My Top 3 Thumbed – and Stained – Cookbooks

Number 3

The Prawn Cocktail Years by Simon Hopkinson & Lindsey Bareham

Simon Hopkinson

Probably the best cookbook ever written. But no use to you whatsoever if you’re on a diet… except as Food Porn.

Number 2

Floyd On France by Keith Floyd

Keith Floyd

My cookery hero’s Magnum Opus. If you don’t have a copy, you don’t like food.

Number 1

Pat Chapman’s Curry Bible

Best Curry Cookbook

An unfair advantage here given the staining power of most curry ingredients but a book that taught me everything I know about making curry.   Next blog – Chicken Curry.