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Our cookbooks and recipe books feature meals from esteemed celebrity chefs. Our baking books are also essential for those with a sweet tooth. From Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver books to tasty desserts and gluten-free recipes, you’ll find a delicious range of recipe books for all tastes in our selection.

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Food & Drink: Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Our cookbooks and recipe books feature meals from esteemed celebrity chefs. Our baking books are also essential for those with a sweet tooth. From Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver books to tasty desserts and gluten-free recipes, you’ll find a delicious range of recipe books for all tastes in our selection.

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    Sipsmith: 100 Gin Cocktails

    Sipsmith

    Product Code: SIPS
    Hardback
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    Chin, chin! You'll be able to raise a glass and enjoy gin cocktails all year round with this book from Sipsmith.

    There are 100 recipes to try and none of them contain more than three ingredients. From summer sipping to winter warmers and classic tipples to old favourites with new twists, there are so many concoctions to try.

    This beautiful book (complete with copper sprayed edges) also covers the history of gin and provides you with expert mixing tips as you shake up some tasty treats including a watermelon Martini, dark fruit bramble gin and Earl Grey sour gin.
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    Veg

    Jamie Oliver

    Product Code: VGJO
    Hardback
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    'It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free' - Jamie Oliver.

    Jamie has returned with another fine cookbook to add to your kitchen shelf - and this time he's offering flavour-filled vegetarian recipes that suit every meal ranging from simple suppers to weekend dishes.

    The dishes will tantalise your taste buds and help you up your veg intake. Everyone is sure to finish the meal feeling full, satisfied and happy - and we guarantee the food is so tasty that you won't miss the meat.
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    Happy Vegan

    Fearne Cotton

    Product Code: HVFC
    Hardback
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    Pack more veg into your diet and save the planet!

    Fearne Cotton's plant-based cookbook Happy Vegan is packed with simple recipes that will fit into your busy home life. There are no strict rules for these recipes and Fearne includes options where fussier eaters can add in fish, meat or dairy.

    All of the mouth-watering meals are made with easy-to-find ingredients and accompanied by sumptuous photography so you know exactly what to aim for.
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    The National Trust Book of Crumbles

    Laura Mason

    Product Code: BCNT
    Hardback
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    Tuck into Britain's best comfort food - crumbles!

    Following on from The National Trust Book of Scones, this book is packed with crumbly goodness. It includes recipes for all the classics including rhubarb, apple and blackberry and also will show you how to make tasty cobblers. Crumble cheesecakes and microwavable mug crumbles are also featured.

    There's a section dedicated to classic crumble companions including jam and custard and plenty of crumble trivia to feed your mind while you wait for your crumble to cook.
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    Greenfeast- Autumn, Winter

    Nigel Slater

    Product Code: GFNS
    Hardback
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    'Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish ... It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years.' - Nigel Slater.

    Greenfeast is the second of Nigel Slater's season-led vegetable-based cookbooks. In it he shares over 110 recipes that make use of autumnal produce including mushrooms and rice. You'll feel so snug wrapped up tucking into big soups like tahini, butternut and sesame and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino.

    Nigel also shares lip-smacking recipes for puddings including ginger cake, cardamom and maple syrup. These plant-based feasts are fantastic!
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    The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes

    The Bake Off Team

    Product Code: BBAC
    Hardback
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    Take a bite out of the Great British Bake Off's latest recipes!

    Accompanying the latest series of the show, this book is packed with recipes that would tempt even Paul and Prue. It shows you how a single cake batter can be shaped and sized into so many different show-stoppers.

    From celebration cakes to traybakes and cupcakes, it shares the techniques that will make your bakes truly spectacular. It's a must-have for any potential Star Baker.
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    Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2020

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: HGHJ
    Hardback
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    Three cheers for Hugh! We know there are a number of wine connoisseurs shopping with The Book People and we're sure you can't wait to get your hands on the fully revised, refreshed and updated 2020 edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.

    Hugh shares facts about the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and reveals the vintages you should buy, which ones should be put in the cellar and those should be drunk right away.

    If that isn't enough, he also offers information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of different wines flavours. This handy reference book contains advice on wines to drink in 2020 and reveals which vintages you should keep alongside information on over 6,000 wines and growers.
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    Happy Vegan Christmas

    Karoline Joensson

    Product Code: HVGC
    Hardback
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    Have yourself a vegan Merry Christmas!

    Karoline Joensson shares a smorgasbord of plant-based dishes for the festive season. From roasted nuts and vegetables to fragrant citrus and cloves and cardamom buns, all of these are full of flavour.

