I've been absorbed by a fascinating new book by award-winning food writer Sybil Kapoor called Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound which reveals the role our senses can play in the way we cook and eat.
This is one of the many enticing recipes in The Orchard Cook, a beautifully illustrated book I was sent by photographer and food writer Stuart Ovenden and which provides inspiring ideas as to what to do with autumnal fruits such as apples, pears and quince.
A clever little recipe from Jack Monroe's brilliant new book Cooking on a Bootstrap which would be perfect for a shared student house or anyone on a tight budget.
This week I went to a great event at Korean restaurant Jinjuu in Soho called Girls can Grill where four female chefs proved they were masters - or should that be mistresses? - of barbecue.
Last weekend our cooking group cooked up an American barbecue of which this brilliant recipe from the Hang Fire Cookbook was the standout dish so I really wanted to share it with you.
A really lovely summery recipe from Olia Hercules most recent book Kaukasis.
A great recipe from Will Bowlby of Kricket one of the most exciting new Indian restaurants in London. It comes from his book of the same name which is full of other tempting recipes.
Beets are everywhere at the moment but have you ever thought of using them in a risotto? And adding a dash of pinot noir?
Two of my favourite cookbooks over the last couple of years have been Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co's Food from the Middle East and The Baking Book so I've been hugely looking forward to their new book Honey & Co: At Home. Their recipes, which you can also find in the FT, are not just drop-dead delicious but reassuringly (and unusually for chefs!) actually work.
It's easy to get into a rut with egg recipes but if you're making brunch for friends this weekend try this delicious Moroccan egg dish from Nargisse Benkabbou's charming new book Casablanca: my Moroccan Food which gives a modern twist to traditional Moroccan cuisine.
We tend to think of barbecue as American but of course many cuisines involve dishes that are cooked over coals such as these delicious kebabs from Selin Kiazim's fabulous book Oklava.
If you've ever toyed with the idea of buying a wood-fired oven Genevieve Taylor's new book The Ultimate Wood Fired Oven Cookbook should persuade you. (And it didn't even cost a fortune. She built it herself!)
Bulgur is a useful grain that you can apparently eat if you're diabetic as I discovered when I was staying with friends in France recently. It makes a great base for a simple sald that you can basically adapt to whatever you have in the storecupboard and fridge.
Of all the magical chapters that make up Diana Henry's wonderful new book How to Eat a Peach - a combined food memoir, travelogue and cookery book, 'Missing New York' is the most evocative, making you immediately want to jump on a plane and spend a few days following in her footsteps.
This unusual quiche comes from Great British Bakeoff star Flora Shedden's really charming cookbook Gatherings
One of the most interesting cookbooks to come out this spring is James Whetlor's Goat - a book of recipes for using goat meat.
Few recipes are truly original but this twist on the classic vitello tonnato from Ed Smith of Rocket and Squash, using tomatoes as the base instead of roast veal is just inspired.
Now that the days are (finally) getting longer and - a little - warmer your mind may be turning to lighter food like this delicious scallop ceviche from Rick and Katie Toogood's Prawn on the Lawn: Fish and Seafood to Share.
I love the idea of cooking everything in one dish (quick, easy, no washing up!) so Sue Quinn's new book Roasting Tray Magic is right up my street.