Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Ollie Dabbous is one of the UK's most exciting chefs. His restrained but stunning dishes celebrate the essence of ingredients and flavour.
Essential is his first cookbook for home cooks and it is made up of 100 everyday recipes that Ollie has made faultless. These are pitch-perfect versions of familiar dishes like cauliflower cheese, risotto, tuna steak, roast beef and cheesecake. Each chapter takes a different ingredient type - from Grains through to Fruit and Berries - and the recipes are simple, unfussy and incredibly elegant.
Ollie may be Michelin-starred but in this book he doesn't use complicated techniques or tools. He simply shares his intuitive approach to balancing, layering and tweaking ingredients to create perfect results time and again.