With that ultimate festive feast around the corner there’s only one question to ask… who are you going to be this year? Are you going to be a domestic goddess with a chilled out approach a la Nigella? Or maybe you’re looking for a day steeped in tradition with Mary Berry?
Whatever your plans are this year we have you covered with our round up of the best Christmas cookbooks.
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Sprinkle some magic into your festivities this year with the ultimate domestic goddess. Nigella has Christmas sorted for when you want to see more of your guests than you do your hob. Her uber-chilled out approach to cooking is paired with easy homemade presents and killer meals, you’ll definitely be using this book for years to come.
The definitive guide to Christmas from our festive favourite, Delia’s Happy Christmas will help you plan the event weeks in advance so you can be on top of everything. With a collection of her classic recipes and ideas for leftovers this is undoubtedly one of the best books for the holiday.
With a book at the height of tradition, Mary Berry has got everything you’ll need for the kind of Christmas straight out of a catalogue. Mary has added some awesome little twists to shake it up at the Christmas party, such as gorgeous little leek and stilton tartlets, which take no time to perfect. And her helpful hints, tips and shopping lists make entertaining a breeze – jingle all the way!
With 75 reliable recipes, Gordon Ramsay has every craving covered this Christmas. Whether it’s traditional turkey you’re after or something a bit different like a juicy beef wellington, this book is comprised of 5 different menus, which compliment each centrepiece perfectly.
With irrepressible enthusiasm and failsafe recipes, the Hairy Bikers’ cookbook is certainly one for a merry Christmas. With the best mulled wine to sip on during the Queen’s speech and instructions to make your own Christmas crackers this book is excellent for those who have a big family expecting to be fed and entertained.