Cookbooks

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#1

I am a big fan of cookbooks and have a bookcase slowly filling up with them. I Rarely actually cook from them and use them more for ideas but enjoy sometimes taking the time to cook a proper recipe. Girlfriend on the other hand won’t cook anything without the actual recipe.

So what are peoples favourite books?
I have a lot more exciting and colourful books but I think mine is Nose to Tail at Home. Was very useful when I went to the butchers after an afternoon in the pub and came home with a pigs head.

Want to start eating less meat and having more vegetarian meals. Any suggestions for vegetarian cookbooks?


#2

This is wonderful and essential for people who don’t like following an exact recipe (like me)


#3

I like Nigel Slater


#4

Yotam’s good for vegetarian stuff and for flavour combo ideas. Hot Sour Salty Sweet’s probably my favourite cookbook I own, just a really beautiful book tbh (think it was a @smee recommendation last time we had this thread)


#5

the new Clean Eating Alice is a solid, if obvious, list of decent recipes that are cheap to make and vg taste.


#6

fuck what was the apparently really, really good indian cookbook someone mentioned on here that I went to buy but was out of stock and then forgot about?


#7

The Good Housekeeping Vegetarian Cookbook is very good for the absolute basics - it’s nothing fancy, but takes you through with simple recipes and gives you enough knowledge to start making your own things:

(other, more tax-payer-friendly retailers are available)


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#9

It’s all online now really


#10

Sort of this, a cookbook needs to be more than just a list of decent recipes. But they can be lovely things to own and leaf through


#11

Shopping for his recipes is a fucking mission though


#12

I’ve actually got this and it is really good for when you have a few odd ingredients left from other meals. I need to remember to use it more though. Spent ages flicking through it looking for all the really odd combos.


#13

maybe this one?

It’s fantastic.


#14

This one’s great too:


#15

Plenty is the only veggie book I own and while I really like it, this is the problem with it.
Got a weird spongy cover as well, never known why.


#16

Rose Elliott is the vegetarian bible: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Rose-Elliots-New-Complete-Vegetarian-Elliot/0007325614

It’s slightly old-fashioned but probably my most used cookbook! Covers all the basics without following fads.


#17

got a couple of her books, but only ever found 2 or 3 of her recipes that I go back to.

Her Mexican baked egg tart with cumin pastry is good though.


#18

Really? I love this book. Vegetarian versions of classic stodgy food! I have another one of hers which is a bit crap tho.


#19

Also, I know he’s a dick, but this is really good for dead simple pasta recipes. Plenty of veggie recipes in here too:


#20

Thanks. This is currently in my Amazon basket, maybe thats because you recommended it on here before.