9 Of The Best New Cookbooks

More time at home may mean more time in the kitchen, so what better time to treat yourself to a new cookbook? From family-friendly mid-week dinners to show-stopping cakes, here are the new ones to know about….

Bitter Honey: Recipes & Stories From The Island Of Sardinia by Letitia Clark

Bitter Honey, the debut cookbook from chef and illustrator Letitia Clark, takes you on a journey to the beautiful island of Sardinia, and is full of traditional, tasty Italian-inspired dishes. All easy to make and using fresh ingredients, Clark’s recipes are designed to bring a bit of Italian flair to your kitchen, with each one presented alongside a lyrical backstory. Favourites include a baked lemon sea bream, and a chocolate orange mascarpone mousse that’s bound to impress. Coupled with stunning photography and drawings, Bitter Honey is a true celebration of the glistening Sardinian lifestyle. 
 
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The National Trust Eat More Veg by Annie Rigg

Veggies are the shining stars in this cookbook, with recipes ranging from simple weekday dinners to slow cooked dishes perfect for weekend entertaining. Expect to find plenty of inspiration, with tasty tagines, vibrant salads and warming soups all featuring, as well as side dishes and bigger plates for large numbers. With a plethora of both vegetarian and vegan recipes, it’s the ideal choice for foodies who simply want to eat more greens. 
 
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Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley

Comprising a vibrant collection of Palestinian recipes, Falastin is a love letter to the Middle East, with over 110 recipes exploring new and exciting flavour combinations. Expect to find a mix of both traditional and modern recipes, some of which have been handed down through generations, along with dishes inspired by the authors’ collaborations with local Palestinian farmers. It’s guaranteed to transform your dinner table into a rich feast of exotic salads and one-pot dishes, perfect for sharing with family and friends. 
 
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How To Dress An Egg by Ned Baldwin

Written by self-taught chef Ned Baldwin, this cookbook is no-fuss, no-frills. Putting unexpected twists on traditional recipes, Ned provides home cooks with all the skills necessary to prepare tasty and enjoyable meals. Each dish expands on the basic cooking technique, leaving readers with a collection of creative and easy-to-follow, delicious recipes. Not only will readers be taught how to expertly dress an egg, but also how to cook a juicy roast chicken, grill fish and bake vegetables to buttery, soft perfection. 
 
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Life Kitchen by Ryan Riley

Written as a tribute to his late mother, food writer Ryan Riley’s recipes are designed to bring pleasure back into cooking and eating for cancer patients, as well as their friends and family. Not just for those currently going through treatment, each recipe is bursting with delicious ingredients and flavours, with highlights including a roasted harissa salmon and a warming spaghetti carbonara. Combining his knowledge of the human senses with his love of food, this book is a simple reminder of the joys of eating. 
 
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The Batch Lady: Shop Once. Cook Once. Eat Well All Week. by Suzanne Mulholland

Suzanne Mulholland’s brand-new cookbook will shake up the way you buy and cook food. With over 80 delicious, quick and simple recipes, dishes and time-saving tips are designed to reduce prep work, and give you more time to enjoy eating with your loved ones. Expect all the info on how to master classic family dinner dishes such as veggie burgers and traybakes, as well as a handy ‘three ways with’ guide that takes one hero ingredient and shows you three ways to cook it. 
 
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The Curry Guy Light by Dan Toombs

In The Curry Guy Light, chef Dan Toombs showcases over 100 creative, Indian-inspired recipes that are lower in both carbs and calories than their traditional counterparts. After spending years researching and learning the secrets of Indian cuisine, Dan chose to bring a taste of India to British kitchens with his first book, The Curry Guy. This new, lighter edition goes one step further, showing you how to recreate your favourite curries with a healthy twist. Brimming with recipes for every lifestyle, including veggie dishes and gluten-free options, this is a must-have for anyone looking to master a healthier take on Indian cooking. 
 
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The Pastry Chef’s Guide by Ravneet Gill

Written with baking newbies in mind, consider this a no-nonsense manual for those looking to improve their skills. Chef Ravneet Gill starts by sharing all the need-to-know basics, talking readers through everything from optimal oven temperatures, to the necessary equipment. You’ll even learn how to nail eight different types of patisserie. Whether it’s celebration cakes, breakfast pastries or meringues, Gill’s guide makes everything feel completely achievable. 
 
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Trejo's Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA by Danny Trejo

Set to be released later this month, Trejo's Tacos will teach you everything you need to know about Mexican cuisine. Written by actor and restauranter Danny Trejo, who now owns six restaurants and his own food truck, more than 70 Mexican style recipes have received the Californian treatment, including vegan cauliflower tacos and barbacoa inspired brisket. With stories about Danny’s upbringing, vibrant Latin-American culture, and the history of Mexican food in LA, this book paints a colourful picture of the sun-soaked city. Bold, fun and full of flavour, it will have you hosting a Mexican night asap.

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