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The Best Cookbooks of 2022





Well, some of them!


This year has produced a bumper crop of fantastic cookbooks - way too many to give love to in a podcast, so Natascha has picked out a few of her favourites from 2022.


Some are already sauce splattered and dog-eared, others awaiting their turn, but she reckons all are a little bit special - from books that will help nip food wastage in the bud, to easy "Chinese-ish" recipes, a history of food though English puddings and more.


If you're looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, or even you want to give a hint to loved one for your own Christmas present, have a listen.





Here are some of the titles she mentions:


(And for non-Australians reading/listening - while 5 of these title are Australian, in these days of global commerce, they're easy enough to source. Plus, we may be a little biased, but we really believe we do some of the best cookbooks in the world in Australia. It's also the reason we haven't put prices or publishers, as it will be different depending on where you live.)


Chinese-ish, Home Cooking, Not Quite Quthentic, 100% Delicious: Roseheen Kaul /Joanna Hu


  • Pasta Grannies, Vicky Bennison

  • Japanese Home Cooking, Maori Murota

  • Taste of Tibet, Family Recipes from Himalayas, Julie Kleeman &Yeshi Jampa

  • The Nutmeg Trial, A Culinary Journey Along the Ancient Spice Route, Eleanor Ford

  • Food Saver's A-Z, The Essential Cornersmith Kitchen Companion, Alex Elliott-Howery & Jaimee Edwards

  • First Nation's Food Companion, How to Buy, Cook, Eat and Grow Indigenous Australian ingredients, by Damien Coulthard & Rebecca Sullivan

  • Salamati, Hamed's Persian Kitchen Recipes and Stories from Iran to the Other Side of The World, Hamed Allahyari with Dani Valent

  • The Joy of Better Cooking, Life Changing Skills and Thrills for Enthusiastic Eaters, Alice Zaslavsky

  • Pride and Pudding, The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet, Regula Ysewijn









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