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    19 Cookbooks To Help You Unleash Your Inner Chef During Lockdown

    Perfect for getting creative in the kitchen.

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    1. The Hungerpots Cookbook is full of tasty and filling one-pot dishes that only take 20 minutes, so you save on time AND the washing up.

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: chicken pot pie, blueberry bread pudding, and chicken katsu casserole(!).

    Price: £12.99

    2. Spice things up in the kitchen (literally) with F*ck That's Hot!, a cookbook that seriously lives up to its name.


    Recipes include: sriracha-buttered shrimp, Nashville hot chicken, and Korean fire noodles.

    Price: £19.99

    3. If you're really missing going to wagamama, you'll be pleased to know they have this cookbook that lets you create some of that deliciousness in your own kitchen.

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    Recipes include: katsu curry, beef yakitori, and mushroom ramen.

    Price: £14.99

    4. Midnight Chicken is beautifully illustrated and full of soul-soothing recipes you'll turn to again and again, because a good meal can be a real comfort when things are overwhelming.


    Recipes include: squash skillet pie, spicy fish finger sandwiches, and burnt-butter brownies.

    Price: £22

    5. The Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook is – you guessed it – packed with vegetarian versions of your favourite Chinese takeaway meals, and it has plenty of vegan options too!


    Recipes include: Chinese orange tofu with peppers and pineapple, ho chi min fried spring rolls, and "eight treasure" fried rice.

    Price: £14.99

    6. If you're craving other takeaways too, Fakeaway covers how to cook pretty much every tasty takeaway food from the comfort of your kitchen.

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    Recipes include: Thai noodle soup, calzone, and chicken chow mein.

    Price: £9.99

    7. The Roasting Tin is an insanely popular bestseller for a reason – these delicious recipes require hardly any effort or prep, as the oven does the work for you!

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    Recipes include: spicy chipotle chicken wings with sweet potato wedges and lime yoghurt, roasted aubergines with mozzarella and chilli, and orange-scented peach cobbler.

    Price: £8.50

    8. If you don't eat meat, there's The Green Roasting Tin which is 50% vegetarian recipes and 50% vegan ones!

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: dhal with shallots and coriander, mini pumpkins stuffed with sage and goat's cheese, and all-in-one roasted tomato and bay orzo.

    Price: £16.99

    9. If you love halloumi (and who among us doesn't?) you'll probably get a lot of use out of this cookbook dedicated to everyone's favourite squeaky cheese.

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: halloumi, harissa, and honey toasties, sweet potato and halloumi burgers, and herby halloumi scones.

    Price: £9.99

    10. Mob Veggie is a budget-friendly cookbook that will help you make filling vegetarian meals for the whole family (or your flatmates).

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: feta and black bean tacos with guac, jackfruit curry, and sweet potato gnocchi.

    Price: £14.99

    11. Whether you're after something quick or fancy making a feast, all the recipes in From the Oven to the Table basically take care of themselves – so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing on the sofa.

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    Recipes include: chicken with plums, honey, and pomegranates, melting baked onions with parmesan and cream, and chocolate and red wine cake.

    Price: £12.50

    12. Celebrate London's most famous food market with The Borough Market Cookbook – it takes you on a tour of the market as well as offering recipes that celebrate different seasonal produce.


    Recipes include: lamb meatballs in a pea and herb broth, bacon and cheddar slices, and hake and green bean bake.

    Price: £25

    13. Posh Potatoes shows you over 70(!) ways to prepare the humble spud, which IMO is the most versatile of all carbs.

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: piri piri souffléd potatoes, potato, gorgonzola, and rosemary pizza, and potato and corned beef hash.

    Price: £12.99

    14. Tin Can Cook takes things back to basics by showing you the amazing meals you can make using what's already in your storecupboard.

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    Recipes include: pina colada toast, red lentil and mandarin curry, and Catalan fish stew.

    Price: £5.78

    15. The Happy Curries cookbook by Leon will take you on a journey of curries around the world, with dishes from Sri Lanka, Somalia, Burma, and more. Because really, you can't go wrong with a nice curry.

    Oliver Bonas

    Recipes include: black dhal makhani, Burmese-style fish, prawn, and tomato curry, and Kashmiri lamb rogan josh.

    Price: £16.99

    16. If you usually associate sandwiches with slightly soggy tuna mayo ones, it's time to read this guide on how to create seriously incredible sandwiches that'll ensure lunchtime is never boring.

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    Recipe include: ham, egg and chip sandwich, spicy PBJ, and an ice cream sandwich.

    Price: £11.74

    17. This Moomin cookbook has the kind of comfort recipes we all need on dreary days, plus you get a free (and very cute) tea towel included.


    Recipes include: mini mushroom pies, carrot soup, and red velvet sandwich biscuits.

    Price: £14.99

    18. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now you're at home more you can probably dedicate a bit of extra time to it! The Breakfast Bible has sweet and savoury recipes you'll genuinely look forward to making in the morning.

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    Recipes include: pecan sticky buns, huevos rancheros, baked french toast with pears and cardamom.

    Price: £13.99

    19. Did you know Snoop Dogg has a cookbook? Well, now you do! With family favourites, some ~fancy~ dishes, and late-night snacks, this book has something for everyone.

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    Recipes include: easy orange chicken, baked mac and cheese, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

    Price: £17.99