Bill’s Italian Food
Bill Granger, HarperCollins, £20 (hardback)
This is definitely worth making room for. Filled with easy, everyday recipes to whet your appetite, each page is as colourful as the next. The biggest problem is deciding which meal to make first! Bill Granger, a self-taught cook and international restaurateur, is a firm believer in simple ingredients and simple recipes, which all adds up to delicious food. With a focus on simple, original Italian recipes, you can find small meals to use as starter courses, larger meals for those end-of-day feasts, and desserts to give you that sweet treat. Bill used his own wife and three young daughters as guinea pigs, and if it’s good enough for them then it’s good enough for us! A cookery book with some truly authentic Mediterranean recipes is just what you need as we move out of winter and into the warmer climate of spring. Get practising now and you’ll be a master of Italian cooking come summer!