Flicker through our pick of cool cookbooks by local chefs; pile these on your kitchen counter and consider yourself an accomplished cook
Love your lunch box by James Ramsden
The summer holidays are drawing to an end and we are getting ready to go back to school and work. Liven up your lunch box with this fabulous book by James Ramsden. Filled with delicious and fun ways to add colour, texture and above all taste to your middle meal. It is filled with fresh noodle salads, spicy chicken salads, wraps, meatballs, stuffed sandwiches, soups and so much more. This book will inspire you to have wonderful lunches which will not just fill you up but bring a delicious joy to your day.
Published by Pavillion Books, £9.99
Eric Lanlard our favourite Cakeboy is releasing a stunning new book this month filled with 80 of the best recipes and tips for a perfect afternoon tea. As well as all the recipes you’d ever want Eric creates six themed seasonal and event menus, making planning a delicious tea with friends or family an easy affair. With delicious chapters on macarons, tarts, sandwiches, scones, cakes, patisserie and biscuits, this book will be your afternoon tea bible.
Mitchell Beazley £20
Bee’s Brilliant Biscuits
A biscuit is a simple but exquisite pleasure. If you love biscuits, you need to pick up a copy of Bee’s Brilliant Biscuits. This new book by London baker Bee is the Holy Grail of biscuit baking and will make you love biscuits and get obsessed with making them (and eating them). Bee who trained as microbiologist gave it up for a sweeter biscuit-filled life and is a regular contributor to Jamie Oliver. Her book is packed full of delicious recipes including gluten and dairy free avocado chocolate cookies and her signature Jammie Dodgers.
Pavilion Books £12.99
Deliciously Ella Every Day
London food blogger Deliciously Ella has just released her second book. Ella’s blog documenting her recovery from a rare illness by simply changing her diet to a natural, whole foods, plant-based one has been incredibly popular with her huge range of recipes. Last year saw the publication of her first book Deliciously Ella, which became a best seller. For a new year of healthy natural eating Ella has just released her second book Deliciously Ella Every Day and it is set to be just popular as her first book. Packed with 100 new plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free delicious recipes this is a book to use day in and day out.
£10 published by Yellow Kite