Comfort food: 5 new cookbooks perfect for staying in and cooking from
Time to get cosy.
I don't know about you, but to me, autumn is all about staying in, inviting friends and family over and cooking and serving up delicious, hearty, tasty food.
This time of year is the perfect time to up your kitchen game, try new recipes and generally get excited about eating slow food – food that has been made with time, love and care i
1. Avoca at Home
Over a decade after the release of their last cookbook, the new cookbook from Avica, Avoca at Home, is filled with over 100 delicious recipes designed and written by their own in-house creative team.
The fabulous chefs from Avoca's restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and central kitchen shared their own most-loved recipes for this book, meaning it is perfect for foodies and home cooks. You can expect Avoca classics with contemporary twists as well as exciting new dishes, and tips and tricks from their gardeners, chefs, and design team on how to recreate the Avoca experience at home.
2. In Praise of Veg
Want to make your meals more veggie-centric?
In this comprehensive and fully illustrated book, food writer and presenter Alice Zaslavsky profiles 50 favourite vegetable varieties, offering 150+ recipes that are both traditional and modern.
Uniquely organised by colour and filled with countless tips on flavour combinations, rule-of-thumb buying/storing/cooking methods, shortcuts, and veg wisdom from over 50 of the world's top chefs, In Praise of Veg will help beginners and avid cooks alike turn a bag of yawns or a produce-box surprise into a knock-out meal.
TikTok sensation chef Daniel Lambert is part of a new generation of social media chefs – and we are loving what he is doing.
The recipes in this book are fun, playful and delicious, and will yield how-to instructions for dishes like Salt and Chilli Chicken, Irish-style Potato Nachos or Cheeseburger Tacos if you fancy something entirely new.
With chapters such as Potato Party, The Cure, and So Wrong But So Right, Lush puts the fun back into cooking with 100 easy-to-make recipes.
4. Pasta Grannies Comfort Cooking
Who doesn't love pasta?
The first cookbook from the Pasta Grannies was an international best-seller, and so it is needless to say we cannot wait to get our hands on the follow-up book.
In this new book,Vicky Bennison, the author of the bestselling Pasta Grannies cookbook, brings you more heart-warming recipes and stories from our favourite Italian grandmothers in this easy-to-follow, crowd-pleasing recipe book that shows you how to make authentic Italian food that everyone will enjoy.
Discover 91-year-old Pina's chestnut gnocchi with walnut pesto, lovingly made with ingredients she grows around her home in Liguria; or 99-year-old Marietta's special tagliatelle recipe, which is not really a recipe at all but a reflection of her vegetable garden, the Calabrian countryside and the changing seasons. As well as meat, seafood and vegetable pasta recipes, chapters cover pizzas, pastries and pies, rice and pulses, dairy and herbs, nuts and spices.
Oh, and even better? Every recipe is accompanied by a QR code which, once scanned, will take you directly to the YouTube videos of these nonnas and their recipes.
5. The Homemade Year
Lilly Higgins is the ultimate modern homemaker, and in this new book, the social media star shares more than 70 things to make, do and eat at home.
We love that this book is divided up by seasons, making it so much easier to cook seasonal – and get ideas about home projects and crafts that tie in to holidays, celebrations or just time of year.
Be inspired by ideas for family celebrations, crafts to cosy up your interiors, activities to do with kids and simple ways to welcome the seasons. Reflecting the Irish calendar, from St Brigid’s crosses in February to Christmas wreaths in December, The Homemade Year will help you move gently through the months and make everyday moments special.