The Cookbook Room

That's right – while most people have a few shelves filled with cookbooks I have a room dedicated to my collection and it is without doubt my favourite room in our house! That being said it does also double as our spare room and at risk of scaring off any guests that stay I have limited myself to only four sets of bookshelves to hold my personal cookbook library. The bookshelves bend and sag as they are so crammed full with a huge assortment of cookbooks that are all very special to me in one way or another. Most of the books I inherited from a very special and dear friend who I am sad to say is no longer with us, but her love of cookbooks lives on through me and I try my best to keep adding to the collection. Unfortunately the size restraints of our house and the enormity of the library means that not all books are out on display and it saddens me to admit that about half of my collection remain in big brown boxes safely tucked away in storage, however it is my plan to one day have every book out and within arms reach, ready to be read and re-read! So until that day arrives here is roughly half of my collection....As I said it is a vast assortment of books lovingly accumulated over years by myself and the lovely Mrs Dobson and will just continue to grow. 

As time permits I will try and add notes and reviews to the books. Any books marked with (R) have been reviewed so click on the title to see what I thought about that book. Happy Reading and of course Happy Cooking!

{I've tried to arrange the books into the best order I can but you might find a few out of place! All books that are marked as 'new' have been bought or received this year and finally a few books are still in 

Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course – Delia Smith
Delia Smith's Summer Collection - Delia Smith
One is Fun! - Delia Smith
How to Cook Book 1 - Delia Smith
How to Cook Book 2 – Delia Smith
How to Cook Book 3 – Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Soup - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Chicken - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Chocolate - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Fish - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Italian - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Pork - Delia Smith
The Delia Collection Baking - Delia Smith
Delia's Vegetarian Collection - Delia Smith
Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking - Delia Smith
Delia's Happy Christmas - Delia Smith
Real Fast Food – Nigel Slater
Real Fast Puddings – Nigel Slater
Real Cooking – Nigel Slater
The 30 Minute Cook – Nigel Slater
Real Good Food – Nigel Slater
Nigel Slater's Real Food – Nigel Slater
Nigel Slater's Appetite – Nigel Slater
Eating for England – Nigel Slater
Thirst – Nigel Slater
The Kitchen Diaries – Nigel Slater
Tender Volume 1 – Nigel Slater
Tender Volume 2 – Nigel Slater
How to be a Domestic Goddess – Nigella Lawson
How to Eat – Nigella Lawson
Nigella Bites – Nigella Lawson
Forever Summer – Nigella Lawson (R)
Nigella Feasts – Nigella Lawson
Nigella Express – Nigella Lawson (R)
Nigella Christmas – Nigella Lawson
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home – Nigella Lawson (R)
Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration - Nigella Lawson (R)
The Naked Chef – Jamie Oliver
The Return of the Naked Chef - Jamie Oliver
Happy Days with the Naked Chef - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Kitchen - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Dinners - Jamie Oliver
Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making you a Better Cook - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Italy - Jamie Oliver
Jamie at Home - Jamie Oliver
Jamie Does - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's America - Jamie Oliver
30 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver (R)
Jamie's Great Britain - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals (R)
Save with Jamie - Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Comfort Food - Jamie Oliver
Gordon Ramsay's Secrets
Gordon Ramsay's Passion for Seafood – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Passion for Flavour – Gordon Ramsay
A Chef for All Seasons – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Just Desserts – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food – Gordon Ramsay
Kitchen Heaven – Gordon Ramsay
Healthy Appetite – Gordon Ramsay
Cooking for Friends – Gordon Ramsay
Sunday Lunch – Gordon Ramsay
*** Chef – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Family Fare – Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course - Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking - Gordon Ramsay
Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odessy - Rick Stein
Coast to Coast - Rick Stein
Flavours – Donna Hay
Off the Shelf – Donna Hay
Instant Entertaining – Donna Hay
Modern Classics 1 – Donna Hay
Modern Classics 2 – Donna Hay
Entertaining - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Chicken - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Beef & Pork - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Pasta, Noodles & Rice - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Salads & Vegetables - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Fruit - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Chocolate - Donna Hay
Simple Essentials: Christmas - Donna Hay
Simple Dinners - Donna Hay (R)
Good Food – Neil Perry
The Food I Love – Neil Perry
Balance and Harmony – Neil Perry
Simply Bill – Bill Granger
Holiday – Bill Granger
Bills Sydney Food – Bill Granger
Feed Me Now! - Bill Granger
Bill's Everyday Asian - Bill Granger
Bill Granger Easy - Bill Granger (R)
Simple Food – Jill Dupleix
