Our top picks for foodies | Cook books galore
Whether you follow a vegan diet, vegetarian diet, gluten free diet or no diet at all. Whether you want to feed your friends, your family or even your dog, we have a cookbook for that. From the corners of India to the centre of Liverpool, we know what will make your stomach smile.
Get inspired by our top ten picks in cookbooks and maybe make your foodie friends a feast... or have them make it for you.
1.The Halloumi Cookbook, £9.99
Barbequed, fried, baked, roasted or grilled? With The Halloumi cookbook there are over 60 delicious recipes to try, inspired by everyone’s favourite squeaky cheese. Satisfyingly chunky and deliciously moreish. Be the hostess with the mostess and serve up halloumi fries with sticky chilli sauce, whip up a fresh and revitalising salad, or maybe a juicy burger. Take time over brunch with a decadent halloumi, harissa and honey toastie; and even master baked goods such as loaded halloumi flatbreads or herby halloumi scones. A great alternative for meat, making this cookbook a perfect gift for your veggie friends and family looking to try something a little different in the kitchen.
2.The Liverpool Cookbook, £14.95
Where is good to eat in Liverpool? Look no further than The Liverpool Cook Book, a celebration of the amazing food on our doorstep, featuring over 50 stunning recipes. From Crosby Coffee to the secret diners society, flick through and read the story of the restauranteurs and how they came to be, learn about all the independents eateries across our glorious city and allow your taste buds tingle. Enjoy some of your favourite recipes such as Baltic Fondue from the Liverpool Cheese Company or you might even want to learn how to make the perfect Liverpool Gin and Tonic. The Liverpool Cookbook is ideal for anyone wanting to find hidden gems across the city and try something new.
3.Love your Lunch box, £9.95
Want to impress all of your colleagues with your show-stopping lunch? Then you can't live without Love Your Lunch Box. Make your pals ooze with jealousy as you open up your bag, take out your lunch box and reveal dish after dish Monday to Friday. From super noodles to nutritious salads, belly-filling sarnies, or snack-time treats, there's a recipe for every situation. This book gives you the ultimate lunchtime experience making you say goodbye to meal deals forever.
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4.Feed me - 50 Home Cooked Meals for Your Dog, £19.95
Do you fancy the same lunch every day, morning noon and night? Then why should your pooch? Feed me follows several recipes, perfect for your puppy and delicious for your dog. From Vegetables to fish, find out precisely what balanced diet you can give your best companion and how to give them the best-balanced diet. Try a carrot risotto with seared beef, or maybe soft-boiled egg with squash and chicken. Why does mans best friend deserve anything less?
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5.TAPAS and Other Spanish Plates to Share, £9.99
Transform your kitchen into a Mediterranean paradise and enjoy a versatile dish or two...or three. Personalise your plates with Tapas and other Spanish Plates to Share. Create the perfect dinner party nibbles to share amongst friends; whether it be pre-dinner drinks or a full-on feast, you can never have too many tapas. Follow the classic recipes such as patatas bravas to something more daring like Gambas Al Ajillo (garlic prawns), or maybe you fancy, Tortilla Espanola (Spanish omelette) and Piquillos Rellenos (stuffed peppers), the world is your oyster, and your dinner part awaits.
6.The Manchester CookBook - Second helpings, £14.95
Makers from The Liverpool cookbook, now give you a second helping into the best places to dine in Manchester with The Manchester Cookbook- Second Helpings. Celebrate the independents around a new city, or maybe your own home. The capital of the north is bustling with a love of culture sport, music and nightlife, But where do the foodies hang out? Flick through countless producers, breweries, delis and restaurants with alternative culinary concoctions for you to explore including Bury’s famous Black Pudding and the traditional Manchester Tart.
7.The 5-Minute Salad Lunchbox, £14.99
The 5-minute Salad Lunch Box hosts 52 recipes full of diverse salads. From vegan to seafood dishes, forget the idea of a boring salad and welcome a taste explosion from flavours around the globe. Imagine a Vietnamese-style chicken coleslaw, Mexican-spiced quinoa salad or a Japanese(ish) combination of edamame and chickpeas with avocado-lime dressing.
Throw excitement back into lunchtime, forget the easy way out of buying lunch, or repeating the same old cheese sandwich day in day out -the same one that you have been having for the past few days, months or maybe years. The 5-Minute Salad Lunch Box will have you looking forward to lunch again and inspiring you for the next one.
8.The World Atlas of Street Food, £24.95
Want cheap, fresh, quick and easy meals? Follow the recipes of The World Atlas of Street Food for plentiful and varied meals. Follow the trends of the metropolitan cities around you and embrace different lifestyle, cultures and flavours in your home. Food that was traditionally a taste from Saharan roadsides can now be found from New York to Manchester. The World Atlas of Street Food revolutionises cooking, showing you how to make fresh and flavoursome meals in no time at all. The book includes the authors’ own recipes so readers can make 72 of the most beautiful dishes from the comfort of their kitchens.
9.Mowgli Street Food, £25
Mowgli Street Food explores a unique collection of recipes and stories from your favourite restaurant. Bringing you the best of the beloved menu, and much more. Nisha Katona unlocks the secrets of her most successful recipes, giving you an insight into the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets.
Recreate the iconic angry bird, the chat bombs, and some of your favourites from the classic worker's tiffin boxes such as the house lamb curry. Try tempting snacks like the Fenugreek Kissed Fries and spice up your dinner with a whole host of delicious dahls. Mowgli cookbook is not about the intimate dining experience but embraces the smash and grab of healthy vibrant spices.
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10.The Indian Vegetarian Cook book, £24.95
Mushrooms, pods, seeds and pulses, leafy greens, root vegetables and squash. Compliment your curry with natures finest. The Indian vegetarian cookbook talks you through the best spice blends and flavoursome combinations. Try a mild pumpkin curry or maybe something with more of a kick like a mustard spice eggplant. Flick through the mouth-watering recipes and pictures taking you through from starter to dessert. The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook will make a perfect gift for all your veggie friends and family looking to explore something a little bit flavoursome.