If you’re anything like us you have shelves of cookbooks.  Clare, Seasoned’s founder, is starting a Cook Book Club with a few local friends and we are encouraging people to do the same.  We think the magic ingredients are as follows:

  • A few local friends, ideally some of whom don’t already know each other
  • A regular time to meet – e.g the first Wednesday of the month, perhaps circulating around people’s houses
  • Everyone brings a recipe that they have recently tried, out of a cookbook they love (tasters are optional, but always welcome!)

We’re aiming to share family favourites and give people the incentive to have a go at the recipes you’ve been itching to try or the new cookbook that has been waiting to be christened?

We’ll be posting pictures and links across our social media channels showing what the Seasoned team have been cooking from books this month. Find what we’ve made by following the hashtag #seasonedcookbookclub

The whole idea is for you to be inspired to cook something different or maybe discover a new cookbook author.

To get you going here are some cookbooks by our chefs:


River Cottage Handbook: Game – Tim Maddams

The River Cottage Handbook series is an essential on any foodies bookshelf. Tim’s Game handbook is a perfect pocket-sized companion that demystifies game cookery.

Learn more about game, artisan food and foraging with Tim Maddams on one of his courses.


Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Sumayya Usmani

A new one to our bookshelves at Seasoned and Jules’ current favourite. Sumayya’s style if cooking is Pakistani with hints of Iranian and Persian. Her food is colourful and fragrant and absolutely delicious.

Discover delicious Indian food with Sumayya on our Curries and Accompaniments course.


Cool Kids Cook – Jenny Chandler

If you want to get the kids involved in Seasoned Cookbook Club you could try Jenny Chandler’s Cool Kids Cook cookbook. This book is idea from age 7 upwards and is filled with real food rather than kiddy food.

Learn about Spanish, Italian and Middle Eastern food with Jenny Chandler.


Patisserie at Home – Will Torrent

Making patisserie at home doesn’t have to be scary or use lots of complicated ingredients or equipment. Will demystifies patisserie with delicious, step by step recipes. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to produce.

Master patisserie and chocolate making with Will Torrent


We look forward to seeing what dishes you make. Don’t forget to tag us in. #seasonedcookbookclub


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