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My favourite books about food and nutrition

The list of my books about food and nutrition is growing month by month. I love books that provide not only great recipes, but also useful information, inspirational techniques, and new combinations. There are some that I find especially useful and informative – the ones that made it to this list.

  • Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book. By Jane Grigson.

Amazing reference book about vegetables. You can find hundreds of inspirational, more or less traditional recipes and tips on how to prepare specific veggies. It is not a plant-based or vegan book, so do not expect solely plant-based recipes. However, this book is invaluable when it comes to information and techniques. It is very complex and has logical alphabetical structure so it is easy to read or search for specific foods.

  • The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook. An essential guide to understanding raw food diets. By Karin Dina, DC and Rick Dina, DC.

Not a recipe book at all. This one is full of raw food nutrition information and tips. It can help you understand basic concepts of raw nutrition as well as common misconceptions. This book reviews the nutrients that are important in any diet and discusses how to obtain them from raw foods. Even if you do not intend to go on a raw food diet, this publication could improve your understanding and importance of eating more raw foods.

  • Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. What’s missing in your body? By N.W. Walker D.Sc.

This book is another great source of information with some tips on how to use your fresh juices to improve your health. There are fruit and vegetable juices formulas to heal your acne, indigestion, headaches, or to improve your hair. The most important information I took from this book was to base my juices on vegetables rather than fruits.

Below are some of my favourite cookbooks with tons of inspirational recipes:

  • Everyday Superfood. Recipes for a healthier happier you. By Jamie Oliver.
  • Deliciously Ella Every Day. By Ella Woodward.
  • Kitchenette. Rok v kuchyni. By Markéta Pavleje. (in Czech)
  • Clean Cakes. Delicious pâtisserie made with whole, natural and nourishing ingredients and free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. By Henrietta Inman.
  • Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Traditional and creative recipes for the home cook. By Richa Hingle.