The Christmas Gift Guide 2015 – Cookbooks

Tue, 01 Dec 2015

In the first of our Christmas Gift Guide series we bring you – cookbooks. Although you might think the ‘foodie’ in your life couldn’t possibly need another cookbook to add to the already overloaded bookcase, think again. To help you with your decision we have put together our top picks of cookbooks to choose from.

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THE BOOK:

Diana Henry: A Bird In The Hand 

THE GIST:

Diana celebrates the nations favourite ingredient – chicken. The book is overloaded with great ,new and easy make chicken recipes and amazing ways to cook it.

BUY IT FOR:

The person who loves chicken but is looking for new ways to cook it.

Donal Skehan Fresh

THE BOOK:

Donal Skehan: Fresh

THE GIST:

Donal focuses on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, grains and smaller amounts of high-quality meat, giving readers a wide choice of recipes.

BUY IT FOR:

The foodie who wants to eat wholesome healthy food without depriving themselves or attiring to fad diets.

Neven Maguire

THE BOOK:

Neven Maguire: The Nation’s Favourite Healthy Food

THE GIST:

Neven helps those looking to make a few small changes to their diet to look and feel better, Neven is on hand with simply healthier choices for lunch boxes and the kitchen table.

BUY IT FOR:

The foodie who wants to eat healthier but is unsure how with the many mixed messages on healthy eating.

Rachel Allen Coast

THE BOOK:

Rachel Allen: Coast

THE GIST:

Rachel brings the reader on a journey along the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. She explores the local fare, starting her journey near her home in Cork and travelling all the way up to the green untamed headlands of Donegal. Rachel shares over 100 recipes.

BUY IT FOR:

The foodie who wants to learn more about Ireland and its beauty as well as its local cuisines.

Susan Jane White

THE BOOK:

Susan Jane White: The Virtuous Tart

THE GIST:

Susan Jane brings us array of sweet treats but without the guilt. Discover new ingredients and wholesome alternatives to refined white sugar (such as coconut sugar, date syrup, maple and raw honey). She will show you where to use superfood flours like quinoa and teff. You’ll discover how to raise your energy levels naturally, and learn tasty tricks to make your skin glow. All recipes wheat, dairy and cane sugar free

BUY IT FOR:

The purest foodie who wants to eat clean.

Mary Berry

THE BOOK:

Mary Berry: 100 Cakes & Bakes

THE GIST:

The title speaks for itself, this book is all about cakes and bakes from the queen of cakes herself Mary Berry.

BUY IT FOR:

The foodie with a passion for baking.

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THE BOOK:

Eileen Dunne Crescenzi: Festa A Year of Italian Celebrations

THE GIST:

This gorgeous cookbook contains recipes and stories from every special occasion Eileen has shared with her Italian family and friends.

BUY IT FOR:

This is the perfect cookbook for those who loves throwing a dinner party or two and cooking for family and friends.

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THE BOOK:

Rosanna Davison: Eat Yourself Beautiful

THE GIST:

We really are what we eat when it comes to making the most of our looks. Excess weight, puffiness around the eyes, spots, dry skin and hair, brittle nails, poor sleep, low energy, even wrinkles and fine lines can ALL be remedied by moving towards a more nourishing and healthy way of eating.

BUY IT FOR:

The health and beauty enthusiast foodie.

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THE BOOK:

Nigella Lawson: Simply Nigella Feel Good Food

THE GIST:

Whatever the occasion, food – in the making and the eating – should always be pleasurable.  It includes recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed and yet always satisfying. From quick and calm suppers to stress-free ideas when catering for a crowd, or the instant joy of bowl food for cosy nights on the sofa, here is food guaranteed to make everyone feel good.

BUY IT FOR:

All Nigella fans will love this if they don’t have it already. This is one our favourites! For the foodie who wants easy and uncomplicated recipes.

 

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THE BOOK:

Ella Woodward: Deliciously Ella

THE GIST:

Featuring more than 100 new sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to excite your taste buds, this collection will inspire you to eat for better health, glowing skin and boundless energy.

BUT IT FOR:

The vegan in your life.

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THE BOOK:

ICA: Book of Christmas (Aoife Carigy)

THE GIST:

Not just a cookbook, The ICA Book of Christmas lets you in on secrets and tips that have been passed down and perfected through generations of Irish families. Find traditional recipes for festive feasts, advice for ‘the big shop’ and buying the tree, techniques for homemade cards and gifts, and shortcuts to get your home ready for the festive season. Not forgetting the little touches that make an Irish Christmas complete, like the wreath on the door, the candle in the window and stirring a wish into the Christmas pudding.

BUY IT FOR:

For the foodie who has their Christmas tree up in Novemeber

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THE BOOK:

Jamie Oliver: Everyday Superfood

THE GIST:

Jamie shows us that healthy eating can be both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.

BUT IT FOR:

The foodie who always wants to shift those extra pounds after an indulgent Christmas

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