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Which cookbook is right for you? Take a look at a host of new options that are flying off the shelves


From baking bibles to volumes on vino, from classic titles to celebrity chef bestsellers, Time Out has rounded up the best food books on the shelves to give you culinary inspiration. Whether you're looking for authentic Thai recipes, a guide to great British classics or simply some ideas for a quick evening meal, check out our guide to the best food books available. Know of a better cookbook that we haven't reviewed? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

Simply Good Food by Neil Perry

The latest offering from one of Australia's top chefs. Expect the likes of linguine with lobster and prosciutto, Mexican-style braised beef short ribs, and green papaya salad with king prawns and nam jim dressing all given lavish treatment.

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'Save with Jamie' by Jamie Oliver

The latest recipe book from his enormous team builds on the huge success of his recent good-meal-in-a-rush volumes – but eclipses them. Gone are the overpriced packets of supermarket herbs, plus the unrealistic timelines. 

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'Eat' by Nigel Slater

'Eat', a cloth-bound collection of 'over 500 ideas for dinner', marks a return to the simpler style of Slater's earliest books. Recipes are brief (some, says Slater, started out as tweets), with short lists of ingredients and accompanied by small photographs.

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alessia c
alessia c

Hi there!

I’m Alessia, a graphic designer based in Italy, and here I am for asking you to please have a look at my illustrated cookbook where words are banned and cooking is easy like in a cartoon, the Graficettario. 

Would you please review it and give me advices to improve it, finally maybe help me introducing it to the public?

You can have a look inside, here: http://goo.gl/r5MPso

It's on sale at the Amazon shops.

I'll be waiting for your reply.

Thanks in advance,

have a nice day,