8 gorgeous cookbook gifts for the foodie in your life

8 gorgeous cookbook gifts for the foodie in your life
Looking for a Mother's Day gift idea? These beautiful cookbooks are sure to impress.

‘Bella’ by Annabel Langbein

Celebrated Kiwi cook, Annabel Langbein shares a personal memoir of her life and how food has shaped it in Bella, My Life in Food. 

Filled with delicious recipes, tender anecdotes and her philosophy of food, Bella is perfect for the foodie in your life.

‘In Praise of Veg’ by Alice Zaslavsky

Boasting over 150 recipes, In Praise of Veg is “the definitive guide to making vegetables the centre of the plate.”

The beautifully-illustrated kitchen companion profiles 50 favourite vegetable varieties with countless tips on buying, storing and cooking produce.

‘Use It All’ by Alex Elliott-Howery and Jaimee Edwards

Alex Elliott-Howery, a leading voice in the low-waste movement has partnered with expert foodie Jaimee Edwards for this kitchen handbook, featuring 200+ recipes, clever ideas and cooking hacks to make the most of what you’ve got and cut down waste.

‘Africola’ by Duncan Welgemoed


Bold, brash and bursting with flavour, cult-chef Duncan Welgemoed’s Africola is an exciting cookbook for the foodie who like things a bit different.

Welgemoed’s fearless approach to food has garnered him incredible praise at his award-winning South Australian restaurant, Africola. Now, he’s bringing it to the page, with recipes including an array of meats, seafood, and a “slew of intensely flavourful, veg-forward dishes.”

‘The Ethical Omnivore’ by Laura Dalrymple and Grant Hilliard

When it comes to eating sustainably, most cooks advise against eating meat. The Ethical Omnivore explores a new solution about sourcing and eating meat with a conscience.

The user-friendly handbook promises to “open your eyes to a better way to buy, cook and eat.”

‘Parwana’ by Durkhanai Ayubi

After opening their doors to their family-run restaurant Parwana in Adelaide 2009, the Ayubi’s soon saw an appetite for Afghan cuisine.

Interwoven with their moving family story, Parwana features fragrant and flavourful recipes, including signature rice dishes, curries, chutneys and desserts.

‘Shared Kitchen’ by Julie and Ilaria Biuso

Mother and daughter duo Julie and Ilaria Biuso have taken the best of their award-winning website into a gorgeous cookbook.

Perfect for the relaxed cook who doesn’t want to compromise on flavour, The Shared Kitchen features 160+ recipes for every day cooking to impress.

‘Always Add Lemon’ by Danielle Alvarez

Head chef behind Sydney’s beloved Fred’s restaurant, Danielle Alvarez recently published her first cookbook, Always Add Lemon. The idea, she explains, was to bring together all the culinary lessons that have defined her career.

“I wanted to tie together in a neat little (and beautiful) package, my greatest cooking lessons and over 100 recipes that you can cook throughout the year,” she says.


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