The Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks are something of an Australian kitchen staple.
If you haven’t used them in your own kitchen, your mum or grandmother definitely has and we’re willing to bet there are a few still stashed in their homes.
From delicious dinner recipes to the birthday cake books mums around the country still rely on today, there’s no beating a Women’s Weekly cookbook.
And after 40 years on our shelves and in our kitchens, it’s no surprise that even the younger generations of home cooks love them.
Even celebrities adore these kitchen staples, just look at Zoe Foster Blake.
She whipped up not one but two Australian Women’s Weekly children’s birthday cakes last year the to mark the first birthday of her skincare line for kids, Gro-To.
Meanwhile, former Bachelor star Anna Heinrich recently shared on Instagram that she was looking to the birthday cake cookbooks for inspiration ahead of daughter Elle’s birthday.
In honour of the magazine’s incredible history of cookbooks, we’ve rounded up the 10 you need to stock your kitchen with.
Children’s Birthday Cake Book: 40th Anniversary Edition by The Australian Women’s Weekly
There’s a reason The Australian Women’s Weekly birthday cakes are so iconic, and this book played a huge role in making them the Australian staples they are today. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Kids’ Cookbook by The Australian Women’s Weekly
If you have a mini-me home cook in your family or just want to get th ekids involved in the kitchen, this is the perfect collection of easy recipes even the tiniest chefs can tackle. Buy it from Booktopia here.
The Air Fryer by The Australian Women’s Weekly
Air fryers have been the hottest kitchen gadget on the market for a while now, so there’s no better time to invest in this cookbook. We promise it will teach you a few new tricks to try with your own air fryer. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Grazing Boards by The Australian Women’s Weekly
Who doesn’t love a grazing board? They’re easy, tasty and look oh-so-good on Instagram feeds! Make yours stand out at the next girly drinks or family gathering with some tips from this cookbook. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Mediterranean by The Australian Women’s Weekly
With the weather heating up, there’s no better time to try out a new mediterranean recipe to impress friends and family, and this book is packed with them. Buy it from Booktopia here.
The Busy Vegetarian by The Australian Women’s Weekly
This is exactly what it says on the tin: the ultimate cookbook for a busy vegetarian after a wholesome meal on a time crunch. But you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these recipes, as they’re perfect for anyone wanting to get more plant-based meals into your everyday diet. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Everyday Vegetarian: The Complete Collection by The Australian Women’s Weekly
For vegetarians or those wanting to add more greens to their plates, look no futher than this book for the complete collection of The Australian Women’s Weekly’s best vegeterian recipes. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Meal Prep by The Australian Women’s Weekly
This is the ultimate cookbook for those of us who simply don’t have the time (or motivation) to whip up a full meal every night. Make dinner easier with this guide to meal-prepping. Buy it from Booktopia here.
Christmas Table by The Australian Women’s Weekly
The festive season is fast approaching, so brush up on your Christmas recipes or add something new to the table these holidays with a collection of modern recipes perfect for the silly season. Buy it from Booktopia here.
The Ultimate Camping Cookbook by The Australian Women’s Weekly
With international travel still off the cards for a while, why not take a trip around your own Aussie backyard with this camping cookbook? It’s perfect for easy, on-the-go meal ideas. Buy it from Booktopia here.