My Foodie Book Wishlist

July 19, 2012 by

In my opinion you can never have enough books. I love books of all types – fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks… I don’t think I love anything as much as I love books. I haven’t bought a book in so long and I’m aching for some new cookbooks. I always have a book wishlist at least 20 pages long, and am always overjoyed to have a new book on my shelves. Below are a few of the latest foodie books on my wishlist.

The River Cottage CookbookThe Original River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

I love Hugh! The River Cottage recipes are always so ‘normal’, and I love the way Hugh always uses a lot of different ingredients, rather than having cookbooks that are dominated by a single vegetable or protein.

 

Mighty Spice CookbookMighty Spice by John Gregory-Smith

I love cooking with spices. I didn’t really do that until about a year or two ago, and at the risk of sounding like George from MasterChef, it’s ‘taken my cooking to another level’. I love going into dinky little ethnic spice shops and supermarkets and buying things that I don’t even know what they are or have no plans to use. I hope a book like this can tell me where I should use them!

 

The Spice and Herb BibleThe Spice and Herb Bible by Ian Hemphill

Ian Hemphill is the owner of Herbies.com.au, and this book has great reviews. For the same reason that I want Mighty Spice, I want this book so I can learn more about spices and how to cook with them. This book doesn’t contain recipes though I don’t think, so it is more of a reference book than a cookbook.

 

Jamie's Great BritainJamie’s Great Britain by Jamie Oliver

I loved this series, especially because my dad is from England and it gave me a lot of ideas for dinners I could make for dad. One of my life goals is to have a Yorkshire Pudding, since my dad is from Yorkshire and I’ve never had one. I really want to cook the Empire Roast Chicken from this book, which blends the Sunday roast with a delicious curry.

 

French Food SafariFrench Food Safari by Maeve O’Meara and Guillaume Brahimi

Guillaume Brahimi is one of my favourite chefs. I love French chefs like Guillaume, that guy who was on MasterChef who looks like Jason Statham, and Richard Bertinet. I have the Italian Food Safari book and I loved this series just as much. I’d love to cook more French food, especially now that I’m wheat intolerant and can’t eat half of the Italian recipes!!!

 

Do you have any of these books? Let me know what you think of them in the comments!

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