Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A good season of cookbooks...

As I'm sure regular readers of this blog will know, I'm a little bit partial to a good cookbook and the next couple of months sees the release of some corkers!
(cue 'add to wish list' being hit multiple times over on amazon)
Here's a little selection of kitchen shelf candy you can look forward to over the next few months...

27th August 2015

"No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.
The book is divided into breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories, allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side."
(description above from publisher)

I had to start with Mr Oliver right?
His new book is sure to impress, as do all previous publications. 
Not that I'm biased and own everything he's ever done (not at all)
This ones a definite on the wish list.

27th August 2015

"Whether you're a baking novice or an extraordinaire, you'll find achievable bakes for all occasions. With striking, graphic design and photography and Frances' own illustrations sprinkled throughout, this book will capture your imagination and become the classic you turn to for definitive cake recipes, original designs and quintessential baking ideas."
(description above from publisher)

The next series of The Great British Bake Off will soon be starting on the BBC, and after winning the programme back in 2013, Frances has gone on to produce her own cookbook.
Being a fellow designer before finding fame on the show, I think it looks and sounds like a gorgeous book.

30th July 2015

"Don't just celebrate - bake!
With recipes by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and from this year's Bakers, this beautiful book is a celebration of everything we love about Bake Off.
From family meals to birthday parties, home-cooked teas to the big dates in the community calendar, nothing says celebration like a home-made bake. So this year, we have devoted our book to recipes that will help you make the most out of every occasion no matter how large or small."
(description above from publisher)
Ooh, look at that, a new Great British Bake Off book.
It can only mean one thing...
Yaaaaaaay! It'll soon be back on our screens.
If this book is anything like the others, it'll be a goodie.

8th October 2015

"Primrose Bakery is a brand renowned for easy, foolproof and delicious recipes. And with its 'everyday' theme, this is a book for anyone who wants fun, great-tasting recipes which genuinely work. With our busy lives, any home-baker could use a trusted one-stop baking bible. What makes this bible so special is it's reliable but never boring; it is full of the quirky playfulness that is the hallmark of Primrose Bakery."
(description above from publisher)

I love the Primrose Bakery books so this one will be a nice addition to the collection!

30th July 2015

"These are the favourite sweet recipes from the Meringue Girls Bakery. Feast your eyes upon unusual edible gifts, cool confectionary and delicious things in all colours of the rainbow. 
Think raspberry & lemon layer cake decorated with splattered buttercream and Persian fairy floss. Flavoured honeycombs from hazelnut & coffee to rhubarb & rose. ‘CRACK’ brûlée tart with homemade vanilla bean paste. Coyo, mango and raspberry rockets and the MOTHER of all carrot cakes. This book is EVERYTHING SWEET - Meringue Girls-style."
(description above from publisher)

I really enjoyed the last book from the Meringue Girls so look forward to seeing what this one has to offer up in terms of yummy sweet naughtiness!

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And here are a few more good looking cookbooks that are already out...

Honey & Jam is by Hannah Queen, creator of the blog of the same name which is absolutely stunning, both recipes and photography/styling.
This one is already on its way with the postman.

Homemade Memories by Kate Doran is currently sitting there nicely on the coffee table being thoroughly thumbed through.
This is a great book and features homemade recipes of childhood favourites, including bourbon biscuits, jammie dodgers, fruit pastilles, jaffa cakes, rolos and much much more!
See Kates blog The Little Loaf.

A lot on her plate by Rosie Birkett looks like it will be a beautiful book if her blog is anything to go on.
A food writer, stylist and cook based in London, Rosies recipes sound delicious!

(all images above from relevant publishers website or

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