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Christmas Gift Guide: Cooking, Food and Drink

Charlotte Walker

By Charlotte Walker on 7th November 2018

As long as there's Christmas 

There will be Christmas Pud!

Tonnes of Turkey and Cranberry Sauce,

and Mince Pies if we're good!

Cookbooks are the perfect gift for amateur chef friends and family. They don't have to be festive and will be treasured for life. Here are a few brilliant Cookbooks we think would be perfect.

Honey & Co: At Home: Middle Eastern Recipies from our kitchen

Liz Robinson received an early Christmas present when she reviewed this fab book:

Lovingly chosen Middle Eastern recipes which are not only delicious, they also feel accessible to a home cook. Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich own two restaurants and a deli, within a short distance of each other in London. These are the recipes they cook at home. I loved the cooking tips, all simply explained yet descriptive enough for me to follow easily. I sat staring at the baked goat cheese wrapped in walnut pastry with fig relish, that’s definitely next on my cook list!

Bosh! Simple Recipies. Amazing Food. All Plants

Released Earlier in the Year, Joanne Owen fell in love with this fresh, simple vegan cookbook:

Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be your guide.

The ingredients are easy to come by, the recipes easy-to-follow, and the results are fabulous – filling, flavoursome, and packed with hearty goodness. I can’t wait to work my way through each and every recipe.

Together: Our Community Cookbook

An innovative charity cookbook that explores how cooking can bring people together.

The story of a west London Community uncovered the power of cooking and eating together to create connections, restore hope and normality, and provide a sense of home. This was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen. 

The women invite you to join their community with these mouthwatering recipes. The book also includes a foreword by HRH The Duchess of Sussex.

Jamie Cooks Italy

Cook up the taste of Italy with Jamie Oliver's new cookbook.

A companion to the TV series, this book contains all the recipes featured in the series and more! 140 recipes in Jamie's fuss-free and easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salads, Soups, Pasta, Rice & Dumplings, Meat, Fish, Sides, Bread & Pastry, Dessert and all of the Italian basics you'll ever need to know. 

Be transported to the landscapes of Italy without the cost of the flights and hotel.

Ottolenghi Simple

This cook book contains everything you love about Ottolenghi, made S.I.M.P.L.E:

S-short on time: in less than 30 mins, I - 10 ingredients or less M - make ahead P - pantry L - lazy E - easier than you think.

With beautiful images, and easy recipes for delicious meals and 130 brand new dishes full of the inventiveness Yotam Ottolenghi is known for! 

Click here to check out our full Christmas Gift Guide for the perfect gift this Christmas!

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