Looking for a gift with the wow factor this Mother’s Day? Look no further than these cookbooks that are as easy on the eye as their recipes are pleasing to the palate. From beautiful covers to covet, to inspirational food styling and mouth-watering photography, these books are the belles of the ball.
SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can’t fail to be enraptured by the beautiful bakes, biscuits, bundts and beyond in Ottolenghi’s baking bible, with photography that’s almost good enough to eat.
Venice by Russell Norman
This love letter to Venetian home cooking across the seasons is like being taken on a guided foodie tour of this majestic Italian city, complete with inspiring recipes and travel photography so beautiful you’ll be booking the next available flight.
Ducksoup by Clare Lattin & Tom Hill
Those who appreciate beautiful food styling will swoon at every page of this stunning cookbook. And it’s not just a pretty face, with simple recipes based around the very best seasonal produce that delight every single time.
River Cafe 30 by Ruth Rogers, Rose Gray, Sian Wyn Owen & Joseph Trivelli
Marking 30 years of a true London institution, the design and photography of this bold cookbook is as much of a draw as the collection of the River Cafe’s most iconic Italian recipes, past and present.
Gather Cook Feast by Jessica Seaton and Anna Colquhoun
Part cookbook, part guide to the UK’s breathtaking natural scenery and abundant home-grown produce, Gather Cook Feast is brimming with seasonal recipes interspersed with enchanting landscape photography. It’ll make you want to don your wellies and head out for a hike to work up an appetite for a sumptuous meal cooked from this book.