The Cornershop Cookbook

The Cornershop Cookbook

Delicious Recipes from your local shop


Looking for quick healthy meal ideas using ingredients from your local shop? The Cornershop Cookbook has the answers!

From yam to Spam and greens to sardines, these mouthwatering recipes reveal the wealth of culinary creativity to be unlocked in your local shop. There are dead simple recipes for a quiet night in like Linguine with Tinned Crab; vibrant alternative takeaway offerings like Twice-Cooked Aubergine with Vietnamese Sauce; solutions for weeknights, from simple Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs to the larger-scale Fish Finger Tacos; there is comfort food, from nourishing Thyme, Chorizo and Leek Broth to a down-and-dirty Meatball Sub; and finally there are sweet treats like Frostie Florentines.

Using easily available ingredients, this book will inspire you to create delicious meals for the whole family.

‘Filled with simple and tasty dishes conjured from easy-to-find humble ingredients’ Crumbs


  • From yam to Spam and greens to sardines, these recipes aim to show the wealth of culinary creativity to be unlocked from modest cornershop offerings

About the authors

Caroline Craig

Caroline Craig has written for the Guardian and is the co-author of The Little Book of Lunch, The Cornershop Cookbook and The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook. Her maternal family have been fruit farmers and wine producers in Provence for generations. A childhood spent gobbling home-grown tomatoes and peaches left her with little choice but to shape her life around delicious food and cooking for friends and family.
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Sophie Missing

Sophie Missing is a writer and editor who started her career in publishing at Hodder & Stoughton and Penguin. She has written for the Guardian, the Observer, and MUNCHIES, and is the co-author of two previous cookbooks, The Little Book of Lunch and The Cornershop Cookbook. She lives in London.
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