if you have a foodie in the family that loves to cook and has been inspired by the recent spate of cookery TV shows on recently, why not treat them to a TV celebrity cookbook? You can buy one now or save it and give it to them for Christmas. Either way, we have been so inspired that we have chosen the ten best TV celebrity cookbooks of 2017, see whether or not you agree:
5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver – £26
Surely one of the most famous TV celebrity cookbooks on the shelves at the moment and for good reason. A brilliant series and this amazing book to accompany it, using just five ingredients, Jamie Oliver always seems to know what his audience wants, good, tasty food with no fuss. This is a great book to give to literally anyone you can think of, students, older people, good cooks who are busy, there really isn’t anyone who wouldn’t benefit from reading this book.
Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico – £19.99
Rick Stein seems to have this uncanny gift of taking a region’s finest ingredients and turning them into a dish the locals would be proud of. If you love the warming spices of southern America then prepare to fall for the classics and some of the more unusual recipes in this book, including globe artichokes with chipotle mayo. Watch out for the BBC series that accompanies the book in autumn.
At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson – £26
Some people love her, others cannot stand her, but whatever you think about Nigella Lawson, she does deliver some great recipes, I just wish she’d stop licking her lips and looking at the camera all seductively. What she does do well is flavour combinations, such as toasted brie, parma ham and fig sandwich, passionfruit ice-cream cake and pork with prunes, olives and capers.
The Christmas Chronicles : Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Midwinter by Nigel Slater – £26.00
If Christmas is your favourite time of year then you’ll love this cookbook by Nigel Slater. You’ll share your love of all things snow-covered and frosty as Nigel reveals insights into frost fairs, the origins of advent calendars and of course, provides delicious recipes along the way. Not just a cookbook, more of an homage to the wintery season.
Complete Cookbook: Over 650 Recipes by Mary Berry – £30
If you have been missing seeing Mary Berry on GBBO then here is a chance to catch up with her latest cookbook, which is actually an updated version of an old favourite. It includes everything you need to be able to cook a whole range of foods, from starts, soups, main courses, desserts, veggies dishes, tarts and pies and cakes and breads. A great ‘go to’ book when you have forgotten the ingredients or recipe for one of your favourite dishes.
Home Baking by Rachel Allen – £13.60
Fans of GBBO will no doubt want to practise their baking skills and this cookbook by Rachel Allen provides some really easy-to-follow recipes with amazing techniques that deliver perfect results, all packaged up in one of the best-laid our TV celebrity cookbooks we’ve ever seen.
Bake: 125 Show-Stopping Recipes, Made Simple by Lorraine Pascale – £20
This is an elegantly laid out book that features recipes for classic bakes and for some more unusual ones, but all with easy-to-follow instructions. Look out for macarons, battenburg cake, key lime pie and a rainbow roulade.
Comfort: food to soothe the soul by John Whaite – £16.99
As autumn settles in and winter approaches, thoughts turn to comfort food and this is one of our best-timed TV Celebrity Cookbooks as many of us are beginning to feel the hunger pangs of all that clean-eating. With recipes that include midnight French toast and sausage with garlic mash, this book is a comfort in itself.
Nadiya’s British Food Adventure by Nadiya Hussain – £9.99
Winner of the GGBO 2015, Nadiya Hussain has gone from strength to strength, even baking a cake for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations. In this book she gives well-known classics an interesting twist, such as turkey jacket potatoes, cardamom rice pudding brûlées and chai tea banana cake. There are recipes that cover breakfast, lunch and dinner and even brunch and desserts.
Cooking for Family & Friends by Joe Wicks – £20
Families trying to incorporate healthy eating into their daily lives should take a look at this cookbook by The Body Coach Joe Wicks. Full of recipes for family meals, dinner parties, weekday meals and all divided nicely into chapters including starters and snacks, reduced carbs, post-workout and so on.