Craving Cookbooks

One of the things I never have enough off are cookbooks. Well designed books with pretty fonts and perfectly styled dishes on the most beautiful tableware. Here are a few books that are currently on my wish list for Christmas.

Thursday Dinners by Louise De Brabandere

This is the first book by Belgian’s most passionate food bloggers. The book invites you to the dinner table of several groups of friends and entrepreneurs, who can appreciate sharing a good meal together.
Check out the blog behind the book here.

New Classics by Donna Hay

Featuring over 300 recipes, this is the ultimate best-of collection from Donna Hay, a showcase of classic dishes with her signature modern twist. Containing updated family favourites as well as new flavours, the new classics has everything you’ve ever wanted to cook.

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for small gatherings

The Kinfolk Table puts the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating.  One-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table is a collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over nearly 400 pages from creative types around the world. Filled with gorgeous photography and design you’re used to seeing in the magazine, the book will inspire your next small gathering.

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food

Jamie’s new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world. It’s all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything from childhood memories to the changing of the seasons, and taking into account the guilty pleasures and sweet indulgences that everyone enjoys, it’s brimming with exciting recipes you’ll fall in love with.

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty More follows on from 2010’s Plenty, proving with brio that the potential of plant-based cooking is boundless – it’s a hefty tome of salads, bakes, stews and cakes, spreads, pies and pikelets.

The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl

The book is filled with 100 recipes from their everyday life, along with some simple tips on how to get a more varied and greener pantry. They have tried to keep it simple, basic and very useful. Not all of the recipes can be whipped together in 20 minutes, but many of them can (a few in even less time). Some of them will take hours, but they are worth it. They have tried to make sure that there will be lots of recipes to choose from (or adapt) if you are vegan or have any allergies.
Don’t forget to take a look at the blog behind this book, here.