Welcome to the first Cookbook Club of the year! In this series, we will be bringing you a selection of cookbook recommendations and reviews. We hope to encourage you to use your kitchen to its full capability and inspire you to produce some delightful recipes, made right in the heart of your home. In this first instalment, we bring you cookbooks from celebrity chefs.

River Cottage: Much More Veg

Our first recommendation comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, with his second veg-based cookbook, River Cottage: Much More Veg, which promises to make vegetables even more delicious.

We are all guilty of not getting enough greens, sometimes even viewing them as a boring addition to a meal. So, why not have a go at making them the real star of the show?

Expect to use an array of fruit and veg, seeds and spices, and nuts and wholegrains, all of which are packed into these super healthy creations. These irresistible recipes not only contain those essential vitamins we need, but they are delicious and inventive, making meal times much more exciting.

With The Times describing it as “Veggie-based recipes that are not only scrumptious, but use natural unprocessed ingredients to create the healthiest meals”, this book will leave you swooning over vegan-suitable feasts.

Classic: Delicious, no-fuss recipes from Mary’s new BBC series

Published in January 2018, ‘Classic’ is the brand new cookbook from the nation’s queen of cakes, Mary Berry. But expect to see much more than just sweet treats in this book, there is an array of traditional dishes that will appeal to both newbies and more experienced chefs, making it an essential for every home.

When it comes to the nation’s favourite foods, Mary is the expert. Featuring over 100 mouth-watering recipes, this book reveals Mary’s go-to tips and tricks on how to perfect the timeless classics. From conquering the ever-popular lasagne, to mastering the apple sauce for a pork roast, the step-by-step instructions will leave you with an array of new concoctions to add to your cooking repertoire.

­5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

The final recommendation will leave you with no excuse to not use your kitchen. 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food is brought to you by Jamie Oliver, as he encourages the nation to start 2018 with scrumptious and nourishing creations using just, you guessed it, five ingredients!

These straightforward recipes can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, making them the ideal choice for mid-week meals. And with 130 to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. The ‘Egg and Mango Chutney Flatbreads’ make for a super easy brunch option. Or if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at the ‘Easy Rustic Gnocchi’, but beware of the misleading title, this handmade number can be a little tricky to master!

Dubbed as “The hit of the season (possibly of the year) by The Sunday Times, this book is definitely one to dive into.

Let us know if you plan on trying any of the recipes in the above books and send us pictures of your culinary masterpieces to our Facebook page.  Happy cooking!

Welcome to the first Cookbook Club of the year! In this series, we will be bringing you a selection of cookbook recommendations and reviews. We hope to encourage you to use your kitchen to its full capability and inspire you to produce some delightful recipes, made right in the heart of your home. In this first instalment, we bring you cookbooks from celebrity chefs.

River Cottage: Much More Veg

Our first recommendation comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, with his second veg-based cookbook, River Cottage: Much More Veg, which promises to make vegetables even more delicious.

We are all guilty of not getting enough greens, sometimes even viewing them as a boring addition to a meal. So, why not have a go at making them the real star of the show?

Expect to use an array of fruit and veg, seeds and spices, and nuts and wholegrains, all of which are packed into these super healthy creations. These irresistible recipes not only contain those essential vitamins we need, but they are delicious and inventive, making meal times much more exciting.

With The Times describing it as “Veggie-based recipes that are not only scrumptious, but use natural unprocessed ingredients to create the healthiest meals”, this book will leave you swooning over vegan-suitable feasts.

Classic: Delicious, no-fuss recipes from Mary’s new BBC series

Published in January 2018, ‘Classic’ is the brand new cookbook from the nation’s queen of cakes, Mary Berry. But expect to see much more than just sweet treats in this book, there is an array of traditional dishes that will appeal to both newbies and more experienced chefs, making it an essential for every home.

When it comes to the nation’s favourite foods, Mary is the expert. Featuring over 100 mouth-watering recipes, this book reveals Mary’s go-to tips and tricks on how to perfect the timeless classics. From conquering the ever-popular lasagne, to mastering the apple sauce for a pork roast, the step-by-step instructions will leave you with an array of new concoctions to add to your cooking repertoire.

­5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

The final recommendation will leave you with no excuse to not use your kitchen. 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food is brought to you by Jamie Oliver, as he encourages the nation to start 2018 with scrumptious and nourishing creations using just, you guessed it, five ingredients!

These straightforward recipes can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, making them the ideal choice for mid-week meals. And with 130 to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. The ‘Egg and Mango Chutney Flatbreads’ make for a super easy brunch option. Or if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at the ‘Easy Rustic Gnocchi’, but beware of the misleading title, this handmade number can be a little tricky to master!

Dubbed as “The hit of the season (possibly of the year) by The Sunday Times, this book is definitely one to dive into.

Let us know if you plan on trying any of the recipes in the above books and send us pictures of your culinary masterpieces to our Facebook page.  Happy cooking!