All the best cookbooks to buy
We've rounded up all our cookbook reviews in one place - find our best baking books, vegetarian and vegan books, cookbooks for students and much more
Here all our cookbook round-ups and reviews in one place. So no matter what you're looking for or who you are buying for, we've got a book for you – whether it's veggie inspiration, a book to give to a student heading off to uni or one for a keen baker.
Best baking books
Whether as a gift for a keen baker or if you just want some recipe inspiration yourself, our selection of the best baking books has all the inspiration you need to spend an afternoon in the kitchen. Learn about bread from Richard Bertinet, discover fun new flavour combinations from Bake Off winners Ed Kimber and Nadiya Hussain, do a deep dive into the world of chocolate and much more. All the books a serious sweet tooth ever needs.
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Best books for beginners
Getting started in the kitchen can feel daunting, but these cookbooks for beginners are here to help. They're great for students, kids moving out for the first time or just anyone looking to recap on some basic skills. Read our picks of helpful, clear cookbooks for beginners including bibles from cookery school Leiths, easy one-pan recipes or quick 30 minute recipe ideas to help feel confident cooking every day.
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Best budget cookbooks
If you're trying to cut the costs of your weekly food shop, our best budget cookbooks guide is here to help. Full of wallet-friendly recipe inspiration to help you shop and cook smarter, these books make sure cooking on a budget is still nutritious, interesting and gives delicious results.
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Best cookbooks chosen by chefs
These cookbooks are not just written by top chefs, they come recommended from top chefs too. We asked chefs including Tom Kerridge, Raymond Blanc and James Martin for their ultimate cookbook recommendations and rounded up 15 of their top picks. Discover new favourites and old classics to see what inspired some of the chefs you know and love.
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Best cookbooks for kids
The right kids’ cookbook can kick-start a lifelong love affair with cooking. If you've got a little one who loves watching you in the kitchen or enjoys getting messy with some weekend baking, our picks of the best cookbooks for kids make a perfect gift. From the very basics for cooking with toddlers to fun illustrated guides, ways to make the most of the seasons and entertaining Roald Dahl creations, you'll have a mini masterchef in no time.
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Best cocktail books
Looking to branch out from making a G&T at home? We've picked the best cocktail recipe books to turn you into a bartender at home, from classic recipes from The Savoy to easy 3-ingredient cocktails and The 12 Bottle Bar to whip your bar cart into shape. Plus, we've included books on beer, wine and aperitifs to cover all favourite tipples.
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Best family cookbooks
No more cooking separate meals for each member of the household – these family-focused cookbooks are here to guide you with meals everyone will enjoy, no matter how old. We've included books that cover help right from pregnancy and toddler stages, to cookbooks loaded with practical recipes for busy families, from familiar faces such as Joe Wicks to one-tray recipes and cosy comfort food.
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Best gluten-free cookbooks
Rise to the challenge of gluten-free cooking with these cookbooks that will ensure you never feel like you're missing out. If you've recently been diagnosed coeliac or gluten-intolerant (or know someone who has), then these books can get you happy in the kitchen again. Packed with advice from experts, these gluten-free books include tomes for families, students and gluten-free baking.
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Best healthy cookbooks
Eating healthily doesn't have to be hard or just mean salads. Our big round-up of the 16 best healthy cookbooks will keep you busy in the kitchen and you might not even notice you're cooking with a healthy angle. We've covered every aspect of health, from sugar-free to healthy gut recipes and seasonal inspiration, so there's something for everyone.
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Best Indian cookbooks
For a deep-dive into a diverse cuisine, check out our round-up of the best Indian cookbooks. From experts including Chetna Makan and Madhur Jaffrey, our top picks cover all bases from inspiring curry recipes to quick 30-minute Indian ideas, healthy recipes and vegan options.
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Best Italian cookbooks
Turn your kitchen into a bustling trattoria with our selection of the best Italian cookbooks to buy. Learn how to truly master the art of pizza, make authentic gelato at home and expand your pasta horizons beyond pasta and pesto. These would make a lovely gift for an Italy lover and might conjure up fond holiday memories in your own home.
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Best keto cookbooks
The keto diet can easily feel daunting with its list of rules and foods you can't have, but these keto cookbooks will ensure you don't feel like you're missing out. From our 'best keto bible' recommendation bursting with 1,000 recipes to picks packed with information about the science behind keto, these books will leave you informed and excited to cook.
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Best student cookbooks
Don't let a student head off to uni empty handed. Our favourite student cookbooks will stop them falling into a rut of a few well-known basics and help novice chefs feel confident cooking for themselves for the first time. Top picks include The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer (minimal equipment for a student kitchen and easy to whip up), Solo by Signe Johansen to help understand how to cook for one, and Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay with plenty of advice for cooking on a budget.
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Best vegan cookbooks
If you're trying to eat vegan for the first time and don't know where to begin, or just want to include a few more recipes in your weekly repertoire, then try one of our best vegan cookbooks. All are filled with clever tricks and cooking techniques to get the most from vegan cooking. A plant-based diet doesn't mean sacrificing flavour and our favourites take inspiration from across the world, including our best Asian, African and Japanese vegan cookbooks.
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Best vegetarian cookbooks
More and more of us are cutting down on meat and getting creative with vegetarian meals. If you need some ideas for meat-free Monday, these vegetarian cookbooks are packed with dishes. Our long list of favourites includes books from Nigel Slater, Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi, plus deep dives into the world of vegetarian barbecue and how to cook seasonally.
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