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Christmas: Cookbooks

Cracking cookbooks from top chefs and celebrities feature in The Book People's hand-picked selection of books for foodies this Christmas. Recipe books are a great Christmas present for keen chefs and will inspire them to make tasty meals throughout 2020 and beyond.

  • Sipsmith: 100 Gin Cocktails

    Sipsmith

    Product Code: SIPS
    Hardback
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    Chin, chin! You'll be able to raise a glass and enjoy gin cocktails all year round with this book from Sipsmith.

    There are 100 recipes to try and none of them contain more than three ingredients. From summer sipping to winter warmers and classic tipples to old favourites with new twists, there are so many concoctions to try.

    This beautiful book (complete with copper sprayed edges) also covers the history of gin and provides you with expert mixing tips as you shake up some tasty treats including a watermelon Martini, dark fruit bramble gin and Earl Grey sour gin.
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  • Happy Vegan

    Fearne Cotton

    Product Code: HVFC
    Hardback
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    Pack more veg into your diet and save the planet!

    Fearne Cotton's plant-based cookbook Happy Vegan is packed with simple recipes that will fit into your busy home life. There are no strict rules for these recipes and Fearne includes options where fussier eaters can add in fish, meat or dairy.

    All of the mouth-watering meals are made with easy-to-find ingredients and accompanied by sumptuous photography so you know exactly what to aim for.
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  • The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes

    The Bake Off Team

    Product Code: BBAC
    Hardback
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    Take a bite out of the Great British Bake Off's latest recipes!

    Accompanying the latest series of the show, this book is packed with recipes that would tempt even Paul and Prue. It shows you how a single cake batter can be shaped and sized into so many different show-stoppers.

    From celebration cakes to traybakes and cupcakes, it shares the techniques that will make your bakes truly spectacular. It's a must-have for any potential Star Baker.
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  • The National Trust Book of Crumbles

    Laura Mason

    Product Code: BCNT
    Hardback
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    Tuck into Britain's best comfort food - crumbles!

    Following on from The National Trust Book of Scones, this book is packed with crumbly goodness. It includes recipes for all the classics including rhubarb, apple and blackberry and also will show you how to make tasty cobblers. Crumble cheesecakes and microwavable mug crumbles are also featured.

    There's a section dedicated to classic crumble companions including jam and custard and plenty of crumble trivia to feed your mind while you wait for your crumble to cook.
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  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2020

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: HGHJ
    Hardback
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    Three cheers for Hugh! We know there are a number of wine connoisseurs shopping with The Book People and we're sure you can't wait to get your hands on the fully revised, refreshed and updated 2020 edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.

    Hugh shares facts about the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and reveals the vintages you should buy, which ones should be put in the cellar and those should be drunk right away.

    If that isn't enough, he also offers information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of different wines flavours. This handy reference book contains advice on wines to drink in 2020 and reveals which vintages you should keep alongside information on over 6,000 wines and growers.
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  • Happy Vegan Christmas

    Karoline Joensson

    Product Code: HVGC
    Hardback
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    Have yourself a vegan Merry Christmas!

    Karoline Joensson shares a smorgasbord of plant-based dishes for the festive season. From roasted nuts and vegetables to fragrant citrus and cloves and cardamom buns, all of these are full of flavour.

    Your friends and family won't miss meat at all as they tuck into vegan Swedish meatball, pulled jackfruit 'pork' and gingerbread biscuits. It also includes crafty ideas to try out during the holiday, such as winter flowers, wreaths and a wild birdfeeder.
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    The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts

    Product Code: BBIG
    Hardback
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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
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  • Wok On

    Ching-He Huang

    Product Code: WOKN
    Hardback
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    Wok this way!

    From dumplings and curries to stir-fries, every tasty and nutritious recipe in this cookbook can be made in 30 minutes or less. They are inspired by countries across Asia including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam and are simple enough to be made every day by every cook.

    The dishes includes lots of veg and use ingredients that are readily available in supermarkets. The majority are also suitable for those with gluten and dairy allergies
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  • BOSH! How to Live Vegan

    Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

    Product Code: HTLV
    Hardback
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    'The vegan Jamie Olivers' - The Times.