Very Simple Food – Jill Dupleix
Totally Simple Food – Jill Dupleix
Good Cooking – Jill Dupleix
The Cook's Companion – Stephanie Alexander
A Year in my Kitchen – Skye Gyngell
My Favourite Ingredients – Skye Gyngell
How I Cook – Skye Gyngell
Entertaining At Home – Rachel Allen
Home Cooking – Rachel Allen (R)
Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights - Sophie Dahl
Season to Season: A Year of Recipes - Sophie Dahl
In the Mood for Food – Jo Pratt
In the Mood for Entertaining – Jo Pratt
Madhouse Cookbook - Jo Pratt (R)
In Search of Perfection – Heston Blumenthal
Further Advances in Search of Perfection – Heston Blumenthal
Family Food – Heston Blumenthal
The Big Fat Duck Cookbook – Heston Blumenthal
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine – Elizabeth David
French Country Cooking – Elizabeth David
English Bread and Yeast Cookery – Elizabeth David
Elizabeth David Classic's (Mediterranean Food – French Country Cooking – Summer Cooking)
Summer Cooking – Elizabeth David
Italian Food – Elizabeth David
A Book of Mediterranean Food – Elizabeth David
Is there a Nutmeg in the House – Elizabeth David
South Wind Through the Kitchen – Elizabeth David
French Provincial Cooking – Elizabeth David
Harvest of the Cold Months – Elizabeth David
Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen – Elizabeth David
Elizabeth David's Christmas – Elizabeth David
Everyday Novelli – Jean Christophe Novelli
Only the Best – Michel Roux
A Life in the Kitchen – Michel Roux Jr.
The Constance Spry Cookery Book – Constance Spry
The Enjoyment of Food – The Best of Jane Grigson – Jane Grigson
Good Things - Jane Grigson
Jane Grigson's Fruit Book – Jane Grigson
Jane Grigson's English Food
The River Cottage Cookbook – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The River Cottage Meat Book – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Everyday – Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Light and Easy - Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall (New!) (Kindle)
Tom Aikens Cooking – Tom Aikens
Matt Moran – Matt Moran
Live, Love, Eat! - Wolfgang Puck
Tetsuya – Tetsuya Wakuda
How to Cook the Perfect.... - Marcus Wareing
Once Perfect Ingredient – Marcus Warening
Apples for Jam – Tessa Kiros
In my Kitchen – Annie Bell
Gorgeous Suppers – Annie Bell
Gorgeous Greens – Annie Bell
Gorgeous Desserts – Annie Bell
Gorgeous Cakes – Annie Bell
Gorgeous Christmas – Annie Bell
The Hairy Biker's Food Tour of Britain - Dave Myers & Si King
The Hairy Biker's Mum's Know Best Family Cookbook - Dave Myers & Si King
The Hairy Dieter's: How to Love Food & Lose Weight - Dave Myers & Si King (R)
The Hairy Dieter's: Eat for Life: Dave Myers & Si King
The Hairy Dieter's, Book 3: Good Eating
Cook – Thomasina Miers
Classic Conran – Terence Conran & Vicki Conran
Charlic Trotter Cooks at Home – Charlie Trotter
The Vicar's Wife Cookbook – Elisa Beynon
Recipes from a Rectory Kitchen – Joyce Critchlow
Good Tempered Food – Tamasin Day-Lewis
Ducasse Made Simple by Sophie – Alain Ducasse & Sophie Dudemaine
Grand Livre de Cuisine: Alain Ducasse's Culinary Encyclopedia
Grand Livre de Cuisine: Alain Ducasse's Desserts & Pastries
Home Food – Shore & Townsend
Simply the Best: Demonstrating Our Love of Good Food – Gardner Merchant
Off Duty: The World's Greatest Chefs Cook at Home {Ted Smart}
Ricardo: Meals for Every Occasion – Ricardo Larrivee
Fired Up – Ross Dobson (R)
Fired Up Vegetarian - Ross Dobson (New!)
Casual Entertaining - Ross Dobson  (R)
Wholesome Kitchen - Ross Dobson
Gourmet Food for a Fiver – Jason Atherton
How to Eat In – Adam Byatt
Spooning with Rosie - Rosie Lovell
Classic Bull – Stephen Bull
Home Food – Richard Whittington
The Richard Corrigan Cookbook - Richard Corrigan
The Clatter of Forks and Spoons – Richard Corrigan
Barefoot Contessa at Home – Ina Garten
A Platter of Figs – David Tanis
Heart of the Artichoke & Other Kitchen Stories - David Tanis
Sophie Grigson's Country Kitchen – Sophie Grigson
Lotte's Country Kitchen – Lotte Duncan
A Slice of Cherry Pie - Julia Parsons
My Father's Daughter: Delicious Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness - Gwyneth Paltrow (R)
Full of Flavour - Maria Elia (R)
A Taste of Home - Angela Harnett (R)
Good Things to Eat - Lucas Hollweg
Tana's Kitchen Secrets - Tana Ramsay
Whitewater Cooks - Shelley Adams
Whitewater Cooks with Friends - Shelley Adams (R)
Whitewater Cooks with Passion - Shelley Adams (R)
The Weekend Cookbook - Catherine Hill
Around the World in 80 Dishes
My Grill - Pete Evans
The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making - Alana Chernila
Pretty Delicious: Lean& Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You – Candice Kumai
Eat Yourself Thin Faster
The Wellness Kitchen - Paulette Lambert (New) (R)
Celebrate - Pippa Middleton
Great Pub Food: Make Home Your New Local - Rachel Lane
Spice Trip: The Simple Way to Make Food Exciting - Stevie Parle and Emma Grazette
Clodagh's Kitchen Diaries: Delicious Recipes Throughout the Year - Clodagh McKenna (R)
Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter - Lisa Faulkner
The Way I Cook - Lisa Faulkner
What's for Dinner - Curtis Stone (R)
Homemade Summer - Yvette van Boven (R)
Homemade Winter - Yvette van Boven
Homemade - Yvette van Boven
Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh & Easy Food - Lorraine Pascale
How to be a Better Cook - Lorraine Pascale
Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food - Tom Kerridge
Slow Cooking: Mouthwatering Recipes with Minimum Effort - James Martin
Home Cooking - James Martin
Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Cookbook - Bobby Flay
Faking It - Valli Little (Delicious)
How to Cook Everything Fast - Mark Bittman (R)
A Change of Appetite - Diana Henry

