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4 must-read cookbooks of 2017

There's nothing quite like flicking through the pages of a thick, glossy cookbook. From everyday meals to inspiring healthy recipes, these cookbooks are guaranteed to excite and delight in the kitchen. Here's a round up of our favourite cookbooks that deserve a spot on your shelf.

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Essential by Annabel Langbein

Many of us will remember Annabel’s signature book – Great Food for Busy Lives. Essential builds on that heritage. With over 650 savoury recipes, hints and tips, variations and key techniques, this really is about making the modern kitchen experience painless, simple, and impressive to family and friends. This truly is an essential kitchen handbook for today’s busy lives.

Out on Friday 17 March.

The Really Quite Good British Cookbook, edited by William Sitwell

This is a great collection of recipes from 100 of the great British foodies – including Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jamie Oliver, Nigel Slater, Mary Berry and a great deal more. These have all become household names in this country, with the quality of their culinary ideas and styles widely recognised as being an invaluable contribution to the way we eat now. With great photography, this is a book to read, and savour, and use in your own kitchen.

Wholehearted by Kelly Gibney

There are so many different dietary requirements these days it can be hard to know where to start – but this new book offers a wide range of ideas across the entire spectrum – gluten/dairy/sugar free, vegetarian and vegan. Eating healthily doesn’t mean that you need to give up on flavour and great taste, and this is a book which offers joy and flavour as well as nutrients. And it’s O so stylish!

Food to Make You Glow by Lola Berry

Lola Berry is passionate about great health, nutrition and lifestyles. She’s a nutritionist, and really knows what she’s talking about, and wants us all to understand and enjoy the glowing benefits that come from living well. This book helps identify specific health goals, and then outlines the key whole foods to help achieve them. Who doesn’t want to radiate that inner glow of wellbeing and feeling great? This book is a great place to start.

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