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With so many cookbooks on the shelves it is often hard to know which ones to go for, and if you’re anything like me you’ll pick the books written by TV chefs or the ones with the pretty covers. This method of picking often doesn’t leave you with much variety or choice and sometimes we can get stuck in our way and not really experience the best of what is on offer.
Cookbooks are something I take real pleasure in reading, not just for ideas and inspiration but also to pick up new techniques and memorize basically recipes to adapt. It’s often not just the recipes in a book that can inspire you but the blurbs and passionate prologues written by the chef, baker or TV personality themselves can also fuel your passion in a particular foodie field.
It was because of my love for cookbooks that I decided I would try out some new and existing books on the market that were different from my usual picks and would give recommendations to hopefully push your pickings in a new direction. Here are some of my top reads!
Scandikitchen: Fika &Hygge – Following on from her debut, the new book from Brontë Aurell features over 60 recipes for cakes, bakes and treats from all over Scandinavia. What I love most about this book are the amazing images that just make you want to try every recipe!
Fun Fact: FIKA is a Swedish word meaning to tea over something delicious. HYGGE (pronounced who-guh) means ’a sublime state of cosiness you feel when you are with loved ones and nothing else matters’. Hence the ideal combination of the two terms, and, if you get your Fika right, then Hygge is sure to follow!
For healthy eaters
Macro Cook Book – Life Changing Fitness have released Volume Two of their Macro-recipe cookbook! Dan Wheeler who is founder of the company, underwent his own breath taking transformation and is now determined to help others become healthy, while gaining the body they want. This book is sure to get you on track with your healthy eating and the recipes are easy to follow and far from bland and boring!
For lovers of tradition
Dairy Diary Favourites – Dairy Diary one of Britain’s most popular diary series is celebrating its 35th anniversary by launching a new cookbook featuring a collection of its best recipes from the last 35 years. Dairy Diary Favourites features 100 triple-tested recipes from the past 35 years. This is a great book that takes a trip down memory lane and has a range of recipes from midweek meals to decedent puds. Definitely one to read!
For Breakfast lovers
Spoon – This book from the founders of Spoon Cereals is every breakfast lover’s dream. Not only does the cover of this book look cute (and is probably a book I would usually pick up) but the images inside are totally Instagramable! From homemade granola to other yummy breakfast bowls this book of creative ideas and recipes is one to keep in your cupboard!
Superfoods Super Fast – Nutrition expert, yoga guru and TV star Julie Montagu has release her second book, Super Foods Super Fast. This book makes it even easier to nourish your body (because lets face it, your body is a temple!) And energise your mind with simple (honestly they are so easy) plant based recipes that all take 20 minutes or less to make. My hero of the book? 100% the asparagus fries!
What cookbooks are you obsessing over right now? Comment below or let me know on social media, because I’m ready to keep trying more!