Good food and Good wine are some of life's greatest pleasures. Expand your reputuire of dishes with some of these amazing cookbooks- all are staples in our kitchen!
1. Nigel Slater's cookbooks make excellent bedside reading - except that you will find yourself sneaking downstairs to the dark kitchen to rustle up something from the fridge.... Appetite is a super book for teaching newbie cook some excellent basics, without reading in anyway like a textbook. He makes it quit clear that to rely on a recipe, for the most part, defeats the whole purpose of cooking--it is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. Find it here.
2. French is a comprehensive collection of timeless French recipes. While staying true to the French tradition, Chef Damien Pignolt takes prides in making sure his recipes are suited to home cooking in a domestic kitchen. His clear, unfussy instructions and friendly advice will give you the confidence to expand your culinary repertoire. Be sure to try the Fresh Rasberry Tart and Creamy Fennel Soup. This book will help you create many memorable dining experiences, get it here.
3.The Nourished Kitchen is based on the Farm to Table approach and Traditional Foods Lifestyle. Traditional foods are described as "...the foods of gardens and of farms. They represent a system of balance, emphasizing the value of meat and milk, grain and bean, vegetables and fruits." The Nourished Kitchen works with the "philosophy that combines sustainability, balance, tradition and community involvement." With recipes like Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf with Gravy and Fermented Vanilla Mint Soda this book is a real favorite, buy it here.
4. In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. This cookbook is approachable and the recipes are actually something you will make, again and again. Be sure to check out the best Hummus recipe and the roasted califlower salad. Buy the book here.
5. A Year In My kitchen is seasonally inspired and produce led, Skye Gyngell maintains that her secret is 'not to mess with good ingredients - just to turn the volume up'. "Try a refreshing springtime Panade of Broad Beans with Pancetta, Mint and Ricotta; a summertime treat of Tea-Smoked Wild Salmon with Chilli Sauce; a warming Sweet Potato and Ginger soup in autumn; and a Spicy Italian Sausage with Rosemary, Chilli, Red Wine and Polenta to cheer you through the dark winter days." Find it here.
6. Uncomplicated and stunning. Sunday Suppers could serve a double purpose as a beautiful coffee table book. "For those who yearn to connect around the table, Karen Modagi's simple, seasonally driven recipes, evocative photography, and understated styling form a road map to creating community in their own kitchens and in offbeat locations." Find this beautiful book loaded with simple yet gourmet recipes here