Don’t spend all day cooking: New recipe books

Cooking over summer should be fast, easy and delicious, making sure there is still plenty of time left to sit back and enjoy the warm evenings. Here are some the latest cookbooks released this month to make meals quick and stress free this summer.

The plain cake appreciation society / Pamment, Tilly
“Welcome to The Plain Cake Appreciation Society. Where 52 simple, seasonal cake recipes inspire you to pause throughout the year, bake something delicious, and reflect on all that’s good in your world.  Find your own slice of joy in the Weekday Lemon Cake or Raspberry-studded Tea Bars at the height of a breezy summer, or the Rainy Day Chocolate Loaf and Ginger and Rose Madeleines for when the weather sets in. Uncomplicated and easy to make, these recipes will provide delicious inspiration all year round.” (Catalogue)

Classic : a timeless recipe collection / Goodwin, Julie
“Author, presenter, MasterChef, mum and nan – Julie Goodwin is also Australia’s most trusted home cook. In this ‘best of’ collection she shares tried and trusted recipes you’ll want to make again and again for your own family and friends. With comfort food, hearty family feasts, quick mid-week meals and the bakes and treats she is known for, as well as celebration show stoppers and an indispensable collection of condiments and sauces, this is classic Julie Goodwin at her best.” (Catalogue)

Do yourself a flavour : 75 easy recipes to feed yourself, your flatmates and your freezer / Freeborn, Fliss
“If you’re a young(ish) person who wants to expand their kitchen repertoire beyond pesto-pasta and beans on toast, then you’re in luck. Do Yourself a Flavour is full of ways to take your cooking to the next level. Brimming with over 75 recipes, plus tips and tricks for turning leftovers into fabulous meals in their own right, you’ll be covered for all situations, from those quick fridge-to-face moments, through to making a delicious dinner to feed your plant-based pals and raging carnivores alike.” (Catalogue)

Rick Stein’s simple suppers / Stein, Rick
“From bestselling cook and food writer Rick Stein, comes the iconic Simple Suppers – a joyful collection of over 100 genuinely easy and delicious recipes paired with stories that celebrate the simple things in life.” (Catalogue)

Mary makes it easy : the new ultimate stress-free cookbook / Berry, Mary
“In this brand-new collection of 120 recipes, Mary shares her tips and tricks to make home cooking stress-free, easy and – of course – delicious. Divided into clear chapters, featuring one-pot recipes and 5-ingredient meals, easy bakes and desserts as well as prep-ahead and store cupboard favourites, this book contains fuss-free, crowd-pleasing food that everyone will enjoy. Each recipe is beautifully photographed and accompanied by no-fuss tips and advice on preparing ahead and freezing. ” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Jeremy Pang’s simple family feasts / Pang, Jeremy
“Easy feasting is back on the menu with this new collection from TV’s Jeremy Pang. Bringing together the best flavours from across East and South East Asia, Jeremy Pang’s Simple Family Feasts includes more than 80 irresistible recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Nine of the ten chapters in the book are dedicated to a different country in East and South East Asia, each one offering a range of dishes inspired by that particular cuisine.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Modern Chinese : 70+ easy, everyday recipes from the winner of MasterChef NZ / Low, Sam
“Sam Low demystifies modern Chinese cooking with a collection of accessible, simple recipes that can be cooked with ingredients from the supermarket. He describes in detail how to build your pantry of classic Chinese ingredients, setting the foundation for cooking. Having grown up in a diasporic Chinese household, Sam creates recipes with a unique take on nostalgic traditional classics, while adding a new narrative to what it means to cook modern Chinese.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Air fryer magic : 75 easy recipes for frying, roasting, & baking
“In this ultimate cookbook, the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen shows just how versatile air fryers can be with dozens of tested, perfect recipes for delicious mains, easy appetizers and sides, decadent desserts and super-fast breakfasts. Plus, the experts share their lab-testing notes about which type of air fryer to buy, the best ways to clean and maintain your machine, as well as top-tested tools and techniques for successful air frying (psst…make sure to not crowd the basket!).” (Catalogue)

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