Books for cooks: 9 new food books to buy this autumn

As we move into autumn, thoughts turn to cosy nights spent pottering around the kitchen or curling up with a good book. If your recipe collection could use a shake up, here are nine new food books to add to your wish list.

Shake Shack: Recipes and Stories – Learn how to make your own ShackBurgers, crinkle fries, and frozen custard shakes at home; plus get a glimpse into Shake Shack’s culture, community, and inner workings.

New Classics by Marcus Wareing – In his latest book (published Nov 2nd), Marcus takes time-honoured recipes and puts his own spin on them – perfect for mid-week meals or weekend show-stoppers.

Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes – If you’ve ever wanted to know how to cook a tomahawk steak, perfect the ultimate mac ‘n’ cheese, or shake up a killer cocktail, where to better to start than with tips from one of London’s top steakhouses? This is also a great read for anyone interested in the running of a restaurant group, with insights into the people, ingredients, and attention to detail that make it so successful.

Secret Service: Lifting the lid on the restaurant world by Fred Sirieix – Fans of First Dates will love this no-holds-barred look at the service industry from the UK’s most famous maître-d’. From behind-the-scenes gossip to tips on getting the best seat in the house, this is a must-read for restaurant lovers.

Japaneasy by Tim Anderson – In this introduction to Japanese cookery, MasterChef winner Tim Anderson shows us how to make dishes like gyoza, ramen, and yakitori at home. Fans of his Brixton restaurant, Nanban, will be pleased to see his recipe for his Japanese ‘carbonara’ is in there too.

The Road to Mexico by Rick Stein – Rick Stein returns to our screens this autumn with a series documenting his food adventures in California and Mexico. The accompanying book is a real treat, packed with authentic recipes for dishes like green chicken pozole, crab tacos, and beef barbacoa.

Catalonia by José Pizarro – Pizarro travels from Barcelona to Girona and the Costa Brava to bring you some of the best recipes from the Catalonian region. (It’s a hard life!) Recipes include a classic rabbit rice dish, roast chicken with langoustines, and delicious hazelnut and plum cakes.

River Cottage Much More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – If you’re always looking for ways to perk up your greens or use up the ends of a veg box, this is definitely one for the wish list. In his latest book, Hugh has ditched dairy, refined sugar and flour to create flavour-packed vegan recipes like baked celery agrodolce, pea speltotto, and griddled cauliflower with orange, pecans and tahini.

The Art of the Larder by Claire Thomson – Food writer Claire Thomson shows us how to transform store cupboard staples into delicious, affordable meals. Think beyond beans on toast and get stuck into firecracker noodles, red lentil hummus, and spiced Moroccan almond pastries.

For more inspiration, check out of the latest food and drink releases on Amazon.