Cookbook Preview 2023

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Cookbook Preview 2023

We may be tightening the purse strings after Christmas, but a new cookbook is an affordable luxury we can’t resist. Here are ten new food books we’re getting excited about this year, listed in order of publication.

Cooks by Dr Rupy Aujla (Ebury Press, £22) Photography by David Loftus

One hundred new health-focused recipes from NHS doctor, podcaster and bestselling author Rupy Aujla of The Doctors Kitchen, whose mission it is to harness the power of food to support wellbeing and prevent ill health. (N.B. Leiths graduate Libby Silbermann worked on the book as food and props stylist).

Publication Date: January 19th, 2023

A Table Full of Love by Skye McAlpine (Bloomsbury, £26)

A third gorgeous book from London and Venice-based writer Skye McAlpine (a graduate of Leiths’ food-writing course). Highlights include scallops with buttery brandy gratin, “an elegant dish to make someone fall in love with you.”

Publication Date: February 2nd, 2023

Unprocessed by Kimberley Wilson (WH Allen, £22)

The subtitle says it all: “How The Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis”. Psychologist Kimberley Wilson (a familiar face from The Great British Bake Off) draws on new research and her work in prisons, schools, and hospitals to uncover the role of food in brain development and mental health.

Publication Date: February 23rd, 2023

The Ramadan Cookbook by Anisa Karolia (Ebury Press, £22)

A collection of 80 easy recipes to cook during the holy month of Ramadan (beginning March 22nd, 2023) from Muslim food blogger Anisa Karolia. Recipes include predawn Suhoor meals and celebratory dishes for Eid al-Fitr.

Publication Date: March 9th, 2023

Of Cabbages and Kimchi by James Read (Particular Books, £22)

A practical guide to fermentation at home from yoghurt to kimchi. Packed with recipes, stories, and “gastro-surrealist” watercolour illustrations.

Publication Date: 2nd March, 2023

Cucina di Amalfi by Ursula Ferrigno (Ryland Peters & Small, £20)

Ursula Ferrigno is an Italian food expert and the author of over 20 cookbooks. Her classes are a popular and regular fixture at Leiths. For her latest book, she explores the food of her birthplace, the Amalfi Coast. A lovely gift for any italophile, Cucina di Amalfi includes recipes, essays and beautiful scenic photography.

Publication Date: 14th March, 2023

A Good Appetite by Jenny Chandler (National Trust Books, £20)

Cookery writer and Leiths guest teacher Jenny Chandler has written a handy guide to going green for food lovers. Not only are there recipes – endlessly adaptable ones to suit the season and the store cupboard – but also bite-sized guides to everything from batch-cooking to foraging, and making the most of your freezer.

Publication Date: 23rd April, 2023

A Splash of Soy by Lara Lee (Bloomsbury. £22)

A second book from Indonesian-Australian chef and Leiths graduate Lara Lee, author of Coconut and Sambal. Expect modern, versatile and “do-able” Asian-influenced recipes such as ginger tofu scramble, easy gado-gado with peanut sauce, and 15-minute garlic oil noodles.

Publication Date: April 27th, 2023

The Pepperpot Diaries by Andi Oliver (DK, £27)

The debut cookbook of Andi Oliver, restaurateur, broadcaster and presenter of BBC’s Great British Menu. An exploration of the food she grew up eating, her travels in Antigua, and the evolution of Caribbean food.

Publication Date: 27th April, 2023

Author: Hilary Armstrong


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