Gift Guide: Get Stuck In To These Tasty Cookbooks This Christmas

Isn't it nice to get a new cook book as a gift for Christmas? Are you a specific type of cookbook fan? Do you like Christmas food, vegan and plant-based foods, or are you a meat eater? Whatever your taste buds we've got you covered.

There are always some great cookbooks released in time for Christmas, so we have put together a little gift guide for you to browse. All are food-based, some are vegan and plant-based, others cover everything related to food.

Not Just A CookBook


Ottolenghi Simple Cookbook Set, £69.99, from Red Rickshaw

This cookbook kit comes complete with the Ottolenghi Simple Cookbook, and lots of produce. It includes; Nigella Seed, Tahini, Preserved Lemons, Apricot Harissa, and Zhoug Paste. Also featuring Gochujang Paste, Pomegranate Molasses, Black Olive Tapenade, and Black Limes.

Ottolenghi emphases that the right ingredients make all the difference when it comes to fuss-free, every-day meals full of flavour. Whether it be a spice, a paste or a herb – you can unlock layers of flavour with just one ingredient. With that in mind, Red Rickshaw has paired his cookbook with 8 ingredients used throughout the book that you might not have in your pantry. Moreover with Ottolenghi’s Simple kit you can inject quick, easy flavour into the recipes, you only need to add fresh ingredients.

Let’s Make It Bespoke


Delicious Cookbook, priced from £21.99, from Delicious My Bespoke Gift

The Delicious Personalised Cookbook is this year’s must-have cookbook for foodies. Replace the recipes you dislike with the ones you love, and this cookbook will be full of dishes you will use time after time. Equally, you can also put a name on the front and back covers, add a personal message inside, and choose paperback or hardback. Then you are ready to send!

Be Vegan Ready


My Vegan Year: The Young Person’s Seasonal Guide To Going Vegan, £14.99, Amazon

Niki Webster the chef behind RebelRecipes and award-winning cookbook author is about to launch her new book on 30th November.

Starting in Spring, the book explores seasonal plant-based eating. She creates recipes to make any event a celebration! Niki intertwines with helpful tips, tricks, inspiration and qualified nutritional advice to help bring celebrations to life. With a main focus on seasonal produce, Niki has carefully and thoughtfully ensured her loyal international audience is able to enjoy the book too, by providing adaptability and flexibility throughout, as she invites her audience to join her throughout the year and celebrate with over 50 delicious and simple recipes that utilise local, seasonal and even home-grown ingredients.

It’s All About The Food


The Food & Company Cook Book, £22, from The Food & Company, Meze Publishing, and Waterstones

The Food & Company Cook Book is all about real honest cooking, drawing on years of experience in catering and cookery demonstrations alongside a great appreciation for local produce in the authors’ native Cumbria. Joan Gate and Margaret Brough are sisters and farmer’s daughters. Their skills, knowledge and love of food all come together in these pages, sharing tried and tested recipes alongside stories of their journey.

Each chapter of recipes has a distinct theme, from California Dreaming to Christmas on a Plate and, of course, A Taste of Cumbria. Additionally, the recipes include meals to cook for big family gatherings, sweet treats to enjoy at coffee mornings with friends, simple yet stunning canapés, and much more.

Sticking To A Budget?


BOSH! ON A BUDGET, £16.99, from Amazon and WH Smith

Number one Sunday Times bestselling authors Henry Firth and Ian Theasby know how to make outrageously tasty, super satisfying food without breaking the bank. In BOSH! ON A BUDGET, they share over 80 delicious and hearty recipes, proving once and for all that great tasting food doesn’t have to cost the earth.

If you’re looking to save a few pennies or even some serious dough, BOSH! have got you covered. From Quick & Delish mid-week dinners to Big & Hearty comfort food; Breakfasts & Brunches that supercharge the family to unbelievably tasty Sweets & Treats, this book is full of perfect pocket-friendly plant-based deliciousness. Available to pre-order now, published on 16th December.

Guide compiled by Rachel McAlley

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