Books for Cooks this Christmas

This year the biggest category in book sales in cookbooks. Reignite your passion for food or maximise your kitchen time investment with these picks.


The Batch Cook Lady

The Batch Lady: Shop Once. Cook Once. Eat Well All Week.

This is where we are right now. Cook once to fill plates over two or three days. Simple, nourishing, and timesaving. Perfect for those reluctant cooks and those who are juggling a million things




Simply: Easy everyday dishes

This book may be entitled Simply, but it could also be called Delicious. Flavour packed food that is richly spiced and transports you to exotic places. This is on my wish list!

It follows the awesome Persiana and Feasts, which are really indulgent foods that are showstoppers when entertaining.




Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, recipes and stories.

The kitchen goddess is back with Cook, Eat, Repeat. It’s no fuss, no filter, and no holding back. And hey, I want to look like her at 60 so I’m definitely happy to have what she’s having!

I believe I have all Nigella Lawson’s books and this will be poured over till the next one is released.




Ottolenghi FLAVOUR



Another favourite is Ottolenghi. I’m that customer that cannot choose when in his store, so the books keep me busy when planning a culinary trip. Lots of vegetarian options but what they lack in meat, they make up for in taste.

Perfectly titled, the hardback is coming soon.





Nadiya Bakes

How Nadiya Hussein finds time to cook is beyond me. Family, publishing empire, TV presenter/host, and all-round lovely woman….. Her latest cookbook is full of the recipes in her Nadya Bakes TV series which got many through ‘lockdown v1’.

Time to order yours for v2 coming soon. And this blueberry on a scone base pizza will be the first thing we try!




Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes

If you have gotten this far you might need the latest Pinch Of Nom book. This time the slimming recipes are billed as quick and easy.

Maybe one for January – pre-order now as it’s unlikely to arrive by Christmas anyway. Let us know what you think.


Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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