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Popular TV chefs have released hundreds of books over the years making it hard to distinguish the useful ones. Let us guide you through them.

Recipes From Celebrities

Just like us, celebrities also like to cook up a storm in the kitchen, and often these famous faces are actually pretty good at putting a recipe or two together, particularly the chefs of the bunch. However, popular TV chefs have released hundreds of books over the years making it hard to distinguish the useful ones. The below recipe books are publications that should be found in every kitchen.

Jamie Oliver

This globally recognised chef appeared on TV shows for over 20 years. Combined with his recipe books, he has inspired thousands of people to indulge in fresh ingredients to create delicious food. His two most useful cookbooks are Jamie’s 15 minute meals and 5 ingredients: quick and easy food.

  1. Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals

This 2012 classic aims to provide healthy recipes to those limited on time. The book consists of recipes inspired from all over the world embracing naturally ingredients and yummy taste putting a twist on classic meals such as pasta and chicken. You can make some of the most delicious meals, quickly and easily.

  • 5 ingredients: Quick and Easy Food

Published in 2017, Jamie Oliver continued his theme of simplicity. By using only 5 ingredients, you can cook meals that are rich in flavour but minimal in hassle. All the meals in this book take less than 30 minutes and contain 5 ingredients in each dish. 

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Celebrity Cookbook FAQs

How Many Recipes Should Be In A Cookbook?

The average number of recipes is around 150 some books can be less and some can be substantially more.

What Are The Categories In A Cookbook?

The standard recipe layout of a cookbook is Appetizers, Beverages. Soups, Salads. Vegetables. Main Dishes. Breads, Rolls. Desserts. Miscellaneous recipes.

What Is A Cookbook Author?

A cookbook is a kitchen reference containing recipes. Cookbooks may be written by individual authors, who may be chefs, cooking teachers, or other food writers.

Why Are Recipes Important?

Recipes are important because they contain the information necessary to make a dish properly.

Do Chefs Use Recipes?

Chefs and cooks use recipes all the time, especially when making something new. They just don’t use them the way most home cooks do.

Gordon Ramsey

Arguably the most well-known chef worldwide, this Michelin star award winner has not only published a string of cookbooks, he has opened many successful restaurants, become a TV star and helped hundreds of restaurants achieve success.

  • Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Fit Food: This cookbook was published in 2017 and contains many meal ideas and recipes that are based on healthy, lean and fit ingredients. It’s divided into three respective sections so you can target the meals. There are recipes for each meal of the day as well as snack ideas and explanations of each health-boosting benefit.

  • Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less: In 2019 Gordon Ramsay published this cookbook which contains quick and easy recipes for those of use who are constantly on the go. However, none of these meal ideas are anything short of the usual taste and flavour you would expect from this chef. Each recipe is tried and tested to ensure ease and simplicity.


Nigella Lawson

This chef, mother and mentor has written a total of 9 recipe books, all which have reached the bestsellers list in the UK. Some of her most popular books include Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food and How To Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. She has also appeared on many popular TV shows.


  • Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food: In 2015, Nigella Lawson published this recipe book which ensures that whether it’s an occasion or simply Tuesday night’s dinner, cooking is a pleasure experience. This book provides simple, stress free meal recipes that can be enjoyed year round.

  • How To Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food: Published back in 1998, this recipes book has stood the test of time for its originality and informative approach. Her fresh and fierce approach to cooking suited that of the modern family and revolutionised this genre of books. The classic recipe book contains meal ideas which adapt around your needs and help you feel good about cooking and confident in the kitchen amongst your busy life.


Gino D’Acampo

Gino is a popular Italian born chef and TV presenter. Growing up in Italy, a lot of his cooking, recipes and dishes are inspired by his european heritage. Cookbooks written by Gino include recipes that are simple and based on fresh ingredients. Over the years he has published many recipe books but our favourites are Gino’s Italian Express and Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less: 100 Feelgood Family Recipes for Under £5.

  • Gino’s Italian Express: Published in 2019, one of Gino D’Acampo’s most recent recipe books is the most inspired by his entire journey as a chef. When travelling through his homeland, he decided to document all his favourite recipes he came across on this journey and put his own twist on them. Each of the 80 recipes in this book are made with minimal fuss and fresh ingredients, all presented in an easy-to-follow style.

  • Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less: 100 Feelgood Family Recipes for Under £5: This 2017 cookbook from Gino D’Acampo teaches you how to cook traditional Italian food on a budget. Each recipe is simple and easy to follow and comes with a range of money saving tips for the recipes as a whole and for the ingredients alike. Using basic, healthy ingredients allows you to cook up fresh delicious meals.


Merry Berry

The UK’s most cherished baker and author Merry Berry has published over 70 recipe books over her 40 year career, the majority of which reached the bestseller list. As well as her many publications, the chef is a popular TV personality judging on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. Her most popular cookbook’s include Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites and Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking

  • Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites: In 2015, Merry Berry published a cookbook of her all time favourite recipes. This classic includes all her favourite go-to dishes which contain ingredients from local sources farmers markets and her herb garden. There are over 100 hassle-free recipes which also provide inspiration for other dishes. From party food to saturday night pasta this is a diverse collection of your new all time favourites.

  • Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking: If you’re after something a little quicker to cook on an evening, Merry’s 2019 recipe book could be your answer. This cookbook contains delicious, no-fuss recipes which are quick and easy, however at no point do the dishes compromise on quality of freshness. This recipe book contains over 120 meals in an easy to follow layout.


After reading through 10 of our favourite cookbooks from 5 of our favourite chefs we hope there is something to tickle your taste buds.

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