Cookbooks I Own

I love cookbooks. I have far too many and try to resist buying more but occasionally something just begs to be brought home. I also have a subscription to Olive Magazine and BBC Good Food Magazine.

Why ‘too many’? Well, even if I cooked something different for every meal I wouldn’t get through them all. Of course, in every cookbook there are recipes that don’t appeal (as well as some that become favourites and get made over and over again). I keep promising myself that I will make something new, from book or magazine, at least twice a month. Perhaps I should add it to my goals? Thirty-six new recipes tried in the next eighteen months. That sounds easy enough, doesn’t it?

Here is a list of the cookbooks I own, listed by genre.

Healthy

  • Cook Yourself Thin
  • CSIRO Total Well-being Diet
  • GL+ Diet Planner
  • Healthy Eating – Good Housekeeping
  • Low-Fat Food
  • Low Fat Meals in Minutes – Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Simply Lite Low Fat Feasts – Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Slim and Healthy Cooking – Good Housekeeping
  • Slimmers Cookbook – Judith Wills
  • Slimming World Food Optimising
  • Steam Cuisine – Marina Filippelli
  • Ultimate Low-fat Cookbook

General / Assorted

  • 200 One Pot Recipes – Joanna Farrow
  • 30 Feel-good Suppers – Olive mini-book
  • Best 30 Minute Recipes – Good Housekeeping
  • Best Ever One-Pot – Jenni Fleetwood
  • Bread Machine easy – Sara Lewis
  • Comfort Food – Olive mini-book
  • Cooking for Two – Richard Olney
  • CWA Cookbook and Household Hints
  • Delia Smiths’ Complete Illustrated Cookery Course
  • English Food – Jane Grigson
  • Falling Cloudberries – Tessa Kiros
  • Fresh Family Food – BBC GoodFood mini-book
  • Great Food for Kids – Olive mini-book
  • How to be a Domestic Goddess – Nigella Lawson
  • How to Eat – Nigella Lawson
  • Lunches – Alistair Little
  • The Main Course – Roger Verge
  • Meals in Minutes – Ainsley Harriott
  • Microwave Grill Combination Cookery Book
  • New Step-by-Step Cookbook
  • No Time to Cook
  • One is Fun – Delia Smith
  • Quick Cooking – Good Housekeeping
  • Real Fast Food – Nigel Slater
  • Rhodes Around Britain – Gary Rhodes
  • Roasts – Janine Sarlin
  • Salads – Clare Connery
  • Salads – Good Housekeeping
  • Soups – Arabella Boxer
  • Stir-Fry, Step by Step
  • Suppers – Valentina Harris
  • Wild Food – Rowley Leigh

Chicken

  • Chicken – Bruno Loubet
  • Chicken & Poultry – Good Housekeeping
  • Chicken Dishes – Jeni Wright
  • Everyday Chicken Cookbook – Simona Hill

Fish

  • English Seafood Cookery – Rick Stein
  • Fish & Shellfish- Good Housekeeping

Pasta

  • Pasta Sauces – Gordon Ramsay
  • Quick After-Work Pasta Cookbook – Judy Ridgway

Seasonal

  • Cooking for Christmas – Good Housekeeping
  • Christmas – Delia Smith
  • Easy Summer Entertaining – BBC Good Food mini-book
  • Simple Summer Food – BBC Good Food mini-book
  • Summer Collection – Delia Smith
  • Winter Collection – Delia Smith

Vegetarian

  • Quick After-Work Vegetarian Cookbook – Judy Ridgway
  • Vegetables – Paul Gaylor
  • Vegetarian – Rosamund Richardson

Foreign Foods

  • 100 Hot & Spicy Sauces – Sally Griffiths
  • 200 Cretan Recipes (Crete / Greece)
  • 200 Curries: Sunil Vijayakar
  • 250 Favourite Curries and Accompaniments – Pat Chapman
  • 250 Hot & Spicy Dishes – Pat Chapman
  • Balti Cookbook – Shehzad Husain
  • Cooking Around the World – Weight Watchers
  • Curries – Pat Chapman
  • Far Flung Floyd – Keith Floyd
  • Hot & Spicy – Paul Rankin
  • Hot & Spicy – Good Housekeeping
  • Meze, Tapas and Antipasti – Algaia Kremzi
  • Risotto – Michele Scicolone
  • Africa: Floyd on Africa – Keith Floyd
  • Chinese: Chinese Food Made Easy
  • Chinese: Chinese Cooking – Yan-Kit So
  • Chinese: Fresh Chinese:  Wynnie Chan
  • Chinese: Illustrated Chinese Cookery – Ken Hom
  • French: French Cookery – Good Housekeeping
  • French: French Country Cooking – Elizabeth David
  • Greece: 200 Cretan Recipes
  • Indian: Balti Curry Cookbook – Pat Chapman
  • Indian: Illustrated Indian Cookery – Madhur Jaffrey
  • Indian: A Taste of India – Madhur Jaffrey
  • Irish: Gourmet Ireland – Paul Rankin
  • Italian: Italian Food – Elizabeth David
  • Italian: Simply Italian – BBC Good Food mini-book
  • Italian: Floyd on Italy – Keith Floyd
  • Mediterranean: Mediterranean Food – Elizabeth David
  • Pacific Rim: Food from the Pacific Rim – Jill Dupleix
  • Thai: Big Book of Thai Curries – Vatcharin Bhumichitr
  • Thai: Stylish Thai in Minutes
  • Thai: Thai – Good Housekeeping
  • Thai: Thai

Cakes & Desserts

  • 30 Irresistible Cakes – Olive mini-book
  • Cakes – Carole Walter
  • Cakes & Biscuits – Good Housekeeping
  • Cheesecakes, Pavlovas and Trifles – Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Chocolate – Good Housekeeping
  • Chocolate Cakes – Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Complete Book of Cakes – Mary Berry
  • Cookies – Elinor Kivens
  • Desserts – Good Housekeeping
  • Desserts – Michele Roux
  • Real Fast Puddings – Michel Roux

Mini-books are those which come free with issues of Olive Magazine and BBC Good Food Magazine.

I also have a 98 piece ‘partwork’ cookery book set called ‘Nice’n’ Easy which I bought int he 1980s. Some of my favourite recipes come from them.

2 Responses to “Cookbooks I Own”

  1. emmanuel Says:

    how can i buy books on good house keeping cookbooks

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