What’s on our bookshelves this month?
From one-pan roasting to stunning sourdough, this is what FOODLOVER is cooking from this September…
What could be better than a book full of delicious recipes that require no special equipment: just one standard-sized baking tin to make 24 slices or squares. Hannah Miles’ Traybake offers seasonal baking ideas from autumnal crumble traybake to summery raspberry cheesecake blondies. With plenty of healthy recipes too, including low-sugar, low-fat, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free treats, there’s a whole bounty of traybakes to choose from. This will become your go-to collection of tried-and-tested irresistible bakes for family and friends.
Published by Lorenz Books, Photography by Nicki Dowey
With all 75 recipes in this book, you simply pop your ingredients in a tin and let the oven do the work. From flexitarians to families, this book is for anyone who wants to eat easy veg-based meals that fit around their busy lives. Forget lack-luster veggie dishes, Rukmini’s recipes won’t leave you missing the meat or dairy. Making use of seasonal vegetables, hearty grains and flavoursome dressings, every dish is perfect for tasty midweek meals without the inevitable piles of washing up. From Crisp Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa and Goat’s Cheese to Storecupboard Pasta Bake you are sure to find a recipe that suits any appetite, any day of the week.
Published by Square Peg, Photography by David Loftus
In this beautiful new book, Jack Stein combines his culinary experience from working in restaurants around the world with his passion for British produce. Having created 100 dishes to inspire home cooks, Jack offers recipes including chilli Cornish crab, Szechuan-style pigeon and Sumatran soup. These easy-to-follow recipes bring the flavours of exotic climes right to your kitchen table. Stunning photography paired with its mouthwatering recipes makes this book a beautiful page turner sure to inspire and tempt the taste buds.
Published by Absolute Press, Photography by Paul Winch-Furness
A true reflection of traditional Indian cookery, food writer, Mallika Basu, has compiled a book that reflects the exotic flavours she enjoyed growing up in her hometown of Kolkata. Mallika shares recipes adapted to her London kitchen, including techniques and shortcuts so you too can cook wholesome, real Indian food simply. This book offers weekday dinners, like spiced fish curry and wok-friendly Goan chilli beef fry, and dishes to leisurely cook on a weekend. Vindaloo pulled pork, an Indian twist on a Sunday roast and whole roasted cauliflower are just a few tasty recipes that will instantly inspire and broaden your understanding of Indian cooking.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, Photography by Issy Croker
Modern Baker will transform the way you bake, giving you the essential knowledge needed to create positively good-for-you breads and cakes. Featuring 120 recipes, including loaves, buns, cakes, biscuits and bites, the bakes are all designed to promote gut health using easy baking methods and natural ingredients, with some using simple sourdough starters made from just flour, water and air.
Modern Baker is the ultimate healthy baking bible and will give you the tools to be confident in experimenting and creating delicious artisan bakes in your own kitchen. Promoting good health, good provenance and most importantly, great taste; this is baking you won’t feel guilty about.
Published by Ebury Press, Photography by Laura Edwards