Top 10 Cookbooks


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#1: Nopi

by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ramael Scully

Yotam Ottolenghi has changed the way people cook and eat. His emphasis on inspiring flavours, bold spicing and freshness of ingredients has ensured every meal is a celebration.

Following on from Yotam's seminal first cookbook, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, in this brand-new collection of over 100 recipies Yotam and long-time collaborator and Head Chef Ramael Scully offer recipes from their outstanding central London restaurant, NOPI... more

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#2: Life in Balance

by Donna Hay

Australia's most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating.

These days we're bombarded with so many messages about what to eat more of and what to eat less of and what to give up altogether, it can all get a little overwhelming. Australia's bestselling and most trusted cook, Donna Hay, for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating... more

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#3: Fast Food for Busy Families

by Pete Evans

The family-friendly paleo cookbook from award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Pete Evans. Real food, in under 30 minutes!

Recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. Pete Evans knows that most of us don't have hours to spend in the kitchen making meals that are good for us and that taste great too. We want food that nourishes us, but that is also easy to make (and that the kids might eat!). The key is using herbs, spices, nuts and good fats to bring bold flavours and textures to even the simplest dishes... more

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#4: Everyday Super Food

by Jamie Oliver

'The healthy recipes that helped Jamie lose two stone.' - Sunday Times

Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun. No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you. Jamie's done all the hard work - all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it. Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you... more

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#5: Spice Temple

by Neil Perry

'I can think of no other chef that understands the nuances of Asian, and in particular Chinese cooking, better than Neil.' - Heston Blumenthal

Neil's knowledge and love of Chinese cuisine is celebrated in his stable of Spice Temple restaurants, which showcase regional Chinese food in a dark, intimate atmosphere where the spotlight is literally on the food. Devotees of Perry and Spice Temple will be delighted by this collection of more than 130 Spice Temple recipes... more

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#6: Special Delivery

by Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe

In Annabel Crabb's accidental second career as the host of political cooking show Kitchen Cabinet, she negotiates her way into the homes of Australian politicians, bringing dessert - the internationally recognised culinary code for 'I come in peace.'

Now, in Special Delivery, Annabel has teamed up with her best friend from childhood, fellow food tragic and Kitchen Cabinet recipe consultant Wendy Sharpe, to bring you recipes for those knockout desserts as well as tons more ideas for soups, salads, pastries, breads and other treats ideally suited to make and take to those you love... more

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#7: I Quit Sugar: Simplicious

by Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson taught the world how to quit sugar in 8 weeks, then how to quit sugar for life, now she strips things back to the essentials, simply and deliciously.

She shows us how to shop, cook and eat like we used to in the days before processed food hit our shelves - with ease and without waste, while honouring that deep sense of pleasure that comes from nourishing ourselves and each other... more

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#8: Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School

by Adam Liaw

Even if you've never picked up a wok before, Adam Liaw's Asian Cooking School is your simple guide to learning Asian cuisine.

More than just a recipe book, it will teach you about the ingredients and techniques of the Asian kitchen for a complete understanding of how you can create authentic Asian flavours. Each chapter in this beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed cookbook is a lesson that will improve your cooking, with practical recipes designed to try out your new skills... more

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#9: The Great Australian Cookbook

by PQ Blackwell

The ultimate celebration of the food we love from 100 of Australia's finest cooks, chefs, bakers and local heroes. Featuring 165 recipes, from tried and true Aussie classics to contemporary cuisine that reflect Australia's ethnic diversity and fresh local produce, The Great Australian Cookbook is a celebration of local cuisine.


One hundred of Australia's finest cooks, chefs, bakers and local heroes let us into their homes and their hearts as they share their favourite recipes they make for the people they love. Each recipe is accompanied by stunning original photography shot entirely on location that captures the essence and nature of this beautiful country of ours... more

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#10: Bondi Harvest

by Guy Turland

After working as a chef in some of Australia's finest restaurants, Guy Turland and business partner Mark Alston started their YouTube cooking show in 2012, with only a surfboard, a camera and a camp oven, cooking food al fresco in some of Bondi's most iconic beauty spots.

Now Bondi Harvest is a hit weekly YouTube cooking show, with over 48,000 subscribers. Guy's recipes are featured on The Guardian's website and the two men have opened a restaurant in Sydney in addition to the Depot cafe in Bondi... more