As summer approaches, family gatherings and school holidays with the kids at home come nearer and nearer. And with more mouths to feed, avid foodies will relish the chance to experiment in the kitchen a little more — especially with a new cookbook in hand! We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite summer picks, ranging from exceptionally nutritional and vegetable-only options to a collection of hearty, sumptuous roasts and quintessential tea-time British scones.
TV personality and celebrity chef Lorna Maseko’s new cookbook is an ode to her travels, offering a celebratory look at her successes over the years through wholesome recipes the whole family can enjoy. The apple, fig and brie tart recipe is one of our personal favourites!
From R320.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Clinical nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel shares her 12 key pieces of practical advice for overcoming disordered eating in this recipe and lifestyle book that encourages readers to create good eating habits for life. It’s the perfect book for those seeking some ‘new-year-new-me’ foodie and wellness inspiration.
From R350.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
The Popular British TV chef Jamie Oliver has compiled an exciting new collection of over 100 meat-free recipes guaranteed to become household favourites.
From R439.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Not only is this book filled with Marlene van der Westhuizen’s wonderful recipes, it’s also a feast for the eyes. Split into meat, poultry, and seafood, you’ll enjoy getting creative with Marlene’s instructions.
From R403.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Twin sisters Fatima Sydow and Gadija Sydow Noordien take readers on a Cape Malay food journey in their beautiful heritage-inspired cookbook. This book is all about easy, affordable dishes to make at home, so don’t hesitate to try your hand at their curries with sambals as a side and their dhaltjies for a slight kick.
From R338.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
In this uplifting recipe and lifestyle book, Lyndi Cohen shares the tools to heal your relationship with food and release you from fixating on your size, even if you’ve been dieting for years. Through her guidance, you’ll learn to become an intuitive eater by making mindful choices when shopping for food or selecting the meals for the week ahead. It’s mindful eating like you’ve never experienced it before!
From R383.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Through 150 creative yet stress-free recipes, James Ramsden shares the secrets to giving your dinner guests the best experience possible.
From R251.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
There’s something particularly British and regal about a ‘spot of afternoon tea’. And now, as luck would have it, Royal Chef Mark Flanagan has compiled a book on the very tea-time treats he has prepared for the Queen at Buckingham Palace over the years. Think: scones, sweet pastries, cookies and other delicious treats.
From R406.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Chef Nti () draws inspiration from home and her family in this proudly-SA cookbook where traditional recipes are reinvented in various intriguing ways.
From R320.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Chef Laura Mason reveals all in a fabulous book about roasts, covering everything from marinating and barding to dredging. It’s just the ticket to help you prepare a Christmas feast this coming summer holiday.
From R328.00 at exclusivebooks.co.za
Compiled by Features Writer, Marike Watson
Features writer by trade, music lover and fine-line illustrator by nature. As an expert on the ’70s era, Marike will happily introduce you to her record collection. She’s passionate about African art and culture. And if she’s not off on an adventure, you’ll most likely find her making coffee.