Nigella Lawson reveals her cookbook of the year

Nigella Lawson reveals her cookbook of the year

From Fuchsia Dunlop Invitation to a feast By Jamie Oliver 5 Mediterranean ingredients And the late restaurant owner, Russell Norman Proto: The Florentine Cookbook (Simple)recipe books are the big news of 2023, with a whole host of exciting new titles hitting shelves this year.

But with so many to choose from, choosing just one for the foodie in your life may be a bit of a challenge this Christmas.

Fortunately, Nigella Lawson has revealed her favorite cookbook of the year, just in time to make last-minute gift-buying decisions a little easier.

Bee Wilson’s, Nigella told her Instagram followers Cooking secret It was her favorite cookbook of the year.

“I thought it might be helpful to give you a link to the #CookbookCorner in case you haven’t bought all your Christmas gifts yet!” I have written. “There are so many great titles out there, but I have to nominate @KitchenBee’s Secret of Cooking as my cookbook of the year.”

Cooking Secret: Recipes for an easier life in the kitchen

Cooking Secret: Recipes for an easier life in the kitchen

Cooking Secret: Recipes for an easier life in the kitchen

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Nigella has previously praised the book as “a truly game-changing cookbook… no kitchen should be without a copy”.

Food writer Diana Henry also said the book provided “notes from a lifetime of reading, thinking, cooking, and eating.”

Contains 140 delicious, simple and doable recipes, plus ideas for cooking ahead or cooking yourself, at Cooking secret Bee gives you a helping hand to get a meal on the table when you’re tired and out for a while.

The food writer and chef also offers tips on seasoning properly and what equipment truly He works in the kitchen.

Hungry for more? Take a look at the Good Housekeeping dining team’s selection of cookbooks that deserve a place on your kitchen shelf:

Good Housekeeping: The Ultimate Christmas Collection
Good Housekeeping: The Ultimate Christmas Collection

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We couldn’t pass up without mentioning our new Christmas cookbook for 2023. It’s packed with festive staples like our best roast turkey ever, delicious mince pies, and all the tips and tricks you could possibly need. To ensure Christmas Day runs smoothly. It truly is the perfect companion to your Christmas kitchen.

Now and Then by Tessa Kyros
Now and Then by Tessa Kyros

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“One of my all-time favorite authors, not only for her recipes but also for the air of whimsy that she magically captures in all of her books. This book feels like you have access to a personal diary, full of nostalgic wonder and amazement, but with beautiful new recipes that… Very sexy pictures too. says our Culinary Director, Mickey Beck.

Proto: A Florentine Cookbook (Simple) by Russell Norman
Proto: A Florentine Cookbook (Simple) by Russell Norman

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Russell Norman, the restaurateur behind the likes of Polpo and the book of the same name, Bruto, has brought out this wonderful Florentine cookbook. You’ll find hearty classics like ragu, pasta fagioli, and the famous “cuddles,” which are fried, torn dough balls filled with stracchino cheese and prosciutto. “Served with a negroni, it’s my idea of ​​heaven,” he tells us Senior Food & Drink Writer, Mel Jiandzi.

Flavor Dictionary: More Flavors by Nikki Segnit
Flavor Dictionary: More Flavors by Nikki Segnit

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our Cooking editor, Emma Franklin, refers to herself as a “huge food geek,” and loves books that go deeper than just recipes and delve into the hows, whats, whys, and what works and what doesn’t. The author’s first Dictionary of Flavor Thesaurus is one of the most popular books in her collection, and one she refers to constantly, with this second volume joining it immediately.

Featuring more than 90 distinct flavors—from honey to green tea, tomato to seaweed, the book examines and identifies complimentary pairings, some familiar and some distinctly unexpected, and analyzes them through stories, tasting notes, and short but sweet recipes.

Bake It Better by Matt Adlard
Bake It Better by Matt Adlard
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Matt Adlard, formerly known as Topless Baker, has released his first ever cookbook and had the entire cooking team swooning over it when a copy arrived at the office.

for us Cookery writer, Alice Shields“The book is very inspiring for a pastry lover like me. The recipes may seem very impressive, but since Matt is a self-taught pastry chef, you know it will be somewhat achievable even for the average home baker. Each recipe comes in a pair,” she says. So you have the option to ‘level up’ your creativity, if you want a bigger baking challenge.”

I will bake!  By Liberty Mendez
I will bake! By Liberty Mendez

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for us Culinary assistant, Georgie Darcy Coles, She loves this new cookbook from Liberty Mendez that offers easy recipes that will impress your guests, plus plenty of inspiration When sugar cravings hit. Each chapter also comes with a Spotify playlist to help create the mood when baking – so cool!

