Cookbook Reviews

Below is a list of the cookbooks reviewed on this blog, together with links to the posts on my blog.

Anjum Anand, I Love Curry
Cardamom-Scented Chicken Curry
Australian Women’s Weekly, The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits
Chocolate Coconut Bars
Australian Women’s Weekly, The Cake Stall
Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake
Betty Bossi, Backen in der Weihnachtszeit (in German)
Betty Bossi, Kuchen Cakes & Torten (in German)
Betty Bossi, The Swiss Cookbook
Zurich-Style Veal in a Mushroom & Cream Sauce with Crash-Hot Potatoes
Bill Granger, Bill’s Everyday Asian
Chicken Curry Soup
Curry Puffs
Sweetcorn Soup
Vietnamese Pork Chops
Bill Granger, Everyday
Sticky Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
Bill Granger, Simply Bill
My Dhal
Dan Lepard, Baking with Passion (Baker & Spice)
Date Shortbread Bars
David Lebovitz, The Sweet Life in Paris
Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs
Donna Hay, Fresh and Light
Spaghetti with Tuna, Chilli, Rocket & Lemon
Elizabeth David, French Provincial Cooking
Cream of Tomato and Potato Soup
Emily Elsen & Melissa Elsen, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book
Salty Honey Pie
Fuchsia Dunlop, Every Grain of Rice
General Tso’s Chicken
Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra, Warm Bread and Honey Cake
Fruit Loaf
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Veg Everyday
Chilli, Cheese & Rosemary Polenta with Tomato Sauce
Pearl Barley Broth
Leila Lindholm, One More Slice
Twin Peaks Cherry Pie
Lucia Pantaleoni, Madeleines (in French)
Madeleines au coeur de Nutella
Luke Nguyen, Indochine
Artichokes with Garlic Mayonnaise
Luke Nguyen, The Food of Vietnam
Beef Noodle Soup with Rice Noodles
Pork Ribs Braised in Young Coconut Juice
Luke Nguyen, The Songs of Sapa
Chargrilled Lemongrass Beef
Crisp Silken Tofu in a Tomato and Black Pepper Sauce
Hoisin Dipping Sauce
Margaret Fulton, Baking: The Ultimate Sweet & Savoury Baking Collection
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Cinnamon Tea Cake
Marlene Matar, Marlene’s Best Recipes From East and West
Best Ever Chocolate Pound Cake
Martine Lizambard, Confitures (in French)
Confiture d’oranges douces
Meg Ray with Leslie Jonath, Miette
Tomboy Cake
Nigel Slater, Tender Volume 1: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch
A new pumpkin laksa for a cold night
Nigel Slater, The Kitchen Diaries
My very good chocolate brownie recipe
Nigella Lawson, Feast
Cheesy Feet
Chocolate Fruit Cake
Custard Cream Hearts
Easter Nest Cake
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake
Nigella Lawson, Forever Summer
Keralan Fish Curry
Nigella Lawson, How to be a Domestic Goddess
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Icing
Christmas Cupcakes
Lemon-Syrup Loaf Cake
Lily’s Scones
Profiteroles, my way
Nigella Lawson, How to Eat
Clementine Cake
Nigella Lawson, Kitchen
Coffee and walnut layer cake
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Nigella Lawson, Nigella Bites
American Pancakes
Nigella Lawson, Nigella Christmas
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta & Parsely
Cranberry-Studded Mincemeat
Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce
Roast Squash and Sweet Potato Soup
Spiced & Superjuicy Roast Turkey
Star-Topped Mince Pies
Yule Log
Nigella Lawson, Nigella Express
Blueberry Syrup
Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pete Evans, My Party: Canapés and Cocktails
Mushroom Tarts
Philippe Andrieu, Ladurée Sucré
Rachel Allen, Bake
Carrot Cake with Orange Cream-Cheese Icing
Ginger & Honey Snaps
Rustic Bacon & Cheddar Bread
Strawberry Jam
Rachel Allen, Cake
Apple and Walnut Cake
Rachel Allen, Easy Meals
Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry
Tomato & Rosemary Risotto with Meatballs
Rachel Allen, Home Cooking
American Buttermilk Pancakes
Cinnamon & Coconut Macaroons
Soda Bread
Thai Sticky Chicken
Toffee Sauce
Waffles and again
Rachel Allen, Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen
Three Cheese Bread
Potato, Smoked Salmon & Dill Tart
Rachel Khoo, My Little French Kitchen
Galette des Rois
Ham & Vegetable Pastry Puffs
Semolina Burnt Creams with Prunes
Rachel Khoo, Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook
Cream of Tomato Soup with Crunchy Lemon Chickpeas
Plum Jelly with Elderflower Chantilly
Sticky Chicken with Malaysian Salad
Rachel Khoo, The Little Paris Kitchen
Bacon and egg tart
Beef cheek “pot-on-the-fire”
Burgundy beef with baguette dumplings
Celeriac and apple salad
Chicken dumpling soup
Chocolate lava cake with salted caramel filling
Chocolate mousse with cocoa nibs
Coq au vin on skewers
Cream Sauce
Croque Madame muffins
Madeleines with Lemon Curd
Meatballs in spicy sauce with Alsatian pasta
Pistou soup
Spicy Green Sauce
Vanilla cream with caramel sauce
Stéphane Reynaud, Ripailles
Duck Confit
Stephanie Alexander, The Cook’s Companion
Pikelets and again
Thomas Keller, Bouchon
Roast Chicken
Tracey Lister & Andreas Pohl, Real Vietnamese Cooking
Chicken Pho
Crispy Chicken Wings with Fish Sauce
Trine Hahnemann, Scandinavian Baking
Michala’s Chocolate Cake
Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty
Aubergines with Buttermilk Sauce and again
Black Pepper Tofu
Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty More
Cheesecake with Plum Compote


