Some of my favourite food books…

This cookbook season has been a joy, probably because many other things have not, which is why this is an extensive list- let’s take our pleasures where we can. Each book has been read cover to cover; this is not a selection drawn from press releases. They happen to be my favourites drawn from the many books I have read since the end of August. Some of them are more ‘cheffy’ in tone, but you don’t need to slavishly follow their recipes to feel you have got your money’s worth; I think a good cookbook can inspire in a more subtle way.

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