Our Christmas Top Picks: Food, Drink and Cookery Books

Our Christmas Top Picks: Food, Drink and Cookery Books

The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg

Full to the brim with new ideas, family favourites and modern classics, this is the ultimate collection of fantastic chicken and egg recipes.

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook will be packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers

Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan

In Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan Bestselling author Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach reveals how to SUSTAIN incredible results while still seeing progress week on week.

Super Food Family Classics

Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics continues with the popular philosophy behind Jamie’s Everyday Super Food, bringing exciting healthy eating to the heart of the home.

Eat Smart

Niomi Smart’s passion is healthy food and her most popular YouTube video series, What I Eat in a Day, inspires a global audience of millions to look, live and feel better.

Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches

Sunday lunch is one of the great British traditions and in Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry brings together the classics and her own family favourites to create an invaluable all-year-round cookbook.

The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas

Make this year’s Christmas dinner your greatest and most relaxed ever with Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers.

” Gino’s Hidden Italy”

Join the nation’s favourite Italian chef, on his journey of discovery through Northern Italy, to reveal the secrets of real Italian food.

Deliciously Ella: Smoothies & Juices

30 all-new recipes for nourishing smoothies and amazing juices bursting with simple, plant-based ingredients full of flavour and goodness from bestselling cookery author Deliciously Ella.

Gizzi’s Season’s Eatings

No one loves a get-together more than Gizzi, so in her latest book she shows you how to create delicious, crowd-pleasing fare for every occasion.

Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavours

No-one is better than Diana Henry at turning the everyday into something special. Here is a superb collection of recipes that you can rustle up with absolutely no fuss.

The River Cottage A to Z

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team of experts have between them an unprecedented breadth of culinary expertise on subjects that range from fishing and foraging to bread-making, preserving, cheese-making and much more.

Great British Bake Off – Perfect Cakes & Bakes to Make at Home

Over 100 recipes from simple to showstopping bakes and cakes Bake like you’re in the tent – from the comfort of your own home. Make brilliant bakes at home with this companion cookbook to the 2016 series.

Nadiya’s Kitchen

From breakfasts to dinners to a cake fit for the Queen. Having fallen in love with Nadiya and her outstanding bakes on last year’s Great British Bake Off, readers can now discover all her favourite recipes.

Tanya Bakes

Following the phenomenally successful Love, Tanya, Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook. In Tanya Bakes, she shares her passion for baking along with all her favourite recipes.

Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking

In The Great British Bake Off contestant Martha Collison’s first book she offers a brilliant new approach to baking while adding ‘twists’ to recipes to make contemporary bakes that everyone will love.

Cath Kidston Teatime

Teatime includes 50 recipes for bakes, with sections on:- Classic afternoon tea- Picnic tea- School fetes and bake sales..

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends

Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more… Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK.

Marcus at Home

Marcus at Home will cover delicious meals all week long, from chapters on Midweek and Weekend to Entertaining and Baking.

Butter & Scotch

Butter & Scotch dishes up more than seventy-five gorgeously photographed recipes for incredible desserts, cocktails, and creations that encourage home bakers and bartenders to shake up their approach to booze and sweets.

Flavour: Eat What You Love

Ruby Tandoh’s new book brings us over 170 recipes – sweet and savoury – for every day, every budget, every taste, in a cookbook that puts your appetite first.

Milkbar Memories

Retro in style and theme, but very much a contemporary cookbook in its approach, Milkbar Memories is Jane Lawson’s ode to wonderful old-fashioned treats connected with her 1970s childhood.

Food & Beer

A 60-recipe book from an internationally acclaimed chef/brewer duo dedicated to elevating and pairing beer with high-end dining.

Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen

From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this is a collection of 100 fresh new recipes from Gordon Ramsay and the award-winning team at Bread Street Kitchen.

The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason

A contemporary, accessible recipe book that combines superb recipes and expert advice on ingredients, the Fortnum & Mason’s Cook Book will shine a light on the history of the best British cuisine.

Super Fast Food

Jason Vale – the world’s number one name in juicing – brings you his first ever wholefood recipe book, Super Fast Food packed with over 100 truly inspirational recipes.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi’s and Sami Tamimi’s original cookbook Ottolenghi: The Cookbook showcases fresh, honest, bold cooking and has become a culinary classic.

How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living

In How To Hygge, renowned Scandinavian cook and writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of hygge, shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life, wherever you are in the world.

Hotel Chocolat: A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat, the UK’s leading chocolatier, has pioneered ‘cocoa cuisine’: a new way of cooking with chocolate because, athough we know chocolate as a sweet ingredient, cocoa was originally used in savoury recipes.

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals – all based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

“I Can Cook ”

I Can Cook teaches 3-5 year olds to make a fantastic range of food themselves – with just the odd bit of help from a grown-up.

Indian Kitchen: Secrets of Indian Home Cooking

Growing up in Mumbai, Maunika Gowardhan learned the secrets of home cooking, Indian-style. Whatever your mood, Indian Kitchen will inspire you to add Indian cooking into your weekly menu.

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2017 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine – in shops, restaurants, or on the internet.

Camra’s Good Beer Guide

Now in its 44th edition, the beer-lovers’ bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed.

The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace

Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London.

Rum the Manual

This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It’s about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world.

The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee

This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson.

The 24-Hour Wine Expert

From the world’s most respected wine critic, the essential guide to wine in 100 pages. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability.

Brew: The Foolproof Guide to Making Your Own Beer at Home

Brew isn’t like other brewing books. It is for those who have never brewed and want to understand more, for those who have a basic grasp and those with experience who want inspiration to continue to grow.

Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails

Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails is the complete guide to classic drinks as well as trendy concoctions featured at bars and nightclubs.

The Mocktail Manual

From healthy juices and smoothies to indulgent milk shakes and fizzes, “The Mocktail Manual” will take your drinks repertoire to new heights.

Good + Simple

The bestselling second cookbook from Hemsley + Hemsley, including recipes from Jasmine and Melissa’s Channel 4 series Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley.

Cocktails of the Movies

Cocktails of the Movies is the perfect book for gathering friends and making the fabulous mixed drinks that are featured in your favorite films.

The Walking Bread

Fans of The Walking Dead will be dying to get their hands, and jaws, on this new pun-tastic, post-apocalyptic cookbook that features edible recipes inspired by key moments on the show.

The Healthy Hedonist

The Healthy Hedonist will introduce you to a new and innovative world of cocktail making, using fresh and exciting ingredients that will leave you with less of a hangover and more of a healthkick.

A Visual Guide to Drink

From varieties to vessels, and even the cocktails of choice in film and literature, A Visual Guide to Drink offers a wealth of fascinatingly illustrated facts for novice drinkers and aficionados alike.

The Periodic Table of Cocktails

Welcome to The Periodic Table of Cocktails! Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you’ll find mojitos to martinis – 106 classic cocktails arranged following the logical ordering of The Periodic Table of Elements.

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