The Best Cookbooks for Autumnal Comfort Food

As the evenings draw in and the temperature falls, the urge to indulge in some hearty comfort food only grows stronger! Not to worry, though; the cookbooks below offer a plethora of recipes for rich, warming fare, including mouth-watering traditional dishes, spicy foreign food and - of course - sumptuous desserts. See below for the best cookbooks for autumnal comfort food.

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1. 30 Minute Curries

  • £7.99

Atul Kochhar

In 30 Minute Curries, Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar reveals how to make simple and scrumptious curries in no time at all. With his trademark combination of fresh British produce and a modern Indian approach, he aims to make creating curries at home far less daunting - and the divine photography is sure to make your mouth water! The curries make use of vegetables and pulses, eggs and cheese, seafood, poultry and meat, and highlights include Mangalorean fish curry, Goan chicken curry and spiced red kidney beans.

2. Tom Kitchin's Meat & Game

  • £6.99

Tom Kitchin

In this stunning cookbook, Tom Kitchin shares his passion for meat and game, making use of the likes of venison, partridge, pheasant, grouse, rabbit, hare and all things wild. He adds them to roasts, pasta dishes, terrines, soups and pies to make for wonderfully warming comfort food that's sure to please the whole family. With contemporary twists as well as classic dishes, meat-lovers are sure to return to this book again and again.


3. Tagines & Couscous

  • £3.99

Ghillie Basan

This beautiful cookbook is bursting with recipes for rich, aromatic and irresistible dishes. Indulge in some of the most treasured classics of Moroccan cuisine, such as Lamb Tagine with Dates, Almonds and Pistachios, and Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives and Thyme. Plus, you'll find more contemporary dishes for fish and vegetable tagines that are equally as delicious! There's also a chapter devoted to couscous dishes, featuring essential recipes for the classic accompaniment as well as a selection of fresh salads and side dishes.

4. Jamie's Comfort Food

  • £6.99

Jamie Oliver

This book is brimming with family favourites and good-mood food that's guaranteed to hit the spot with all the family. It features traditional and comforting dishes from around the world (along with Jamie's trademarks twists!). The recipes are inspired by everything from childhood memories to seasons and include the ultimate mac and cheese, mighty moussaka, delicious gyozas, sumptuous sticky toffee pudding and many more mouth-watering dishes.


5. Gino's Healthy Italian for Less

  • £6.99

Gino D'Acampo

One of the nation's favourite chefs presents a cookbook packed with wholesome Italian fare, perfect for those who want to stay healthy whilst cooking on a budget. Find out how to cook like a true Italian, how to shop and store food smartly, and how to make the most of your fridge and freezer. Plus, discover the basic ingredients that every Italian keeps in their cupboard, and try over 100 simple yet stunning dishes that are both nutritious and full of flavour. The recipes include delicious pasta dishes, perfect pizza feasts and meaty meals to savour.

6. Try It! Slow Cooking

  • £9.09


This comprehensive slow cooking compendium will show you how to create rich and rewarding meals without slaving over a hot stove! You'll be able to put your feet up and relax whilst your preparation work is transformed into a wholesome, hearty feast. Discover more than 100 recipes bursting with flavour, guaranteed to please the whole family. From classic casseroles and perfect pot roasts to delectable tagines and traditional puddings, you can serve up crowd-pleasing meals whether you have a slow cooker, oven or hob.


7. Mug Crumbles

  • £3.99

Christelle Huet-Gomez

A crumble can fix a surprising amount of problems in life, but who has time to wait patiently by the oven door? This mouth-watering book features 30 crumbles that you can whip up in less than five minutes! The ultimate comfort food is only a few tablespoons and a microwave away with these easy-to-follow recipes. Suitable for even the most apprehensive bakers, mug crumbles are simple to prepare, but seriously scrummy!

8. Panini, Bruschetta & Crostini

  • £4.99

Ryland Peters & Small

This book reveals the very best recipes for tasty toasted sandwiches that are sure to provide all sorts of picnic, lunchbox and light lunch ideas! Whether you prefer your panini full of melted cheese, spicy salami or delicious veg, you'll find an irresistible idea here. The book also includes ideas for bruschetta, open sandwiches and delectable crostini. It even contains recipes for roasted tomatoes, caramelised onions, basil pesto and sour sweet-pickled vegetables known as giardiniera. There's also a mayonnaise recipe, the perfect accompaniment for a panini!

9. Proper Healthy Food

  • £6.99

Nick Knowles

This isn't just healthy food: it's proper, which means it's hearty, nutritious and satisfying! Popular DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles reveals how a trip to Thailand inspired him to transform his diet and live a better life. He shares innovative vegetarian and vegan recipes that are sure to appeal to even the most meat-loving carnivore. From posh nosh to a chunky vegan burger to indulgent desserts, this book will show you how delicious and substantial healthy food can be.

10. Burgers

  • £1.99

Paul Gayler

Who doesn't love a good burger? This quirky burger-shaped book has a recipe for just about everyone, whether you prefer beef, lamb, pork, chicken, fish or veggie burgers! It contains ideas for 25 drool-worthy dishes and each features a photo of the finished creation that's sure to make your mouth water. Whether you want crowd-pleasing burgers for a barbecue or posh burgers for a dinner party, you'll find a huge variety of recipes for this iconic food staple in this dedicated burger book, including a Caribbean pork burger, a smoked chicken cobb burger and a jumbo prawn burger.


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