Cookbooks

Added 30/04/2016

Emma Galloway is back with her second cookbook A Year In My Real Food Kitchen, but what I’d really like to ask is when will she be opening a restaurant or café? ‘Real food’ is basically synonymous with cooking from scratch – not something for the time or cash poor. However, much like The Unbakery, if I could…


Added 30/10/2015

My favourite thing about Anna Jones’ new book – and the biggest point of difference from her earlier A Modern Way to Eat – is that each chapter is sorted by how long it takes to prepare: In the time it takes to set the table; ready in twenty; on the table in half an hour; forty…


Added 26/09/2015

Banana, Blueberry and Pecan Pancakes; Dosa-Spiced Potato Cakes with Quick Cucumber Pickle, Coriander and Orange-Scented Buckwheat; Strawberry Poppy Seed Crisp – the tempting list of recipes in Anna Jones’s A Modern Way to Eat is plentiful. Schooled by Jamie Oliver earlier in her career, there is a clarity and simplicity to Jones’s recipes, reminiscent of…


Easy Vegan Sue Quinn

Added 06/02/2015

On the cover of Easy Vegan is a gorgeous Tomato and Ricotta Galette; one of six ideas for pastry found near the back of the book, including Wild Mushroom Galettes, Zucchini and Herb Galettes, Asparagus and Garlic Galettes, Spinach and Capsicum Quiche and Beetroot Galettes. I’ve never made a galette before, but I certainly plan…


The Unbakery Megan May

Added 16/01/2015

Unbaking has come to the home. The secrets behind sweet treats and delectable eats gone raw are now accessible to anyone seeking  a new and enlightening food experience in Megan May’s The Unbakery recipe book. Raw organic goodness is delivered through her colourful, bright and fresh collection of plant-based recipes, giving a kick-start to those…


Curry Easy Vegetarian Madhur Jaffrey

Added 13/01/2015

Any vegetarian or vegan will tell you that Indian restaurants are among the best at catering to the veggie diet. However, the traditional dishes on Indian menus are usually so expertly created and masterfully spiced that their secrets remain a mystery to the home cook – but no longer. Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy Vegetarian unravels 352 pages of…


Greenilicious Amanda Benham, recipes by Leigh Drew

Added 05/11/2014

The chapters of this very accessible, full-colour vegan cookbook run the gamut from lettuces and salad greens, right through to kales, asparagus, snow peas, basil and green smoothies.


Plenty More Yotam Ottolenghi

Added 04/10/2014

A few months ago I bought a cast iron pan – red enamel on the outside and pale cream on the inside. I liked it so much, I couldn’t decide what to cook in it. I liked it too much to cook my regular meals in it; I needed to break it in with something special. When…


Added 26/07/2014

The recipes in this book are described as being free from added gluten, sugar, yeast, dairy products, meat, fish and saturated fat. What we eat directly affects the way we feel. Personally, I’m fascinated by food and its ability both to harm and to heal. Vegetarian Cooking Without is full of recipes for anyone looking to maintain…


Added 05/04/2014

The recipes are modern, exciting, nutritionally varied, sumptuous and attractive. If you buy just one vegetarian cookbook this year, make it this one.


Isa Does It Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Added 17/01/2014

This book is a new title (October 2013) from Isa Chandra Moskowitz, grande dame of New York vegan cooking and one half of the duo behind the Post Punk Kitchen blog (the PPK). I already use and enjoy Moskowitz’s previous titles, Vegan Brunch and Veganomicon. Vegan Brunch is the book that really influenced the start of my vegan journey, and as Veganomicon is a very…


Veganissimo! Leigh Drew

Added 12/01/2014

Cucumber and Apple Raita; Scallion Pancakes; Lentil Burgers with Peanut Sauce, Pickled Carrot and Daikon; Smashed Potatoes with Rosemary Infused Salt; Sizzling Polenta Gnocchi with Sage; and Soft Molasses Gingerbread Cake.


Added 16/11/2013

If you’ve owned and loved Revive’s first two cookbooks, then you’ll be a fan of their third instalment: The Revive Cafe Cookbook 3. It’s a continuation of the same format with chapters dedicated to salads, hotpots and stir fries, main meals, soups, flavour boosters, breakfasts, sweet things and cooking guides. Revive’s philosophy is all about…


Added 08/11/2013

Nadia Lim’s second cookbook keeps it simple, seasonal and focused on nutrition. It is organised into the basic chapters of breakfasts; lunches; entrées, snacks and side dishes; dinners; lighter desserts; treats and home baking, plus extra information about good food and other cooking essentials. It’s worth noting that Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cook Book is…


Added 13/07/2013

Rick Stein’s India is as much a travel photography book as a cookbook. Images of a local woman carrying an enormous bag of fresh spinach leaves on her head, a shop owner vending ‘cheap and best’ curry, and row upon row of more rice varieties than you knew existed all convey a stunning picture of…


Added 29/06/2013

Salads are where the magic happens, especially for vegetarians, in Ripe Recipes – A Fresh Batch, Angela Redfern’s follow-up to Ripe Recipes. From Thai-inspired Marinated Mushroom Larb Salad to the vibrant Ripe Red Quinoa Salad, which is nourishingly bursting with colour, there’s plenty of culinary creativity on show. It’s not a vegetarian cookbook, and it…