Ainsley Harriott Books – Top 10 List

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Are you looking for Ainsley Harriott Books? You could be searching for yourself, a friend, co-worker or even a family member!

The books on this page have been brought together to hopefully make your life a little easier – meaning you may find an ideal gift, secret santa present, stocking filler and so on! Please remember all information on this page was correct at the time of publication and this list is in “no particular order”.

Who is Ainsley Harriott?

Ainsley Harriott was born on 28th February 1957, he is best known as a chef, and television presenter, appearing on BBC cooking shows such as Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook.

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Ainsley Harriott is going back to his roots to uncover the best-kept secrets and simple dishes of Caribbean home cooking in this ultimate feel-good cookbook. You’ll find light dishes and snacks such as Crab and chilli cornbread muffins and Chickpea and plantain patties.

Flavoursome main meals including Grilled chicken roti wrap with mango dressing and Grilled lamb cutlets with green herb yoghurt; not forgetting indulgent desserts and cocktails including White chocolate, rum and raspberry crème brulee and Lazy man’s long island iced tea.


Ainsley is the chef who really understands the sort of food most of us want to make at home. Now he’s back with his Friends and Family Cookbook, the ultimate reference book to reflect the way we cook and eat today.

The book covers everything from planning what to eat for the week ahead and shopping, to timing a Sunday lunch and organising a supper party.


Packed with 80 scrumptious low-fat recipes, from Jalapeno tiger-prawn ginger skewers to Peri peri pork medallions and lemon, Low Fat Meals in Minutes shows that low in fat does not mean low in taste. Features a special section on delicious and not-so-naughty puddings so you never have to miss out on dessert.


If there’s one chef who can create 100 chicken recipes, it is Ainsley Harriott. In his second book in the My Kitchen Table series, Ainsley showcases an incredible range of flavours, cooking styles and dishes using the nation’s favourite ingredient, chicken.

From an oven-baked harissa chicken with cumin sweet potatoes to chilli chicken burgers and soy-poached chicken breasts with pak choi, who knew chicken could be so exciting?


Capturing Ainsley’s enthusiasm for making cooking fun, The Feel-Good Cookbook brings us food that is good for the body and the soul: healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.

150 brand-new recipes make up a bible of deliciously simple recipes, essential for time-pressed cooks wanting fresh, flavoursome and nutritious food. Chapters range from Light Bites and Quick and Easy Suppers to Mid-week Meals and Substantial Salads, and features include handy menu spreads, store-cupboard essentials and a guide to sourcing ingredients.


Ainsley Harriott is the master of fast, flavoursome and fabulous food and he has created a collection of mouth-watering recipes that use a maximum of five ingredients, perfect for the time-short, budget-conscious cook.

Choosing recipes that burst with flavours from all around the world, television’s favourite chef, Ainsley Harriott, has used his flair for creating meals in minutes by taking the simplest ingredients and creating delicious dishes with minimum fuss and expense.


Whether you need fresh ideas for family meals, or are having friends round for an informal supper, there are recipes here to suit every occasion. For a quick and delicious weekend brunch how about trying Ainsleys Pancetta Hash Browns? Or get the morning off to a healthy start with a Pineapple and Coconut Smoothie.

Starters include Crispy Noodle-wrapped Prawns with Rice-wine Dipping Sauce and the delicious Hot Bloody Mary Soup. For the main course, Ainsley has a whole host of suggestions from Fresh Charred Tuna Steak with Salsa Verde, to the warming Clares Winter-vegetable Cobbler.


Barbecue Bible was an instant hit when it was released in 1997 and it continues to top the chart for barbecue books every summer. This edition of the classic title has been redesigned with a fresh contemporary look, and some of the best recipes from Ainsley’s Big Cook Out have been added to turn this into the Ultimate Barbecue Bible.

The cookbook is packed with mouth-watering dishes inspired by flavours from around the world, including a host of sensational salsas, marinades, barbecue breads and summertime drinks to complete your menu.


Ainsley Harriott is the hugely popular presenter of Ready, Steady Cook and author of the best-selling Meals in Minutes. In 100 Meals in Minutes, Ainsley has chosen his favourite quick, simple but flavoursome recipes to create an essential collection for the modern, time-pressed cook.