"My current favourite is Diana Henry's From the Oven to the Table, which has so many interesting comfort cooking recipes in it that it has seen me through a winter of lockdown. Now that the sun's out I'll be moving onto Lola's Ice Creams and Sundaes" says Anna, who regrets getting rid of half her collection when she moved house.

Scottish chefs and food lovers show us their cookbook shelves in time for World Book Day

We take a sneak peek at their collections

When we asked our foodie pals to show us their bookcases, in time for World Book Day (March 4), we were impressed by their vast libraries.

Some people pile them up horizontally as well as vertically, others are book-marked at favourite recipes, and everyone talks about regret over recent culls.

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