There are some wonderful cookbooks being released in 2020, so we thought we’d pull together a list of some of the ones we’re enjoying most this year. From plant based cookbooks to classic meaty dinner recipes, there’s no end to amazing recipes for you to discover. So now’s the time for you to find your favourite cookbook this year. And one that will inspire you for years to come.
Best Vegan & Vegetarian Cookbooks
The popularity of vegan and vegetarian food continues to grow, and with it there is an ever increasing selection of cookbooks to cater for the trend. If you are interested in clean eating or a plant based diet, 2020 is a great year for you to find a suitable cookbook with hundreds of recipes for you to create in your own kitchen.
Vegan Japaneasy: Classic & Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home – Tim Anderson
Most people would not immediately associate a vegan diet with Japanese food. It is perhaps more likely that you would first think of raw seafood served up as sushi or sashimi.
But the truth is you can enjoy all the salty and spicy umami flavours of Japanese cuisine on a vegan diet. And best of all, it's easy to make. From the winner of Masterchef 2011, this book is a great way to explore Japanese food.
East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing – Meera Sodha
Meera is one of our favourite chefs at Tenderstem® and has contributed several delicious recipes to our website. Her new book comprises of recipes inspired by the East, from Bangalore to Beijing, Japan, Thailand and everywhere in between. It’s a real celebration of Asian food.
Meera is one of the leading authors of vegetarian and vegan recipes. We love to see her incorporating Tenderstem® too, such as this delicious Tofu, Tenderstem® broccoli and Kimchi stew.
The Vegetarian Kitchen: Essential Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone – Prue Leith & Peta Leith
Star of The Great British Bake Off, Prue Leith is a favourite up and down the country, and her new book contains a selection of delicious vegetarian recipes.
These recipes—devised by Prue and her niece Peta—range from hearty dinners to sumptuous desserts.
My New Roots: Healthy Plant-Based and Vegetarian Recipes for Every Season – Sarah Britton
Eating with the seasons is one of the best ways to connect with your food. This new cookbook from Sarah Britton consists of recipes that follow the seasons, with gluten free and sugar free options as you go.
New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian - Greg Malouf & Lucy Malouf
This wonderful cookbook showcases Middle Eastern cuisine and has vegetables at the heart of the recipe collection. As you’d expect there’s also a rich variety of grains, breads, dips and preserves that are synonymous with Middle Eastern food.
More Great Cookbooks Released in 2020
It's not only vegan and vegetarian cookbooks released in 2020. There's plenty of great books out there showcasing great meat and fish dishes.
Table Manners: The Cookbook – Jessie Ware & Lennie Ware
With recipes from their hit podcast, this cookbook comes with all of the personality and fun that the podcast is famous for. Featuring dishes cooked for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Yotam Ottolenghi, you’ll soon find the recipes are as delicious as the podcast is entertaining.
Eat Green: Delicious Flexitarian Recipes for Planet-Friendly Eating – Melissa Hemsley
With a focus on UK-grown ingredients that are super easy to get hold of, Melissa Hemsley has created a book that showcases ways you can eat more sustainably. Reducing food waste is a key aspect of the book, so there’s lots of ideas for you to reinvent your leftovers and use up the last of those ingredients that tend to get thrown away at the end of the week.
But more than that, the recipes speak for themselves. Whether it’s batch cooking a stew you can use for lunches throughout the week or quick 30 minute meals for weeknight dinners, there’s plenty for you to discover.
Week Light: Super-Fast Meals to Make You Feel Good – Donna Hay
Donna Hay is Australia’s bestselling cookbook author. In her new book she turns her favourite vegetables into some feel good, super-fast meals you can cook up yourself.
This book came out in late 2019, and is still perfect to pick up for recipe inspiration for family favourites. The recipes are predominantly vegetable based with a few meat options thrown in. Whether your favourite will be green falafels, crunchy pad thais or vegetable pizzas, there’s something in here for everyone in your family.
Feed Your Family for £20 a Week – Lorna Cooper
Finding recipes that are both delicious and wallet-friendly can sometimes be a challenge. Especially when you’re cooking for the whole family. That’s where this book really excels, using simple ingredients to create meals everyone will love. Not only that, but the book contains tips on how to plan meals with your weekly shop, getting the most out of your ingredients and discovering simple ideas for leftovers.