Ramen Forever by Tim Anderson
Ramen Forever by Tim Anderson

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Our site says anything written by Tim Anderson (former Masterchef contestant and regular on BBC Radio’s The Kitchen Cabinet) is worth reading. Cooking editor, Emma Franklin. His obsession with ramen is clearly evident in all of his books, but especially this one, which delves into all the individual ingredients that make ramen so special—the noodles, the broth, the toppings, the seasoning—and then brings them together in massive amounts. From delicious dishes, simple and traditional, to innovative and quite complex.

A new way to bake by Phil Khoury
A new way to bake by Phil Khoury
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Prepare to be amazed when you taste some of these vegan recipes from Australian-born Phil Khoury. He’s the head pastry chef at Harrod’s and has been developing this book for over three years so you can rest assured that the flavors and techniques work. This was the best choice Both of our editors, Mel Giandzi and Alice Shields.

Pomegranate and artichoke for a small curtain
Pomegranate and artichoke for a small curtain

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I love the flavors of the Levant, as well as Italian flavors, so it’s no wonder this book piqued my interest, says our website. Culinary Director, Mickey Beck. Following Saqr’s personal and culinary journey from Iran to Italy (her adopted home since she was 22), the recipes take you beyond borders, with coffee-table-style introductions and luxurious, moody photographs.

Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking by Emiko Davies
Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking by Emiko Davies

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Gohan is Emiko Davies’ sixth cookbook and the first inspired by her Japanese heritage. Mel Giandzi, our senior food and drink writer The book is described as very beautifully illustrated and arranged, and really feels like you are stepping into Emiko’s memories. The word “gohan” literally translates to “rice” in Japanese but is also the general word for “family meal” and with each recipe, whether okonomiyaki, takoyaki or the simplest fried rice, this book will bring comfort and inspiration for many years. Come.

Bold Beans by Amelia Christie Miller
Bold Beans by Amelia Christie Miller

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“As a veggie lover, this book always provides me with endless ideas for making beans the centerpiece of my meal, and when it’s beans from Bold Bean it’s an easy win,” he says. Culinary assistant, Georgie Darcy Coles.

The Art of Friday Night Dinner by Eleanor Stiefel
The Art of Friday Night Dinner by Eleanor Stiefel

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Cooking editor, Emma Franklin He likes Eleanor’s style of entertaining. It’s the perfect book for anyone who loves cooking for loved ones but abhors the idea of ​​actual dinner parties. The chapters titled “Fried Crumbs Make Everything Better” (and she’s not wrong!), “Dinners,” and “Desserts to Eat in the Bath” sum it up well. It’s a comforting cookbook for people who want to feed people, and not have to worry about which fork to use or how to get the perfect photo for Instagram. Jump straight to her recipe for “a very salty martini” and then to “short ribs with sweet potatoes and sour cream” and you’ll have the perfect Friday night Emma right there.

Mr. Lian's Cocktails at Home by Ryan Chetiyawardana
Mr. Lian’s Cocktails at Home by Ryan Chetiyawardana

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If you’re familiar with Mr. Lien’s delicious cocktails, you won’t be surprised to see this book made for us Senior Food & Beverage Writer, Mel Jiandzi First on the list.

Mr. Lian cleverly shows you how to make 70 innovative and exciting cocktails in which exciting new combinations of flavors and exciting ingredients are experimented with. There’s nothing complicated about these drinks, but the flavor pairings are really unique and will add some excitement to your Friday night cocktail hour.

Invitation to a banquet from Fuschia Dunlop
Invitation to a banquet from Fuschia Dunlop

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This book shows us that you can put it on your bedside table for late night reading Cooking editor, Emma Franklin. that it The fascinating history and exploration of Chinese food, through the ingredients, recipes and techniques that have led to it being one of the world’s most widely enjoyed cuisines. Fuchsia’s writing is almost poetic, and each chapter is a true love letter to its subject, whether it’s a dissection of the perfect steamed rice recipe or a lyric about the importance of soybeans.

5 Mediterranean Ingredients by Jamie Oliver
5 Mediterranean Ingredients by Jamie Oliver

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Jamie Oliver is back again with an excellent new cookbook. After watching his TV series that accompanied his new five-ingredient Mediterranean cookbook, I was instantly sold, he tells us Senior Food & Drink Writer, Mel Jiandzi. No frills, just recipes that focus on high-quality ingredients and extracting the best flavor from them naturally.

More is More: Find Freedom in the Kitchen by Molly Paz
More is More: Find Freedom in the Kitchen by Molly Paz

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“I adore Molly Paz, she is my favorite food hero,” he says. Senior cookery writer, Grace Evans. So, when her second book came out, it was at the top of Grace’s list. It’s time to turn up the heat and ditch the measuring spoons because the secret to cooking lies in one simple motto: more is more.


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