Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake

Food writer and author

https://felicitycloake.co.uk
Felicity Cloake is the award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Make the Perfect column as well as six books, the most recent of which, One More Croissant for the Road, was shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason food book of the year award. Her next book, Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey is out in June, published by Mudlark.

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Vegetarian: A livestream and Q&A with Michael Daniel and Felicity Cloake

Vegetarian: A livestream and Q&A with Michael Daniel and Felicity Cloake

Watch the replay of this ckbk livestream in which Michael Daniel, author of The Gate Vegetarian Cookbook , is joined in the kitchen by Guardian columnist Felicity Cloake. Michael cooks a beetroot soup dish reflecting his Indo-Iraqi-Jewish heritage, and answers questions from ckbk users on vegetarian cooking.

Felicity's favorite cookbooks

The Prawn Cocktail Years

The Prawn Cocktail Years

Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Bareham

So much more than mere culinary nostalgic navel gazing, this is a glorious celebration of the recipes that shaped the British palate in the twentieth century, in their very best form. Trust me, you've never tasted a chicken kiev like it.

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Real Food

Real Food

Nigel Slater

The book that turned me on to cooking as a teenager – who knew sausages could sound so sexy? I still want to eat everything in it, immediately.

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Cakes

Cakes

Geraldene Holt

It may not have lots of gorgeous photographs, but the recipes, a collection of everything you've ever wanted to find on the WI cake stall of your dreams, always, always work.

Salt, Sugar, Smoke

Salt, Sugar, Smoke

Diana Henry

I could have chosen almost any one of this brilliant author's many books, but this preserving book is probably the one I use most. A great collection of tried and tested classics and new ideas.

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Made in Italy: Food and Stories

Made in Italy: Food and Stories

Giorgio Locatelli

Though I generally steer clear of chef cookbooks, this one is a joy from start to finish, from the beautiful essays on ingredients to the recipes themselves. Rarely short, but always worth the extra effort.

Fat

Fat

Jennifer McLagan

An out and proud celebration of one of the most important weapons in a cook's arsenal.

Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law

Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law

I love Madhur Jaffrey, but this is the book that taught me to make a proper masala. Rather than the usual refined restaurant-style Indian food the recipes showcase Gujarati home cooking at its hearty best.