Book review

  • 21 The best of British
    Peyton and Byrne are a pair of baking fanatics and turn their attention to the classics in their latest tome, British Baking. The pair have bakeries all across London in the coolest cultural spots and...

  • 22 Kings of the cupcake
    The Hummingbird Bakery’s first book found its way quickly into the kitchens and hearts from Chelsea to Chelmsford. The bakery itself has proved hugely popular with new outlets popping up all over...

  • 23 Master the art
    James Martin, host of Saturday Kitchen, is back with another collection of recipes with his new book Masterclass. The book is packed with essential kitchen recipes that cover everything from the basics...

  • 24 Eat like an Italian
    Antonio Caluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are two of our most celebrated Italian cooks. They both left their homeland over 30 years ago and have since gone on to become very successful in the UK, as restaurateurs,...

  • 25 Bake it easy
    Market Kitchen regular Lorraine Pascale keeps cooking simple in her latest book. Baking Made Easy is the accompaniment to her recent TV series drawing on her passion for baking gained while working in...

  • 26 Peppered beef with Cognac and Parma-wrapped greens
    Ingredients (Serves 4) Few glugs of olive oil 3 shallots, peeled and chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 800g (13⁄4lb) beef fillet 40g (11⁄2oz) butter ...

  • 27 All things Indian
    Phaidon, publishers of many a stunning graphic design book, turn their hand to a few stunning cookbooks each year – the latest of which is a beautiful tome entitled simply India. The book is one...

  • 28 In a stew
    You may have spotted ‘stewed!’ pots on the shelves of your local supermarket – if you haven’t they’re well worth a try instead of the usual take-away sandwich for lunch –...

  • 29 Family feasts with Sarah Raven
    Food for friends and family is a seasonal guide to entertaining throughout the year packed with recipes to satisfy friends, relations, grown-ups and little ones alike. It has everything from jams for...

  • 30 Flavour saver
    Not a recipe book as such, The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit is equally, if not more, of a powerful ally in the kitchen. If you’ve ever sat at home with a fridge full of leftovers and wondered...

  • 31 Back to basics with Bill Grainger
    Our favourite Aussie chef is back bringing his cheerful style in his new volume Bill’s Basics. In the book, Bill Grainger takes 100 classic recipes and updates them for the 21st century, making a...

  • 32 Far flung food with Stevie Parle
    Stevie Parle started cooking young at just 16 and since then has worked in three of the UK’s most famous and fashionable restaurants – the River Cafe, birthplace of Jamie Oliver’s cooking...

  • 33 Father of fusion takes you on an epicurean adventure
    Peter Gordon is a chef often known as the father of fusion. It's a culinary style attempted by many and which few succeed at – earning it the nickname of ‘confusion cooking’. He led...

  • 34 Perform magic tricks in the kitchen with Gizzi Erskine
    In her new book, Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic, Gizzi has broken down the boundaries between food and cool and packed the volume with plenty of delicious, interesting and innovative recipes. That's not...

  • 35 Go nuts for noodles with Vatcharin Bhumitchitr
    Vatcharin Bhumitchitr has written a number of fantastic books on South East Asian food with plenty of great recipes and his latest, The Big Book of Noodles is a brilliant cookbook to add to your collection....

  • 36 Go Ayurvedic with Anjum Anand
    The Nigella of Indian cuisine, Anjum Anand has released a new book based on the super-healthy Ayurvedic diet – the ‘science of life’. Whether you're wanting to lose weight or just looking...

  • 37 Laura Santini shares her easy Italian ideas
    In her new book Easy Tasty Italian, Laura Santtini reveals the secrets of umami and other ingredients and shows how the simplest flavour combinations can transform your everyday dinners into sublime dishes...

  • 38 Gordon Ramsay takes a culinary trip around the globe
    Gordon Ramsay’s new book, World Kitchen, is packed full of recipes from ten countries around the world with a focus on demystifying these cuisines and making them easy, enjoyable and approachable....

  • 39 Berry brilliant baking
    Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is an essential book for the keen baker. A thorough walk through the world of cakes, pastries and all manner of sweet and savoury goodies will lead you straight to baking...

  • 40 Peggy Porschen shows some real cake chic
    Peggy Porschen is best known as cake maker to the stars, having made spectacular cakes for the likes of Elton John, Stella McCartney and Madonna. Her third book, Cake chic, sees her teaching the art of...



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