The River Cafe Cook Book – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafe Cook Book Two – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafe Cook Book Green – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafe Cook Book Easy – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafe Two Easy – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
Rive Cafe Italian Kitchen – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
The River Cafe Classic Italian Cookbook – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
The Harry's Bar Cookbook – Arrigo Cipriani
The Zuni Cafe Cookbook – Judy Rodgers
Est Est Est Cookbook
Best Places Seattle Cookbook – Nims & Casey
From Emeril's Kitchens: Favourite Recipes from Emeril's Restaurants – Emeril Lagasse
Franco & Friends – Ann & Franco Taruschio
Leaves from the Walnut Tree - Ann & Franco Taruschio
Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook – Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Cooking – Paul Bertolli with Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook – Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Fruit – Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Desserts – Lindsey Remolif Shere {Preface by Alice Waters}
Le Gavroche Cookbook
Bistro – Philip Johnson
Pourcel Brothers Cookbook – Jacques & Laurent Pourcel
Breakfast-Lunch-Tea {Rose Bakery} – Rose Carrarini
Sally Clarke's Book
Cooking at The Merchant House – Shaun Hill
Better Gravy & Other Kitchen Secrets – Shaun Hill
New Bistro – Fran Warde
Dolce Italiano – Gina De Palma
elBulli 1994-1997
elBulli 1998 – 2002
elBulli 2003
elBulli 2004
A Day at elBulli: An insight into the ideas, methods and creativity of Ferran Adria
The French Laundy Cookbook – Thomas Keller
Bouchon – Thomas Keller
Under Pressure - Thomas Keller
Ad Hoc at Home - Thomas Keller
Cookbook by Martin Wishart
Essence – David Everitt-Matthias
Maze the Cookbook – Jason Atherton
Sunday Suppers at Lucques – Suzanne Goin with Teri Gelber
The Ivy: The Restaurant and its Recipes – AA Gill
The Savoy Cookbook – Anton Edelmann
Quaglino's: The Cookbook – Richard Whittington
The Three Chimneys – Shirley Spear
La Potiniere - David & Hilary Brown
Simple Cafe Food – Julie Le Clerc
Ottolenghi – Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Avoca Cafe Cookbook – Hugo Arnold with Leslie Hayes
Avoca Cafe Cookbook 2 – Hugo Arnold with Leslie Hayes
Paradiso Seasons – Dennis Cotter
The Cafe Paradiso Cookbook – Dennis Cotter
Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant – James Walt & John Sherlock
The Bibendum Cookbook – Conran, Hopkinson, Harris
The Complete Robuchon – Joel Robuchon

The Oxford Companion to Food {1st ed.} - Alan Davidson
The Oxford Companion to Food {2nd ed.} - Alan Davidson
The Oxford Companion to American Food & Drink
Larousse Gastronomique {1st ed.1961} – Prosper Montagne
Larousse Gastronomique {1988} - Prosper Montagne and Robert J. Courtine
Larousse Gastronomique {2001} – Prosper Montagne
Larousse Gastronomique (2009)
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen – Harold McGee
The Cook's Encyclopedia – Tom Stobart
Leiths Techniques Bible – Susan Spaull & Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne
Knife Skills – Marcus Wareing/ Shaun Hill/ Charlie Trotter & Lyn Hall

