I love that delicious anticipation of discovering a new cookbook. The pictures look wonderful, the recipes sound delicious, you can’t wait to get started.
But I get ahead of myself, there’s the all important step of acquiring the cookbook. Yesterday, I was in a bookshop and got chatting to a few people all of whom were looking very unsure exactly what they were doing there. They needed help.
There’s also the cook who’d like to discover something different – maybe try cooking they enjoyed so much in a restaurant. I needed suggestions from people who know cookbooks, have gazed and drooled over them and of course enjoy cooking! So, with the help of many Twitter followers (thank you everyone!) and a couple of local chefs, here is what WE want for Christmas. And to make it easy for you, I’ve created an Amazon list with all of those (bar one) listed. I am currently stumped with the Martin Wishart cookbook, it seems to be out of print!
We’re a pretty adventurous lot with eclectic tastes which makes this list so enjoyable. Please feel free to add some more – there are bound to be some must-have books that should be there.
Rene Redzepi Noma
For the baker
The Great British Book of Baking featuring @bakersbunny @pinkwhisk @theboywhobakes
Peter Reinhart Artisan Breads Everyday
Thai Street Food This has to be the largest cookbook I’ve every seen – challenging to find somewhere to put it whilst you’re cooking from it!
India Cookbook – Imagine a 1000 recipes to dip into.
Silvena Rowe – Purple citrus and sweet perfume
Thomasina Myers – Mexican Food