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  1. Just came across your blog. You’ve got some lovely photos there, the shots look cookbook perfect.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your reviews and recipes.


  2. eat little bird 20 July 2011

    Thank you, Louis!! I will be getting up a few more posts in the coming weeks. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Anita Menon 3 October 2011

    I love your cookbook collection and am on the process of building my own. Do suggest some must-have books – esp desserts, cakes, pastries, related cookbooks.

    Thanks so much.

    • eat little bird 4 October 2011

      Ooh I love questions like these but where do I start??!

      Nigella Lawson‘s books are a great source of recipes for baking, particularly How to be a Domestic Goddess and Feast.

      I also love Rachel Allen and her book, Bake, has some great recipes which I make regularly.

      Bill Granger also has wonderful baking recipes throughout all of his books.

      I’ve been baking quite a bit from the Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook which has recipes from a popular bakery in Sydney, Australia. So far, their recipes (both savoury and sweet) have worked out wonderfully for me.

      There are so many … but the above-mentioned are a good starting point, I think 😉 I hope to continue reviewing more recipes on this blog which will hopefully lead to more cookbook recommendations.

      If you have any cookbook recommendations to share, I would love to hear from you! 🙂

  4. Anna 30 October 2012

    I’ve just stumbled upon your website and already I’ve seen so many recipes I’m inspired to cook!
    I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks and, like you, read them like novels. So much so that I don’t remember the last time I read a ‘proper’ book!
    Hope you’re well 🙂 x

    • eat, little bird 1 November 2012

      It can be hard to squeeze in any “proper” reading if you’re always consumed by cookbooks! Thankfully, this blog has been a nice way for me to actually cook from the cookbooks too. But the “problem” with too many cookbooks is too many recipes to try! But life can only be good if you have problems like these 😉

  5. Anne jeyaraj 12 June 2013

    Lovely to see some people with same taste,thanks for the recipes ,enjoyed them!

  6. Zane 3 June 2014

    I’m also love French cuisine. Ok, I’m beginner in that. But for me French cuisine secret discoverer is a book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. What do you think about this book?
    Greetings from Latvia!

    • Eat, Little Bird 18 February 2015

      Hi Zane,
      I also love Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but I’m afraid I’ve only made a few recipes from that book. I use it more as a guide when trying new French recipes where I compare ingredients and notes with other recipes. It’s always a good read and I even have a pocket version so I can take it with me when travelling!