Best Books for Father's Day 2019 | Gift Ideas

If you're looking for inspiration for the perfect gift to give your foodie dad this Father's Day, we have rounded up the best cookbooks for all cooks, from bakers to BBQ lovers, to delight dad on 16th June.

Berber & Q by Josh Katz

A gift that's perfectly timed for both Father's Day and the arrival of summer, Berber & Q by Josh Katz, the chef and restaurateur behind the popular East London restaurant of the same name, is brimming with creative recipes to help dad make the most of a barbecue. International influences, and particularly flavours of the Middle East, can be found in mouth-watering and unashemedly meaty recipes, although there are plenty of creative vegetable-based mains in there too. A must for any dad who loves the ritual of a good summer barbie.

Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking by Russell Norman

Divided into chapters based on the seasons, restaurateur Russell Norman's love letter to Venetian home cooking is brimming with beautiful recipes, from crostini and bruschetta to pasta, pizza, seafood and desserts. It will inspire dad to recreate the authentic food of this beautiful city at home, as well as some serious wanderlust. With beautiful photograpy and design, this is a great choice for dads who love to travel and who also appreciate a beautifully-presented cookbook.

The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness  by David and Stephen Flynn

The latest instalment from our favourite vegetarian duo, David and Stephen Flynn, the twins behind the Happy Pear cafés, is the perfect gift to give your dad if he loves to cook with lots of veg and healthy ingredients. Full of fuss-free family meal ideas, easy midweek meals and plant-based reinventions of the classics, this is the perfect companion to vegetarian family cooking.

The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

The recipes in The Roasting Tin are true life changers. Simple, one-dish dinners that require minimal prep and leave the oven to do the hard work but that taste absolutely brilliant. This is the gift to get dad if he's a reluctant cook or likes to take it easy in the kitchen.

5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

If dad is always promising to cook more but often cites time and over-complicated ingredients lists as the biggest barrier, this is the perfect gift to give this Father's Day. Each creative recipe uses just 5 ingredients, meaning shorter shopping lists and much less time and fuss to put together food that still tastes brilliant. 

Britain's Best Home Cook by Jordan Bourke

Featuring the best recipes from contestants battling it out in the new BBC hit series, Britain's Best Home Cook is a celebration of the wonder that is trusty, classic home cooking. From family classics to favourites revisited, dad will find plenty of inspiration contained within its pages.

Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes by Will Beckett & Huw Gott

Bringing unrivalled insight into acclaimed steak restaurant Hawksmoor's journey and team alongside perfected recipes for all of their classic and best-loved dishes, this cookbook will make dad drool over page after page of clever, comforting and delicious meat and seafood recipes as well as desserts, cocktails and creative side dishes too.This is a great gift for the dad who appreciates nothing more than a good quality steak. 

The Story of Food by DK, foreword by Giles Coren

The Story of Food is a fascinating insight into what's on our plates, exploring centuries old relationships with over 200 different foods. With a foreword by Giles Coren, this is a brilliant gift for the foodie dad who loves to know more about the provenance and history of ingredients.

MasterChef Kitchen Bible  with a foreword from Gregg Wallace and John Torode

Great for any dad who loves the hit BBC series and fancies himself a bit of a champion, MasterChef Kitchen Bible has recipes for everything from a simple roast chicken to more complex desserts, all featuring an added 'from ordinary to extraordinary' tip to elevate the dish to championship levels.

The Weekend Baker by Paul Hollywood

Featuring bakes from his favourite cities, in The Weekend Baker Paul explores what makes a great classic bake and presents them in his book with his own unique twist. From Danish pastries to French baguettes, this is the book for the dad who loves to bake.

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