Our top 5 favourite cookbooks for homegrown fruit and veg

April 14, 2022 3 min read

Our top 5 favourite cookbooks for homegrown fruit and veg

We’ve been excitedly planning what produce we can grow this year. For a lot of things, it’s time to start getting those seeds in the ground.

Naturally, that’s had us thinking about what favourite recipes we will be relying on when it comes to eating all the delicious home-grown goodness from the garden. We’ve selected some of our favourite cookbooks, all tried and tested from the shelves of our team members.

Here’s what we keep picking up right now:

In Praise of Veg: A Modern Kitchen Companion

Alice Zaslavsky

Why we love it?

Each section is colour coded, with key ingredients sorted into their corresponding colours, such as carrot in orange. This makes it easy to find seasonal inspiration, but it also means the book looks like a glorious rainbow, even when closed. A great book to turn to when you need to use something up.

We’re excited to a Keralan fried cauliflower recipe from the White ingredient section, with our produce this year!


Yotam Ottolenghi

Why we love it?

It’s become a staple on many household shelves, but we would be remise not mention it among our favourites. We’ve discovered new ingredients, new flavours and a new found respect for cooking vegetable dishes since reading this particular book.

Shout out to the caramelised garlic tart recipe. That particular page in our copies is definitely more ‘splattered’ and used than some of the others.


The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan and Vegetarian One Dish Dinners

Rukmini Iyer

Why we love it?

A book full of easy one dish recipes, what’s not to love! Many recipes have only 3 or 4 steps, making it easy to follow with clear pictures for each recipe so you know what to expect. All organised by how long they need to roast, making it easy to find something for when you’re after something quick rather than a dinner that needs slow roasting.

We recommend the courgette, asparagus and goat’s cheese tart for a quick weeknight dinner. We’re looking forward to eating this outside when the weather is a bit warmer.

The Flavour Thesaurus: Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook

Niki Segnit

Why we love it?

Set out just like a thesaurus but with ingredients and flavours, and snippets of food facts scattered throughout. It’s easy to get lost pinging around the pages seeking out combinations of things that you have never tried or when you need a flash of inspiration.

For example, under the ingredient ‘rhubarb’, there are all the pairings that immediately come to mind, such as strawberry and vanilla, but also more unexpected ideas such as black pudding, oily fish, juniper and rosemary.

That Sounds So Good

Carla Lalli Music

Why we love it?

None of the team have a copy of this one just yet, but we thought we’d include a book that was on our wish list. Designed to help tasty food be attainable, it’s organised by need, such as one-pot meals or all-day roasts, with helpful hints about possible ingredients swaps. It sounds like it’s a perfect book for those with a typically busy lifestyle but still like to eat well at home, and we’re excited to try it.

What are your favourite cookbooks?

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