There's nothing like a change in seasons to inspire you to introduce exciting new flavours into your cooking. With warmer weather and longer days comes a slew of fresh new ingredients, ready to be whipped up into delicious recipes and meals. And we've got six of the best cookbooks hitting the shelves this spring to help you do just that.
Love baking and think you could give the Great British Bake Off gang a run for their money? You'll be pleased to hear that there's not only a new GBBO book being released soon, but that star baker Paul Hollywood is also releasing some of his favourite travel-inspired recipes. Or perhaps you're looking for some speedy but healthy dishes the whole family will enjoy? The Hairy Dieters have just the book for you! Whether you're a kitchen novice or a seasoned pro, there's something for everyone in our round-up of the best cookbooks hitting the shelves this season. The great thing about using a recipe book is that you can have hundreds of delicious meals at your fingertips, many of which can be whipped up in no time. Explore our pick of the best cookbooks for summer and find your next meal inspiration....
Sirocco: Fabulous Flavours From The East by Sabrina Ghayour
Journey to the Middle East with Persian chef Sabrina Ghayour's latest cookbook, full of delicious-looking salads, healthy mains and exotic sweets that are perfect for dishing up to a crowd. By using Western ingredients and cooking techniques, it's easy to create Sabrina's moreish, flavour-packed dishes that will take you on a culinary adventure. Some of the tasty recipes you can make include spiced beetroot yoghurt, chicken and apricot stew with preserved lemon, and dark chocolate, cardamom and espresso mousse cake. Yum! Pick up your copy in store now.
The Weekend Baker by Paul Hollywood
Britain's favourite baker is back with another book, this time featuring sweet and savoury recipes inspired by Paul's travels around the world. In this brilliant baking book, you'll find scrummy recipes from Paris, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, London, Naples and more. Featuring recipes for Madeleines, cheesy scones, Chelsea buns, Polish cheesecake and Marble bundt cake, we predict a new baking cookbook classic. Pick up your copy online or in store on May 19th.
The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food (under 30 minutes)
Eating healthily needn't be a chore! The cheeky bikers Si and Dave are back, with delicious and nutritious meals that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. With luscious dishes like spicy sweetcorn fritters, pasta with chilli prawns, chicken tagine, and instant sorbet with frozen berries, you can have a healthy dish on the table faster than you could call for a takeaway! Pick up your copy online or in store on May 19th.
Clean Eating Alice
With more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, fitness sensation and personal trainer Alice Liveing knows a thing or two about eating well. In her debut book, Clean Eating Alice, she shares more than 80 healthy recipes plus some of her favourite (and super easy-to-follow) workouts. Ready to feel fit and fabulous from the inside out? Pick up your copy online or in store on May 19th.
Audiences fell in love with Nadiya on last year's Bake Off, and now they can sample her favourite recipes like her sour cherry and almond bundt cake, churros french toast, and cod and clementine curry. And of course, the orange drizzle cake she baked for Her Majesty's 90th birthday is also included! Pick up your copy online or in store on June 16th.
Great British Bake Off: Children’s Party Cakes & Bakes
Craving even more Bake Off? You don't have to wait until the autumn for your GBBO fix. Instead, fill your kitchen with the gorgeous smell of cakes, bakes and treats that children of all ages will love. Featuring recipes from previous contestants, this is the only book you'll need for your little one's next birthday party. And the best part is that there's no need for fancy equipment, as most of the recipes can be made using tins and equipment you already have in the kitchen. Pick up your copy online or in store on June 30th.
Get inspired in the kitchen with an exciting new cookbook, available at Asda online and in store.