The clock is clicking and Black Friday is just around the corner so check out these books in case you can make a saving buying them that bit earlier.
- One: Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones – A greener way to cook for you, your family and the planet by Anna Jones. Award-winning cook Anna Jones blazes the trail again for how we all want to cook now: quick, sustainably and stylishly. ( Sunday Times best seller).
In this exciting new collection of over 200 simple recipes, Anna Jones limits the pans and simplifies the ingredients for all-in-one dinners that keep things fast and easy. These super varied every night recipes celebrate vegetables and deliver knock-out flavour but without taking time and energy.
There are one-tray dinners, like baked dahl with tamarind-glazed sweet potato, quick dishes like tahini broccoli on toast, one-pot soups and stews like Persian noodle as well as one-pan fritters and pancakes such as golden rosti with ancho chilli chutney.
One brings together a way of eating that is mindful of the planet. Anna gives you practical advice and shows how every small change in planning, shopping and reducing waste will make a difference. There are also 100 recipes for using up any amount of your most-eaten veg and ideas to help you use the foods that most often end up being thrown away.
This book is good for you, your pocket and the planet and would make a great gift for someone who wants to eat thoughtfully and imaginatively. Full of delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes that are easy to make. Available from Amazon and other good book stores for £18.55
2. No cookery book list could not include the brilliant Mary Berry who’s latest book Love to Cook: 120 joyful recipes from my new BBC series has just been published.
“Each beautifully photographed dish celebrates the delicious ingredients and flavours I love, and which make cooking at home such a joy.” Mary Berry
In this brand-new tie-in book to the BBC series, Love to Cook, Mary Berry will help you see your meals in an entirely new light. Every recipe is infused with her love of simple home cooking and fresh ingredients that feed the body and mind.
Whether you’re trying your hand at Mary’s fragrant Kashmiri chicken curry or baking her mouth-watering Lemon limoncello pavlova, it’s hard to beat the unique pleasure of making a dish from scratch and enjoying food with family and friends.
Available from Amazon and other good book shops for £12.00
3. For The Love of the Land by Jenny Jefferies – A Cook Book to Celebrate British Farmers and their Food by Jenny Jefferies & Katie Fisher. This is a cookbook to celebrate British farming in all its hardship and glory. For many families, working the land and raising livestock is a true labour of love, and what they produce is the backbone of the country’s food and drink.
The dishes in this book make the most of local and seasonal ingredients, creating delicious meals, puddings and bakes that anyone can cook up at home. Alongside that, members of these farming families have told the stories of their livelihoods: from losing sheep in snowstorms to stoking enthusiasm in the next generation, their honesty and passion is an inspiration and an education. Recipes include Blackbrook Beef Bolognese from a traditional lowland farm in Leicestershire, Reestit Mutton Soup by two sisters who run their family farm on Shetland and pheasant and asparagus bake from a family-run game shoot in Cambridgeshire, as well as Kentish Lavender Shortbread from Castle Farm and a cocktail featuring fresh edible flowers from Greens of Devon.
As the landscape of British farming changes, we need to support high-quality food production and understand how farmers can work in harmony with nature to make our eating habits more sustainable. Whether you’re country born and bred or have never donned a pair of wellies, discover the food and stories in this book to help to put British farming back on the map and at the centre of your table. Available from Amazon and other good book shops for £17.41
4. The Quick Roasting Tin: 30 Minute One Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer – I had to pop this book in for people who do not have the time to spend cooking in their kitchen.
10 MINUTES PREP. 30 MINUTES IN THE OVEN. The Quick Roasting Tin contains 75 new all-in-one tin recipes from quick weeknight dinners to at-home lunchboxes and family favourites. All meals take just 10 minutes to prep, and no longer than 30 minutes in the oven.
Just chop a few ingredients, pop them into a roasting tin, and kick back while the oven does the work. This book is perfect for anyone who wants fresh, delicious, hassle-free food and minimal washing up! Brilliant for bringing some excitement to your cooking. Easy and quick recipes for us all. Available from Amazon and other good book stores for £13.25