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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.

  • SKNY

    Skinny Pasta (Paperback)

    Julia Azzarello

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    Skinny Pasta is a cookbook packed with dishes that are small in calories but full of flavour and packed with good-for-you nutrients.

    At 500 or less calories per portion, these tasty recipes focus on fresh and healthy ingredients and many are vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free. There are even instructions for making your own dough, pesto and marinara sauce.

    Among the perfect pasta recipes you can try are flavourful vermicelli with cherry tomatoes, rocket and feta, and mafaldine with Romanesco sauce. There are also recipes for tasty salads such as Greek rotini and soups including butter bean, chorizo and spinach with pappardelle.
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  • JMGB

    James Martin's Great British Adventure (Hardback)

    James Martin

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    Following his foodie trips around France and the USA, James Martin comes closer to home with a culinary journey around Great Britain.

    Accompanying the new ITV series, James shares his favourite recipes and stories from his coast-to-coast trip. He shares classic British meals and more surprising treats hailing from towns and cities including Bristol, Belfast, Orkney and Land's End.

    This is a great cookbook for any proud Brit and it features exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from James' latest road trip.
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  • EIPC

    The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook (Paperback)

    Coco Morante

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    The seven-in-one kitchen gadget the Instant Pot has transformed the way so many people cook in the kitchen.

    It has a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, fryer, yoghurt maker and warmer and 14 built-in smart programs (ranging from slow cook to fermenting and making yoghurts) so your meals are always delicious.

    This cookbook is full of failsafe recipes that make the most of the versatile tool. They include a whole roasted chicken with mushroom gravy, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions and a decadent New York cheesecake.
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  • CLDA

    Clodagh's Suppers (Hardback)

    Clodagh McKenna

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    Clodagh McKenna's latest cookbook is packed with 120 mouth-watering recipes that will help you make the most of the seasonal produce that is on offer.

    She gives tips on preparing, serving and finishing the meals in style and offers ideas for easy nibbles to welcome guests with if you are hosting at a celebration or gathering.

    The recipes include a spring supper of wild garlic and potato soup, a summer feast of seafood paella, an autumn dish of roast pork with apples and blackberries and star anise and orange rice pudding - a sweet treat for winter.
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  • VITH

    There's a Vegan in the House (Hardback)

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    Thinking of going vegan in 2019? Or just cutting down on meat and enjoying a flexitarian diet?

    This cookbook is packed with over 100 vegan dishes that will keep the whole family happy - and you won't have to make a different meal for everyone.

    The delicious dishes make use of meat- and dairy-free alternatives including grains and pulses and can be used for everything from packed lunches to the main meal of the day. Each recipe also has a 'Good Stuff' box that lets you know its nutritional value.
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  • TMIC

    The Modern Italian Cook (Hardback)

    Joe Trivelli

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    Joseph Trivelli, the co-head chef of the widely acclaimed River Cafe, reveals how to make hearty, comforting and delicious Italian food in this glorious cookbook.

    From childhood favourites to inventive creations, there are 150 recipes to try and they range from quick midweek suppers to family feasts.

    The recipes have a focus on fewer ingredients and there are chapters on pasta, fish, meat, vegetables and baked dishes that can all be cooked with ease.
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  • JFNF

    Jamie's Friday Night Feast (Paperback)

    Jamie Oliver

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    Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast finds Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty inviting stars and the public to join them at their famous cafe by Southend pier and learn how to make some indulgent and amazing dishes.

    This book shares loads of recipes from across all series of the show, including Craig David's Grenadian baked chicken and Simon Pegg's lamb tagine from the most recent series. Plus, there are plenty of Jamie's own dishes, including party-time Mexican tacos with zingy salsa, sticky BBQ British ribs and the ultimate veggie aubergine lasagne.

    As well as its incredible selection of dishes, the book brings a wonderful sense of seaside nostalgia as it presents photography of the pier and cafe and celebrates the joys of sharing good food. Perfect for full-on weekends or special occasions, Jamie offers plenty of choice as he invites you to reminisce about all the great food from the show.
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    TINT

    The Tin & Traybake Cookbook (Paperback)

    Sam Gates

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    Learn how to cook delicious and unpretentious food in a tin with this handy cookbook.