Culinary Pleasures – Nicola Humble
Will Write for Food – Dianne Jacob
The Writer's Guide to Getting Published – Chriss McCallum
A Tale of 12 Kitchens – Jake Tilson
Cooking Lessons – Daisy Garnett
Kitchen Essays – Agnus Jekyll
The Cooks Companion -
It Must've Been Something I Ate – Jeffrey Steingarten
Roast Chicken and Other Stories – Simon Hopkinson with Lindsay Bareham
Second Helpings of Roast Chicken – Simon Hopkinson
Gammon & Spinach – Simon Hopkinson
Week In Week Out – Simon Hopkinson
Sacre Cordon Bleu: What the French know about cooking – Michael Booth
Freud on Food – Clement Freud
Slow Food - Foreword by Carlo Petrini
The Macaroni's in the Basement - Fran Claro  (R)

Ideal Home Entertaining – Susan Spaull
The Sunday Times Vitality Cookbook – Susan Clark
Joy of Cooking – Rombauer/Becker/Becker
Good Housekeeping Cookery Book
Good Housekeeping Eat Well, Stay Well
Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery Course – Darina Allen
Rosemary Shrager's School for Cooks – Rosemary Shrager
Food & Wine: The Magazine's Annual Cookbook 2007
Food & Wine: Best of the Best Vol. 10
Diva Cooking – Victoria Blashford-Snell & Jennifer Joyce (R)
Hot Hot Hot! Cooking with Fire and Spice – Paul Gayler
InStyle Parties
Afternoon Tea Parties – Susannah Blake
Party Food Made Easy – Abigail Brown/ Thomas Garcia/ Michele Gomes & Melissa Web
Healthy Dinner Party Recipes
Something for the Weekend – Ruth Watson
The Really Helpful Cookbook – Ruth Watson
How To Feed Your Friends with Relish – Joanna Weinberg
Supergrub – Malcolm Gluck & Silvena Rowe
Much Depends on Dinner – edited by Carolyn Hart
Today's Special – Anthony Demetre
Cook Simple – Diana Henry
Just One Pot – Lindsay Bareham
10 Minutes to the Table – Xanthe Clay
Recipes to Know by Heart – Xanthe Clay
Mains – Jane Price
No Place Like Home – Rowley Leigh
Masterchef 1995
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 1
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 2
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 3
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 4
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 5
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 6
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 7
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 8
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 9
One Year at Books For Cooks No. 10

Lola's Ice Creams & Sundaes – Morfudd Richard's
Ices The Definitive Guide – Caroline Liddell & Robin Weir
Ices Italia – Linda Tubby
Ice Cream – Joanna Farrow & Sara Lewis
The Ice Cream Maker Companion – Avner Laskin
Paleo Ice Cream - Ben Hirshberg (New)
La Patisserie De Pierre Herme – Montagud Editores
Indulge 100 Perfect Desserts – Claire Clark
Desserts – James Martin
Room For Dessert – Lebovitz
Proof of the Pudding – Phil Vickery
Michel Roux Desserts – Michel Roux

101 Best Loved Chocolate Recipes -
Chocolate – Maxine Clark
Divine Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart
Chocolate – Linda Collister
Willie's Chocolate Factory Cookbook – Willie Harcourt-Cooze
The Golden Book of Chocolate
Hope & Greenwood Life is Sweet
Sweet Things - Annie Rigg

Smoothies – Louise Pickford
The Perfect Marriage: The Art of Matching Food & Sherry Wines From Jerez
Superplonk 2005 – The Top 100 – Malcolm Gluck
A Wine Miscellany – Graham Harding
The Complete Bartender – Robyn M. Feller

The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry – Friberg
Leith's Baking Bible – Susan Spaull & Fiona Burrell
Bake – Rachel Allen
Baking with Passion – Lepard/Whittington
Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking – Sue Lawrence
The Baker's Tale – Catherine Brown
Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book – Mary Berry
Baking Chez Moi - Dorie Greenspan (New!)
Cake Pops by Bakerella
The Essential Guide to Cake Decorating
Spectacular Cakes – Mich Turner
Fantastic Party Cakes – Mich Turner
Couture Wedding Cakes – Mich Turner
Pretty Party Cakes – Peggy Porschen
Romantic Cakes – Peggy Porschen
Cake Chic – Peggy Porschen
Boutique Baking: Delectable Cakes, Cupcakes and Teatime Treats - Peggy Porschen
Magical Cakes – Debbie Brown
50 Easy Party Cakes – Debbie Brown
Kate's Cake Decorating – Kate Sullivan
Cakes – Julie Duff
Cupcakes – Shelly Kaldunski
The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook – Tarek Malouf (R)
The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days - Tarek Malouf (R)
The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home - Tarek Malouf
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery – Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas
The Cupcake Book – Susanna Fee
Cupcake Magic – Kate Shirazi
Cupcakes – Murdoch Books
Mad About Macarons – Jill Colonna
Macarons – Berebgere Abraham
Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache – Harry Eastwood
The Il Fornaio Baking Book – Franco Galli
The Italian Bakery – Lee Mangione Cirillo
Windmills In My Oven: A Book of Dutch Baking – Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra
Muffin Magic – Susannah Blake
The Cookie & Biscuit Bible – Catherine Atkinson/ Joanna Farrow/ Valerie Barrett
The London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea – Helen Simpson

