There are so many benefits to preparing your own meals, from eating healthier, to boosting energy and reducing stress. Not to mention the satisfying feeling of creating your own meal — full bragging rights allowed.

Whether it’s traditional Italian, a fresh take on Japanese or a fun way to make Mexican, you can turn any average meal into a flavour-filled dish with the right recipe. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion either, as you can make weeknights feel like weekends with fresh, colourful food that looks just as good as it tastes.

So skip the lacklustre takeaway and choose to be creative, with our collection of cookbooks to inspire your weekly meals.

Put On A Spread is a collection of comforting vegetarian recipes from inspiring chefs, complete with an entertaining guide so you can make any meal feel special.

In Bitter Honey, chef Letitia Clark invites you to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where her recipes will transport you to the sparkling waters and slow, relaxed lifestyle of this paradise.

If you’ve ever caught yourself staring blankly at your kitchen shelves, then the Ottolenghi team is here to help with their flexible recipes in Shelf Love, helping you make the most of what you’ve got.

Parwana tells a story through Authentic Afghan recipes that have been passed down through generations, capturing a country rich in culture and tradition.

Vegan JapanEasy won’t teach you how to make ‘vegan versions’ of Japanese dishes, but instead taps into recipes that are already or almost vegan so there’s no loss of flavour or fun.

Rosa Cienfuegos brings you authentic Mexican cuisine as you travel through the pages of Comida Mexicana and discover well-loved recipes from each region.