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    Sep 23, 2019

    22 Cookbooks For Anyone Who Never Knows What To Make

    Whether you’re a practiced chef or culinarily challenged, there is something here for you!

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    1. The Working Class Foodies cookbook is the one for you if you’re a food-lover on a budget.

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    Price: £8.89

    2. And if you’re a student who’s sick of eating beans on toast, the Ultimate Student Cookbook will give you fun, easy (and most importantly cheap) recipes!

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    Price: £14.99

    3. For any complete novices out there, this cookbook has 200 really easy recipes, and is super simple to follow.

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    Price: £4.06

    4. Delia’s Complete How To Cook Guide for Beginners: for those of you who like to keep it old-school.

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    Price: £25.70

    5. And this crash course which covers all the basics: no-one wants to be a cooking dummy.

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    Price: £10.23

    6. Leave your culinary fate in Mary Berry’s capable hands: her Cookery Course cookbook will help to take you from amateur to pro.

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    Price: £15.08

    7. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Simple will give you straightforward recipes that are full of flavour.

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    Price: £15.06

    8. The Kew Gardens Children’s Cookbook is great for getting kids into cooking, and you might even learn something yourself about growing vegetables!

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    Price: £11.84

    9. And The Unicorn Cookbook, because who doesn’t love unicorn-themed food?

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    Price: £7.99

    10. When Nadiya says it’s time to eat... it’s time to eat! Her newest book is full of delicious recipes that are easy to make even if you’re always busy.

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    Price: £10.00

    11. The Roasting Tin is the original go-to book for simple one-dish dinners, and honestly the best thing about this is the lack of washing up you’ll have to do afterwards!

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    Price: £10.79

    12. If you’re looking for some healthy recipes, Pinch of Nom has given you 100 to choose from that are nutritious and delicious!

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    BTW, this cookbook was rated 4.8 stars, with over 7000 reviews on Amazon!

    Price: £9.99

    13. Follow in Jack Monroe’s footsteps and become a Tin Can Cook, so you can use up all those random tins of food lying around, and reduce food waste at the same time.

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    Price: £4.61

    14. Catherine Phipps’s Citrus is definitely one to be displayed – it will look beautiful on your kitchen shelf, and is full of zesty recipes for a more refined palate.

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    Price: £20.00

    15. Impress your dinner guests with the ultimate roast dinner: the recipes in this book come directly from the head chef of the award-winning restaurant called - you guessed it - Roast.

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    Price: £25.00

    16. To recreate the taste of the history and culture of London, there’s nothing better than the aptly named London: The Cookbook.

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    This book is full of recommendations for the most popular restaurants in London, alongside some of the recipes they're most famous for!

    Price: £16.49

    17. Or if you’re just really into British food, the Hairy Bikers have come up with a whole book of classic British recipes.

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    Price: £15.99

    18. Planted will help you make some genuinely beautiful all-vegan dishes.

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    Adding edible flowers to everything = maximum adulting with minimum effort.

    Price: £15.76

    19. Or if you’re short on time (but still vegan), this Leon cookbook has some quick and easy recipes for you.

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    Price: £16.63

    20. For the real foodies among you, Dishoom’s cookbook will have you making the famous Chicken Ruby like a pro.

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    Tip: to get their famous masala chai just right, insiders recommend using English breakfast tea for the most authentic taste.

    Price: £18.01

    21. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: this cookbook takes an all-new approach that will make you see cooking in an entirely new way!

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    Watch the linked four-part Netflix series and you’ll soon see why I’m obsessed.

    Price: £18.25

    22. And finally, The Fat Duck Cookbook: one for the really adventurous.

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    Even if you can’t imagine making one of these insane dishes yourself (we all know Heston Blumenthal is a maverick who probably shouldn’t be imitated) it’s still a very interesting read that makes a great coffee table book.

    Price: £33.99