    Your friends and family won't miss meat at all as they tuck into vegan Swedish meatball, pulled jackfruit 'pork' and gingerbread biscuits. It also includes crafty ideas to try out during the holiday, such as winter flowers, wreaths and a wild birdfeeder.
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    The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts

    Product Code: BBIG
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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
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    Slimming World's Free Foods

    Product Code: CK2360
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    Anyone who's been on a Slimming World diet will know all about Free Foods - foods you can eat in any quantities, whenever you're hungry...

    Free Foods include pasta, rice, lean meat, fish, poultry and fresh fruit and veg and this book will show you how to make the most of them. From vegetable curry to pasta with spicy tomato sauce and a meaty tuna steak with a heap of ratatouille, there are so many delicious dishes to try.

    Other exciting recipes include fragrant pilaff and farfalle and mixed bean salad.
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    Wok On

    Ching-He Huang

    Product Code: WOKN
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    Wok this way!

    From dumplings and curries to stir-fries, every tasty and nutritious recipe in this cookbook can be made in 30 minutes or less. They are inspired by countries across Asia including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam and are simple enough to be made every day by every cook.

    The dishes includes lots of veg and use ingredients that are readily available in supermarkets. The majority are also suitable for those with gluten and dairy allergies
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    Gordon Ramsay: Quick and Delicious

    Gordon Ramsay

    Product Code: GRQD
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    Gordon Ramsay shows you how to cook quality food quickly!

    The superstar chef shares all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making mouth-watering meals in this fantastic cookbook and all of the recipes use readily available ingredients.

    He shares 100 tried-and-tested recipes that you and your whole family will want to eat again and again - and all of them take 30 minutes or less to cook, making them perfect for home cooks who are short on time.
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    The Hairy Bikers' Chicken & Egg

    Hairy Bikers

    Product Code: HBCH
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    You'll have seen Si and Dave bring a whole new variety of flavours to the standard meal staple of chicken and egg in their latest hit BBC show. Now you can bring these tasty treats into your own home with the help of this tie-in cookbook.

    With recipes perfect for the whole family, this cookbook is bursting with chicken recipes and egg-based puddings and starters. The recipes are easy to follow and there also tips to swap ingredients and techniques to learn from.

    Featuring the Hairy Bikers at their best, this is a cookbook that shows how there is far more to chicken than you would expect. It truly is a show-stopping celebration of this traditional favourite - it shows you how to make roasts, bakes, pies, puddings, casseroles braises and so much more.
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    BOSH! How to Live Vegan

    Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

    Product Code: HTLV
    Hardback
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    'The vegan Jamie Olivers' - The Times.

    The BOSH! boys Henry and Ian share their top tips for living a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. They reveal positive changes you can make across all aspects of vegan living (not just food!) and answer common questions including whether it's OK to wear an old leather belt and what you should say when offered a glass of non-vegan wine.

    This comprehensive guide is perfect for anyone who's already vegan or just starting out on their plant-based journey.
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    Secrets from My Indian Family Kitchen

    Anjali Pathak

    Product Code: SIFK
    Paperback
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    Inspired by her heritage and the food she was treated to while growing up, Anjali Pathak presents a delicious collection of authentic Indian dishes and contemporary creations that can be made by all cooks in this sumptuous cookbook.

    From light snacks to bigger bites, there are tasty treats for pretty much every meal of the day an all sorts of occasions. Who wouldn't fancy a three-course meal of spiced chicken wings, chilli beef with black pepper and decadent chocolate truffles?

    The secrets that Anjali reveals are sure to add some extra flavour to your next family meals. Among other highlights are spicy smoky potatoes, stuffed sweet peppers and mixed herb salad with honey pecan dressing.
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    Tom's Table

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: TTTK
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    A favourite with Book People customers and a Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge is back with a delicious new cookbook. My Favourite Everyday Recipes finds the chef adding bold twists and flavour to traditional dishes.

    Big on flavour, among the 100 deliciously tempting recipes you'll find ideas for starters, sides, mains and desserts as well as some tasty midweek meals and hearty weekend feasts.

    Simple to make and complemented by Christian Barnett's exquisite photography, you'll find recipes for Lamb Ribs with Roasted Onion, the Ultimate Roast Chicken, and a delicious Date and Banana Milkshake.
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    Baking with Kim-Joy

    Kim-Joy

    Product Code: KIMJ
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    Add some Kim-Joy into your life with brilliant cakes, bakes and treats from the popular Great British Bake Off finalist's first ever baking book.

    Kim-Joy won the hearts of both viewers and judges with her themed cakes and here she shows you how to make a llama cookie, a choux-bun turtle and a panda-madeleine with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography.

    In addition to basic cake mixes, biscuit doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, Kim-Joy shares 40 imaginative designs for iced biscuit creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and show-stopping traybakes - and many are accompanied by little messages beaming with positivity!
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    World Atlas Of Wine (8th Edition)

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: WAWE
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    Top up your knowledge of wine...

