Best Cookbooks of 2023

With such a huge variety of cookbooks on the bookshelves right now, it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you’re searching for a selection of simple recipes, or fancy tackling something more complex that requires real skill, there are so many fantastic options out there. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite cookbooks for 2023, with new releases from the likes of Jamie Oliver and Rupy Aujla, as well as a host of top selections as recommended by you – our Flavours followers. Happy reading!

Comfort and Joy cookbook front cover

Comfort & Joy by Ravinder Bhogal

Ravinder Bhogal’s latest cookbook showcases the chef’s take on vegetarian and vegan cooking. It’s filled with hearty, feel-good recipes that are designed to feed the soul. Think curries and stews, creamy pasta dishes, and indulgent desserts. We’ll be carrying this one with us into the colder months.

Buy now: Comfort & Joy by Ravinder Bhogal

Dr Rupy Aujla cook book

Dr Rupy Cooks: Healthy. Easy. Flavour by Rupy Aujla

Dr Rupy Aujla – aka The Doctor’s Kitchen – is an author, podcaster, doctor, and cook, who’s on a mission to make healthy eating accessible for all. The clue’s in the name of his most recent cookbook, which is all about creating nutritious dishes that taste delicious, without any unnecessary fuss. We’d recommend this book to anyone who’s stuck for midweek dinner inspiration, with over 100 easy recipes to choose from inside, from one-pots to speedy lunches.

Buy now: Dr RupyCooks by Rupy Aujla

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Mezcla by Ixta Belfrage

On the hunt for the perfect foodie gift? Mezcla caught our eye with its beautiful pink and orange cover, and the recipes inside are just as vibrant. Food writer and co-writer of Ottolenghi Flavour, Ixta Belfrage, cooks up a storm with a wealth of recipes inspired by Italy, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. Hence the name ‘Mezcla’, which is Spanish for ‘mix’. Be transported across the globe with dishes such as a giant cheese on toast with honey and urfa butter, and prawn lasagne with habanero oil.

Buy now: Mezcla by Ixta Belfrage

Last Bite by Anna Higham book cover

The Last Bite by Anna Higham

Anyone with a sweet tooth will fall head over heels for Anna Higham’s dessert-focused cookbook. Anna is the executive pastry chef at one of our favourite Italian restaurants, The River Cafe, and The Last Bite offers lick-the-plate-clean recipes inspired by seasonal fruits. It’s filled with lots of handy tips and advice, from the art of seasoning to how to prepare each fruit, and includes over 150 recipes for tarts, cakes, jams, mousses, and more.

Buy now: The Last Bite by Anna Higham

Jamie Oliver 5 ingredients mediterranean cook book cover

5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver

One of our favourite Italian chefs Jamie Oliver has returned with his famous five-ingredient cookbook concept – this time with a focus on Mediterranean cooking. Featuring well over 125 easy and affordable recipes inside, we love this book for helping make everyday cooking more exciting. Chapters include salads, soups and sarnies, pasta, veg, pies, seafood, fish, chicken and duck, meat, and sweet things.

Buy now: 5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver

Let us know what you think of our cookbook selection, do add your thoughts in the comments below.

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