Want to recreate restaurant dishes and bring a bit of Michelin starred magic to your dinner table? With these great new cookbooks, you can pick up the tricks of the trades from some of the UK’s top chefs.
Don’t expect any fine dining fuss from Marcus Wareing’s new book, Nutmeg & Custard. It’s designed with family and friends in mind and divided into laid-back chapters like Puds, Ice-cream and the Grill Room. From simple treats like pesto popcorn to dinner party dishes like chorizo-crusted monkfish, it’s a worthy addition to any kitchen bookshelf.
For some seasonal Scottish fare, join Tom Kitchin on a seasonal journey in his book From Nature To Plate. His passion for fresh local produce is evident on every page and there are great recipes for grouse, seafood and a beautiful hibiscus panna cotta. If you’ve ever eaten at his restaurant, The Kitchin; you’ll know you’re in for a treat.
If you need inspiration for meat-free meals, look no further than the Terre a Terre vegetarian cookbook, on sale in October. This is the book Brighton’s veggies have been waiting for since the restaurant opened in 1992 and it’s packed full of great recipes. We can’t wait to try the twice-baked asparagus souffle and the potato, cheddar and apple latkes.
For the home cook who has everything, Michel Roux’s book – Sauces – is on sale from October 2nd and costs much less than dinner at Le Gavroche. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make the perfect béarnaise, tartare or crème anglaise; this is one for the wishlist.
Finally, master the art of modern Indian cookery with Vineet Bhatia – the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star for his ever-popular restaurant, Rasoi in Chelsea. His first book, New Indian Kitchen, uses Western influences and a hint of molecular gastronomy to create some show-stopping dishes that anyone can manage.
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