Best Cookbooks for Christmas 2016

Impress your family and friends this year with these wonderful Christmas cookbooks, filled with creative cooking ideas and festive tips. From how to roast the perfect turkey to creating all of the trimming to make your Christmas dinner magical for all your friends and family, these Christmas cookbooks from the world's best chefs will give you all of the inspiration you need.

Jamie's Christmas Cookbook

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver provides over 130 seasonal recipes in this beautiful cookbook, including delicious ideas for Christmas dinner, party treats, spectacular desserts, cocktails and even edible gifts! Also includes vegetarian and vegan dishes for a truly comprehensive cookbook.

Mary Berry's Christmas Collection

Mary Berry

Who better to consult for fantastic Christmas food than the beloved queen of baking herself, Mary Berry? This book is packed with traditional winter food favourites as well as a number of Mary's personal favourites, from roast turkey and Christmas cake, to gammon with mango and caramelised onion salad. Her hassle-free recipes are sure to fill your festive season with delicious dishes and treats.

Scandinavian Christmas

Trine Hahnemann

'Hygge', the Danish word for cosiness and togetherness, features heavily in Scandinavian Christmas celebrations. The concept is all about being inside with candles, friends and family, and a host of wonderful comfort food. This wide-ranging cookbook is all about celebrating Christmas in the spirit of hygge, with a plethora of festive recipes both traditional and contemporary, including feasts of duck, pork, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables, as well as sweets, biscuits, puddings and other sweet treats. Trine Hahnemann provides a brilliant insight into how we too can decorate our homes and cook delicious food like true Scandinavians.

Nigella Christmas

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson brings her no-nonsense yet reassuring approach to her dedicated Christmas cookbook, providing a range of festive ideas for fantastic Christmas dinners, scrumptious puddings, a vegetarian dinner and a huge range of delicious alternatives. It also includes party food ideas and recipes for comforting hot drinks to warm you up this festive season. Gorgeous photography complements a beautiful hardback design, making this book ideal either for your own bookshelf, or as a gift.

Christmas with Gordon

Gordon Ramsay

In this essential Christmas cookbook, Gordon Ramsay offers not only a host of delicious recipes for all occasions over the festive season, but also plenty of advice on ordering, shopping, preparation and timing. The recipes cover party food, breakfast and brunch, lunches, dinners, and sweet treats, offering a complete Christmas food guide that you can return to year after year. There's also great advice on wines, party drinks, cheese and other seasonal ingredients.

Gluten-Free Christmas

Hannah Miles

A gluten-free diet shouldn't prevent anyone indulging in some great Christmas food! Hannah Miles, Masterchef finalist and well-established food writer, brings together a wide range of gluten-free recipes in this festive cookbook, including cookies and cakes, sauces and stuffings, canapes and nibbles, and so much more. Full-colour photographs throughout the book make it a treat for the eyes too, and simple step-by-step instructions make the recipes easy to follow.

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    Covering the entire festive period - from party food to the main Christmas lunch - Jamie Oliver will show you how to make cracking food for the occasion in his latest cookbook.

    With over 130 recipes, Jamie has Christmas covered. From party fare to edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and ideas for what you should do with all the leftovers, he's even made sure every dish can be cooked at the same oven temperature - making things easier for you to mix and match.

    Describing it as the greatest hits, there are meat and fish dishes, veggie and vegan plates, gravy and trimmings and some truly spectacular desserts. All tried and trusted, you'll return to this cookbook again and again.
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    With this collection of 100 fabulous festive recipes, Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry will make sure your Christmas is full of culinary delights.

    The queen of baking combines traditional winter recipes with a selection of her personal favourites, including the traditional roast turkey, the classic Victorian Christmas cake and more exotic fare like gammon with a mango salsa and caramelised onion salad.

    As well as this, there are also ideas for what to do with the inevitable leftovers and any buffets you may be planning. With Mary's clear, practical approach to cooking, these are recipes that will enhance your festive season.
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    Enjoy a stress-free Christmas with the help of the one and only Gordon Ramsay. Holding seven Michelin stars for his restaurants across the world, you know you're in good hands and he'll show you there's far more to a Christmas feast than turkey - although he'll give you some tantalising recipes for that, too.

    Offering simple-to-prepare takes on modern dishes, among the 75 recipes you'll find a Christmas Beef Wellington, an Aromatic Roast Goose and Pan-fried Sea Bass. Alongside all this, you'll also find a hand-picked selection of starters, accompaniments and desserts as well as a chapter dedicated to party food!

    Gordon also offers advice on how to plan your time cooking and prepping so you can enjoy the company of your guests; and gives his suggestions on wines, drinks, cheese and other special Christmas tipples and ingredients.
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    A finalist on the hugely popular BBC TV series MasterChef, Hannah Miles has established herself as an excellent chef and well-respected food writer. In her new book, Gluten-Free Christmas, Hannah allows everyone the chance to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner, regardless of any dietary requirements they may have.

    From cookies and small bakes to canapes, sauces, stuffings, festive gravy and many, many more tasty indulgences, this wonderful gluten-free recipe book gives readers all of the inspiration they will need to ensure that nobody will miss out on their favourites this festive season.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs throughout, Gluten-Free Christmas will ensure that anyone following a gluten-free diet can have the cookies, cakes, pies, stuffings and sauces we all love.
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    With her no-nonsense approach and inspirational ideas, combined with reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable recipes, Nigella Christmas is guaranteed to bring comfort and joy, and make sure the season of good will stays that way.

    Here is everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself - turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives.

    With lusciously warm photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this Nigella Lawson recipe book you will be treasured for many years to come... and will act as a delicious Christmas present for all your friends and family.
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    In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year's Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets. The first week of December is baking week - enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery - the perfect mix of ancient and modern. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound - all washed down with gluwein and fruity cocktails. In this glorious book, illustrated with Lars Ranek's evocative photographs, Trine Hahnemann provides a cornucopia of 70 Christmas recipes - all featuring ingredients which are common to all northern climes - showing us how we, too, can decorate our homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way.