    First published in 1971, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine is an authoritative reference guide to the wonderful world of wine. This eighth edition is entirely up to date, reflecting all the changes in the wine industry since the last edition was published six years ago.

    Now 416 pages long and packed with mouth-watering photography, this keepsake book covers all the topics that today's wine-growers and drinkers are interested in and includes 22 maps.
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    The Archers: Year of Food & Farming

    Keri Davies

    Product Code: AYFF
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    From Susan's spicy chilli con carne to Helen's tuna bake, discover the recipes that delight the residents of Ambridge.

    The Archers Year of Food and Farming shares recipes from your favourite families alongside recollections of their ups and downs over the course of the long-running Radio 4 soap opera.

    Month by month, it looks at the biggest events in the Ambridge calendar that the farming community need to prepare for including Shrove Tuesday and Easter, Apple Day and Deck the Hall.
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    101 Rums to Try Before You Die

    Ian Buxton

    Product Code: RMTT
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    We're in the midst of a rum revival and there are so many artisan brands to try out. This book, written by spirits expert Ian Buxton, highlights the tastiest ones around.

    Rum's increase in popularity has also seen more people enjoying cocktails, mojitos and Mai Tai infused with the drink. This incredible pocket-sized book will take you on a tour of the colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics of the drink.

    This entertaining and informative book features images of each delicious drink alongside profiles and information on their brand owners and origins.
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    Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBCF
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    Make something amazing the Mary Berry way!

    If you're hosting a cracking Christmas party or celebrating a special occasion, this cookbook has over 160 recipes that work for any number of guests. Among the mouth-watering meals are salmon salsa verde en croute, golden dough balls with cheese and chutney and twice-baked lemon souffles.

    Mary reveals what she cooks for her family and friends on a regular basis. She also shares simple shortcuts and tips on preparing to host and adapting quantities for different numbers of guests (the two sets of ingredients serve either 6 or 12 people).
    This is an updated edition of Mary Berry's Cook Up a Feast.
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    The Hairy Dieters Make It Easy

    The Hairy Bikers

    Product Code: HDME
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    Si and Dave are back in their Hairy Dieters guise in Make It Easy - a cookbook packed full with low-cal, low-carb recipes that are remarkably easy to make and even more delicious to eat.

    The hearty dishes use easy-to-find ingredients and are easy on time, washing up, shopping and your waistline! The recipes range from those that take just 15 minutes to cook to one-pot wonders and dishes that are great for cooking in bulk.

    There's also a selection of guilt-free puddings that will help you lose weight the easy way.
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    Gino's Italian Express

    Gino D'Acampo

    Product Code: GIIE
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    Bellissimo! Enjoy Italian food with Gino D'Acampo...

    Inspired by the culinary journey Gino took during the filming of his latest ITV series where he journeys across his homeland on train, this book contains a number of mouth-watering recipes inspired by his homeland.

    There are 80 recipes to try and every single one can be made with minimal effort. They're perfect for weeknight suppers and dinner parties.
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    Marcus Everyday

    Marcus Wareing

    Product Code: MRCS
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    Waste not want not and do so much more with Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing.

    From nourishing family favourites to midweek suppers and holiday feasts, these mouth-watering dishes can be enjoyed every day of the week.

    Marcus shares his top tips, tricks and techniques that will feed the whole family and shows you how to make the most out of every single ingredient. He also offers little tidbits that can transform humble dishes into taste sensations.
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Explore our range of tempting recipe books and discover a wide variety of delectable dishes the whole family will love. Featuring exotic fare from around the world as well as hearty comfort food, healthy dishes, sumptuous desserts and divine drinks, browse our range for your new favourite cookbook.

Food from famous faces

You’ll find all your favourite chefs’ bestselling titles in our range of recipe books, including Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay and the queen of baking herself, Mary Berry. Plus, discover delicious dishes from much-loved personalities including Joe Wicks, Davina McCall and the Hairy Bikers, whose cookbooks are sure to delight.

Cuisines from around the world

Whether you’re looking for homely British dishes or exciting foreign fare, you’ll find recipe books from around the globe in our mouth-watering range. Discover gorgeous dishes from Asia, including Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisine; from Europe, including Italian, French and Scandinavian fare; and from many other locations around the world famous for their lip-smacking cuisine.

Revolutionise your diet

If you’re looking for healthy dishes and diet cookbooks, look no further. We have a huge variety of recipe books perfect for all dietary needs, lifestyles and goals. Whether you want to lose weight quickly with a tried-and-tested diet, or adopt a healthier lifestyle for good, you’ll find all the best diet and healthy cookbooks here, which offer stunning recipes and plenty of helpful advice.