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Cooking by Season

We all love the idea of seasonal cooking, but it can seem challenging without a reliable guide. Here are four great cookbooks inspired by the idea of making the most of nature's bounty to help you easily prepare and enjoy the freshest produce and in-season meat and game as the seasons change.

Ripe Recipes

Ripe Recipes

By Angela Redfern

This is the first of a trio of cookbooks published by the successful Ripe Deli in Auckland, which opened in 2001. Recipes, arranged by season, are modish without being overly trendy. It’s all about “fresh, quality, seasonal, healthy food that’s good value for money,” as the author aptly puts it.

The Richard Corrigan Cookbook

The Richard Corrigan Cookbook

By Richard Corrigan

“Farmhouse cooking with a bit of Cordon Bleu thrown in” is how Richard Corrigan describes his cooking – and there’s really no better way to describe the Irish-born chef’s honest, simple, yet elevated cuisine. As befits someone who grew up on a farm, seasonality figures large in these Irish-accented recipes, which are particularly strong on fish dishes and desserts.

Home Made in the Oven

Home Made in the Oven

By Yvette van Boven

Letting the oven do the hard work is a foolproof, timesaving way to eat during the week, without losing out on flavor or variety, and Van Boven’s recipes are tempting enough to make regularly. Sweet or savory, dishes are grouped by month, making it simple to find something just right to cook ‘right now.’ Recipes are creative yet comforting, with plenty of choice for vegetarians.

My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

By Emily Dilling

Dilling’s immersive cookbook is based on her blog, Paris Paysanne. Dilling is a champion of proper French farmers’ markets, which she describes as “a crossroads of culture, community and customs,” and this book guides readers to the very best markets in Paris. Her seasonal recipes, based on prime local and seasonal produce, are a tribute to traditional French cooking–and easily replicated in your home kitchen.

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