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The cookbooks to add to your collection in 2022

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 23 December 2021

2022 promises to be a bumper year for new cookbooks. So make a space on your shelf for brand-new recipe books from the likes of Asma Khan, Melissa Hemsley, Rukmini Iyer, and many more.

Ammu Recipe by Asma Khan

Ammu

by Asma Khan

Inspired by the home cooking of her Ammu (mother), this collection of 100 recipes from restaurateur and Chef’s Table star Asma Khan celebrates the inextricable link between food, family, and love. Having been unable to visit her friends and relations in India during the pandemic, Asma found a sense of comfort and connection in familiar recipes. From the comfort food of her childhood in Calcutta (including her mother’s chicken biryani) to the special occasion recipes passed down through generations of her family, these are the dishes that have nourished her throughout her life. A firm believer in the healing power of food, Asma’s recipes will bring warmth and joy to your kitchen.

The Whole Vegetable by Sophie Gordon

The Whole Vegetable

by Sophie Gordon

The Whole Vegetable features 130 creative plant-based recipes organised by season. From the height of summer to the depths of winter, author Sophie Gordon heroes the fruit and vegetables at their very best at different stages of the year and shares several enticing ways to get the most out of each of them. Helping you to minimise food waste and put a satisfying meal on the table, recipes include curries, stews, bakes, salads, soups, and much more. Whether you want to learn to eat in harmony with the seasons, follow a vegan diet, or simply want to cook more veg-centric meals, it’s the perfect cookbook to add to your collection.

India Express by Rukmini Iyer

India Express

From Rukmini Iyer, the author of the best-selling The Roasting Tin series, comes India Express, a collection of 75 everyday recipes to add to your repertoire of Rukmini favourites. Expect a mix of classic and modern Bengali and South Indian curries, snacks, breakfasts, drinks, and more, and all with the same emphasis on minimum fuss, maximum flavour you know and love from Rukmini’s previous cookbooks.

Ayla Recipe by Santosh Shah

Ayla

by Santosh Shah

Discover the vibrant flavours of Nepal with MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Santosh Shah’s debut cookbook, Ayla. Via 60 inspiring recipes and captivating stories, Santosh takes readers on a culinary journey across his homeland, exploring the ingredients, influences and traditions central to Nepali and Himalayan cookery. Chapters span snacks and street food to sweet things and drinks, with bold, colourful and refreshingly different recipes to try. A true celebration of a cuisine that has remained somewhat under the radar here in the UK until recently, Ayla is the perfect book for cooks who love to travel the world from their kitchens.

Feel Good food by Melissa Hemsley

Feel Good Food by Melissa Hemsley

by Melissa Hemsley

Those familiar with Melissa Hemsley will know that “feel good food” has always been her guiding principle. Her vibrant, flavoursome recipes are designed with both physical and mental health in mind. Her next cookbook, Feel Good, expands on that principle, celebrating the recipes that make her feel supported, comforted, and energised. Readers will find quick and easy midweek meals to soothe the soul after a long day, make-ahead lunches to set you up for the week, simple but satisfying snacks, and laid-back feasts to share with friends. Many of the recipes take less than half an hour to prepare, and all can be made using readily available ingredients. This is accessible, flexible cooking, perfectly suited to the modern kitchen.

The Little Book of Vegan Bakes by Holly Jade

The Little Book of Vegan Bakes

by Holly Jade

Holly Jade is the founder of the multi-award-winning blog, The Little Blog of Vegan, and creator of the equally popular Instagram account of the same name, @thelittleblogofvegan. In her upcoming cookbook, The Little Book of Vegan Bakes, Holly shares 80 of her favourite cake, muffin, pastry and dessert recipes, successfully transforming traditional bakes into satisfying plant-based alternatives, and emphasising that there is no need to sacrifice texture or flavour in the quest for the perfect vegan bake.

Easy: Simply delicious home cooking by Chris Baber

Easy: Simply delicious home cooking

by Chris Baber

Brimming with fast and simple recipe inspiration for every cook and every occasion, Easy does what it says on the tin. Author Chris Baber presents a collection of unintimidating recipes to guide you through everything from midweek suppers and weekend brunches to entertaining friends and family. Helping you to steer clear of the takeaway trap, Easy is all about making cooking a fresh and healthy meal from scratch the easier option.

