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Best Celebrity Cookbooks to Stay Healthy

 

Celebrity Cookbooks

Cooking shows are increasingly popular on our tv screens these days, what with MasterChef, The Great British Bake Off and Hell’s Kitchen, right through to Dinner Date, it’s no wonder then that there are an abundance of Celebrity Cookbooks available, and if you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas, cookbooks are a great choice for that person who seemingly has everything. 

In this guide we’re going to look at best celebrity chef cookbooks in 2021 plus the best chef cookbooks available to buy right now;

Celebrity Cookbooks UK

 

  • Cook, Eat, Repeat: Nigella Lawson

‘The recipes I write come from my life, my home’, says Nigella, and in this book, she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over fifty new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients. Dedicated chapters include ‘A is for Anchovy’ (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), ‘Beetroot and Me’, ‘A Vegan Feast’, a shout out for ‘Brown Food’, a very relatable ‘How to Invite People for Dinner Without Hating Them (or Yourself)’, plus new ideas for Christmas.

 

  • 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week – Jamie Oliver 

Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 18 of our favourite ingredients, and each recipe will include a minimal amount of ingredients. Across the book, at least 70% of the recipes will be everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you’re covered for every day of the week.

With everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favourites, you’ll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.

 

  • Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts – Mary Berry 

Mary’s utterly reliable recipes are perfect for days when you want tasty and dependable food. Come home to the delicious simplicity of a Whole Roasted Squash with Garlic and Chilli Butter, or a warming Spicy Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot. Treat your family to Slow Roast French Lamb with Ratatouille, and spoil everyone with a decadent Frangipane Apple and Brioche Pudding.

Featuring all the recipes from Mary’s new series, plus many more fresh from Mary’s kitchen, every single dish is accompanied by a photography of the finished food, so you know exactly what you’re making. Each recipe includes Mary’s trademark no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead, and has been rigorously tested to make your cooking stress-free.

  • The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts – Hairy Bikers 

Si and Dave have been on a mission. They’ve travelled the world to discover the very best meat-free recipes that shake off the dull and add the delicious. There’s no meaty sacrifice here, just fantastic food.

From the ultimate veggie curries to the perfect crowd-pleasing tray bakes, 

satisfying soups, pastas and pies to a veggie twist on burgers, barbecues and a banging breakfast brunch, The Hairy Bikers’ Veggie Feasts is bursting with meat-free delights you’ll turn to time and time again, all made with ingredients that can be bought easily and won’t cost the earth.

With savoury favourites like Chilli Bean Bake and Indian Shepherd’s Pie, snacks including Pickled Onion Bhajis and Cheese and Marmite Scones, and sweet treats like Jammy Dodgers and the ultimate Chocolate Brownies, this new cookbook will be your meat-free bible.

 

  • James Martin’s Islands to Highlands – James Martin 

This new celebration of the unique food of the British Isles sees James travel from islands to Highlands, cooking and eating everywhere from Cornwall to Scilly, Jersey and Guernsey, Isle of Man to Shetland, the Peak District, Lake District and Yorkshire Moors, and from Wales to Skye. He takes advantage of the best ingredients the country has to offer, making Poached Turbot with a Creamy Herb Sauce on a boat in Guernsey, BBQ Pork Burgers on the Isle of Man, traditional Singing Hinnies in Northumberland – and more surprising dishes like Hoisin Duck on beautiful St Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly.

It’s another inspiring culinary journey for fans of the show and there are 80 recipes from the series, along with details of the producers and chefs James visits, and exclusive photography from behind the scenes on this extraordinary food trip.

 

  • Rick Stein’s Secret France – Rick Stein 

Over fifty years ago Rick Stein first set foot in France. Now, he returns to the food and cooking he loves the most … and makes us fall in love with French food all over again.

Rick’s meandering quest through the byways and back roads of rural France sees him pick up inspiration from Normandy to Provence. With characteristic passion and joie de vivre, Rick serves up incredible recipes: chicken stuffed with mushrooms and Comte, grilled bream with aioli from the Languedoc coast, a duck liver parfait bursting with flavour, and a recipe for the most perfect raspberry tart plus much, much more.

Simple fare, wonderful ingredients, all perfectly assembled; Rick finds the true essence of a food so universally loved, and far easier to recreate than you think.

 

Worst Celebrity Cookbooks 

 

It’s no surprise that with the popularity and success of celebrity cookbooks that everyone wants a piece of the action, but maybe some celebrities should stick to the day job!

Some ‘unusual’ shall we say titles include;

  • In the Kitchen With Miss Piggy
  • The Star Trek Cookbook by Ethan Phillips
  • Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food from My Tennesse Kitchen by Dolly Parton

 

Best Non-Celebrity Cookbooks 2021

 

 

  • Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes – Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson

Simple and fast slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of Pinch of Nom, the fastest-selling cookbook of all time.

Featuring four-ingredient dishes, one-pot family favourites, big batch basics, and speedy sweet treats, Pinch of Nom Quick and Easy is full of everyday recipes with simple methods and massive flavour. As always with Pinch of Nom, the food tastes so good you won’t guess the low-calorie count. The dishes are guaranteed to fill you up and keep you satisfied for longer. 

Every recipe has been carefully tried and tested, featuring easy-to-source ingredients. To be completely accessible the recipes don’t include diet points, and are compatible with the principles of the UK’s most popular diet programmes.

 

  • Ottolenghi FLAVOUR – Yotam Ottolenghi &, Ixta Belfrage 

Flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes are at the heart of Yotam Ottolenghi’s food. In this stunning new cookbook Yotam and co-writer Ixta Belfrage break down the three factors that create flavour and offer innovative vegetable dishes that deliver brand-new ingredient combinations to excite and inspire.

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR combines simple recipes for weeknights, low effort-high impact dishes, and standout meals for the relaxed cook. Packed with signature colourful photography, FLAVOUR not only inspires us with what to cook, but how flavour is dialled up and why it works.

 

  • The Roasting Tin Around the World – Rukmini Iyer 

The Roasting Tin Around the World covers all corners of the globe with brand new recipes. The greatest hits from each region are reworked into quick and easy one-tin meals. The dishes are perfect for weeknight dinners, at-home lunchboxes and family favourites.

Rukmini Iyer’s vision for the roasting tin series is: ‘minimum effort, maximum flavour’. This fourth book really delivers on that with its bold, punchy and global flavours.

Just chop a few ingredients, pop them into a roasting tin and let the oven do the work.

  • NOSH for Students: A Fun Student Cookbook – Joy May

This is the 5th edition of Nosh for Students, a book originally inspired by the author’s son, Ben, who left for university with no cooking skills. Toasted sandwiches and Mars bars were his staple diet, but these didn’t serve him too well! 

What was needed to encourage him to cook was an easily attainable taste of home, oh, and pictures with every recipe! Nosh for Students was born. Since then, Joy has helped over 250,000 students get cooking with her straightforward and simple approach. Joy helps to take the chore out of cooking, giving students a taste of success and making the experience so much fun.

 

If you have a favourite cookbook, (celebrity or otherwise), please share it in the comments section below.

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