The tasty Ten: The year’s best cookbooks

If you’re buying a cookbook for yourself or a loved one this Christmas, Jillian Bolger has ten of the year’s best for you to choose from

Cook, Eat, Repeat is an engaging collection of recipes and stories spun in Nigella Lawson’s inimitable style


Claire Thomson

(Quadrille, €35)

You could easily cook from Home Cookery Year all year long without getting bored. A chef, home cook and mum of three, Thomson’s flavour palette is thrillingly eclectic and her dishes feel new, exciting and achievable.

As imaginative as her previous books, it compromises 200 colourful recipes broken into seasons, categorised by themes like midweek suppers, budget dishes and celebration feasts.

Think butterflied leg of lamb with ...