Essential Cookery Books

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The Accidental Vegetarian: Delicious Food without Meat
1.  The Accidental Vegetarian: Delicious Food without Meat by Simon Rimmer
The list author says:
  "I would not describe myself as a vegetarian, but some of the recipes in this book will persuade you to eat less meat, a real classic"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Nico: Recipes and recollections from one of our most brilliant and controversial chefs
2.  Nico: Recipes and recollections from one of our most brilliant and controversial chefs by Michael Winner
The list author says:
  "Nico Landenis, The most arrogant chef in London but such beautiful food. This book will help you produce food that will blow your friends away"
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Complete Illustrated Cookery Course ( Classic Edition )
3.  Complete Illustrated Cookery Course ( Classic Edition ) by Delia Smith
The list author says:
  "Plain Simple Cooking and a perfect general reference book. Every kitchen should have one. My copy is dogeared from constant use"
18.36   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Sauces: Sweet and Savoury, Classic and New
4.  Sauces: Sweet and Savoury, Classic and New by Michel Roux
The list author says:
  "Everything you will ever need to know about sauce making, from roux to alioli"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Fish
5.  Fish by Sophie Grigson
The list author says:
  "I have included a couple of books on fish cookery. Many people are put off cooking fish due to the preperation This book takes away a lot of the mystique."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Rick Stein's Fruits Of The Sea
6.  Rick Stein's Fruits Of The Sea by Rick Stein
The list author says:
  "Rick Stein has such a passion for food and fish in particular. I found this one the best of the three although they are all good"
17.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery
7.  Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery by Jane Grigson
The list author says:
  "Anyone who has ever been to France and enjoyed the wonderful charcuterie will appreciate this book A Classic"
10.49   Used & New from: 4.82
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Culinaria Spain: A Literary,Culinary,and Photographic Journey for Gourmets
8.  Culinaria Spain: A Literary,Culinary,and Photographic Journey for Gourmets by Marion Trutter
The list author says:
  "A beautifully illustrated food about Spainish food by region, on a dull winters day, this will really brighten you up and inspire you to cook"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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In Praise of the Potato: Recipes from Around the World (Penguin Cookery Library)
9.  In Praise of the Potato: Recipes from Around the World (Penguin Cookery Library) by Lindsey Bareham
The list author says:
  "Get this book before it goes out of print AN ABSOLUTE MUST for every cook We eat so many spuds, enjoy a bit of variety"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Preserved
10.  Preserved by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The list author says:
  "Preserving, always useful for when you have a glut of fruit or vegetables or someone chucks you half a pig and the freezers full I've tried smoking my own chicken - delicious"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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The Big Red Book of Tomatoes (Penguin Cookery Library)
11.  The Big Red Book of Tomatoes (Penguin Cookery Library) by Lindsey Bareham
The list author says:
  "The perfect book about tomatos. Buy this and you will never buy one of those flavourless supermarket tomatos again. An inspiration to get out and plant your own tomatos"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Nigella Bites
12.  Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson
The list author says:
  "Cooking should be fun, not a chore. The trouble with Nigella is that you eat more when you're cooking than when you reach the table"
13.60   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Supper Won't Take Long: Favourite Recipes from the "Evening Standard"
13.  Supper Won't Take Long: Favourite Recipes from the "Evening Standard" by Lindsey Bareham
The list author says:
  "OK another Lindsey Bareham book, but I really rate her. This is a collection of recipes from the Evening Standard. we use this book at least twice a week"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Art Of The Tart
14.  The Art Of The Tart by Tamasin Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "The art of the tart - beautiful baking - I recommend the Scandinavian sponge and almond tart"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Real Fast Food: 350 Recipes Ready-to-Eat in 30 Minutes
15.  Real Fast Food: 350 Recipes Ready-to-Eat in 30 Minutes by Nigel Slater
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written and recipes that work. My sisters favorite"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

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Real Food
16.  Real Food by Nigel Slater
The list author says:
  "Nigel Slater again, really rouses your appetite. I have arranged my whole weekend around cooking food from this book"
10.00   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

The Complete Cookery Year with Over 300 Seasonal Recipes
17.  The Complete Cookery Year with Over 300 Seasonal Recipes by Gary Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Get into seasonal cookery and cook food when it's at it's best - This is one of the best although he tends to underestimate the cooking times"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The New Curry Bible
18.  The New Curry Bible by Pat Chapman
The list author says:
  "The best curry book around. Pat Chapman has written dozens but this is the ultimate reference - even my Asian friends use it"
13.59   Used & New from: 1.30
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Complete Rhodes Around Britain
19.  The Complete Rhodes Around Britain by Gary Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Rhodes around Britain - Still my favourite chef"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Ainsley Harriott's Barbecue Bible
20.  Ainsley Harriott's Barbecue Bible by Ainsley Harriott
The list author says:
  "Mister Over- Enthusiastic Cooks Barbie Great Ideas and everyone asks for the recipes"
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The Wagamama Cookbook (Cookery)
21.  The Wagamama Cookbook (Cookery) by Hugo Arnold
The list author says:
  "The best Noodles in London and the best recipies. Try the Ramen with Seafood - my favourite"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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The Roux Brothers On Patisserie
22.  The Roux Brothers On Patisserie by Albert Roux
The list author says:
  "French Patisserie - Let them eat cake, Marie Antionette probably though that she was doing them a favour"
26.40   Used & New from: 10.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams
23.  Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams by Gary Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Sweet delights produced the Gary Rhodes way. He has a great affection for English Classics with a modern twist"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Pudding Club Book: 100 Luscious Recipes from the World-Famous Pudding Club
24.  The Pudding Club Book: 100 Luscious Recipes from the World-Famous Pudding Club by Keith Turner
The list author says:
  "No one makes a pudding like the British !!!"
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Chocolate: The Definitive Guide
25.  Chocolate: The Definitive Guide by Michel Roux
The list author says:
  "Mmmmmm Chocolate - Nuff said"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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