I have plucked out 10 books from my ever-growing collection of cookbooks to show you. I have chosen these books because I have found them particularly influential to my cooking over the years and would like to share them with you. You can’t beat getting stuck into a great cookbook full of inspirational recipes! So here is my list of 10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own.
10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own
The Fat Duck Cookbook contains the full story of the meteoric rise of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck. Discover the passion, perfection and weird science behind Heston and the restaurant. This book is truly fascinating and also a stunning, colourful work of art.
Tom’s Table features 100 everyday recipes so that anyone can achieve his Michelin starred cooking at home. This book is full of delicious starter, side, and main recipes that you will want to cook again and again!
Ottolenghi SIMPLE has 130 brand new amazing recipes containing all the inventive elements and creative flavour combinations that Yotam Ottolenghi is loved for. These brilliant dishes are all SIMPLE in at least one way.
Marcus Everyday is packed full of tips, tricks and techniques. Marcus reveals how to get the most from ingredients so that anyone can create amazing meals at home. He will teach you how to maximise flavour, minimise waste and add a touch of Michelin starred magic to your meals.
This book written by Richard H. Turner, Tom Adams, Jamie Berger and Simon Anderson celebrates the sublime, smoky and slow-cooked meats from the London restaurant, Pitt Cue Co. This cookbook allows you to bring the must-try restaurant home.
The hummingbird bakery introduced London to the delights of American style baking. The simple yet delicious recipes for indulgent cupcakes, muffins, pies, cheesecakes, brownies, cakes and cookies are all featured in this cookbook and ensure that the home cook can create some Hummingbird magic in their own kitchen.
The River Cafe Cook Book is the perfect guide to an approachable and exciting form of Italian cooking and a celebration of the great restaurant. Italian farmhouse cooking at its best. The River Cafe Cook Book is one of the most influential cookbooks ever published.
The River Cottage Meat Book aims to help you understand meat better such as, where to source it, understanding the different cuts and the cooking techniques that go with them. The book contained 150 foolproof recipes for meat classics from both British and foreign food cultures.
If you’re unsure of flavours or ingredients that work well together then look no further. The Flavour Thesaurus is the book for you. The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. This is a must-have book for any cook.
Forgotten Skills of Cooking is divided into chapters such as dairy, hens and eggs, bread and preserving. Covering forgotten processes such and smoking mackerel, curing bacon and making yoghurt and butter. This book has over 700 recipes and is a modern guide to traditional cookery skills.
I hope you found my post, 10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own useful and feel inspired to start cooking!