Daisy Lowe’s desserts, Mary Berry’s easy recipes and Jamie Oliver’s BBQ dishes, Katie Avis-Riordan takes a look at the top 10 cookbooks coming your way this summer

1Cook Now, Eat Later (Hardcover) by Mary Berry, Headline Book Publishing, out now

It’s all about preparing in advance in Mary Berry’s new cookbook. Convenient and stress-free, yet quality and flavourful, the easy-to-follow recipes lead to a more pleasurable cooking experience whether entertaining guests or pleasing the family. 

£10, amazon.co.uk

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

2Sweetness and Light (Hardcover) by Daisy Lowe, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, out now

If you are feeling a little guilty about indulging in a few too many sweets recently, then model Daisy Lowe’s recipe book is made for you. She whips up recipes for 60 healthy, sweet treats that are both devilishly delicious and angelically healthy.

£12, waterstones.com

3The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking (Hardcover) by Linda Collister, BBC Books, published on 31 July

Running parallel with the much-loved BBC1 series, this beautiful, fully photographic cookbook of 120 original recipes includes those from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

£12.99, bbcshop.com

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

4Plenty More (Hardcover) by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ebury Press, published on 11 September

Vegetables take centre stage in Yotam Ottolenghi’s sequel to his recipe book, Plenty, with 120 dazzling vegetable-based dishes this time organised by cooking method. It marks a revolution in cooking and eating, focusing on flavour, original spicing and freshness of ingredients.

£18.36, amazon.co.uk

5River Cottage Light and Easy: Healthy recipes for everyday (Hardcover) by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, published 11 September

In his new cookbook, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall delivers up wholesome and nourishing, yet delicious delights. The 170 flavour-hitting recipes cover food for all occasions, each recipe also being diary-free and wheat-free.

£17, amazon.co.uk

6Made in India, Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen (Hardcover) by Meera Sodha, Fig Tree, out now 

Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here with over 130 recipes of fresh, vibrant and easy to make meals, from delicious curries and mouth-watering street food, to scrumptious desserts. This hugely popular book promises to change the way you cook, eat and think about Indian food, forever.

£9.99, amazon.co.uk

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

7Recipes from a Normal Mum (Hardcover) by Holly Bell, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, out now

Imaginative, affordable and simple, the food ideas in this cookbook transform the daily chore of cooking for the whole family into something enjoyable and inventive. Covering all aspects of family life, Holly Bell, a finalist on The Great British Bake Off, includes quick recipes for feeding the kids, baking for children’s parties and catering for more grown-up dinner events. Perfect for busy mums.

£13.60, amazon.co.uk

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

8Ice Kitchen: 50 Lolly Recipes (Hardcover) by Cesar and Nadia Roden, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, out now

If you are melting in the heat this summer then why not choose to melt some ice instead by creating some gourmet artisan lollies courtesy of artist Nadia Roden and her nephew Cesar. Adventurous flavours and exciting options include Drenched Watermelon, Cereal Milk, Pistachio and Rose, Roast Peach and Tarragon, and the more classic examples of Strawberries and Cream, and Orange and Lemon. This is a true summertime luxury.  

£10.39, waterstones.com

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

9Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube: The BBQ Book (Paperback) by DJ BBQ, Penguin Books Ltd, out now

This book provides 50 incredible recipes from the American DJ and BBQ cook, DJ BBQ. Cooking over wood and coal, he slow cooks meats, quick-fire grills and creates tasty marinades and side dishes. There is no better way to celebrate the summer season.

£5.99, foyles.co.uk

Top 10 cookbooks for summer

10The Art of Eating Well (Hardcover) by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, Ebury Press, out now 

The two London-based Hemsley sisters focus on foods that make you feel healthier, help you lose weight and give you more energy. They believe that changing the way you eat can lead to a happier, better you. Their 150 mouth-watering recipes are perfect for food lovers everywhere.

£17, amazon.co.uk

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