September Cookery Book Reviews


As the autumnal leaves begin to fall and the weather changes, we’re cooking up a storm in our kitchens with some fabulous new cookery books. On the menu this month we have one-pan wonders, veggie delights, seafood surprises and a baking bonanza!


One: Simple One-Pan Wonders, Jamie Oliver

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Simple yet delicious grub is Jamie Oliver’s forte and he hasn’t put a foot wrong in his new cookery book One: Simple One Pan Wonders. With over 100 recipes to choose from, these dishes are great for fun dinner parties or an easy family supper.

As the title suggests, every recipe can be made in one pan, tray or dish, so for those who hate doing the washing up this cookbook is for you! With mouth-watering mains and devilish desserts, you’ll be feeling truly satisfied with any of these meals.

Top Dish: Pick Me-Up Chilli Fried Eggs

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Veggin’ Out, Jasmine Cassells

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If you’re keen to go plant-based or just want to add more variety to your meals, Veggin’ Out is the cookery book to go for. Author and plant-based nutritionist  Jasmine Cassells shares some of her favourite recipes for a meatless masterpiece.

Suitable for any occasion, the dishes range from Cauliflower Party Pies to Peanut Butter Coconut Balls and if you’d like to make some sauces from scratch there are loads to choose from.

These meals are great for sharing so invite your friends and family round to sample some veggie goodness!

Top Dish: Chickpea Meatballs in Turmeric Sauce

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The Little Book of Seafood

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This cookery book should be in every fish lover’s kitchen. With a collection of scrumptious recipes from various chefs, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cooking seafood are in these pages.

A number of the UK’s most prominent restaurants have released some of their best-loved seafood recipes for you to try at home. A couple of our fishy favourites include The Oyster Club’s Dressed Crab with Crispy Chicken Skin and Avocado and Mandira’s Kitchen Kolapata Maach (Fish in Banana Leaves).

As well these delightful dishes there’s also guidance on how to cook fish to perfection so you can make restaurant quality meals at home.

Top Dish: Domo Restaurant’s Cassola “Zu Raffellu”

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Nadiya’s Everyday Baking, Nadiya HussainNadiya's Everyday Baking

The Great British Bake Off favourite Nadiya Hussain is back on our bookshelves with a new cookery book for us baking fiends!

For those who have a more savoury tooth than sweet do not fear, there are lots of savoury treats included such as Chicken Shashlik and Coconut Fish Noodles to satisfy your cravings. Equally those who love their sweets will be in sugar heaven with the Orange Semolina Cake and Angel Layer Cake Slices.

Get the kids involved with making these fun and easy treats, a great activity to do just as Bake Off returns to our screens this month!

Top Dish: Chocolate Cookie Pie

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Hope Wilson

I love travelling and food- so it's a good job I'm the travel and cookery editor for My Weekly! I also get involved with the real life section of the magazine as helping people share their story is one of my passions.