10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own

10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own

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


1. The Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

The Fat Duck Cookbook

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.

Buy The Fat Duck Cookbook from Amazon for £29.65



2. Tom’s Table: My Favourite Everyday Recipes by Tom Kerridge

Tom's Table


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!

Buy Tom’s Table from Amazon for £17.38



3. Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi SIMPLE


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. 

Buy Ottolenghi SIMPLE from Amazon for £18.52



4. Marcus Everyday by Marcus Wareing

Marcus Everyday

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.

Buy Marcus Everyday from Amazon for £18.00



5. Pitt Cue Co. from the Acclaimed London Restaurant

Pitt Cue Co.

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. 

Buy Pitt Cue Co. from Amazon for £15.46



6. The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf

The Hummingbird Bakery

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.

Buy The Hummingbird Cookbook from Amazon for £11.99


7. River Cafe Cook Book by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers

The River Cafe Cookbook


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.

Buy The River Cafe Cookbook from Amazon for £18.05



8. The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

River Cottage Meat


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.

Buy The River Cottage Meat Book from Amazon for £35.00



9. The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

The Flavour Thesaurus


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.

Buy The Flavour Thesaurus from Amazon for £14.48




10. Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen 

forgotten skills of cooking

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.

Buy Forgotten Skills of Cooking from Amazon for £79.99



I hope you found my post, 10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own useful and feel inspired to start cooking!

You can check out more of my blog posts here or if you’d like to get cooking you can have a browse of my Good Day Recipes and Bad Day Recipes or Recipe Cards.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

    1. tjrmint

      Thank you for the comment. Honestly, my cookbook collection is getting so big now I fear I will have to cut
      down! No problem I’m glad you enjoyed them.

      1. I got rid of all of mine before I left for Europe back in 2014. Hardest thing I’ve ever done!

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