For the eclectic cook
The K Club Cookbook: Producer to Plate by Finbarr Higgins (Cork University Press, €39)
Beautifully bound, this hardback features The K Club’s best dishes presented simply so you can reproduce them at home.
For the traditionalist
Home: Recipes from Ireland by Trish Deseine (Hachette Cuisine, €28)
A tribute to Irish cooking if ever there was one. Trish profiles the nation’s food heroes while whipping up traditional Hibernian dishes you’ll savour.
For the experimental cook
Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury, approx €18)
Let’s face it, everyone knows and loves Ottolenghi by now. This recent tome highlights the best recipes from his Soho hotspot.
For the seafood lover
Sea Gastronomy: Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic by Michael O?Meara (Artisan House, €30)
No one knows seafood quite like Michael O?Meara. The Galway chef and owner of the award-winning Oscar’s Seafood Bistro has put together his best dishes all featuring the fruits of the sea and photographed them beautifully in this encyclopaedia-sized hardback.
For the sweet-toothed health nut
The Virtuous Tart by Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan, €24.99)
Susan Jane White has become one of Ireland’s most influential leaders in the healthy eating stakes, and we love her recipes. Here, she offers tasty alternative treats that are wheat-, dairy- and sugar-free. And truly delish.