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The best cookbooks for Mother’s Day 2023

by Malou Herkes

published on 27 February 2020

Discover our pick of the best cookbooks to give this Mother’s Day 2023, with the latest books from Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver and Nadiya Hussain, plus ideas for mums who love to bake, slow cook, cook on a budget and much more.

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible (2023 Edition)

No collection of cookbooks for Mother’s Day would be complete without the latest collection of recipes from Mary Berry. Just in time for the big day, Mary has released a completely revised and modernised edition of her ultimate guide to baking, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. The book’s broad range of 250 bakes includes 20 brand-new recipes alongside all of the much-loved originals, all newly tested and photographed. Whatever mum is looking to bake, from a batch of biscuits to a special occasion layer cake and everything in between, she’ll find Mary’s failsafe recipe for it in this timeless classic lovingly refreshed for the modern-day baker.


by Melanie Johnson

Food writer and professional chef, Melanie Johnson showcases a collection of intricate and beautifully decorated Bundt recipes for every occasion, season and taste, including fruit Bundts, chocolate Bundts, bread Bundts, cronut Bundts, and an entire chapter dedicated to celebratory Bundts.

Notes From A Small Kitchen Island

by Debora Robertson

Notes From a Small Kitchen Island is not just a joy to cook from, but also to read through. Packed with a variety of recipes inspired by esteemed food writer Debora Robertson’s travels and experiences, as well as truly charming essays tackling topics including how to survive having guests to stay and why everybody hates picnics, this cookbook is a refreshingly unfussy love letter to cooking, brimming with recipes mum will return to again and again.

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking

On a mission to prove that baking isn’t just about picture-perfect drip cakes or trays of identical cookies, Nadiya Hussain’s latest book is here to teach mum how to incorporate baking into your everyday cooking; from speedy midweek traybakes to fuss-free bakes and simple snacks that leave the hard work to the oven.


Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook is all about quick and easy one-dish recipes, with plenty of midweek solutions, batch cooking inspiration, easy dessert ideas and a whole chapter dedicated to frying pan pasta. To make things even more straightforward, each of the 100 recipes involves no more than 8 ingredients, which will help to keep the cost down too.

Mary Berry Cook and Share

Cook and Share is a collection of 120 recipes designed to be shared with friends and family. Featuring family-sized feasts, canapés and snacks, breakfasts and brunches and, of course, plenty of signature bakes, there is a wide array of fuss-free ideas for gatherings big and small.

Bored of Lunch

by Nathan Anthony

In this go-to source of inspiration for getting the most out of your slow cooker, Nathan Anthony showcases 80 calorie-counted recipes including pasta, risotto, curries and healthy versions of your favourite takeaways, all of which leave the hard work to the slow cooker while you get on with your day. Perfect for the busy mum looking for cost-effective recipes that don’t compromise on flavour.

India Express

If your mum is a fan of the easy one-pan dishes from Rukmini’s Roasting Tin series, this is the perfect new addition to her collection. With colourful recipes celebrating the vibrant flavours of South India and Bengal, this cookbook is packed full of speedy, fuss-free recipes. There are plenty of Rukmini’s signature traybakes, alongside stir-fries, snacks, weeknight curries, and simple desserts, all infused with the classic Bengali and South Indian flavours of curry leaf, Nigella seed, coconut, lime and cardamom.

Moro Easy

A celebration of Spanish and North African flavours, Moro Easy takes its cue from the laid-back approach to cooking that underpins each of these cuisines, leaving the hard work to simple, seasonal produce and simplified but impactful flavour pairings. With chapters on delicious toast toppings, simple salads, easy vegetable side dishes, hearty grains, meat and fish, and effortless desserts, this cookbook is perfect for the mum who loves laid-back dinners and snacky meals.

Feel Good

The latest collection of recipes from Melissa Hemsley is all about food that make you feel good. These veg-centric, colourful, nutritious dishes include easy midweek meals, make-ahead lunches, simple snacks, and laid-back feasts that will soothe and comfort both mind and body.


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