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From My Library

These are a few of the cookbooks that I love by authors that I love and a few that I am proud to call my friends! 

Have You Eaten?

Verna Gao

Deliciously simple Asian cooking for every mood inspired by Verna‘s memories and travels. Super fresh and full of punchy flavours, Verna’s unfussy recipes are all easy to make and delectable to eat.

Thai Made Easy

Yui Miles

After recently travelling in thailand, this book has been a bit of an easy-to-use guide to recreate some of the dishes I remember.  It has over 70 easy-to-follow recipes with supermaket-friendly swaps for hard to find ingredients. 

Baking For Pleasure

Ravneet Gill

As the title suggests this baking book is all about baking JOY! there are over 80 sweet and savoury baking recipes that are pure comfort!  My favourite are the Chocolate and Hazelnut cookies.

Meliz’s Kitchen

Meliz Berg

I’ve been a fan of Meliz’s on Instagram for ages and love her style of cooking.   It’s fun, vibrant and super delicious.  Her debut cookbook Meliz’s Kitchen, is a celebration of the melting pot of spices and fresh flavours that make a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen.

Motherland: A Jamacian Cookbook

Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson’s debut cookbook Motherland is a cookbook that takes us on a journey through more than 500 years of history to give context to Jamacia and its cuisine, charting the history of the people, influences and ingredients that make up Jamaican food today.

Dishoom: From Bombay with Love

Shamil Thakrar

If you don’t want to queue at Dishoom. (Yes even after 15 years there are still queues) you can recreate some of their most iconic dishes at home.   This is not just a recipe book, it’s also a travelogue that makes me want to explore India and all the glorious flavours. 

Crumbs & Doilies

Cupcake Jemma

Jemma & her team at Crumbs and Doilies have been the undisputed QUEENS of the baking scene for over 15 years.   This book lifts the lid on some of C&D’s most popular recipes and techniques.   I always head to the NYC Style cookies! 

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat

It was not until I read this book that I had my Ah-ha moment of why sometimes meals are a miss for me. It’s always something to do with the four components of #saltfatacidheat. Such a brilliant book for anyone who loves food and cooking. It’s not a traditional cookbook per se. Yes there are recipes, but it also reads like a textbook. Not a snooze fest text book either. It makes for a compelling bedside read.

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