Bread – Eric Treuille & Ursula Ferrigno
The New Family Bread Book – Ursula Ferrigno
The Handmade Loaf – Dan Lepard
Dough:Simple Contemporary Bread – Richard Bertinet
Crust – Richard Bertinet

Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible – Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery
Climbing the Mango Trees – Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey Curries – Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation - Madhur Jaffrey (New!) (Kindle)
India with Passion – Manju Malhi
Curry: Classic & Contemporary – Vivek Singh
The Cinnamon Club Cookbook – Iqbal Wahhab & Vivek Singh
The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook – Vivek Singh
Vij's Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine – Vikram Vij & Meeru Dhalwala
Vij's At Home – Relax Honey – Meeru Dhalwala & Vikram Vij
Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen – Vineet Bhatia
Indian Food Made Easy – Anjum Anand
A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji – Vicky Bhogal
Flavour – Vicky Bhogal
Curry: Fragrant dishes from India, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia – {various chefs}
Curries & Bugels – Jennifer Brennan
Fish Indian Style – Atul Kochhar
My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional & Modern Parsi Home Cooking – Niloufer Ichaporia King
Fire and Spice: Parsi Cookery – Joyce Westrip
The Road to Vindaloo (Curry Cooks & Curry Books) – David Burnett & Helen Saberi
The Hairy Bikers' Great Curries - Si King & Dave Myers

Rice, Spice and All Things Nice – Reza Mahammad
Stir – Christine Manfield
Indonesian Regional Food & Cookery – Sri Owen
Sri Owen's Indonesian Food – Sri Owen
New Wave Asian – Sri Owen
Thai Food – David Thompson
The Big Book of Thai Curries – Vacharin Bhumichitr
Stylish Thai in Minutes – Vacharin Bhumichitr
Women's Weekly Beginners Thai – WW
Mini C's Great Thai Dishes – Mini C
Exploring Taste and Flavour – Tom Kime
Street Food – Tom Kime
Blue Ginger – Les Huynh
Lemongrass and Lime -

The Wagamama Cookbook – Hugo Arnold
Ken Hom Chinese Cookery – Ken Hom
Chinese Food Made Easy – Ching-He Huang
Ching's Chinese Food in Minutes – Ching-He Huang
Harumi's Japanese Cooking – Harumi Kurihara

Cooking Moroccan – Tess Mallos
Flavours of Morocco – Ghillie Basan
The Moroccan Collection - Hamlyn
Moro The Cookbook – Sam & Sam Clark
Casa Moro The Second Cookbook – Sam & Sam Clark
Moro East – Sam & Sam Clark
The Momo Cookbook – M
Arabesque – Grey & Lucy Malouf
Moorish – Greg & Lucy Malouf
Saha – Greg & Lucy Malouf
Tamarind & Saffron – Claudia Roden
Arabesque – Claudia Roden
Crazy Water Pickled Lemons – Diana Henry
Middle Eastern Cookery – Arta Der Haroutunian
Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume – Silvena Rowe
Simply Lebanese – Ina'am Atalla
Jerusalem: A Cookbook - Sami Tamimi & Yotam Ottolenghi (New!)
Medina Kitchen – Fiona Dunlop
The World in Bite Size – Paul Gayler

Catalan Cuisine – Colman/ Andrews
The Legendary Cuisine of Persia – Margaret Shaida
Persia in Peckham – Sally Butcher

Modern Mexican Flavours – Sandoval
The New Complete Book of Mexican Cooking – Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
Mexican Kitchen – Rick Bayless
Mexican Cantina Cooking – Jean-Marie Vincken
Mexican Food Made Simple - Thomasina Miers (R)
Cooking with Chimineas – Wendy Sweetser
Leith's Latin American Cookery – Valeria V. Sisti
The Loving Kitchen - LeAnn Rice (R)
Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook - Nancy Vienneau (R)

Creole – Babette de Rozieres
Caribbean Food Made Easy with Levi Roots – Levi Roots

