Recipe books we love

Find inspiration for quick dinner ideas, recipes for effortless entertaining and expert kitchen tips from a professional chef in our pick of favourite kitchen reads this month.

Lessons with Liam
By Liam Tomlin
Published by Human & Rousseau, R350

Whether you are a seasoned foodie or just starting out, Lessons with Liam will enrich your cooking experience and impress your family and friends.
Chef Liam Tomlin shares his basic techniques and methods and the book presents the essential elements of modern cooking and broadens your understanding to inspire greater variety.
Our favourite thing about this book is the beautiful photographic explanations of each recipe from start to finish. Liam will teach you how to trim and portion beef fillet, how to bone a chicken leg, make beef burgers and meatballs and even your own mayonnaise. This recipe book covers everything from stocks and soups to shellfish, fish, game and desserts.

Food in a Flash
By Sharon Glass
Published by ATV CC, R199

Food in a Flash is the perfect recipe book for busy moms, especially if you’ve run out of dinner ideas. Sharon brings a new selection of exciting everyday meals to the table, all with a health-conscious angle. We especially love the kids’ food section featuring delicious healthy recipes from chicken and vegetable rolls and chicken nuggets with Napolitano sauce to meatballs in tomato sauce, chicken pie and pizza spirals.

Effortless Entertaining
By Sharon Glass
Published by ATV CC, R199

We all like to entertain our friends on special occasions, or just catch up over weekends – but we aren’t always up to the challenge of spending countless hours slaving away in front of the stove. In Effortless Entertaining, Sharon shows you that entertaining doesn’t have to be intimidating. Her simple principles and easy-to-understand recipes will show you how to impress your guests without over-extending yourself. How does mouth-watering roast balsamic-marinated sirloin, sweet and sticky lamb shanks, stuffed mushrooms with parmesan-and-herb crust, and yummy raspberry and mango ice cream cakes sound?

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