Best new cookbooks 2019
From charred yakitori recipes straight out of the world's trendiest izakaya-style eatery, to Ottolenghi's celebration of simplicity, here are the cook books you should buy, pre-order and covet this year.
This is a chef that needs no introduction, the man whose dishes launched a thousand middle-class dinner parties. Yotam Ottolenghi is responsible for transforming the way we eat, through his chain of impeccable delis and his superb veggie column in the Guardian.
Now, he is back with another new cookbook, filled with fresh recipes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations his creations are loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Buy it here for £15.35
It's no secret that Middle Eastern cuisines do wonderful things with vegetables. Persian Chef Sabrina Ghayour teaches you how to spruce up meatless meals with rich flavour profiles and aromatic spices using guilt-free ingredients like fresh fruit, vegetables and pulses.
Buy it here for £18.20
Trendy eatery Yardbird in Hong Kong helped to put yakitori on the global, culinary map.
Now, this furiously stylish cookbook reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook chicken, with no need for special equipment.
Buy it here for £17.59
Tokyo Stories is a journey through the boulevards and backstreets of Tokyo via recipes both traditional and unexpected. Chef Tim Anderson takes inspiration from the chefs, shopkeepers, and home cooks of Tokyo to showcase both traditional and cutting-edge takes on classic dishes like sushi, ramen, yakitori, and tempura. A
Buy it here for £15.79
Isaac Carew is a modern man with modern tastes. In his debut cookbook, the trained chef and model reinvents classics with recipes like poached salmon niçoise, but he also fervently lives by a delicious carbe-diem motto with pasta dishes such as crab linguine and butternut squash cannelloni.
Carew first caught attention as the boyfriend of singing sensation Dua Lipa, but with the release of his new fun, messy masterpiece, he’ll soon be a household name in every kitchen.
Buy it here for £12
Tired of the buying the same ingredients for the same old recipes? This book is perfect for those who want to inject originality into their everyday cooking. Claire takes ten typical supermarket ingredients including chicken, tomatoes, eggs and cheese, and shows how you can turn them into modern classics. It’s simple cooking at its best.
Buy it here for £7.99
The world famous Borough Market is loved and lauded for its produce, artisan traders, atmosphere, and and now for a cookbook. Divided by seasons, each recipe celebrates at least one hero ingredient from that time of year.
From chilled asparagus soup and pork with sticky nectarines in springtime, to warming beetroot daal in autumn, journey through the culinary year. Expect shopping and preparation tips, straight from the artisan producers.
Buy it here for £16.15
Kinfolk – the acclaimed lifestyle magazine centred around understated, elegant entertaining – have created a cookbook which profiles forty tastemakers who love to host, documenting their favourite recipes.
Buy it here for £19.41
Georgina Hayden's new cookbook celebrates the melting pot of flavours within traditional Greek Cypriot cooking. Boasting recipes for everything from fresh, colourful salads and cinnamon-infused stews to orange-blossom scented pastries and modern feta recipes, Taverna brings a joyful, sun-splashed touch of the Mediterranean to your kitchen.
Pre-order here for £17.50
Nigel Slater doesn't eat meat nor fish on weekdays, which makes this plant-based followup to Eat rather apt. Greenfeast is a love letter to fruit and veg, with over one hundred simple spring and summer recipes for those who don't eat meat – or want to limit their intake – without compromising on flavour.
From roast spring vegetables with peanut sauce to peaches with blackberries and ice cream, expect a load of daily inspiration. An autumn and winter book will follow in September.
Pre-order here for £15.40
From make-ahead lunchboxes to date night dinners, Rukimini Iyer's sixth book comes with a promise that every recipe takes less than ten minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. Delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes for those who are strapped for time.
Pre-order here for £12.57
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