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Take it Easy: Quick, Simple Cooking

After something that's quick and certain to satisfy? The books in this collection are just made for when you're short on time but don't want to miss out on taste. Nisha Katona's recipes are ready in under 30 minutes, while Bobby Parrish's FlavCity dishes are made with just five ingredients. Quick AND satisfying...

30 Minute Mowgli

30 Minute Mowgli

Nisha Katona

Nisha Katona’s recipes are consistently among the most popular on ckbk. Her latest book is about the food she learned to cook growing up in Lancashire in northern England and on family trips to India – the kind of food that the successful restaurateur cooks for her own family. The 30-minute recipes pack in lots of bold flavor.

Flavcity's Five Ingredient Meals

Flavcity's Five Ingredient Meals

Bobby Parrish

Quick recipes made with just five ingredients may seem like a holy grail for time-pressed cooks, but YouTuber Bobby Parrish manages to pull it off. Handily, the 55 recipes also come with nutritional information and shopping tips. Parrish's YouTube channel is hugely popular with people on low-carb and keto diets.

Lisa Clark Everyday

Lisa Clark Everyday

Lisa Clark

As a working mom, Lisa Clark is always on the clock, and trying to find ways to cheat time. In 'Lisa Clark Everyday,' she shares her favourite recipes and tips on how to provide healthy, balanced, and quick recipes for the mom (or dad) on the move. Each chapter starts with a basic recipe, followed by several others that show how to turn one quick meal into several more appetizing dishes.

Lucy's Food

Lucy's Food

Lucy Cufflin

Le Cordon Bleu-trained Lucy honed her cheffing skills in ski chalets and through cooking for large events – and her recipes, perfected over 25 years, really do qualify as ‘foolproof.’ Her menus help you plan proceedings to the minute, and she has helpful tips on ingredients and budget-friendly options. Cookbooks seldom get more useful than this.

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Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Watermelon Boat Salad with Fennel

Salmagundi

Sally Butcher

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"Little melon boats with glacé cherry pennants and Parma ham sails. Hands up who remembers those? They probably still exist somewhere. The thing is, melons are kind of destined to be made into little boats: it’s all in the shape. Similarly, watermelons are just asking to be made into big boats and punch bowls. This salad is a great party pudding – light and yet fun, great for sharing." Sally Butcher

Author spotlight

Torie True

Torie True

Torie True grew up in rural Sussex in the UK. Her love of Indian food was sparked upon marrying her Kolkata-born husband, her curiosity soon growing into an obsession. Her debut book ‘Chilli & Mint’ is a collection of well-explained, beautifully photographed recipes from throughout the Subcontinent.

Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

Waxman he gave up a career as a trombonist to train at La Varenne cooking school in France. When he returned to California, he landed a job working with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. He’s a pioneer of Cal-Ital cuisine, chef-owner of Barbuto restaurant in NYC, and author of ‘Barbuto’ cookbook.

Kristin Hoffman

Kristin Hoffman

More commonly known by her alter ego, Baker Bettie, Kristin Hoffman is author of 'Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book.' Hoffman applies the science of baking to foundational recipes. She is a trained chef and baking educator, running workshops in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Features & Stories

Behind The Cookbook: Chilli & Mint

Behind The Cookbook: Chilli & Mint

London-based food writer, blogger, author, and cooking teacher Torie True published Chilli & Mint in November 2021. The book is filled with home-style Indian recipes, and Torie describes her role as a teacher as being “a bridge between East and West cuisines.” She tells ckbk why she believes it’s important to pass on the knowledge she has learned over the years.