The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: February 2018

The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: October 2021

by Great British Chefs 1 October 2021

Welcome to the Great British Chefs Cookbook Club! Find out how it works, how to get involved and what prizes you can win.

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Even with the vast number of recipes available on the internet these days, there’s nothing quite like leafing through a beautiful book full of recipes. It’s a medium that’s stronger than ever before, with cookbooks topping bestseller charts throughout the year. If you’re anything like us then you’ll have shelves upon shelves of them in your home – some kept in pristine condition, others earmarked, stained and scrawled over after years of use.

It’s this national love for cookbooks that has prompted us to start our very own cookbook club. Each month we’ll select a cookbook that we think stands out from the rest and ask you, the Great British Chefs community, to cook a recipe from it. We’ll publish a small selection of recipes on our site so, even if you don’t already have the book, you can still get involved and see how your cooking compares to everyone else’s. Apply to join the Facebook group here and take a look at this month's book (and recipes) below. We've also included the winning post from last month's book, as well as some of our other favourite entries.

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Apply to join the Cookbook Club today!

Click here to apply to join our cookbook club, meet likeminded home cooks and share your creations for the chance to win prizes. Please make sure to answer the two simple introductory questions to speed up your application.

This month's book: Around The Table by Great British Chefs

Our latest book Around The Table is packed with seventy recipes ideal for sharing with friends and family. Dinner parties, impromptu gatherings, small plates with friends, al fresco entertaining – it's all covered with easy, cheffy dishes which will impress guests without having you chained to the stove for hours on end.

We've included three dishes from the book to give you an idea of the full list of recipes featured, but if you want to buy it for yourself and discover the other sixty-seven incredible recipes within it, you can get it here

Baja fish tacos with cucumber and pistachio salsa

Santiago Lastra is shining a whole new light on Mexican cuisine, combining its flavours and techniques with British produce. This bright, colourful fish taco includes the likes of Marmite, sauerkraut and mayonnaise to create a spread worthy of any occasion.

Pork chop with braised lentils, chimichurri and saffron aioli

A rustic, hearty dish perfect for autumn, tender pork is laid atop a bed of soupy lentils with a zingy chimichurri and rich saffron aioli. A fantastic flavour combination that's simple to put together.

Patatas Bravísimas

Angel Zapata Martin is the king of tapas, and this dish takes the universally loved patatas bravas and adds a little extra magic. Crispy potatoes are slathered in a sweet, slightly sour tomato sauce, with a fiercely garlicky allioli drizzled over the top. Indulgent and very, very moreish.

Last month's winners

Last month you got to grips with the food of Sicily with Ben Tish's ode to the island Sicilia. Well done to Giorgia Lacey-Colley for coming top – she wins a prize! Take a look at her dish and all the other honourable mentions below.

Mark Howroyd's baked anelletti timballo would certainly satiate hunger pangs
Pavlos Kollias combined smoky artichokes with a whole grilled mackerel – delicious!
Sarah Jordan's caponata with Sicilian flatbread couldn't be more, well, Sicilian!
Julie A Battaini's Sicilian octopus and chickpea stew with salsa verde was a triumph
Amy Wilson's Sicilian lemon cream with stewed blackberries was one for the sweet-toothed
Nichola Procter's charcoal-grilled tuna with coriander seeds, lemon and courgettes knocked it out of the park
Sam Beech's spiced lamb arancini were little spheres of perfection
Jang Kwon's warm strawberry crostata was picture perfect

Make sure you post photos along with commentary of the dishes you cook using Around The Table in our Facebook group to be in with the chance of winning.