For the Bibliophile
Château Life (ASSOULINE)
If slow cooking and hours spent with friends and family is your idea of the perfect meal, then the recipes in Francophile Jane Webster’s fourth book (penned at her château in Normandy), will focus your attention on the value of languid meals. Photographer Robyn Lea, whose work has appeared in titles such as and Architectural Digest Vogue, la vie de château. brings to life
Food & Drink Infographics: A Visual Guide To Culinary Pleasures (TASCHEN)
The creative minds at Taschen are ushering the cookbook into the digital age with a volume that gathers together the best data visualization of all things cuisine. From flavour pairings to food groups, this hardcover holds over 400 pages of infographics and recipes. Knowing your French press from your percolator has never been this easy.
Whole: Bowl Food For Balance (STRUIK)
In her debut cookbook, Cape Town blogger Melissa Delport taps into the bowl food trend, creating dishes guaranteed to save time in the kitchen while retaining maximum nutrition. Health tips accompany many of her recipes, which span bowls from breakfast to desserts.
Jamie Cooks Italy (PENGUIN)*
Guaranteed to become a wellthumbed and sauce-splattered addition to your cookbook collection, everyone’s favourite chef’s newest tome celebrates the tastes and aromas of Italy. With 140 easy-to-follow recipes just begging to be made, bid farewell to Uber Eats this winter, and say hello to homemade carbonara and timeless tiramisu.
The Missoni Family Cookbook (ASSOULINE)
Paging through this colourful title is tantamount to sitting down to a meal with four generations of Missonis. It’s fashion-forward, and filled not just with wellguarded recipes and culinary customs dating back to the brand’s founders, but also with stylish photographs of life in the sartorial clan.
The Breakfast Bible (JONATHAN BALL)
If breakfast is the most important meal of your day, then this offering from the ever popular Kate Mcmillan is the scrumptious scripture for you. With chapters that include fruits, grains, eggs, pancakes and pastries (plus points to perfecting the protein shake), this guide to a fresh take on morning eating will prove invaluable ahead of any school run.