As we approach December, you’re bound to find yourself being visited by many friends and family, so why not treat them to a special home-cooked meal? At the Book People, we have a variety of cookbooks for you to choose from that cover many different types of food. So, why not impress everyone by dishing up something fresh and exciting? Here’s a selection of titles that will provide you with some new recipes.
Jamie’s Great Britain
Jamie Oliver celebrates the best of British food with over 100 of his favourite tasty recipes, all using national produce. With easy-to-follow instructions for cooks of all abilities, this is the book for you if you want to serve up a patriotic dish with a twist. Jamie offers tasty and flavourful food that he feels passionately about, and you will too!
Gino D’Acampo – Italian Home Baking
Italian celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo provides you with a guide to plenty of hearty food from his homeland. With recipes ranging from bread and pizzas to cakes and biscuits, this beautifully-photographed cookbook will help you create mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats that are certain to delight all your guests.
Christine Manfield – Tasting India
One of Australia’s top chefs Christine Manfield’s Tasting India features over 250 recipes for both traditional and contemporary home-style Indian dishes – ranging from cabbage salad to spiced goat curry. Christine casts a keen eye over the culture of the country too, and this book offers scrumptious food full of spices that is bound to turn a few heads.
The Hairy Bikers – Perfect Pies
Like Jamie, The Hairy Bikers are also celebrating British food but Si King and Dave Myers are sticking to the traditional classic – the pie. They offer recipes and instructions on how to bake both sweet and savoury pies, and tell you how to choose the appropriate pastry and filling for whatever occasion you have planned. The ideal cookbook to prepare for a Christmas gathering.
Lorraine Pascale – Home Cooking Made Easy
Following on from the success of her BBC series, the new Queen of cookery Lorraine Pascale aims to simplify all those challenges you face in the kitchen by offering a wide range of relaxed and enjoyable home-cooking recipes. Her easy-to-follow instructions cover roasts, soups and bread, giving you the perfect chance to impress any visitors with a substantial meal.
Paul Mercurio – Cooking With Beer
Add a little more excitement to your food with some alcoholic ingredients. TV personality Paul Mercurio shows you how to cook 80 dishes using beer, ale, lager and stout as a substantial ingredient. Guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows and delight many tastebuds, this gives you the chance to treat your friends and family to the likes of Beer-Braised Beef Osso Bucco and Birramisu.