Ten top cookery books

Lorraine Pascale can show you 'How To Be A Better Cook'
Lorraine Pascale can show you 'How To Be A Better Cook'

This week’s chart takes a look at 10 of the newest cook books.

1 Jamie’s Comfort Food – Jamie Oliver

Jamie collects together 100 comfort food recipes from beans on toast to hummingbird cake. There’s something here to put a smile on everyone’s face.

2 Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect – Mary Berry

With more than 100 new recipes Mary shares her keys to perfection ensuring that you get the best results every time. With step by step instructions this book is perfect for the novice in the kitchen.

3 Sweets Made Simple – Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood

This tie-in with the BBC television series takes you on a sweet ride through traditional and modern sweets including sherbet dips, gin and tonic truffles, popcorn and black forest fudge. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this book is for you.

4 Fish & Shellfish – Rick Stein

The updated and revised edition of ‘Seafood’ collects together 40 years of experience cooking and preparing fish to bring you the guide to all things fish related. From choosing your fish, preparation techniques and 120-plus recipes to enjoy, this book is perfect for lovers of seafood.

5 River Cottage Light & Easy: Healthy recipes For Every Day – Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstall

A collection of dairy-free and wheat-free recipes for all occasions which will have you cooking healthy food before you know it. Packed full of tasty dishes including hotpots, roasts and crunchy salads, you will be amazed by the flavours included here.

6 Great British Bake Off: Big Book Of Baking – Linda Collister

Packed with 120 recipes from the judges and contestants of the ‘Great British Bake Off’, enjoy recreating some of the dishes that have been on the popular BBC show.

7 How To Be A Better Cook – Lorraine Pascale

The ideal help for whatever you’re cooking, from a romantic supper to a big family feast. Filled with kitchen shortcuts to get good tasty food on to the table.

8 Home Baking – Jo Wheatley

The winner of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ in 2011 shares a collection of dishes that she raised her three boys on. A collection of tried and tested recipes including pies, tarts, pastries and cakes.

9 All Things Sweet – Rachel Allen

One hundred deliciously sweet recipes for every occasion that will have your mouth watering. From cookies and cakes to ice creams and jelly, there’s something here for every dining table.

10 Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes – Tom Kerridge

Tom uses his skills to create the best versions of favourite dishes that he has tasted. More than 100 of his favourite dishes include tomato soup, chicken kiev and rice pudding.

*Chart compiled by Morecambe Library. All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve a copy.