This Year’s Best Cookbooks


Well it’s that time of year where we get to take stock of all the fabulous cookbooks that have been out throughout 2013. There have been some crackers. We loved the different styles, exotic recipes and stunning photography that we have seen.
This is our list of the best cookbooks of the year.
In no particular order…

What to See

cookbooksRachel’s Everyday Kitchen by Rachel Allen

Amazing recipes that cover any eating occasion on any day of the week. The cookbook has really modern photography that works so well with the recipes, making it really stand out.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksChocolat by Eric Lanlard

Seriously decadent chocolate recipes from our favourite patisserie chef. The cover re-defined the words ‘food porn’ and the recipes deliver every time. We can’t wait to see what E does next.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksMr Todiwala’s Bombay by Cyrus Todiwala

Thank goodness Cyrus found time to write this book. Delicious recipes and stunning photography that transports you to the vibrant city he loves so much.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksIstanbul by Rebecca Seal

Turkish food gets the attention it deserves in Rebecca’s fabulous book. She showcases classic Turkish dishes, using elegant photography and stunning location shots.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksMighty Spice Express by John Gregory-Smith

The second spice instalment, with simple recipes inspired from Korea to Morocco. The photography is standout and will have you drooling in seconds.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksThe Food of Vietnam by Luke Nguyen

This definitive book on Vietnamese food documents the regional cuisines across the country. Luke’s travel stories are a highlight and make this worth reading cover to cover.

Available in Amazon

cookbooksThe Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cookbook by Tim Wilson and Fran Warde

Packed full of awesome meaty dishes, this tastey cookbook is a weekend favourite. The recipes are not light but when you want to make something for a Sunday look no further.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksSmashing Plates by Maria Elia

This stunning cookbook showcases Maria’s love of modern Greek food. The recipes are all mouth watering and the photography knock-out.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksRick Stein’s India by Rick Stein

Another cracking cookbook from the Cornish chef. The recipes are really authentic, using hard to get ingredients, but what you get is the real deal. The food and lifestyle photography capture the colour and vibrancy of India beautifully and transport you there in seconds.

Available on Amazon

cookbooksSkinny weeks and weekend feasts by Gizzi Erskine

Put some rock and roll into your cooking with this eating bible from Gizzi. Eat light and easy in the week and go for it on the weekend.

Available on Amazon

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