The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: March 2023

1 March 2023

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 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: Chinese-ish by Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu

This month's cookbook is Chinese-ish by Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu. Chinese-ish celebrates its two authors' blend of cultures through recipes which proudly claim to be inauthentic. Rosheen and Joanna's Chinese heritage is still clear to see in everything from dumpling recipes to rice dishes but acts as an influence rather than a binding set of rules. Expect unconventional but incredibly tasty recipes for all levels of cook.

To get a taste for the book take a look at the three recipes below, but to really get stuck in, buy a copy from our shop here.

Char kway teow

Pumpkin cakes

Hong Kong-style sago pudding

Last month's winners

In February, we asked you to cook from Hoppers: The Cookbook. Well done to Leya Lakshmanan for coming top – they win a prize! Take a look at their entry along with many more honourable mentions below.

Leya served her beautiful red chicken curry with perfectly made pol roti.
Marta Pa's curried butternut squash soup was packed with flavour, thanks to the use of Jaffna curry powder.
Squid is famously unforgiving but Manfred Tures cooked his perfectly.
Susannah's Day took a couple of attempts to nail her dosa, which was then filled with potato fry, but the hard work paid off!
Kim Ferris made the Hoppers buriani using a root vegetable curry.
Lyn Waldron's lamb shank curry was both incredibly tender and packed plenty of heat.
Alessandra Maggiora made the curry powder for her Jaffna chicken curry from scratch.
Yvonne Harris took her roast to the next level by cooking this kalupol roast chicken on a rotisserie.
Tracy Carey impressed the family by recreating the Hoppers mussel hodi.

Make sure you post photos along with commentary of the dishes you cook from Hoppers: The Cookbook in our Facebook group to be in with the chance of winning.

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