Summer is most definitely here and luckily so is the sunshine which we know, is not always the case.

We love Summer and all the seasonal, fresh food that brings sunshine to our plates whatever the weather. To celebrate the season of Al fresco cooking, BBQ’s, garden picnics and family feasts here is our selection of our favourite cookbooks for the sunny season. Some of these are new releases and some are classics from our own collections but all from are our favourite chefs. We hope you like them.

Our Top 10 Favourite Summer Cookbooks

This is our summer bible. Filled with fresh family meals, stunning recipes for entertaining and an array of scrumptious summer puddings. Nigella is our Summer Goddess.

Nigella Summer: Easy Cooking 

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Bill Granger is Australian therefore sunshine is his world and his lively combinations of ingredients always make our heart sing. No less in his new book which simplifies the taste of Asia in a collection of sumptuous recipes.

Bill’s Everyday Asian

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The boys behind BOSH – the cookery channel that has become a online phenomenon, are taking vegan food seriously mainstream. With over 140 plant based meals, this cookbook will revolutionise your health and your perception of good food.

BOSH: Simple Vegan Recipes

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Nigel Slater is one of our food heroes. In his Kitchen Diaries he simply records what he eats every month and the result is half diary, half simply yet stunning recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients. Set out month by month – the summer months include some seriously luscious delights.

Down to its downy cover and stunning photography, this beautiful book is filled with ideas for seasonal menus including early, mid and late summer. A peach of a book.

How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry.

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We can’t wait to get stuck into the stunning recipes in this book including a marinated lamb shoulder with pomegranate marinade, saffron roast potatoes and a peach, feta and mint salad. Sublime.

Feasts By Sabrina Ghayour

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We LOVE Gwyneth’s take on creating healthy versions of favourate dishes and this book is packed with fresh, simple and clever ideas to make the best of your ingredients and improve your diet without sacrificing your health or your lust for tasty food. The Vietnamese chopped salad is lush.

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow

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This book sings the sound of summer to us. The second book to his amazing ‘Plenty’, this has a range of 150 vegetable based dishes which are utterly original and completely delicious. Who knew that vegetables could be this much fun?

Plenty More By Yotam Ottolenghi

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This incredible tome will take you through the year in seasonal chunks whilst offering a delicious repartoire of 450 garden inspired ideas to make the most of seasonal veggies, herbs and fruits. Sarah’s recipe for Basil ice cream is to die for.

 Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook

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A BBQ bible, Fire & Smoke offers mouthwatering recipes to see you through the summer. Featuring classics inducing pulled pork and Lamb Kebabs, it also offers a wealth of veggie sides, fresh salads, cocktails and puddings. Smoking Hot.

Fire & Smoke: Get Grilling by Rich Harris.

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