Fitwaffle's Baking It Easy by Eloise Head

Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy

by Eloise Head

In Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy, social media baking sensation Eloise Head shares 100 of her easiest cakes, cookies, traybakes and puddings, half of which are made with only 3 ingredients and the rest with only 4 or 5. From everyday ideas to special occasion bakes, Eloise proves you don’t need endless ingredient lists and complicated techniques to deliver crowd-pleasing results. A mix of brand new and exclusive recipes and all-time favourites requested by her followers, these are simple bakes to delight and inspire with plenty of twists on time-honoured flavour combinations and enough speculoos-based recipes to satisfy even the most committed of fans.

Bake with Jack book cover

Bake with Jack: Bread Every Day

by Jack Sturgess

Bake With Jack: Bread Every Day is all about making great bread, minus the fuss. With his many years of bread-making experience, Jack Sturgess has mastered all the tricks of the trade, and Bread Every Day is designed to let readers in on the secrets of a perfect loaf. This user-friendly book will help you to get your head around thirty kinds of bread, including classic sandwich loaves, bloomers, rolls, rye, ciabatta, focaccia, fruit breads and sweet buns, pitta and bagels, sourdough, and pizza dough. As well as these core bread recipes, readers will find 50 meal ideas to help you use up every last crumb of delicious homemade bread, from sandwiches and toasties to meatballs made with stale bread, soups topped with golden croutons, and doughnut offcuts served with chocolate and marshmallow dip. 

The Cook You Want To Be by Andy Baraghani

The Cook You Want to Be

by Andy Baraghani

If you’re a fan of US-based food publication Bon Appétit, you’ll recognise Andy Baraghani as the chef behind many of many its viral recipes. Known for his bold and unexpected flavour combinations, creative use of technique, and the melting pot of culinary influences he brings to his recipes, Andy has developed a unique style of cooking by continuing to ask himself what cook he wants to be. His debut cookbook invites you to ask yourself the same question as you make your way through the book’s 120 knockout recipes and absorb its essential advice on everything from layering flavours to contrasting textures. If you love cookbooks by Yotam Ottolenghi, Alison Roman, Samin Nosrat and Molly Baz, Andy’s cookbook is a must-add to your collection.

The Last Bite Recipe by Anna Higham

The Last Bite

by Anna Higham

Anna Higham is the executive pastry chef at esteemed London institution, The River Cafe. In her debut cookbook, she presents a revolutionary approach to dessert making, encouraging the reader to taste, season and let key ingredients do the talking, just as they would with savoury cookery. With over 150 recipes spanning cakes, tarts, jams, meringues, ice creams and more, Anna teaches you the fundamentals of accomplished desserts, from taste and texture to seasoning and structure, in an approachable and unintimidating style. The Last Bite is also a celebration of cooking in time with the seasons, with suggestions for what to make with the stars of each season’s bounty, from elderflower in late spring to fig in early autumn.

MEZCLA: Recipes to Excite

by Ixta Belfrage

MEZCLA features 100 recipes from co-author of bestselling Ottolenghi FLAVOUR, Ixta Belfrage and draws upon the culinary traditions of her childhood growing up in Italy, Mexico, and Brazil. Full of colour and packed with flavourful takes on classics like Prawn Lasagne with Habanero Oil and Giant Cheese on Toast, this collection is great for those who like to experiment in the kitchen and thrive on fusion cuisine.

One: Simple One-Pan Wonders

by Jamie Oliver

Over 100 budget friendly recipes are featured in Jamie’s newest release, One: Simple One-Pan Wonders and they don’t disappoint. With just 8 ingredients or less, One introduces easy, accessible, flavourful meals perfect for everyday cooking. Each recipe is designed to be cooked in one pot, pan or tray and with over 65% of recipes included being meat-reduced or meat-free, this one is a winner for vegetarians and flexitarians alike.

Meliz’s Kitchen

by Meliz Berg
from Meliz’s Kitchen

Meliz’s Kitchen is a celebration of Turkish-Cypriot cuisine and the vibrant flavours that influence it. Whether you’re a fan of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food or you’re on the hunt for family-friendly midweek meals and lavish comfort dishes, this refreshing debut is for you. Split into nine chapters it covers everything from pastries like Tahini & Carob Mollasses Baklava and oven baked dishes to refreshing takes on mid-week classics such as One-pot Halloumi and Tomato Pasta.

West Winds

West Winds

by Riaz Phillips

West Winds is a vibrant celebration of Jamaican food featuring over 100 recipes and heartwarming anecdotes from award-winning food writer Riaz Phillips. It honours Jamaican heritage, its landscape and the diaspora of people across the globe. From bakes, soups, drinks and main meals – West Winds takes inspiration from the Ital food he was introduced to in the Rastafari community and the waste-not want-not approach in his family.

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