The 5 best garden cookery books

September 20th, 2015
Posted In: Shop

You need garden cookery books if you grow your own vegetables or buy seasonal veg.

They offer lots of easy, delicious recipes to make the most of your harvest or market bargains. You won’t find yourself cooking the same thing for weeks on end.

Five garden cookery books I use every day.

My top garden cookery books – falling apart from constant use.

(If you’d like more tips on growing veg all year round, see this post here. Or if you havent’ tried growing chillies yet, but want a really, easy useful grow-your-own plant, see here.)

But whether I’ve grown it myself or bought from our local farmers’market, I’ve gone back to the same books again and again. So I thought they might be useful to you too.

Three of my top 5 garden cookery books no longer have spines and two are missing either a front or back cover. Mr Middle-Size has repaired them with duct tape more than once.

The garden cookery books that really stand the test of time

Many ‘best-selling’ cookery books shoot into the charts because they’re linked to a TV programme – then vanish when the programme does. A cookery book still being sold five-plus years later means that people really are using it and recommending it, not just leaving it to gather dust.

Several of these were published more than 10 years ago but are still in print. You can buy these from Amazon by clicking on either the book title or cover. I am an Amazon affiliate so if you do buy via this link I may get a small fee, but it won’t add to your cost.

Let me know if you have a cookbook that you always turn to when cooking from the garden or farmer’s market – do share this using the buttons below. Thank you!

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7 comments on "The 5 best garden cookery books"

  1. I am a big fan of Christopher Lloyd’s ‘Gardener Cook’

    1. Must try it – I saw a copy when I was last at Dixter, but I hadn’t thought of him as a cook, thanks for letting me know.

  2. Claire Cox says:

    Totally agree about the Sarah Raven books, although as I live alone, the Garden Cookbook is my go-to option. Also love Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg and Fruit books and Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries always come up trumps. Amazing how often I open the books at the same date to find he’s cooking whatever produce I’m wondering what to do with!

    1. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s books have come up in comments on Twitter, so I must get one. And I haven’t got Kitchen Diaries yet – one for the Christmas list.

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