Best Cookbooks of 2021 Part 1

Stephen Rötzsch Thomas’s Top 10 Cookbooks of 2021

An A-Z of Pasta Rachel Roddy

‘It’s very rare that a cookbook offers such universally loveable dishes that it can, without hesitation, be suggested to one and all.’
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Cuisine: Italian
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: Five stars
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An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes
£25, Fig Tree

New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes by Sam Sifton 

‘No-Recipe Recipes everything you want from a cookbook – it is simple, irresistible and innovative. But above all else, it reminds you exactly how fun cooking can be.’
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Cuisine: International
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: Five stars
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New York Times Cooking: No-Recipe Recipes
£20, Ebury Press

Janes Patisserie

‘There’s scarcely a recipe in the book that you couldn’t guiltily consume single-handedly if left alone with it’
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Cuisine: British/American
Suitable for: Beginner cooks and beyond
Cookbook Review Rating: Five stars
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Jane’s Patisserie: Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats
£20, Ebury Press

One Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones


‘With creative and varied dishes that are built to be as achievable as they are sustainable, Jones has written a book that would be at home on any shelf.’
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Cuisine:
 Vegan
Suitable for: Confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: Five stars
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One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A greener way to cook for you, your family and the planet
£26, Fourth Estate

Herb Mark Diacono

‘An excellent point of reference for anyone seeking to better exploit the rich and flavourful world of herbs’
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Cuisine:
 International
Suitable for: Confident home cooks/chefs
Cookbook Review Rating: Five stars
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Herb: A Cook’s Companion
£26, Quadrille Publishing

Chetnas 30 Minute Indian
 
‘Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian is a chance to inject authentic flavours and a little variety into your dinnertime, and all for a small commitment of time’
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Cuisine:
 Indian
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: Four stars
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Chetna’s 30-minute Indian: Quick and easy everyday meals
£20, Mitchell Beazley

Lets Eat Italy
 
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Cuisine:
Italian
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: TBA
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Let’s Eat Italy!: Everything You Want to Know About Your Favorite Cuisine
£45, Artisan Division of Workman Publishing

Asian Green Ching He Huang


‘Ching-He Huang has added a genuinely valuable title to the vegan cookbook shelf’
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Cuisine: Asian
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: Four stars
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Asian Green: Everyday plant-based recipes inspired by the East
£20, Kyle Books

Advent by Anja Dunk

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Cuisine: German
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: TBA 
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Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas
£25, Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Grains for every season by Joshua McFadden


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Cuisine:
International 
Suitable for: Beginner and confident home cooks
Cookbook Review Rating: TBA 
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Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains
£32, Artisan Division of Workman Publishing