant and varied food that the whole family can enjoy every single night of the week and in little to no time at all.
From the world’s leading premium mixer brand, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing: More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails, is Fever-Tree’s follow up to the bestselling Art of Mixing. With clever variations on the classic gin and tonic to a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos, to some nifty no-and-low alcohol alternatives and a handful of pitchers for when the party really gets started, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing celebrates how easy it is for anyone to enjoy quick and delicious drinks at home.
How much time do you have to cook dinner tonight?
Clodagh McKenna’s brand-new title is inspired by how much time you have in your busy life and is packed with flavourful, speedy recipes that you can cook from start to finish in 10, 20 or 30 minutes. Destined to become the most useful book in your kitchen, In Minutes is filled with 80 recipes that will soon be weekly staples, from Warm Lentil Salad with Goat’s Cheese to Spring Garden Gnocchi and Chicken Katsu Ramen.