Christmas Gift Guide: Books for Expert Cooks

A new cookbook makes a wonderful gift for foodie family and friends at Christmas. We've pulled together some of this year's hottest books for cooks with a foodie fascination. From preserve making to baking and everything in between, there's something for everyone in our handy gift guide!

The Modern Preserver: Chutneys, pickles, jams and more -  Kylee Newton

A gorgeous gift for the budding jam-maker, The Modern Preserver takes you through every kind of preserving: from chutneys and jams, to pickles and fermentation and cordials and compotes. A beautiful marriage of classic methods with a contemporary feel.  £13.60


How Baking Works: ...And what to do if it doesn't​ - James Morton

James proves how easy baking can be as he breaks down a combination of both modern and traditional recipes into easy steps, explaining the theory behind baking techniques and how to prevent common baking blunders. An ideal pressie  for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of baking in order to achieve perfect results every time. £9.99


Mezzogiorno: Recipes from Southern Italy - Francesco Mazzei

A taste of Francesco's homeland. Mezzogiorno is a wonderful collection of 80 authentic Italian recipes inspired by Francesco's childhood featuring Calabrian ingredients such as the increasingly popular spicy sausage, n'duja. Great for Italian food enthusiasts looking for authentic, impressive and out of the ordinary recipes for both entertaining and everyday inspiration.  £19.99


The Book of Pears: The Definitive History and Guide to over 500 varieties - Joan Morgan

This wonderfully unique book is an indispensable and one-of-a-kind guide. It tells the story of the pear from its delightful taste and wonderful appearance to breeding and cultivation, following the fruit’s journey through history and around the world. A gorgeous gift for keen horticulturalists.  £29.25


Curry: Fragrant Dishes From India, Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia - DK

A perfect gift for spice lovers. DK's Curry is a comprehensive recipe book taking you on a culinary journey of the curries of the world. All the recipes have been tried and tested by curry experts with easy, step-by-step instructions to guarantee red-hot results every time.  £13.17


The Sheridans' Guide to Cheese - Kevin Sheridan, Seamus Sheridan and Catherine Cleary

An indispensable handbook for both novice cheeselovers and mature connoisseurs alike, The Sheridans’ Guide to Cheese is a complete guide to the cheeses of the world, featuring tasting notes, wine- and flavour-pairings and delicious recipes to help you appreciate every cheese you try.  £12.74


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