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Spring food inspiration with Penguin cookbooks

Get some new inspiration for recipes to try at dinner, or maybe find the perfect dish to impress at the next family barbeque with these great cookbooks! 

Plus, your chance to win a signed copy of Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love and a OTK tote bag here. Competition ends 7th November, 2021.

Home cooking with a twist

Homecooked

Everyday recipes for every New Zealand season and every occasion, this is real food for how we really live - our ingredients, our seasons and our way of life.

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Together

Welcome family and friends back around the table with Jamie's 2021 cookbook

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Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love

This is Ottolenghi, unplugged. The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team takes you on a journey through your kitchen cupboards, creating inspired recipes using humble ingredients.

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Travel with these great books

Fish Of The Day

Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific, from the creators of top-rating television programme Fish of the Day

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Med

World-renowned food writer Claudia Roden revisits Mediterranean cookery 30 years on with new simple, vibrant dishes. A treasure for fans of Ottolenghi SIMPLE (312k TCM) and Persiana (200k TCM).

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New recipes to try

Recipe
Confit tandoori chickpeas

These chickpeas have had their fair share of Insta fame for a multitude of reasons.

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Penne with asparagus, parsley and brown butter

This is a fast and fabulous dinner — put the pasta water on to boil as soon as you get home, keep your wits about you and in under 30 minutes you will be sitting down to eat.

Stories and recipes

Taste

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and irresistible memoir of life in and out of the kitchen

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Rick Stein at Home

From bestselling cook and food writer Rick Stein, a stunning collection of all-time favourite recipes and essays that celebrate the rhythms and rituals of home cooking

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Cook, Eat, Repeat

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella's engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.

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Make veggies the star of the show

Supergood

Epic plant-based food for everyone, with gluten-free options for just about everything.

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Veg

Brilliantly easy, healthy, flavour-packed, accessible and affordable veg recipes.

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Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

The third installment in Yotam's bestselling and multi-award-winning PLENTY series (over 2 million copies sold). FLAVOUR celebrates the limitless potential of vegetables and reveals how to transform them into magical dishes.

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Picnic recipes

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French tomato tart

I created my first version of this tart when I was living in France with Douglas for a couple of months, relishing the crispy pastry, creamy cheese, juicy flavourful tomatoes, fresh herbs and spicy cracked pepper. Back then I used a lovely soft salty white French cheese riddled with herbs and garlic. Naturally, I’ve created a new version of this, and it’s still amazingly good.

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Fudge cake slice

This recipe has been a fan favourite for over a decade. Cut it into slices for the kids or into tiny squares as a treat with your cuppa. It also freezes well, so you can stash a few squares away for when no one is looking.

Quick and delicious

Eat Well for Less NZ

Cheap and cheerful recipes full of flavour, from series 1 and series 2 of New Zealand's hit series Eat Well for Less NZ.

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Destitute Gourmet

Modern tasty food that's quick and easy to make, with readily available and very affordable ingredients.

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Simply Food

Stylish modern food made with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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Wow factor desserts

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Tangerine dream cake

A pleasure to make, this cake is joyous served with a cup of tea.

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Vegan sticky date pudding with coconut butterscotch sauce

This sticky date pudding is one of my favourite things to make during the colder months. What makes this dessert really special is the hint of ginger and cardamom in the coconut butterscotch sauce. I bet you can’t wait to grab your spoon and dig in! Just remember to get your dates on to soak a bit beforehand. If you don’t need this to be vegan, you can use regular milk, cream and butter.