Ducasse Flavours of France – Alain Ducasse
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1st ed.) - Julia Child
From Julia Child's Kitchen - Julia Child
Great Chefs of France – Anthony Blake & Quentin Crewe
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook – Anthony Bourdain
French – Damien Pignolet
La Bonne Cuisine – De Madame E. Saint-Ange
Ripailles – Stephane Reynaud
French Chefs Cooking – Buller
Foolproof French Cookery – Raymond Blanc
Trish's French Kitchen – Trish Deseine
Nobody Does it Better – Trish Deseine
The French Kitchen – Joanne Harris & Fran Warde
Cooking in Provence – Alex Mackay & Peter Knab
French Leave – John Burton Race
The Paris Cookbook - Patricia Wells
At Home in Provence - Patricia Wells
The Flavours of the Riviera – Colman Andrews
The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen – Paula Wolfert
The Mediterranean Kitchen – Joyce Goldstein

The Spanish Kitchen – Clarissa Hyman
1080 Recipes – Simone and Ines Ortega
Tapas Revolution - Omar Allibhoy
Movida – Frank Camorra & Richard Cornish
Saffron & Sunshine – Elisabeth Luard
The Food of Spain & Portugal – Elisabeth Luard
Piri Piri * Starfish – Tessa Kitos

Real Greek Food – Theodore Kyriakou & Charles Campion
Greek Cuisine: The New Classics – Peter Conistis
Vera's Kitchen - Phaidon

Scandinavian Cooking – (Produced for Ikea)

Foods of Sicily & Sardinia and the Smaller Islands – Giuliano Bugialli
Italy: The Vegetarian Table – Julia Della Croce
Umbria – Julia Della Croce
Veneto – Julia Della Croce
Francesco's Kitchen – Francesco Da Mosto
Bringing Italy Home – Ursula Ferrigno
Gennaro's Italian Year – Gennaro Contaldo
Passione: The Italian Cookbook – Gennaro Contaldo
Aaron Cooks Italian – Aaron Craze
Falling Cloudberries – Tessa Kitos
Twelve – Tessa Kitos
Venezia – Tessa Kitos
The Zilli Cookbook – Aldo Zilli
Foolproof Italian Cookery – Aldo Zilli
Fantastico! Modern Italian Food – Gino D'Acampo
Angela Harnett's Cucina – Angela Harnett
Daily Italian – Tobie Puttock
One Pot Italian Cooking – Massimo Capra
Trattoria – Patricia Wells
Marcella Cucina – Marcella Hazan
Eating Up Italy – Matthew Fort
Pasta, Pizza & Calzone – Alice Waters .....
The Pasta Bible – Jeni Wright
Pasta – Eric Treuille & Anna Del Conte
Truly Madly Pasta – Ursula Ferrigno
100 Great Pasta Dishes – Ann & Franco Taruschio
Italy in Small Bites – Carol Field
The Silver Spoon – Phaidon
The Silver Spoon Pasta - Phaidon
The Great Golden Spoon – Food Editore
The Oxford Companion to Italian Food – Gillian Riley
Gastronomy of Italy – Anna Del Conte
Entertaining All Italiana – Anna Del Conte
The Classic Food of Northern Italy – Anna Del Conte
Risotto with Nettles – Anna Del Conte
Made in Italy – Giorgio Locatelli
Tony & Giorgio – Tony Allan & Giorgio Locatelli
Viva Italia! The New Flavours of Italy – Maxine Clark for M&S
Carluccio's Complete Italian Food – Antonio Carluccio
An Invitation to Italian Cooking – Antonio Carluccio
Antonio Carluccio's Passion for Pasta - Antonio Carluccio
Antonio Carluccio's Italian Feast - Antonio Carluccio
Antonio Carluccio's Vegetables - Antonio Carluccio
Antonio Carluccio's Italia - Antonio Carluccio
Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian
Italian Slow & Savoury – Joyce Goldstein
The Food of Italy – Claudia Roden
Food From An Italian Garden – Judith Barrett
Alvaro's Mamma Toscana – Alvaro Maccioni
Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook – Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer
The Tuscan Year: Life and Food In An Italian Valley – Elizabeth Romer
Toscana in bocca – Grazietta Butazzi
Beaneaters & bread soup – Lori De Mori & Jason Lowe
Easy Tasty Italian – Laura Santtini
Two Greedy Italians - Antonio Carluccio & Gennaro Contaldo
Two Greedy Italians Eat Italy - Antonio Carluccio & Gennaro Contaldo
Simply Italian - Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa

New Scottish Cookery – Nick Nairn
Island Harvest – Nick Nairn
Scots Cooking – Sue Lawrence
Scotland on a Plate – Ferrier Richardson
Edinburgh on a Plate – Ferrier Richardson
A Touch of the Borders – (The Lavender Touch)
Classic Scots Cookery – Catherine Brown
The Scots Kitchen – F. Marian McNeill
The Scots Cellar – F. Marian McNeill
Maw Broon's Cookbook
Howgate: The Story of a Scottish Inn – Bill Garrad
Food in England – Dorothy Hartley
English Food – Jane Grigson
The New English Kitchen: Changing the way you shop, cook and eat – Rose Prince
The New English Table – Rose Prince
Made in Great Britain - Aiden Byrne
The Best of Modern British Cookery – Sarah Freeman
Great British Menu
Marco Pierre White's Great British Feast – Marco Pierre White
The Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain – Si King & Dave Myers
The Complete Rhodes Around Britain – Gary Rhodes
New Classics – Gary Rhodes
Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country – Matt Tebbutt

