November Cookery Book Reviews

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With a crisp autumnal chill in the air , we’re spending even more time in our kitchens creating delicious meals to keep us cosy. With the changing of the season it’s now time for our November Cookery Book Reviews.

On the menu this month we have dinner parties, baking, charities and Joe Swash!



Eat With Beder by Razzak Mirjan

Eat With Beder

Eat with Beder is a charity book everyone should have in their kitchen. Emotional and moving, this is more than just a cookbook. Eat With Beder shares the story of Beder Mirjan who sadly took his own life in 2017 aged 18. This cookery book is in memory of Beder with the goal of raising awareness about normalising conversations around mental health.

As well as telling Beder’s story, celebrities such as Catherine Tyldesley, Giovanna Fletcher, Steven Bartlett and Theo Paphitis have shared some of their favourite recipes while also opening up about their own experience with their mental health.

Top Dish: Creamy Salmon & New Potato Curry

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Joe’s Kitchen by Joe Swash

Joe Swash Book

Actor Joe Swash is adding another string to his bow with the release of his new cookbook Joe’s Kitchen. Jam packed with easy family-friendly meals, these recipes will be a hit with every member of your household.

Whether it’s comfort food to keep you warm in the winter or simple bakes that the kids can get involved with, there’s a recipe for every occasion. Most importantly, Joe’s wife Stacey Solomon gives her seal of approval!

Top Dish: Surf and Turf Feast

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New European Baking by Laurel Kratochvila




Budding bakers out there, rejoice! Laurel Kratochvila has released a cookery book for those who want to up their baking skills.

Whether it’s tarts, biscuits, bread or pastries this book has it. The pages contain lots of delicious European baked treats, so you can have a taste of mainland Europe from home.

Delicacies include Raisin Buns from Germany, Tahini Tarte au Chocolat from France and Blueberry Buns from Poland- our mouths are watering already!

Top Dish: Asparagus Manchego Twists

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My Art of Entertaining, Recipes and Tips from Miss Maggie’s Kitchen by Héloïse Brion

JACKET My Art of Entertaining


With the cold weather fast approaching, this is a great opportunity to invite your friends round for a cosy dinner party.

If you’ve wanted to create a table setting fit for royalty, then this cookbook is filled with hints and tips to create the dinner party of your dreams. Whether you’re hosting your dinner party in autumn, winter, spring or summer, this book has the perfect table settings and recipes for each season.

Top Dish: Parmesan and Garlic Loaf

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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.