    The BOSH! boys Henry and Ian share their top tips for living a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. They reveal positive changes you can make across all aspects of vegan living (not just food!) and answer common questions including whether it's OK to wear an old leather belt and what you should say when offered a glass of non-vegan wine.

    This comprehensive guide is perfect for anyone who's already vegan or just starting out on their plant-based journey.
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  • Baking with Kim-Joy

    Kim-Joy

    Product Code: KIMJ
    Hardback
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    Add some Kim-Joy into your life with brilliant cakes, bakes and treats from the popular Great British Bake Off finalist's first ever baking book.

    Kim-Joy won the hearts of both viewers and judges with her themed cakes and here she shows you how to make a llama cookie, a choux-bun turtle and a panda-madeleine with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography.

    In addition to basic cake mixes, biscuit doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, Kim-Joy shares 40 imaginative designs for iced biscuit creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and show-stopping traybakes - and many are accompanied by little messages beaming with positivity!
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  • The Archers: Year of Food & Farming

    Keri Davies

    Product Code: AYFF
    Hardback
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    From Susan's spicy chilli con carne to Helen's tuna bake, discover the recipes that delight the residents of Ambridge.

    The Archers Year of Food and Farming shares recipes from your favourite families alongside recollections of their ups and downs over the course of the long-running Radio 4 soap opera.

    Month by month, it looks at the biggest events in the Ambridge calendar that the farming community need to prepare for including Shrove Tuesday and Easter, Apple Day and Deck the Hall.
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  • World Atlas Of Wine (8th Edition)

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: WAWE
    Hardback
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    Top up your knowledge of wine...

    First published in 1971, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine is an authoritative reference guide to the wonderful world of wine. This eighth edition is entirely up to date, reflecting all the changes in the wine industry since the last edition was published six years ago.

    Now 416 pages long and packed with mouth-watering photography, this keepsake book covers all the topics that today's wine-growers and drinkers are interested in and includes 22 maps.
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  • Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBCF
    Hardback
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    Make something amazing the Mary Berry way!

    If you're hosting a cracking Christmas party or celebrating a special occasion, this cookbook has over 160 recipes that work for any number of guests. Among the mouth-watering meals are salmon salsa verde en croute, golden dough balls with cheese and chutney and twice-baked lemon souffles.

    Mary reveals what she cooks for her family and friends on a regular basis. She also shares simple shortcuts and tips on preparing to host and adapting quantities for different numbers of guests (the two sets of ingredients serve either 6 or 12 people).
    This is an updated edition of Mary Berry's Cook Up a Feast.
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  • Pinch of Nom Food Planner

    Kay Featherstone/Kate Allinson

    Product Code: PNFP
    Paperback
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    You have the Pinch of Nom cookbook, now plan your meals with this six-month journal!

    The meal planner has everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and smash your goals. With its simple format and diet diary-style pages that can be personally adapted, it's sure to help you stay on track.

    It also includes a brand new and exclusive Pinch of Nom recipe for each week - giving you another 26 mouth-watering meals that are low on calories to try.
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  • Tapas

    Ryland Peters & Small

    Product Code: TAPS
    Hardback
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    Anyone who loves the delicious little dishes from Spain will want to get their hands on this tapas cookbook.

    It's packed with 60 recipes for small plates that can be used as starters, small bites or even as mains! Bursting with flavour, the dishes are perfect to serve at gatherings and can all be made in advance for ease.

    Among our favourite treats were patatas bravas and Spanish omelette, chorizo in red wine and peppers stuffed with salt cod.
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  • The Keto Cure

    Jurgen Vormann

    Product Code: KETO
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    The Keto Cure can help you lose weight with ease...

    Dr Jurgen Vormann presents a 28-day eating plan that will help you train your body to burn fat instead of sugar for energy. He also shares 85 easy, tasty recipes from Nico Stanitzok for you to try while working through the plan.

    The science behind the ketogenic diet is explained and there are even shopping lists to help you on your way.
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  • The Modern Tagine Cookbook

    Ghillie Basan

    Product Code: TAGI
    Hardback
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    Tagine dishes that will tempt you...

    Ghillie Basan's new cookbook is packed with hearty one-pot meals, all flavoured with fragrant spices. The recipes includes Moroccan favourites including lamb tagine with dates, almonds and pistachios and decidedly different dishes including monkfish, potatoes, tomatoes and black olives.

