Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The best cookbooks of all time

A library of brilliant recipe books is an essential part of every foodie’s armoury. On the search for the ultimate foodie bible, Stylist quizzed our favourite chefs and tested hundreds of recipes to find the top ten books for cooks (see them all by clicking on an image in the gallery below).

Now we're calling on all budding chefs to share their signature dish - the one you turn to time and time again - to be in with a chance of winning all ten recipe books. To enter, simply share your favourite dish to cook in the comments section, along with a short line or two on why you love it. We're looking for your fail-safe dish that's always a crowd-pleaser at mealtimes or guaranteed to wow at dinner parties. It can be anything from a simple salad to a complex soufflé - it just needs to get your taste-buds tingling.

The competition has now closed, but please do still share your all-time favourite recipes in the comments section at the bottom of this page - and discover our top ten cookbooks by clicking an image below.

Related

Tommi-Sandwich.jpg

Thomasina Miers

Cookery-School-hero.jpg

Cookery School recipes

Italian Food Hero - hero.jpg

Cooking Italian

Comments

More

The new cookbooks to boost your culinary know-how in 2017

Simple ways to update your kitchen repertoire

17 Jan 2017

These are the books that President Obama wants everyone to read

Bookworms, rejoice: President Obama has compiled a reading list for you

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Jan 2017

Are you ready for the Fifty Shades of Grey musical?

Theatre bosses have big plans for EL James’ book series …

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

15 moving books about animals to keep you on the Veganuary wagon

Keep your vegetable-consumption goals on track

by Scarlett Cayford
13 Jan 2017

Meet Daliyah, the four-year-old bookworm who has read over 1,000 books

She goes to the library every single day

by Sarah Biddlecombe
13 Jan 2017

Illustrator depicts how depression really feels in beautiful new book

“You are not alone.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Jan 2017

Watch the chilling first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale

The upcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel has never felt more relevant

by Kayleigh Dray
09 Jan 2017

Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel confirmed to star in The Handmaid’s Tale

The real-life Rory Gilmore is headed to Margaret Atwood’s Gilead…

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Jan 2017

One book addict’s tale of 40 literary loves and fiction fails

Stylist's Jamie Klingler on the books she devoured in 2016, from the spellbinding to the over-hyped

by Jamie Klingler
05 Jan 2017

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Costa Book Awards winners

by Moya Crockett
04 Jan 2017