I have a pretty extensive collection of cookbooks, but I've noticed that regardless of how many new ones I buy, there are some that I just go back to again and again. Why is that? I think they all have three things in common: They have enough variety, their recipes are easy and accessible for a busy person like myself and they always deliver delicious results. So, because I know I love hearing about a great cookbook, here are my top four: The Williams-Sonoma Cookbook is a favourite of mine for entertaining. It has great recipes for dinner parties that aren't overly complicated to prepare, but look impressive. The appetizer section is especially great when you're preparing to feed a crowd. The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook was a gift from my parents when they noticed I was developing an interest in cooking and it has been one of my most-used cookbooks ever since. It's huge and has recipes of all kinds, all with a focus on using whole foods and natural ingredients. It also has an extensive guide on cooking techniques, which is great for the beginner. How to Eat is a newer addition to my repertoire. My executive editor Suzanne Moutis gave it to me for Christmas two years ago and it instantly became a favourite. Reading Nigella Lawson's recipes is like reading a great book. Her writing is descriptive and poetic and the dishes are a must-try for any food lover. Do I really need to say why I love Fast Food? Gordon Ramsey is brilliant, his recipes are absolutely delicious and this cookbook has a collection of purposefully fast and easy recipes that are totally doable for busy week nights or crazy family meals.