    Recipes for variations on couscous are featured alongside ideas for sumptuous salads and vegetable side dishes.
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  • The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family

    Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

    Product Code: GBBO
    Hardback
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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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  • Mary Berry's Quick Cooking

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBQC
    Hardback
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    In this companion to her latest BBC One series, the queen of cooking Mary Berry presents a selection of 20- and 30-minute meals that are wonderfully tasty.

    These recipes (there are over 120 of them, including all that are shown on the series) will allow you to cook from scratch and are all so easy to prepare. You'll be able to get on with other bits while the delicious meal is in the oven!

    Mary also shares no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen and the fast, fresh and mouth-watering recipes range from crumble fish pie to roast venison fillet and peppercorn sauce and upside-down rhubarb pudding.

    Why should you buy this book? It's full of fast and easy dishes from the one and only Mary Berry!
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  • Antoni in the Kitchen

    Antoni Porowski

    Product Code: AITK
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    Cook up something special with Queer Eye's resident foodie!

    Antoni Porowski is the food and wine guru of 'The Fab Five' and in his first ever cookbook, he shares 100 of his favourite recipes. A self-taught chef, he offers delicious ideas for healthy(-ish) weeknight meals, appetisers, snacks and bakes and also shares the story behind each recipe.

    The fast and feel-good dishes in Antoni in the Kitchen are easy to make and include mouth-watering chicken Milanese with baby tomato salad, tasty hi-lo poutine and seriously special salty lemon squares for dessert.
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  • Saffron in the Souks

    John Gregory-Smith

    Product Code: SAFF
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    John Gregory-Smith shares his favourite Lebanese recipes in Saffron in the Souks.

    Packed with bold colours and mouth-watering flavours, this book contains easy-to-follow recipes for street food, pastries and Druze recipes. We loved the hearty mountain eggs, Abu's spiced lamb freekeh and whole roasted halloumi and citrus salad. Why not tell us your favourite via the review function below?

    All of the mouth-watering dishes are accompanied by stunning location photography that brings the wonderful country of Lebanon to life.
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  • Good Food, Sorted

    Chris Bavin

    Product Code: GDFD
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    Britain's Best Home Cook and Eat Well for Less presenter Chris Bavin shares over 100 of his favourite simple family recipes in his first ever solo cookbook, Good Food Sorted.

    Chris explains how to make the most of your freezer (just wait until you try frozen flavoured butter or herb-and-oil ice cubes) and gives tips on savvy shopping as well as revealing all the storecupboard staples you need. He also explains the benefits of batch cooking.

    Chris recommends flavour swaps that breathe new life into old favourites and simple but imaginative ideas that can transform weeknight dinners into weekend winners!

    This cookbook is ideal for anyone who wants to eat good food but is hard-pressed for time. Among the tantalising recipes are slightly spicy chicken enchiladas, smoked salmon and horseradish fish cakes with garlic and lemon mayo and warm rum pineapple with lime mascarpone.
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  • MasterChef The Classics with a Twist

    MasterChef

    Product Code: MCWT
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    Take your cooking to the next level with the MasterChef winners' takes on 100 classic recipes. From pina colada syllabub to chilli con carne samosas, there's so much for you to try out and enjoy.

    Bringing together recipes from a decade's worth of winners including Ping Coombes, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed and Celebrity MasterChef winner Angellica Bell, this imaginative and inventive cookbook also contains interviews that reveal the chefs' inspirations.

    This is a book bursting with ambitious and achievable recipes that will help you make ordinary dishes extraordinary!
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  • The 7-Day Basket

    Ian Haste

    Product Code: BSKT
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    Ian Haste is a favourite with both Joe Wicks and Miguel Barclay, the founder of One Pound Meals.

    In The 7-Day Basket, he presents 10 weekly shopping plans (all the ingredients fit in one basket!) that will provide you with a varied and delicious selection of meals for all seven days of the week.

    Each recipe serves two people but the ingredients can be halved for solo meals and doubled for family feasts. From a mouth-watering Monday meal of sweet potato gnocchi with popped tomatoes to a flavour-filled Friday of spicy sesame sea bass noodles and wonderful weekend ideas, there are so many recipes to savour.
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