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Christmas Gift Guide: Cookery Books

Our guide to the best cookery book stocking fillers.

Gok's Wok

One huge element of the festive period is food. It’s the one time of the year you can throw your diet out of the window for a few weeks and stuff your face.

That means it’s the perfect time to get in the kitchen and try out some brand new recipes. With so many cook books on the market it’s hard to know which ones to choose.

We’ve put together a guide to the best cookery books out there that you should be gifting to your loved ones.

Gok Wan – Gok’s Wok

Gok's Wok

Who doesn’t love Gok Wan? Well he’s brought out a new cookery book full of easy to make and healthy Asian recipes. If you fancy something a little different this Christmas then this is the book for you.

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James Morton – Brilliant Bread

James Morton - Brilliant Bread

We absolutely love bread and it’s a much more versatile food than most people think. Bake Off star James Morton has compiled possibly the ultimate bread book giving recipes for a variety of sweet and savoury breads. Perfect for all your Christmas buffet needs.

Omar Allibhoy – Tapas Revolution

Tapas Revolution

Turkey can get boring pretty quickly over Christmas so why not try some Spanish cuisine? Omar Allibhoy’s new book is full of fantastic and tasty recipes perfect for dinner parties or as an alternative to the usual Christmas fare.

Rick Stein’s India

Rick Stein's India

Curry is good any time of the year but the winter season makes it even more yummy. Rick Stein is one of the leading cooks and his latest book is Indian food done properly. This is sure to delight the whole family and bring a bit of spice into the festive season.

Rosie Reynolds – Doughnuts


Now this book is an absolute must for the Christmas period (or any season actually). Full of delicious, yummy and sweet recipes, with some savoury surprises too, Doughnuts by Rosie Reynolds is so good you’ll be addicted to making these creative recipes.

Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible


Whatever you want to cook over Christmas you can guarantee you’ll find the recipe in the Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible. The TV show is a massive hit and James Martin leads the charge with a host of incredible recipes of all varieties.

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Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Dinner parties are all the rage at Christmas so entertain your friends with an extensive dinner party menu. Simon Hopkinson covers all bases with this fantastic book and will have you salivating over the fantastic flavours and combinations on offer.


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