Cookbooks are for life, not just for Christmas, and 2018’s selection of new offerings shows that the demand for variety in our recipes has never been higher.
Mary Berry’s Classic (RRP £26), out Jan 2018
Mary may no longer be part of the Bake Off line-up, but her impressive recipe roster and reputation live on. In her latest book, featuring ‘delicious, no-fuss recipes’, her compendium features reliable dishes such as rack of lamb with orange and thyme sauce or lemon meringue pie that have stood the test of time.
Mary Berry’s Classic, £13, Amazon
Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota (RRP £11.65), out Feb 2018
Plant-based foods are set to take the world by storm in 2018, and with so many vegan offerings available, it’s hard to not resist some veggie-based temptations. And in order to fill the gap where comfort food and health meet, this book offers a take on favourites such as mac and cheese. Vegan burgers for all!
Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota, £14.95, Amazon
The Mamma Mia! Diet by Paola Lovisetti and Paola Palestini (RRP £12.99), out Feb 2018
Have you ever wondered how the Italians do it? The stylish bunch appear to eat some of the richest and tastiest food around while staying svelte and full of life. Cue the Mamma Mia! Diet, a book created by two Italian Paolas who believe that amazing healthy pasta recipes complete with wine are the gateway to a healthy lifestyle.
The Mamma Mia! Diet by Paola Lovisetti and Paola Palestini, £12.99, Amazon
Lisa Riley’s Honesty Diet (RRP £16.99), out 28th December)
We know this comes out just before 2018 stars, but we’re so excited to find out how Lisa achieved her amazing weight loss that we just had to give this a mention. Her new title gives you the tools you need to reach your own personal goals with an array of delicious low-carb recipes.
Lisa Riley’s Honesty Diet, £9.99, Amazon
Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy (RRP £16.99), out Feb 2018
Inspired by her upbringing, Jerrelle’s best baking recipes are based on a rich history of livelihoods connected by food. Learn to bake orange peel pound cake, plaited Dukkah bread and the Rosketti cookies that make her heritage and will transform your sweet tooth.
Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy, £13.86, Amazon
Solo: The Joy of Cooking For One by Signe Johansen (RRP £16.99), out Jan 2018
Cooking doesn’t have to be a family affair to be a wonderful exercise in taste. Dive into recipes for one that are full of flavour without perplexing portion sizes from the Scandinavian Leiths School of Food and Wine in London trained chef.
Solo: The Joy of Cooking For One by Signe Johansen, £9.49, Amazon
The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts by Joe Wicks (RRP £8.49), out December 26th
Okay, once again this isn’t quite a 2018 cookbook, but like Lisa, we couldn’t resist including The Body Coach’s recipes in our list. The Fat Loss Plan not only includes lots of healthy meal and snack ideas, there’s also five speedy, effective HIIT workouts too!
The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts by Joe Wicks, £8.07, Amazon
The Just Bento Cookbook by Makiko Itoh (RRP £14.90), out Jan 2018
Lunch is often forgotten about in the cookbook fare, but Makiko Itoh’s Just Bento lunchtime meals could transform the dinner hour. Taking inspiration from the Japanese, these well-balanced boxes will ensure that you and the little one’s lunch boxes are never packed with depressing sandwiches ever again.
The Just Bento Cookbook by Makiko Itoh, £14.90, Amazon
Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh (RPP £12.38), out Feb 2018
The book, which focuses on the pleasure of eating, sources foodie inspiration from the likes of Gemma from TOWIE through to Roald Dahl. The former Bake Off contestant discusses everything from kebabs, ice cream and chocolate in her latest compilation.
Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh, £8.54 Amazon
Feasts From The Middle East by Compotoir Libanais (RRP £20.00),out March 2018
The best middle east feasts going from the chain of Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurants in London and the UK are packed into this book. Spice up your mealtimes with a ream of recipes such as shakshuka, semolina, almond and orange blossom honey cake, fig, halloumi and pistachio tart and spiced fried squid with harissa sauce.
Feasts From The Middle East by Compotoir Libanais, £14.99, Amazon
The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer (RRP £16.99), out Jul 2018
A sequel to The Roasting Tin, the green roasting tin details 75 delicious and healthy recipes that cook in one pot – no more, no less. Half vegan, half vegetarian, the likes of miso aubergine with chilli, pak choi, tofu and peanuts and beetroot, chickpea and coconut curry with flatbreads and coconut yogurt, Rukimi Ayer’s sequel to her bestselling book will be highly sought after come July 2018.
The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer, £16.99, Amazon
Are there any other cookbooks you’re excited to buy this year? Let us know in the comment box below!