Step into Christmas (Cookbooks)

There’s no denying that cookbooks make the perfect stocking filler. We’re spoiled for choice with delectable recipes from all over the world from our favourite celebrity chefs. Here are our top cookbooks to add to your basket.

Fortnum’s Christmas and other Winter Feasts

Tom Parker Bowles Harper Collins, £30

Dip into luxury with Fortnum & Mason’s recipes encapsulating over 310 years of festive wisdom. Bursting with seasonal soups and pies with   a twist to festive bakes and lighter January meals (perfect for the new year weight loss   promises), not only is this book filled with recipes it is aesthetically pleasing, too. The Tiffany blue is sure to brighten up and add a dash of class to any kitchen.

Prue: my all-time favourite recipes

Prue Leith Pan Macmillan, £7.99

Fresh from judging this year’s GBBO, Prue has released her first book in 25 years, and what a release it is. With family and friends at its core, Prue reveals the failsafe recipes she’s been cooking for her loved ones for years. Bursting with dinner party favourites (Christmas dinner with a colourful twist, just like Prue) to speedy suppers, this is fuss-free cooking at its finest.

Slow: Food Worth Taking Time Over

Gizzi Erskine Harper Collins, £25

Having always had a passion for food and recipes, Gizzi breathes new life into tried and tested family favourites. In a world where we’re continually on the go, Slow looks at cooking in a different light. Learn how to make nourishing stews, homemade pasta, noodles, dumplings and more. The family will be begging for seconds.

Jamie Oliver Cooks Italy

Jamie Oliver Penguin Books, £9.99

The naked chef has made a name for himself thanks to his delicious and mouthwatering Italian meals. Now, Jamie is bringing his knowledge and passion of fine dining into your kitchen. Expect 140 authentic Italian recipes – obtained through the wisdom of many Italian nonnas –  and meals to create over time or on the go. It’s a must for any avid home cook.

From crook to cook Snoop Dogg

Chronicle Books, £17.99

The Doggfather’s got you covered with a feast for the teens of the household – they need to learn how to cook one day. What better way to learn than in the Boss Dogg’s kitchen? All jokes aside, Snoop has been nominated for an Emmy for his cooking show alongside Martha
Stewart (who knew?) and his first cookbook brings OG staples to the masses. From easy orange chicken, Snoopstroganoff, to sippin on Gin and Juice this is a curveball gift guaranteed to put a smile on faces.

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