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Cracking cookbooks from the top chefs and celebrities feature in Book People's hand-picked selection of books for foodies this Christmas. Recipe books are a great Christmas present for keen chefs to get inspiration from and are perfect for providing wonderful meal ideas over the coming year.

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Christmas: Foodies

Cracking cookbooks from the top chefs and celebrities feature in Book People's hand-picked selection of books for foodies this Christmas. Recipe books are a great Christmas present for keen chefs to get inspiration from and are perfect for providing wonderful meal ideas over the coming year.

  • RTZC

    The Ritz London: The Cookbook (Hardback)

    John Williams

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    Everyone knows about the glamour of the Ritz London and its dining room's fine food that has delighted so many A-list celebrities over the years.

    From roast scallops bergamot and avocado to saddle of lamb belle epoque, this book shows you how to cook 100 seasonal recipes that reflect the glory and style of this remarkable hotel.

    The dishes include fish, shellfish, meat, poultry and game and the decadent desserts range from mousses and ice creams to pastries and souffles.

    Just wait until you try the aromatic steamed native lobster, ginger broth and lime jelly or the roasted fillet of venison, braised red cabbage and sauce grand veneur.
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    At My Table (Hardback)

    Nigella Lawson

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    Tying in with her BBC series At My Table, Nigella Lawson's latest cookbook finds the popular chef celebrating the food she loves to cook for her friends and family. Her tasty recipes include new riffs on classic dishes and more exotic ideas.

    From the warming and comforting to the truly inspiring, the recipes range from pear and passion fruit chutney to chicken fricassee and Indian-spiced chicken to aubergine fatteh.

    Of course, being a Nigella book, this is also bursting with sweet treats including emergency brownies, no-churn bourbon salted caramel ice cream and sunken chocolate amaretto cake.
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  • MOBK

    MOB Kitchen (Hardback)

    Ben Lebus

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    MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus has already taken the social media world by storm and now he can help revitalise your home cooking with a selection of easy, delicious and accessible dishes in this first cookbook.

    Each nutritious and inexpensive (feeding four people for under £10) recipe uses readily available ingredients and covers all tastes and dietary requirements. All that is expected is you have salt, pepper and olive oil in your cupboard and a small budget to take to the shops.

    With a Spotify soundtrack complementing each recipe, the dishes range from Asian-inspired spaghetti meatballs to homemade falafel pizzas.
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  • HRBS

    Herbs (Hardback)

    Judith Hann

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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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    TVSB

    The Veggie Salad Bowl (Hardback)

    Ryland Peters & Small

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    If you're looking to add more healthy veggie-inspired recipes to your repertoire, this is the book for you.

    These super salads make use of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds and seasonings and are full of flavour and colour. They also provide your taste buds with a tantalising combination of textures.

    Ranging from Mediterranean-inspired recipes to Asian-infused spicy and sweet ideas, these dishes prove salads can be full of vibrant flavour. They're also quick to make, meaning they're perfect for lunchboxes or midweek meals.

    Please note this book includes recipes containing fish sauce.
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    RCMV

    River Cottage: Much More Veg! (Hardback)

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall always comes up with delicious veg-based dishes and his latest cookbook - Much More Veg (the follow-up to River Cottage Veg Every Day) - is packed with even more recipes that are not only incredibly tasty but also good for you.

    Putting cheese, butter, cream eggs, refined flour and sugar to one side, Hugh explains how plant-based food including veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils can be the basis of some incredible meals.

    All the recipes are easy, foolproof and versatlie and require only 20 minutes' (or less) preparation. Among the recipes are blackened cauliflower with pecans and tahini, spiced beetroot, radicchio and orange traybake and seared summer cabbage with rosemary, chilli and capers.
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    The Tin & Traybake Cookbook (Paperback)

    Sam Gates

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    Learn how to cook delicious and unpretentious food in a tin with this handy cookbook.

    It proves that tins can be used for so much more than baking and Sunday roasts. Use a chocolate brownie tin to make sweetly spiced roast chicken with chorizo or a simple loaf tin to make berry ripple ice cream. Other treats include a square tin chicken, bacon and spinach lasagne and sushi cupcakes made in a muffin tin.