The Elements of Taste – Gray Kunz & Peter Kaminsky
Taste – Sybil Kapoor
The Big Ready Steady Cookbook

Grill It! Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby
Blistering Barbecues – Kate Weatherell, Nigel Tunnicliff & Tim Reeves

Pork & Sons – Stephane Reynaud
Terrines – Stephane Reynaud
John Torode's 'Beef' – John Torode
Roasts – Sonia Stevenson
Steak – Sonia Stevenson
Steak – Paul Gayler
Meat – Murdoch Books Test Kitchen
Roasting: A Simple Art - Barbara Kafka
Charcuterie – Michael Ruhlman & Brian Polcyn
The Duck Cookbook – James Peterson
I Love Bacon – Jayne Rockmill
Sausage & Mash – Fiona Beckett
Mushrooms: Global Recipes from Leading Chefs with Mushrooms
The Magic of the Truffle: The Favourite Recipes of Christian Etienne
The Essential Saffron Companion – John Humphries
Noodles – Murdoch Books Test Kitchen
Pastry – Michel Roux
Eggs – Michel Roux
Soup Kitchen
Soup – Nick Sandler & Johnny Acton
Soups – Tonia George
Book of Soups – New Covent Garden Soup Co.
Soup for All Seasons - New Covent Garden Soup Co.
Soup for All Occasions - New Covent Garden Soup Co.
A Soup for Everyday: 365 of Our Favourite Recipes - New Covent Garden Soup Co.
Sophie Conran's Soups & Stews – Sophie Conran
Casseroles: From Tagine to Coq Au Vin – Sonia Stevenson
Sophie Conran's Pies – Sophie Conran
Pie – Angela Boggiano
The Art of the Tart – Tamasin Day-Lewis
Tarts with Tops on – Tamasin Day-Lewis
Classic Cheese Cookery – Peter Graham
Things on Toast – Tonia George
Wraps – Jennifer Shapter
Burgers, Wraps & Kebabs – Kate Weatherell & Nigel Tunnicliff
Sauces, Salsa & Marinades - Kate Weatherell & Nigel Tunnicliff
Paul Gayler's Sauce Book – Paul Gayler
400 Sauces – Catherine Atkinson/ Christine France etc
Best Salads Ever – Sonja Bock & Tina Scheftelowitz
The Hamlyn Herb Book – Arabella Boxer
Jekka's Complete Herb Book (Revised Ed.) - Jekka McVicar
The Hot Book of Chillies - David Floyd
The Essential Slow Cooker Cookbook - Lorna Brash (New)
Women's Weekly Fast Slow - The Australian Women's Weekly (New)
Women's Weekly More Slow Cooking Recipes - The Australian Women's Weekly (New)
Good Food Slow Cooker Favourites - BBC Good Food (New)
Good Food More Slow Cooker Favourites - BBC Good Food (New)

Chez Panisse Vegetables – Alice Waters
Vital Vegetables – Good Food Magazine
Vegetables – Peter Gordon
Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book – Jane Grigson
Eat Your Greens – Sophie Grigson
The Greens Cook Book – Deborah Madison with Edward Espe Brown
Wild Garlic, Gooseberries.....and me – Denis Cotter
Annie Bell's Vegetable Book – Annie Bell
Vegetable Heaven – Catherine Mason
Veg – Catherine Mason
Veg – The Greengrocer's Cookbook – Gregg Wallace

Vegetarian Supercook – Rose Elliot
Leith's Vegetarian Bible – Polly Tyrer
The Gate Vegetarian Cookbook – Adrian and Michael Daniel
New Vegetarian – Celia Brooks Brown
The Accidental Vegetarian – Simon Rimmer
The Seasoned Vegetarian – Simon Rimmer
The Modern Vegetarian – Maria Elia
The Billingsgate Market Cookbook – CJ Jackson
The Meat Free Monday Cookbook - Meat Free Monday Assoc.