    It proves that tins can be used for so much more than baking and Sunday roasts. Use a chocolate brownie tin to make sweetly spiced roast chicken with chorizo or a simple loaf tin to make berry ripple ice cream. Other treats include a square tin chicken, bacon and spinach lasagne and sushi cupcakes made in a muffin tin.

    By cooking using tins, you can make more space in your home and save on the washing up. The delicious treats also include risottos, gratin and almond and blueberry bars.
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  • LBCB

    Craft Beer (Paperback)

    Dominic Roskrow

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    This handy little book is the perfect introduction to Craft Beer, covering its fascinating history, revealing how it's made and detailing over 100 of the world's top craft beers!

    Featuring the major UK, US, and European micro-breweries, this book explains how they are keeping up with the current craft beer boom and its surge in demand.
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  • TAGA

    The Traditional Aga Cookbook (Hardback)

    Louise Walker

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    Make the most of your Aga with this cookbook full of delicious recipes.

    From perfect chips to stunning souffles, there are so many different recipes to try including slow-cooked delights. You'll love trying dishes including braised chicken and chicory and Boston baked beans.

    There's also a focus on baking, showing you how to use your Aga to make simple breads, rolls, cakes and brownies. All of these recipes are full of rich and vibrant flavours.
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  • CACC

    Classic & Contemporary Cocktails (Hardback)

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    This Book People exclusive contains a collection of classic and contemporary cocktails for you to enjoy and entertain guests with.

    The beautifully presented recipes are separated into chapters based around gin, whisky, vodka and Prosecco and there is even advice on the best glassware and mixing techniques to use.

    This bright and bold book is perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at (or be inspired when choosing at a bar!) creating their favourite drinks at home.
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  • NTCB

    National Trust Classic British Cooking (Hardback)

    Sarah Edington

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    This gorgeous National Trust cookbook is packed with over 300 classic British recipes including a pork pie, pickled salmon and fish and chips.

    Covering soups, sauces, sides, vegetable and meat dishes and puddings, breads and jams, there are so many delightful dishes to try in this mouth-watering cookbook. There's also a focus on the best seasonal produce to use and a brief overview of the history of many of the dishes.

    Why not mix up some of the dishes and enjoy a tasty two-course meal? We would highly recommend the slow-roasted pork belly and steamed ginger pudding!
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  • HFRW

    HelloFresh Recipes that Work (Hardback)

    Patrick Drake

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    Recipe kit company HelloFresh specialises in simple, wholesome and tasty dishes that are easily made in the comfort of your own home. This cookbook, written by Head Chef and Co-Founder Patrick Drake, contains step-by-step instructions for 100 of their tastiest recipes.

    Suitable for beginners and seasoned cooks, it will help you make dinners in just half an hour - perfect for your weeknight meals. Among the nutritious dishes are roasted honey feta with crispy sweet potatoes, Mexican shepherd's pie and prosciutto linguine.

    This book also contains a range of vegetarian options, tips on equipping your kitchen on a budget and a list of storecupboard essentials.
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  • ELTA

    Everyone Loves Tacos (Hardback)

    Ben Fordham

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    We're not sure we've ever seen a more fitting book title than Everyone Loves Tacos. They really do - and this book is packed with 65 fresh, tasty and zingy recipes from Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Ben Fordham of Benito's Hat, Burritos and Margaritas.

    This book aims to bring the taste of street food tacos into your own kitchen by showing you the best combinations of tortilla, filling, salsa and garnish. Its first chapter is dedicated to Little Cravings (or antojitos) - the perfect companions to taco feasts. This is followed by a selection of breakfast tacos and then the traditional chicken, pork and beef tacos

    There are also fish and seafood tacos, inventive vegetarian tacos (avocado is a big favourite) and then sweet recipes including chocolate ice cream with agave. There's even a chapter dedicated to salsas, relishes and sides.
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  • DFTM

    Diet for the Mind (Paperback)

    Martha Clare Morris

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    The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.

    This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.

    This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
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  • MBCL

    Classic (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    No one knows good food better than Mary Berry and in her latest cookbook she reveals 120 brand new recipes that are sure to delight all your family, friends and guests.

