1. Bill’s Open Kitchen by Bill Granger
"Bill Granger shares a very personal recipe collection in this cookbook, explaining how to prepare for breakfast or lunch, a spontaneous afternoon tea, or a casual or formal dinner. He loves entertaining at home and believes that eating with friends or family should be a pleasure, and that food for all occasions can be prepared simply, without stress, ensuring that the cook enjoys the occasion as much as the guests. With his uncomplicated recipes, Bill wants to show that everyone has the ability to make food appealing and that it can be done without too much fuss."
2. Starter Kitchen by Callum Hann
"Perfect for anyone living away from home for the first time, this is an easy, uncluttered approach to understanding kitchen basics, with insights into buying fresh produce, using the right equipment, shopping on a budget, and basic cooking skills. There are over 60 simple, casual and fun recipes, using ingredients readily available in the supermarket. Lots of common occasions are covered, and it also answers common questions like, ‘Why do you need to rest meat after cooking?’ or ‘Why do you add salt to the water when cooking vegetables?’. Designed with young palates, low budgets and inspiration in mind, this book will provide simple, but satisfying recipes that take this basic knowledge and put it into practice."
3. Food from Many Greek Kitchen by Tessa Kiros
"No one captures the spirit and soul of a place quite like Tessa Kiros, the best-selling author of Falling Cloudberries and Apples for Jam. Food, culture, celebration, and memory are inexorably tied together inside Tessa Kiros’s Food from Many Greek Kitchens. This exceptional cookbook explores Kiros’s Greek-Cypriot heritage and takes readers on a colourful journey into the Greek kitchens of her friends and family as she catalogues the traditional foods for fasting, festivals, and feast days. With a glossary and more than 200 classically prepared Greek recipes, Food from Many Greek Kitchens adds a greater depth of flavour to each dish through Kiros’s warm anecdotal introductions."
4. The New Classic by Donna Hay
“The landmark cookbook that all Donna Hay fans have been waiting for, this is ultimate collection of Donna’s all-time favourite classic recipes. This is a definitive collection of classic recipes for every modern cook from Donna Hay magazine. This is the ultimate Donna Hay cookbook, the book that has everything that you ever wanted to know how to cook. It contains all our old family favourites as well as new delights, everything from beef and ale pies, from mac ‘n cheese to macarons, it’s exactly the food that we want to cook and eat now, all written in Donna’s trademark simple, clear and easy way.”
5. Mandela: Authorised Portrait – updated and revised
"Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has dedicated his life to fighting racism, segregation, oppression and exploitation, and championing democracy, equality, and education. Mandela: The Authorized Portrait celebrates the courage, determination, and remarkable humanity of a great man and chronicles his extraordinary contribution to humankind. Much of the story in this book is told by those whose very lives he has touched. Drawing on 60 original and extensive interviews with family members, close friends, colleagues, and many of the world’s leading figures in politics and entertainment."
6. Ubuntu Believe: Desmond Tutu
"Introduced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Ubuntu collection is a unique series of exquisitely produced small-format books that take inspiration from Ubuntu and are each founded on the work and example of one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable humanitarians. The Believe edition focuses on the words, inspiration and teachings of Desmond Tutu. The book features a biographic essay on Desmond Tutu and traces his life and philosophy by combining the best available photographs with first-person text quotations from his inspiring speeches and writings that reflect the spirit of Ubuntu."
7. Billionaire Boy: Mark Zuckerberg by G Beahm
“Mark Zuckerberg, named the youngest Person of the Year by Time Magazine since Charles Lindbergh in 1927, has grown in prominence as rapidly as the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. The public’s appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable. Curiosity abounds regarding Zuckerberg’s personality and management style, since fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted a broad-strokes portrait of the young CEO that is at best only a fraction of the truth.”
All book reviews sourced from Amazon.com.