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Clear your schedule and don your apron because the best culinary brains in the biz are dropping stacks of new recipe books bursting with boozy and foodie inspiration, says Joanna Taylor

Cravings: All Together

For a sneak peek into Chrissy Teigen’s life with singer husband John Legend and brood, grab a copy of the chef and social media sensation’s ode to comfort cooking, packed with anecdotes and recipes for the family’s favourite dishes including her hubby’s beloved blueberry pancakes. ‘Cravings: All Together — Recipes To Love’, by Chrissy Teigen, £21.93

Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook

Whether you’re yet to master the art of Malaysian cooking, or are a seasoned pro, pick up a copy of Mandy Yin’s debut cookbook. Bursting with recipes passed down from her grandmother and devised in her fantastic restaurant, Sambal Shiok, it’s a tome you’ll want to bring out and splatter with sauce again and again. ‘Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook’, by Mandy Yin, £25

The Female Chef

Snap up this aesthetically pleasing number for insight into the lives of 30 of the esteemed female chefs — such as Andi Oliver and Erchen Chang — making their mark on the male-dominated food scene and access to each woman’s most memorable recipes. ‘The Female Chef: 30 Women Redefining The British Food Scene’, £28

A Cook’s Book

Didn’t think Nigel Slater could get any more wholesome? Well, you were wrong. The king of cosy’s part-memoir, part-cookbook follows his life through the recipes he grew up cooking, from the first tart he baked with his mother to what he’s whisking up today and all of his changing styles in between. ‘A Cook’s Book’, by Nigel Slater, £30

Claridge’s The Cocktail Book

There’s nothing chicer or more relaxing than a cocktail in one of the regal Claridge’s bars. For the days when you can’t bear the idea of getting your glam on, dim the lights and reach for the institution’s guide to making its previously top secret signature concoctions at home. ‘Claridge’s The Cocktail Book’, £25

Taste: My Life Through Food

The man, the myth, The Devil Wears Prada legend Stanley Tucci has blessed our hungry souls with a food memoir to feed our mounting appetite for the actor and cook’s wit, warmth and, let’s face it: tight polo shirts. He divulges some of his most treasured memories and stories behind favourite recipes — prepare to feel bereaved when it’s over.
Taste: My Life Through Food’, by Stanley Tucci, £20