It doesn’t matter how long your mum has been cooking, every once in a while she is bound to feel that she wants a little more inspiration when cooking and the chance to discover a new recipe or two. The following best selling cookbooks offer a wide variety of recipes from famous chefs, respected cooks and up-and-coming culinary artists. In these cookery books she will find healthy meals, sweet bakes and everything in between!
We also have a few books especially for new mothers, and some options for those whose Mum has a slow cooker but doesn’t use it very often. Simply put, we have some great cookbook gift ideas here for your lovely mum this Mother’s Day!
Cookbooks by Mary Berry
Household name and baking legend Mary Berry has published more than 75 cookery books since her first cookbook in 1970, so she knows a thing or two about cooking! The Baking Bible was published in 2009 and is still one of the best selling cookbooks available today, selling in its thousands every year. Gifting a Mary Berry recipe book for Mother’s Day is always a strong choice and is sure to make your mum very happy indeed.
Jamie Oliver’s Cookbooks
With his cheeky smile and outgoing personality, Jamie Oliver is one of the UK’s favourite celebrity chefs. He has a wide range of excellent cookbooks under his belt, and he always promotes and encourages people to cook and eat well within their budget and capabilities. Here we have picked just three of his recipe books that we think would be perfect for your Mum this Mother’s Day.
Recipe Books from Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson has a relaxed, calming method of cooking which appeals to many women (and men) who consider cooking an important part of each day. She has been quoted as saying, “I think cooking should be about fun and family.” and we think that there are a great many mothers who share this view. In our home we have at a couple of Nigella Lawson cookery books and they are used often for main meals, snacks and desserts. Your mum is sure to be overjoyed to open a Nigella cookbook this Mother’s Day!
Cookbooks for Health
These recipe books from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Kerridge and Dr Megan Rossi are all about improving your health through a balanced diet of good food and nutritious ingredients. If your mum has taken up a healthier lifestyle this year, then any of these three cookbooks will give her lots of tasty recipes and helpful information.
Slow Cooker Recipe Books
As you probably know, we love slow cookers on Kitchen and Cook Shop, and ours is used most weeks. They are simple to use and very cost-effective too. One of the best things about using a slow cooker is that your mum can prepare the ingredients, put them in the slow cooker and set the appliance cooking whilst she gets on with her busy day. In the evening, a healthy, nutritious and tasty meal will be ready for her and others in the household. In additional, if she cooks more food than required for that day, she can freeze some meals for the future – very useful on days when your mum does not have enough time to prepare a meal from scratch.
Pinch of Nom Cookbooks
This series of recipe books is written by authors Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson. There are currently three cookbooks in the range with two food planner books also available. Pinch of Nom cookbooks are packed full of slimming recipes to make with minimum fuss and maximum flavour. These cookbooks have been at the top of the best selling list for quite a while and the authors are over-the-moon that people are using their recipes to make themselves feel phenomenal! Gift your mum one of the Pinch of Nom cookbooks and see what low-fat wonders she can create!
Cookbooks for New Mums
New mothers have so much to do, and so little time to fit it all in, so why not help a new mum with the cooking side of things by giving to her one of the following cookbook choices. They offer advice on how one can use the same ingredients for the baby as for the rest of the family, thus saving time and money… and as we all know, both of these things are extremely valuable when there are babies or young children around.
The Great British Bake Off Recipe and Cookbooks
The Great British Bake Off has been running on television in the UK since 20010, and some people even call it a national institution now! Sure, it’s been through format changes, and some great presenters have come and gone, but it continues to be enjoyed by many in the UK and across the world. If you look past the tent and its occupants, you will find that the real stars of the show are the bakes themselves, and the following books are sure to give joy to your mum this Mother’s Day, especially if she likes the TV show or baking in general.
I hope that this short article has given you some great cookbook ideas for Mother’s Day this year. Buying her any of the above cookery books is sure to give her joy… just make sure you offer to do the washing up after your mum has created another home-cooked masterpiece that you have just finished eating!