Around The World in 80 Dishes by David Loftus (foreword by Jamie Oliver) (£25, Atlantic Books)
No time to travel the world on a culinary adventure? Worry not - this global collection of recipes from every continent will satisfy your desire for the exotic (and historical) as food photographer Loftus followed in Phileas Fogg's footsteps. Aouda's Champagne Cocktail (who it was said was rescued from certain death by Fogg himself) is now a household classic chez moi. Hitting up a few pals over the years (Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Ruth Rogers, the late Rose Gray and Heston Blumenthal to name a few) for their recipes, this book is beautifully shot, delicious and inspiring, delightfully written - we very much love this one.