    By cooking using tins, you can make more space in your home and save on the washing up. The delicious treats also include risottos, gratin and almond and blueberry bars.
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  • COAB

    Cooking on a Bootstrap (Paperback)

    Jack Monroe

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    A Girl Called Jack author and passionate activist Jack Monroe returns with Cooking on a Bootstrap - a cookbook that shows how anyone can make affordable, authentic and creative recipes.

    From fluffy berry pancakes to Marmite mac and cheese and self-love stew, there are 118 recipes based around bread, breakfasts, pasta, rice, spuds and vegetables. There is also a focus on vegan, sweet and 'contraband' (Jack's term) dishes alongside some handy money-saving tips.
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  • GPUB

    The Good Pub Guide 2019 (Paperback)

    Fiona Stapley

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    The Good Pub Guide 2019 provides a list of over 5,000 town centre pubs, classic countryside inns and gastropubs for you to visit all over the UK.

    The 37th edition in this bestselling series, the pubs are listed county by county and many have been recommended by readers. There is also a focus on pubs that specialise in malt whisky and craft beers and the winners of the coveted Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards are recognised.

    The Good Pub Guide is packed with beloved favourites and hidden gems.
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    CTLC

    Cheeky Treats (Hardback)

    Liam Charles

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    Great British Bake Off contestant and Bake Off: The Professionals presenter Liam Charles offers up a selection of brilliant bakes and cakes in this vibrant and bold baking book.

    Featuring sweet and savoury recipes for all tastes, this book also includes nostalgic favourites (cereal-themed cupcakes, carrot cake cookies, football team birthday cakes) and celebration bakes including Liam's famous Salted Nutter the delicious cake featured on the jacket.

    With mouth-watering photographs throughout, this is a book for wannabe bakers and it includes all of Liam's personal favourites. We're sure you'll love his salted caramel millionaire dominoes and cheesy garlic monkey bread as much as the man himself!
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    QSEC

    Quick Simple Easy: Chocolate (Hardback)

    Olga Carryer

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    Calling all chocoholics! This is the book for you... Packed with delicious recipes for dark, milk and white chocolate, it's full of delights!

    Beautifully designed with its material spine, the book has recipes for cakes, cheesecakes, fudge, macaroons, meringues, brownies, truffles and more, meaning you'll always have the chance to enjoy a tasty chocolate treat.

    It also contains practical advice about working with chocolate.
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  • CBRR

    The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution (Hardback)

    Tristan Stephenson

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    Master mixologist and Curious Bartender Tristan Stephenson explains why rum is such a super spirit in this inspiring guide. It explains how rum is made and the science of sugar cane, molasses, distillation and ageing.

    As well as the remarkable history of the tipple - from its humble origins to its status as a life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba - Tristan delves into its darker past, discovering tales of devils, pirates and more.

    This book also covers the world's greatest rum distilleries (along with tasting notes) and a selection of cocktails for you to try at home including a jazzed-up Mai Tai and mojito and perfect planter's punch.
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  • JFNF

    Jamie's Friday Night Feast (Paperback)

    Jamie Oliver

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    Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast finds Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty inviting stars and the public to join them at their famous cafe by Southend pier and learn how to make some indulgent and amazing dishes.

    This book shares loads of recipes from across all series of the show, including Craig David's Grenadian baked chicken and Simon Pegg's lamb tagine from the most recent series. Plus, there are plenty of Jamie's own dishes, including party-time Mexican tacos with zingy salsa, sticky BBQ British ribs and the ultimate veggie aubergine lasagne.

    As well as its incredible selection of dishes, the book brings a wonderful sense of seaside nostalgia as it presents photography of the pier and cafe and celebrates the joys of sharing good food. Perfect for full-on weekends or special occasions, Jamie offers plenty of choice as he invites you to reminisce about all the great food from the show.
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    HelloFresh Recipes that Work (Hardback)

    Patrick Drake

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    Recipe kit company HelloFresh specialises in simple, wholesome and tasty dishes that are easily made in the comfort of your own home. This cookbook, written by Head Chef and Co-Founder Patrick Drake, contains step-by-step instructions for 100 of their tastiest recipes.

