Autumn cookbooks

Food-lovers looking for inspiration are in for a treat this Autumn. Many of the UK's finest chefs have new cookbooks out. All of them are a celebration of the freshest ingredients, classic dishes and recipes that work at home. I hope you enjoy the cookbooks I've chosen.

Anna Jones’s long-awaited new cook book contains over 250 delicious vegetarian recipes interspersed with tips on everything from seasonal music playlists to flowers to look out for in each month of the year. Divided into six seasons, The Modern Cook’s Year will show you how to make the most of seasonal produce, using simple, hugely inventive flavours and ingredients.

Out 5th October

Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Out 7th September

An art deco jewel set in the heart of London's Mayfair, Claridge's - one of the world's best luxury hotels - has long been known for inspiring menus and exceptional dining from breakfasts and elevenses, through lunch and afternoon tea, and on to drinks, dinner and the dessert cart. Claridge's: The Cookbook celebrates that heritage in style, with a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from the hotel.

Out 5th October


In Catalonia, José Pizarro travels from the impressive Gaudi architecture in buzzy Barcelona, to the Roman and Greek ruins in Girona and secluded beaches in Costa Brava to create some of the best-loved dishes from the region. Starting in the markets, José revels in the fresh meat, fish and vegetables, with dishes including classic Patatas Bravas, a delicious Duck Egg and Mushroom Stew, and a Rabbit Rice, typical of the region.

Out 19th October

Hawksmoor has become a restaurant institution. Both the company and the restaurants have won numerous awards, and the distinctly British food, revolving around charcoal-grilled steaks and seafood, has made Hawksmoor amongst the busiest and most celebrated restaurants in the country. 

Out 19th October

Lonely Planet presents France's most authentic dishes, direct from the kitchens where they were perfected. From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, France's best local cooks share their passion for food and their region's classic recipes - from impossibly light cheese souffles and rustic coq au vin to delectable macarons.

Out now


From Tuscan tomato and bread soup to monkfish stew, simple spaghettis or lemon and pistachio polenta cake, Made at Home is a colourful collection of the food that Giorgio Locatelli loves to prepare for family and friends. His recipes are a celebration of favourite vegetables combined in vibrant salads or fresh seasonal stews, along with generous fish and meat dishes and cakes to share.

Out 7th September

Simple, modern, Italian cooking from one of the world's most iconic restaurants on its 30th birthday. This bold and beautiful cookbook shares over 120 simple, modern Italian recipes - revisiting favourites from the first iconic River Cafe blue book, updated for home cooks today, and introducing 30 new recipes, with new tips and anecdotes from Ruth Rogers.

Out 5th October

In New French Table, mother-and-daughter team Emily and Giselle Roux share a completely fresh take on classic and contemporary recipes, creating a modern bible for today's lifestyle. Drawing upon their experience working in Roux restaurants and fond memories of cooking together, they prove that French food is not only easy and approachable, but light, fresh and bursting with flavour. 

Out 7th September