The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: June 2024

The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: February 2018

The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: June 2024

1 June 2024

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

The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: June 2024

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

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.

Apply to join the Cookbook Club today!

Click here to apply to join our cookbook club, meet like-minded 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 cookbook is BBQ Days, BBQ Nights by Helen Graves

For June, we're cooking from BBQ Days, BBQ Nights by our very own Helen Graves. It's all about simple, punchy barbecue recipes that are sure to be a favourite at any party. All the recipes have alternative methods so that they can also be cooked indoors, and enjoyed even when the weather takes a turn. Take a look at some of the book's recipes below for a taster of everything BBQ Days, BBQ Nights has to offer, or buy yourself a copy here.

Sticky spiced mango pork shoulder with mango pickle

Grilled plums, five-spice crumble and honey-rum cream

Curried brown butter potato salad with quick pickled corn

Last month's winners

In May, you all cooked dishes from Seasoning and we were really impressed with the results. A massive congratulations to our cookbook club winner Susannah Day. They win a prize. Take a look at Susannah's entry below, as well as those from our runners up.

Our winner this month is Susannah Day with these picture-perfect elderflower madeleines from Seasoning. Who wouldn't want a fresh madeleine for breakfast?
David Beynon made Angela Clutton's smacked radishes, with sesame, sumac and mint, and added in some cucumber as well as radish. A really nice, extra refreshing twist.
This beautiful, bright salad from Marta Biriș is truly sunshine on a plate. We're not surprised it was your favourite!
Tracy Carey's cauliflower salad looks like a delicious, light salad. It has some acidity, crunch and fragrant fresh mint leaves: ideal.
Mark Howroyd shared this stunning raspberry, balsamic and peppercorn parfait with chocolate sauce made by Tanya Howroyd. This looks so elegant, and good enough to eat off the screen.
Chris Kemp's elderflower panna cotta is from Great British Chefs, and was paired with Eleanor Ford's ever-popular pistachio biscuits. Such a treat!
This spectacular photo of braised little gems with shallots, pancetta and peas is by Julie Singer. Hot lettuce isn't very common in the UK, but this photo shows why that should change!
With all the wild garlic that's been around for the past month, we're not surprised Lorna Banford went for these wild garlic farls! They look like an ideal breakfast.
These mini ice lollies from Frances Magdalene Wilson look like just the thing for a hot day in early summer.

Make sure you post photos along with commentary of the dishes you cook this month in our Facebook group to be in with the chance of winning.

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