The Hairy Bikers' Big Book of Baking I just love the Hairy Bikers and this book is wonderful. It is packed full of unashamedly tasty food.
Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration Don't expect real Italian food from this book, but do expect easy to follow and achieve Italian inspired recipes.
Made in Italy: Food and Stories Possibly the best Italian cookery book around. You may not cook much from it but the read is fascinating.
Angela Hartnett's Cucina: Three Generations of Italian Family Cooking Can't leave Angela Hartnet out as she is from a village not 10 miles from mine.