Books for cooks – Spring 2024

Helen Stanton of Forum Books in Corbridge; The Bound, Whitley Bay; and The Accidental Bookshop, Alnwick on the latest food titles

Easy Wins // Anna Jones

Anna looks at 12 hero ingredients that are guaranteed to make your food taste great, with chapters on lemons, olive oil, mustard, tahini and more. There are 125 dishes in here which you will want to cook on repeat – like traybake lemon dhal, miso rarebit, and the cherry and chocolate peanut butter sundae.


Good Eggs // Ed Smith

Whether you’re partial to fried, poached, boiled, baked, scrambled or set, in this definitive book you’ll find all the inspiration you need for breakfast, brunch and beyond. From everyday classics to reinventions of old favourites with surprising twists, Good Eggs is a collection of delicious and dependable dishes that will take your eggs to the next level. Get cracking!


Pocha // Su Scott

In Pocha, Su Scott is going home to the streets where she grew up and the food that shaped her. From daybreak to sundown, 80 delicious and playful recipes take you on a journey through the narrow streets of Seoul and sheltered halls of tarpaulin-roofed markets where dust motes and steam glitter in the glow of orange tungsten lights. This is unfussy, easy, comforting food from a country that has perfected late night eating and drinking culture.


Cookies & Crumbs // Kaja Hengstenberg 

Gooey and chewy or chunky and crunchy? Everybody loves cookies and you’ll find endless options for baking them at home with classics and unforgettable flavour combinations, as well as an array of unbeatable vegan and gluten-free recipes.


New York Cult Recipes // Marc Grossman 

A real favourite now in new mini gift format! Unlock the secrets and recipes of New York’s cult food establishments, learn the art of creating the perfect BLT and ultimate cheeseburger, and indulge in a cinnamon roll or New York cheesecake.


JoyFull // Radhi Devlukia-Shetty

Abundant and inviting, you’ll find more than 125 plant-based recipes in here, designed to balance health and satisfaction. Radhi’s wide-ranging dishes bring vibrant flavours to every meal and rely on accessible ingredients. Whether satisfying comfort food or a warming bowl of grains and vegetables, each dish – and ritual – in JoyFull is intended to bring harmony to you and your body.


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