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Cookbooks for Busy Families

Cooking for a busy family? It can certainly be a challenge, but we've got you covered with these great family-friendly cookbooks, filled with nutritious, satisfying, and tempting food for all ages and palates. Look no further for recipes you will want to make, and the kids will want to eat.

Real Food Kids Will Love

Real Food Kids Will Love

Annabel Karmel

“Food for everyone” – from toddlers to grownups – is at the heart of Karmel’s highly practical recipe book. Dishes are designed to appeal to all ages and to introduce younger palates to a wide range of tastes and textures, so that cooks can confidently venture beyond a safe list of ‘child-friendly’ meals cooked on rotation.

Vegan Kids

Vegan Kids

Heather Whinney

A commonsense, practical guide to feeding young people who’ve chosen not to eat meat and dairy, but who may nonetheless feel the pull of the burgers, pizzas, and cakes they’ve forsaken. Dietary advice is solid, and the 100+ recipes include plenty of dishes that kids actually want to eat, from Chilli ‘Non’ Carne to Celebration Chocolate Cake.

Madhouse Cookbook

Madhouse Cookbook

Jo Pratt

Bestselling British cookbook author Jo Pratt has devised a cookbook full of delicious and healthy food that addresses one of the most challenging problems experienced by busy parents: finding time to cook meals for their family. The recipes are simple, easy to shop for and quick to make, with shortcuts and prepare-ahead tips.

Sheet Pan

Sheet Pan

Kate McMillan

“Depth of flavor with maximum ease and minimum effort” is what the author promises – and delivers. The family recipes are for complete meals (main, side dish and sauce, if relevant), with the flavors mingling as they’re cooked together on the oven tray. Flavor combinations are well considered, and instructions crystal clear; the book is full of brilliant ideas.

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Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Tangy Sauerkraut Soup

Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

Zuza Zak

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"It seems that every Eastern European country has their own version of sauerkraut soup. Many of them involve pork, which complements sauerkraut beautifully, but I was keen to create a vegan version — partly because I want to tempt everyone to give it a try (I have never met anyone who didn’t like sauerkraut soup once they’ve tasted it), and partly because, given all the other strong flavours here, I don’t think meat is necessary." Zuza Zak

Author spotlight

Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel

This busy mother of three has written some 20 books on cooking nutritious, healthy food for children of all ages. Her book ‘Real Food Kids Will Love’ is designed to get youngsters eating a wide range of foods from a young age.

Pierre Koffmann

Pierre Koffmann

The famed chef began his career in London in 1970 at La Gavroche. His restaurant, La Tante Claire, held three Michelin stars. ‘La Tante Claire: Recipes from a Master Chef’ preserves the restaurant’s legacy and his memoir ‘Memories of Gascony’ recalls his childhood.

Jane Grigson

Jane Grigson

The late Jane Grigson remains one of the most respected British food writers. Her first food book, ‘Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery,’ was published in 1967. Grigson (mother of food writer Sophie Grigson) went on to write several books that are now deemed classics.

Features & Stories

Cheese: Watch the replay of our livestream and Q&A

Cheese: Watch the replay of our livestream and Q&A

This ckbk livestream, which took place Wednesday September 21 2022, featured Chiswick Cheese Market founder and cookbook author Fran Warde, cheesemaker Mary Quicke MBE, and ‘Affineur of the Year’ Perry James Wakeman Watch the replay to learn how cheesemakers and affineurs cooperate to ensure cheese is aged to perfection, and for tips on selection, storing, tasting, pairing and cooking with cheese.

Newsletter: Help for the student kitchen + a 25% discount on ckbk gift subscriptions

Newsletter: Help for the student kitchen + a 25% discount on ckbk gift subscriptions

This week we are turning our attention to student food and have brought together tempting things that are quick, easy, thrifty, nourishing and – crucially – delicious in our new feature. ckbk is full of confidence-boosting recipes for those who may be cooking for themselves for the first time. Saving lecturing for lectures, we have curated a route through some of the easiest and tastiest dishes that ckbk has to offer.

Top of the class: student recipes

Top of the class: student recipes

‘Easy recipes for home leavers’ is the subtitle of the latest cookbook to be added to ckbk, Sophie Grigson’s Students’ Cookbook. While tastes and preferences may vary – mince or lentils? eggs or aquafaba? – a student menu needs easy, thrifty, healthy, fun dishes using simple techniques. ckbk is full of confidence-boosting recipes for those who may now be cooking for themselves for the first time.

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