The Christmas Gift Guide – Cookbooks

Mon, 01 Dec 2014

If you have a foodie in your life who owns a shelf positively groaning with cookbooks, then never fear. Our Christmas gift guide will help you to identify the perfect cookbook to complete their collection this Christmas.

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THE BOOK:
Tom Kerridges Best Ever Dishes

THE GIST:
Michelin Man Of The Moment Tom Kerridge re-imagines classics like Chicken Kiev and indonesian satay, giving them a modern twist that even the most modest home cook will find achievable.

BUY IT FOR:
The foodie who loves to eat out and re-create restaurant classics, at home.

plenty more

THE BOOK:
Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

THE GIST:
Following on from his bestselling Plenty, the king of all things seasonal Ottolenghi takes humble ingredients and makes them spectacular.

BUY IT FOR:
The would-be vegetarian in your life. If you have a carnivore who wants to eat more veg, then this is the tome for them.

Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect

THE BOOK:
Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect

THE GIST:
Mary Berry has created the ultimate step-by-step cookery course in a book with this release. If you find following recipes difficult, then this is a foolproof way of achieving perfection, every time.

BUY IT FOR:
The novice cook with an addiction to cookery shows.

Happy Pear

THE BOOK:
The Happy Pear: Recipes and stories from the first ten years

THE GIST:
A book of recipes and advice on healthy eating, this is a fantastically conclusive route to living well. With recipes that the whole family can enjoy, using healthy ingredients found on most supermarket shelves, this is a great introduction to living the good life.

BUY IT FOR:
The foodie who wants to eat healthier without compromising on flavour.

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THE BOOK:
The Great British Bake Off Big Book Of Baking.

THE GIST:
From simple classic bakes to more challenging showstoppers, these are reliable recipes to be used time and time again. As well as recipes from the series, it also contains recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

BUY IT FOR:
The baking boffin in your life.

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THE BOOK:
The Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Tea and Company

THE GIST:
The women of the ICA are back sharing more recipe but now also words of wisdom passed on by generations of Irish mammies, grannies, aunties, sisters and friends. These recipes and reflections are designed to inspire and comfort, whether you are having a good day, a bad day, a busy day or a quiet day.

BUY IT FOR:
Any cook who wants to reconnect with recipes that make them feel intrinsically Irish.

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THE BOOK:
Food For The Fast Lane by Derval O’Rourke.

THE GIST:
Derval O’Rourke proves that healthy food needn’t be boring with this beautiful book chock full of delicious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

BUY IT FOR:
The athlete of the family who currently thinks of food as fuel.

Dinner Final

THE BOOK:
Dinner by Domini Kemp

THE GIST:
This compendium of dinner solutions will take even the most bored cook out of the doldrums. Think of this as your monthly meal planner, and rest easy that everything is utterly achievable.

BUY IT FOR:
The home cook who has lost their inspiration.

darinaTHE BOOK:
Darina Allen’s A Simply Delicious Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition.

THE GIST:
First published in 1989, this much-loved cookbook is found in most households in the country and is back with a stunningly updated version. You’ll find all the old favourites here, as well as some modernised versions of the classics.

BUY IT FOR:
The person who is hosting their first ever Christmas. This will be their handbook for years to come.

Bake Like An Italian Front Cover

THE BOOK:
Bake Like An Italian by Catherine Fulvio.

THE GIST:
This gorgeous book is packed with sweet and savoury baking recipes, including original ideas for everyday homemade breads, sweet treats for special occasions and small mouthfuls that go perfectly with a delicious cup of coffee.

BUY IT FOR:
The person who is nervous of Italian baking.

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THE BOOK:
Jamie’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver.

THE GIST:
Jamie’s Comfort Food is all about the food you really want to eat, made exactly how you like it. With this in mind, the book features ultimate versions of all-time favourites, and also introduces cherished dishes from countries around the world, providing a delicious recipe for every occasion.

BUY IT FOR:
The committed Jamie fan in your family.

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THE BOOK:
The Extra Virgin Kitchen by Susan Jane White.

THE GIST:
Susan Jane White’s Extra Virgin Kitchen is packed with sinfully delicious recipes for wheat-free, sugar-free and dairy-free eating. A journey as well as a cookbook, this is a wonderful introduction to clean eating.

BUY IT FOR:
The would-be clean eater in your life.

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