Crave – out now

Crave: Recipes arranged by flavour to suit your mood and appetite is now on sale. 6 Flavour Profiles; over 100 recipes; every craving covered.

Thanks to those of you who preordered it. Hopefully it has already landed on your doorstep. If you like it, please tell others! It’s always cheering to see the book out in the wild, and even better to see recipes being cooked, so please do tag @rocketandsquash in any images you share on social media.

If you haven’t bought Crave but are pondering doing so, then that’s easily done over at Amazon or with, or just walk into your local independent bookshop to browse and buy in a more traditional, tactile way. I have uploaded a short flick-through the book onto IGTV, should you wish to peak inside but can’t make it to a shop. There’s also another video intro over on Waterstones’ webshop.

p.s. image is ‘nduja spatchcock chicken, which is in the Chilli and Heat section.

“The recipes will dazzle and delight.” Nigel Slater

“Thoughtful writing and confident, delicious recipes – once again, Ed Smith has done something really smart.” Yotam Ottolenghi

“Ed is one of the greatest cooks I know and this book is a perfect friend in the kitchen: useful, innovative, trustable and completely joyful.” Meera Sodha

“Crave is my kind of cookbook, it puts feeling and intuition at the centre of how we eat. It’s packed with the friendly, approachable and original recipes that Ed is so brilliant at. I’ll be cooking from it on repeat.” Anna Jones

“As Ed Smith showed in his first book, On The Side, he has a real flair for flavour and this is abundantly – and pointedly – evident in Crave: Recipes Arranged By Flavour, To Suit Your Mood and Appetite. This is the perfect book to prompt you to decide what to make day to day and, indeed, for special occasions.” Nigella Lawson