Thinking about how to be more sustainable in the kitchen? If you enjoyed out previous article about energy efficient cooking, you might be looking for some fresh inspiration. Here are some of our favourite cookbooks eco-conscious foodies and food lovers at large.

1. ‘One Pot, Pan, Planet’ by Anna Jones
This cookbook is a treasure trove of eco-friendly recipes that require minimal equipment, reducing the amount of water and energy used in cooking. Anna Jones, a renowned food writer, presents a collection of delicious and sustainable meals that can be whipped up in one pot or pan.

2. ‘Eating for Pleasure, People and Planet’ by Tom Hunt
Tom Hunt, an award-winning chef and food educator, explores the intricate relationship between our diet and the environment. This book is a guide to sourcing ingredients sustainably, reducing food waste, and creating delicious meals that are good for you and the planet.

3. ‘Zaika’ by Romy Gill
Zaika offers a fresh perspective on vegan cooking, with a focus on Indian cuisine. Romy Gill, a celebrated chef, shares her favourite vegan recipes that are not only delicious but also mindful of the environment. Described by Jamie Oliver as ‘Veggies like you’ve never seen them before – Romy is a genius’ .

4. ‘Eat Green’ by Melissa Hemsley
Melissa Hemsley encourages home cooks to make the most of leftovers, eat seasonally, and throw away less. ‘Eat Green’ is filled with simple, affordable recipes that help reduce waste and are packed with flavor.

5. ‘30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution’ by Ollie Hunter
This book is perfect for young chefs looking to make a difference in the kitchen. Ollie Hunter provides 30 easy ways to revolutionise your home cooking, from shopping sustainably to using every part of an ingredient.

6. ‘The Zero Waste Cookbook’ by Giovanna Torrico and Amelia Wasiliev
This cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking to cut down on food packaging and waste. It offers over 100 recipes that utilise leftovers and scraps, along with tips on meal planning, reducing unnecessary packaging, and smart food storage.

7. ‘Eat to Save the Planet’ by Annie Bell
Annie Bell, a renowned food writer, combines science and cooking in this unique cookbook. It features recipes backed by scientific research, helping readers understand the impact of their food choices on the environment.

8. Vegan Junk Food by Zacchary Bird
A fun one by internet chef and self-described troublemaker Zacchary Bird. Even non-vegans can appreciate the mouth-watering, but healthier and naturally more sustainable takes on classic junk food. Bon appetite!