Jamie Cooks Italy ( Michael Joseph R430)
There’s no stopping Jamie Oliver. His last book 5 Ingredients sold more than a million copies, testament to the fact that for all the hype around him, his recipes work. Now he goes back to his beloved Italy for its classic cuisine. Expect such dishes as Stuffed Focaccia, Salina Chicken and Limoncello Tiramisu.
Set a Table (Jacana R320)
Karen Dudley, the queen of casual Cape Town food, implores you to get out the good cutlery and get entertaining. Many of the recipes are taken from her two restaurants The Kitchen and The Dining Room, like the Duck Salad with Cashews and Asparagus Avgolemono, but she has adapted them for the home cook.