My favourite cookbooks of 2017 (not necessarily published this year)

I’ve fallen in love with four cookbooks this year –

For sheer want to cook everything-ness, there’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Much More Veg and pretty much everything I tried was delicious. I think that it’s great that it’s also vegan.

The Art of the Larder by Claire Thomson, definitely wins the title of best cookbook for recipes I keep coming back to again and again and again. I particularly like her pasta recipes and I’ve made her cream pasta with radicchio (although I always substitute rocket) over and over again.

One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay was a massive hit for me, earlier this year. As well as really appreciating it because the recipes were cheap, I also really liked that the recipes were all for one (and easy to scale up, if you’re cooking for more). So many recipes are cheap, as long as you’re cooking on a mass scale but not everyone has many mouths to feed, all the same dish. I may be in a family of four but we’re not good at getting together to eat all at the same time and each person has their own likes and dislikes, so cooking the same thing for everyone can be a bit of a nightmare.

Gino’s Pasta by Gino D’Acampo was definitely good for getting me out of the tomato sauce rut, the lovely Italian photos are a bonus too.

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