Fish – Tom Aikens
Fish – Claire Macdonald
The Fish Store – Lindsay Bareham
Fishworks Seafood Cafe Cookbook – Mitchell Tonks
Fresh – Mitchell Tonks
Fish – Mitch Tonks
Fish'N'Tips – Nick Nairn
Lobster & Chips – Trish Hilferty
The Inverawe Smoked Fish Cookbook – Rosie Campbell-Preston
Smoked Salmon – Delicious Innovative Recipes – Hansen & Goldenson
Charlie Trotter's Seafood – Charlie Trotter
The Oyster Seekers – Mandy Bruce
Floyd on Fish – Keith Floyd
Leith's Fish Bible - C.J. Clarkson & Caroline Waldegrave

Seasonal Food – Paul Waddington
What to Eat Now – Valentine Warner
What to Eat Now More Please! - Valentine Warner
Kitchen Seasons – Ross Dobson
Valentina's 4 Seasons Cookbook – Valentina Harris
Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook
Margaret Costa's Four Seasons Cookery Book
Simply the Best – Tamasin Day-Lewis
British Seasonal Food – Mark Hix
Cooking Outside the Box – Keith Abel
Rhubarb and Black Pudding – Matthew Fort
Roast Figs Sugar Snow – Diana Henry
Citrus and Spice – Sybil Kapoor
Winter Food – Jill Norman
It's Raining Plums – Edited by Xanthe Clay
Spring into Summer – Gary Rhodes

Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas – Sarah Raven

Modern Cookery for Private Families – Eliza Acton
Tried Favorites Cookery Book – Mrs E.W. Kirk
Vogue's Contemporary Cookery (Recipes from Vogue 1945-1947) – Doris Lytton Toye
First Catch Your Hare - The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy – Hannah Glasse
Cooking in the Country – Tom Jaine
William Verrall's Cookery Book 1759

Eat Yourself Pregnant - Zita West (New) (R)
Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner
Annabel Karmel Top 100 Baby Purees
The Baby's Table – Bradshaw & Bramley

Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling – Helene Dujardin

*Latest Count = 705 (give or take!)


  1. Wow! I now think my collection is tiny. Can I come and stay in your spare room for a weekend?

  2. That is quite a collection! I have to cull mine every now and then as there are some books I have bought that sit there never used. I hope you manage to take each one out at least once a year.

  3. Haha - I know it is crazy! Half the time I can't quite believe I have so many!

    Corina - Absolutely!! Every now and then I want to hide away in there for a weekend and just read, read and read....sadly it never happens but Im trying to spend more evenings reading them all!

    Janice - I would love to say yes but unfortunately I don't think I do.....It is tough though cause I look at so many at different times...I think of it as my research library without having to worry about late fees! That being said after spending the last week or so writing this list it has definitely inspired me to read them and use them more often....Im also thinking of coming up with a reader challenge to pick a book for me to cook from....could be interesting!

  4. WOW... I would not have room in my house for this. I have only two shelves of cookbooks.

  5. Holy crap! And here I thought I had too many cookbooks... ;)

  6. Yeah thankfully my husband didn't object too much to our spare room doubling as a library! However if I had my way I would have shelves in our bedroom as well and more in the living room! : )

    Elyse - there is no such thing as too many cookbooks!! ; )

  7. I love that you have a whole room filled with delicious ideas! Maybe I need to start going to your house rather than the library!

  8. Wow that is impressive! I don`t have half that many. lol

  9. Holy cow! You have me beat! I'm afraid to inquire about your shoe closet!!! Great selection! : )

  10. That is one awesome collection. I am so jealous of all of your cookbooks. One day my office/library will hopefully rival yours:)

  11. Wow, you have the most impressive cookbook library I have ever seen. I would love to be your guest just to peruse your cookbooks. ;) If there is anyone who would benefit from a recipe index site (I recently got Eat Your Books), you would be the one! :) I have no clue how you keep track of all the recipes you have bookmarke. :)

  12. Thanks everyone - I have to say I absolutely love it....every time I walk into the room I feel so happy! The only problem is deciding what book to read/cook from first!

    Janet - it's definitely hard. I LOVE Eat Your Books - it's a fantastic site that I use regularly as my memory is terrible and I can never remember what's in each book! For those of you unfamiliar with it you really should check it out ......

    I didn't know this site existed, thank you very much for the heads up, its amazing :)

    1. I'm so delighted I helped you to find it - it really is amazing and I don't know what I would do without it! Welcome to my blog as well : )

  14. Hi Lynds:

    How I envy you!

    A few years ago I moved to a much smaller place. Smaller than my main floor.

    I had to weed out my cookbooks. I now have only two shelves worth but keep looking at more.

    Yes and adding.

    My mailman just brought me Mad about Macarons by Jill Colonna!!!

    What part of Canada are you from?

    I was raised in Ontario and have lived in the east most of my grown life.

    Have a Joyful Day!


  15. I have 1000s of cook book in most of the rooms in my house
    i do use them a lot and i am still collecting more
    some were my uncles and my mum who were both chefs

    1. That's so great to hear! Lucky you!! I need to update this room now I have them all out on display - stay tuned for a full list! Do you have a favourite book?


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