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Our Favourite London Books

Our Operations Manager, Alessandro Dainotti, has written a book in Italian about his life in London. The story follows his move to the UK and childhood in Italy. His book is now available to buy on Amazon – take a look!

Alessandro’s book inspired us to explore some of our favourite London books, of course they all have a foodie twist! These are our top recommendations for your reading list:


Wine Folly

Washington Post called this book “The best introductory book on wine to come along in years.” And we agree – this is a fantastic guide to help you make sense of the complicated world of wine, and it’s all done through creative infographics.


Where Chefs Eat

No one knows the restaurant industry quite like chefs, so this guide is the ultimate – written by real experts. The guide includes recommendations from over 600 of the world’s top chefs.


White Heat

Marco Pierre White’s ‘White Heat’ is one of the most enduring classic cookbooks of our time. First published in 1990, the book blends opinion, recipes and fantastic photography by Bob Carlos Clarke.


The French Laundry Cookbook

The French Laundry restaurant was named “the most exciting place to eat in the United States” by the New York Times. This cookbook, by chef Thomas Keller gives you a few simple secrets to up your dinner party game.


Jane Grigsons Vegetable Book

This book of veggies is a real reference bible. It’s a great guide to the selection, preparation and cooking of vegetables from the humble potato to more exotic choices like the Chinese artichoke.


The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

This enormous, beautiful book tells the full story of Heston Blumenthal’s rise to fame. The Fat Duck has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World, so this is a book for serious foodies.


The Flavour Bible

Drawing on dozens of leading chefs’ combined experience, The Flavour Bible is the definitive guide to how to make every dish that much more delicious. Read this for fantastic flavour combinations and inspiration aplenty.


Breddos Tacos

This inspired and innovative cookbook brings the world of Breddos Tacos to life, in the words of the kings of street food, Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney. Top dishes include Barbacoa beef cheeks, Yucatán chicken with mango habanero sauce, Green chorizo & duck egg, Baja fish tacos and Octopus ‘al pastor’ with roasted pineapple.

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