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cq5dam.web.616.462Rachel Khoo, Image via here

As a big fan of all things Rachel Khoo, I was really excited to see she released a new cookbook, Rachel Khoo’s Sweet and Savoury Pates, in July. From tapenade to chocolate spread, she’s got it covered, and I think a jar of any of her spreads would make an excellent hostess gift, as well as being rather good to eat oneself. I can’t wait to try out some recipes! – Miranda

COVER_0I’ve completely fallen for this fabulous new cookbook by Nina Parker. Featuring mouthwatering recipes inspired by her summers in St Tropez and stunning photographs, this is my favourite cookbook of late. Excitingly, Nina is hosting a supper club in London’s Notting Hill on July 17th – I’ve already booked my ticket and can’t wait to try out dishes cooked by Nina herself! For more information on the cookbook, watch this charming video.  Miranda

62dbc67295589f64fd0bf7a732531f12-bloomsbury_cookbookI’ve been wanting this cookbook for ages, and finally bought it with some Amazon gift vouchers. I’m so glad I did! The cookbook is a work of art, with beautiful paintings by the likes of Vanessa Bell and Dora Carrington. Recipes are inspired by meals the Bloomsbury set ate, as well as ones mentioned in Virginia Woolf’s novels. The book has me yearning for a return trip to Charleston! – Miranda 


e533a0360a66270fc2881c31bc7b0900My favourite kind of day dreaming is thinking up menus for parties. At the moment, I’m enjoying planning dinners and teas I want to give over the summer, when I’ll have a bit more time for entertaining. The latest Mary Berry cookbook (which is really fabulous, as is the accompanying TV series) has me yearning for classic English tea time treats. Her whole lemon cake sounds amazing and would look splendid on this lovely cake stand from The Hambledon – surely the perfect centrepiece for an afternoon tea party?  – Miranda


9781845337841As today marks the start of Lent, I thought it rather appropriate to share my favourite new cookbook: A Change of Appetite, Diana Henry’s take on lighter, healthier eating. Although I don’t usually observe Lent and don’t intend to give anything up this year, I’ve been naturally turning away from stodgier dishes lately and feel that incorporating lighter, fresher ingredients in my meals will do me good. Diana Henry’s cookbook provides the ultimate inspiration for delicious, but healthy dishes. She includes a wide-range of recipes inspired by Japanese cooking, as well as tasty looking salads and soups (how good does nectarine, tomato, basil and torn mozzarella salad sound?! Oh for summer!). The recipes are divided by seasons – always a nice touch, I think. If only I had more time to spend in the kitchen! – Miranda 

Rifle_recipe_cards_Papermash_1024x1024 (1)Recipe Cards, Papermash

I’ve recently discovered Lisa Faulkner’s lovely cookbooks: Recipes to My Daughter From My Mother and The Way I Cook. Recipes to My Daughter is my especial favourite, as it collects tried and tested recipes passed down from generation to generation. Reading through the cookbook has rekindled my interest in my mother’s recipe box, which is stuffed to the brim with recipes written in various different fading handwriting on splattered index cards. Of course, I probably should just type these recipes up and store them forever online, but the Old Fashioned Girl in me thinks it would be a rather charming gift to my Mum to copy out these recipes again onto Papermash’s beautiful cards and reorganise them, perhaps in a new recipe box.  – Miranda

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I was so thrilled to get this cookbook over the holidays. It’s a stunningly beautiful collection of recipes, photographs and memories inspired by Polish winters (there is an equally lovely summer companion volume). Check out the sneak peek here. I can’t wait to try out the recipes, but even more the book makes me long to visit Poland! – Miranda



Planning a Thanksgiving feast? This book is your go-to guide for Thanksgiving, packed with delicious recipes, tips on setting a table, dinner party etiquette, beautiful illustrations and much more.  – Miranda


This cookbook is brilliant! Full of easy to make, but far from run-of-the-mill, recipes, it’s a sure way to help you brighten up your weekday meals. I’m dying to try the kale carbonara, shrimp wonton soup and salmon pita burgers with tartar sauce. Yum! – Miranda

Screen shot 2013-09-29 at 10.20.49 AMI’m a big fan of Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen, and so I’m thrilled that her new cookbook is due out this month (on October 10th, to be precise). I can’t wait to flick through the pages of delicious recipes, beautiful shots of France and Rachel’s lovely wardrobe. Also being released is her cookbook, Muesli and Granola, previously only published in French. I’m feeling in need of some ideas for tasty snacks and breakfasts, so, with my birthday fast approaching, I’ll definitely be adding this book to my wish list as well! – Miranda