A six Cook Book round up

Plenty more

Not too fed up with cooking Christmas dinner and party food yet? Try these great cookery books that came out in 2014, here’s six that look good.

If you want to eat more healthily or get fitter this year, there’s some healthy but appealing dishes in Diana Henry’s A Change of Appetite

 Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world.

 Crumb: the baking book by Ruby Tandoh is ‘The Great British Bake Off’ finalist’s debut cookbook, guiding you through the whys and hows of everything from simple sponge cakes to teatime biscuits, to steaming pies and puddings and delicate pastries

Do you want to spice up your cooking? These have great recipes and you get to learn about spicing, as they say on Masterchef.

Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour. Voted best new cookbook at this year’s OFM Awards (Observer Food Monthly), rose petal lamb chops with chilli and herbs is one of 100 Persiana: recipes from the Middle East & beyondMiddle Eastern recipes … includes good puddings too.

Chilli notes: recipes to warm the heart (not burn the tongue) by Thomasina Miers Chillies can add excitement to the simplest, most frugal ingredients. The recipes ‘excite & tantalise, comfort & warm, this book aims to seduce the reader with the power of this humble fruit, even those who profess to loathe the slow burn’.

Yotam Ottolenghi recipes are brilliant. Plenty More has 120 cracking ones focusing on vegetables, with chapters divided by cooking methods, grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised or raw, helpful if timing is the issue. Cook up steamed miso vegetables and rice with black sesame dressing, Alfonso mango and curried chickpea salad, or Membrillo and stilton quiche. Desserts include roasted rhubarb with sweet labneh and Quince poached in pomegranate juice