    Suitable for beginners and seasoned cooks, it will help you make dinners in just half an hour - perfect for your weeknight meals. Among the nutritious dishes are roasted honey feta with crispy sweet potatoes, Mexican shepherd's pie and prosciutto linguine.

    This book also contains a range of vegetarian options, tips on equipping your kitchen on a budget and a list of storecupboard essentials.
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    Khazana (Hardback)

    Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

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    MasterChef winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed's Khazana is a cookbook packed with mouth-watering recipes steeped in Persian flavours.

    Inspired by Saliha's travels in India and Pakistan, the tantalising recipes range from smokey chicken and basil kebabs with buttermilk riata to Moghul fish korma with almond rice.

    Khazana translates as treasure trove and the food featured here will delight and inspire you in so many ways.
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    Cooking for Family & Friends (Hardback)

    Joe Wicks

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    In his latest cookbook, The Body Coach Joe Wicks presents over 100 tasty recipes that will help you balance a healthy diet with cooking for a crowd.

    From easy favourites to sensational crowd-pleasers, every single recipe is big on flavour and packed with hero ingredients. Among Joe's favourites are roast chicken with celeriac mash and bacon greens, BBQ ribs with dirty corn and Tandoori chicken thighs with chapattis.

    Entirely dedicated to food (although Joe does make sure he mentions how important exercise is), the nutritious recipes are presented in full-colour photographs and are ideal for sharing.
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  • MYCC

    Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker (and cook!) and this revised and updated edition of her classic cookbook is packed with over 650 recipes that will delight families across the nation. It's a great gift and an essential addition to any kitchen bookshelf.

    Showcasing a combination of traditional dishes, exotic flavours and typically tasty Mary Berry favourites, the dishes are accompanied by beautiful photography and there are ideas for soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes and vegetarian treats.

    From salmon roulade to prawn tacos and dairy-free lasagne, the recipes are suitable for all occasions and can be prepared by cooks of all abilities.
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  • STFD

    The Story of Food (Hardback)

    Giles Coren

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    From salt to sushi and rice to ravioli, this book explores the rich history of food through the ages. It's a pure feast of information that is sure to leave you hungry for more!

    Featuring a foreword by Giles Coren, this sumptuously illustrated book explains how important and vital food can be to different cultures and religions and is packed with jaw-dropping facts e.g. Pope Clement XIV was assassinated with poisoned drinking chocolate.

    Covering all food types including nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish and herbs and spices, this is a fascinating reference book all about food's intriguing, surprising and satisfying history.
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  • JMCI

    Jamie Cooks Italy (Hardback)

    Jamie Oliver

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    Jamie Oliver celebrates his favourite Italian food - and shows you how to cook bellissimo dishes in the comfort of your own home - in his latest bestselling cookbook.

    With chapters on antipasti, salad, soup, meat, pasta, fish, rice and dumplings, bread and pastry and desserts, Jamie provides step-by-step recipes for the likes of classic carbonara, baked risotto pie and limoncello tiramisu.

    The recipes can be quick or slow to make and Jamie offers his unique twists on some of the traditional favourites.
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    The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family (Hardback)

    Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

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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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    TKMG

    Tom Kitchin's Meat and Game (Hardback)

    Tom Kitchin

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    Now established as one of the nation's favourite chefs, Tom Kitchin shares his passion for meat and game in this mouth-watering cookbook.

    The game recipes make use of the likes of venison, partridge, pheasant, grouse, rabbit hare and all things wild and adds them to roast, pasta dishes, terrines, soups and pies, while the meat ones include roasts with all the trimmings and smoked ham hocks with hot pineapple salsa.

    Tom also adds some new and contemporary twists on much-loved classic meat dishes.
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  • MAZI

    Mazi (Hardback)

    Christina Mouratoglou

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    Bring the delicious flavours of Covent Garden's Mazi into your own home by trying out the recipes in the Greek restaurant's founders Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carre's cookbook.

    This sumptuous book focuses on sharing a feast of small dishes and all of its recipes are busting with Mediterranean flavour. They all make use of fresh ingredients and can be made with simple techniques.

    From spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks and chillis to crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea and tahini puree, these are authentic Greek dishes with a modern twist.
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  • MCWT

    MasterChef The Classics with a Twist (Hardback)

    MasterChef

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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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  • BBIG

    The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts (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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