The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: February 2018

The Great British Chefs Cookbook Club: August 2022

by Great British Chefs 1 August 2022

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: Kin Thai by John Chantarasak

Kin Thai is chef and AngloThai co-founder John Chantarasak's first cookbook and features eighty recipes, ranging from lesser-known Thai dishes to popular classics. Over the course of the book, John also provides insight into how home cooks can use Western ingredients to achieve Asian flavours – something that's a key part of John's ethos as a chef.

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

Pad Thai

Gaeng massaman neua

Mamuang khao neow

Last month's winners

Last month we got stuck into Helen Graves' fantastic new cookbook Live Fire. Well done to Esme Willis for coming top – they win a prize! Take a look at their entry along with many more honourable mentions below.

Brined in cider and finished on the barbecue, Manfred Tures' pork chops were beautifully tender and juicy.
Ruairi Prendiville's slow-cooked shoulder of pork made the perfect filling for summery bun.
Sometimes the simple things are the best, as proved by Amy Wilson who cooked Helen's charred tomatoes with cool yoghurt, served with homemade pittas.
Live Fire's miso fish sauce caramel chicken wings proved an absolute hit for Helen Sara Knott.
Julie Singer's smoked duck with blackberry hoisin went down a treat when stuffed inside Chinese pancakes.
Mark Howroyd made extra miso fish sauce caramel for his chicken wings to ensure they were all slathered!
Susannah Day prepared an impressive spread with the Live Fire's piri piri chicken thighs at the centre.
For her take on Helen's smoked cherry and whisky butterscotch sundae, Tracy Carey used whisky oak chips on the coals to give added flavour.

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