    She offers advice that will help you feel more confident in the kitchen and even her most complex recipes will be manageable for even the most novice cook.

    She'll show you how to master the art of traditional French onion soup, roast the perfect loin of pork with apple sauce and (of course!) make incredibly tasty teatime treats including treacle tart and lemon meringue pie.
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  • UFGR

    Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food (Hardback)

    Gordon Ramsay

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    Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's most recognisable chefs and also a hugely talented athlete. In this book, he explains how eating well can lead to optimum health and fitness.

    This book is divided into different sections; each one offering ideas for breakfast, lunch, supper, sides and snacks and they all have different health-boosting benefits.

    There is a Healthy section packed with nourishing recipes that will enhance your well-being; a Lean section to encourage healthy weight loss; and a Fit section packed with pre- and post-workout dishes that will build your strength.
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  • LWFG

    Lose Weight for Good (Hardback)

    Tom Kerridge

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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
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  • HRBS

    Herbs (Hardback)

    Judith Hann

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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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  • BSKT

    The 7-Day Basket (Hardback)

    Ian Haste

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    Ian Haste is a favourite with both Joe Wicks and Miguel Barclay, the founder of One Pound Meals.

    In The 7-Day Basket, he presents 10 weekly shopping plans (all the ingredients fit in one basket!) that will provide you with a varied and delicious selection of meals for all seven days of the week.

    Each recipe serves two people but the ingredients can be halved for solo meals and doubled for family feasts. From a mouth-watering Monday meal of sweet potato gnocchi with popped tomatoes to a flavour-filled Friday of spicy sesame sea bass noodles and wonderful weekend ideas, there are so many recipes to savour.
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  • MOBV

    Mob Veggie (Hardback)

    Ben Lebus

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    This is the ultimate affordable vegan and vegetarian cooking bible.

    MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus shares tasty and fuss-free recipes that are perfect for vegetarians cooking on a budget in his second book, MOB Veggie.

    The easy, accessible and affordable (each recipe should feed four people for under #10) dishes are all delicious and use simple storecupboard staples including salt, pepper and olive oil.

    Among our top tips for you to feast on are the miso-glazed sticky aubergine with sesame rice and sweet potato gnocchi and jackfruit curry.
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    Cooking for Family & Friends (Hardback)

    Joe Wicks

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    In his latest cookbook, The Body Coach Joe Wicks presents over 100 tasty recipes that will help you balance a healthy diet with cooking for a crowd.

    From easy favourites to sensational crowd-pleasers, every single recipe is big on flavour and packed with hero ingredients. Among Joe's favourites are roast chicken with celeriac mash and bacon greens, BBQ ribs with dirty corn and Tandoori chicken thighs with chapattis.

    Entirely dedicated to food (although Joe does make sure he mentions how important exercise is), the nutritious recipes are presented in full-colour photographs and are ideal for sharing.
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    RTRY

    Roasting Tray Magic (Hardback)

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    You've enjoyed one-pot meals but one-tin meals are even easier to make and equally, if not more, delicious. As an added bonus, they also leave you with next to no washing up.

    Sue Quinn's cookbook is packed with 70 imaginative ideas for breakfast, lunches, warm salads, snacks, sweets and suppers - and all of them use easy-to-find ingredients.

    All quick to prepare and cooked in the oven, among the dishes you can enjoy are a baked apple porridge, quick flatbreads, risottos, roasts and - our personal favourite - peanut butter and caramel brownies.

    Simple and economical, each recipe has straightforward instructions and no-nonsense tips.
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    RCMV

    River Cottage: Much More Veg! (Hardback)

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall always comes up with delicious veg-based dishes and his latest cookbook - Much More Veg (the follow-up to River Cottage Veg Every Day) - is packed with even more recipes that are not only incredibly tasty but also good for you.

    Putting cheese, butter, cream eggs, refined flour and sugar to one side, Hugh explains how plant-based food including veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils can be the basis of some incredible meals.

    All the recipes are easy, foolproof and versatlie and require only 20 minutes' (or less) preparation. Among the recipes are blackened cauliflower with pecans and tahini, spiced beetroot, radicchio and orange traybake and seared summer cabbage with rosemary, chilli and capers.
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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.