So, it’s nearly Christmas, the relatives are on their way and they’re HUNGRY but what are you going to cook for them? Here’s five new christmas cookbooks to give you some ideas.
The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas: Fabulous Festive Recipes to Feed Your Family and Friends (1 Sep 2016)
Make this year’s Christmas dinner your greatest and most relaxed ever with Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers, authors of the #1 runaway bestseller MUMS KNOW BEST: THE HAIRY BIKERS’ FAMILY COOKBOOK.
With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food and all things festive, Si and Dave have put together the definitive Christmas cookbook. Combining foolproof versions of the nation’s favourite Christmas dishes with new and inventive festive recipes they love to cook for their friends and families, the Hairy Bikers will ensure you serve up cracking meals with ease throughout the holiday season.
As well as covering what to cook on the big day itself, the Hairy Bikers also give you tasty dishes for Christmas Eve, delicious cocktails to tame your in-laws, ingenious recipes for all those leftovers and fancy snacks to nibble on in front of the telly. They even show you how to make your own Christmas crackers – and help keep the kids distracted. This is the perfect companion to your festive celebrations
The 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook 2016 Edition: The Ultimate in Effortless Holiday Entertaining (1 Sep 2016)
Wonderfully unique, “The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook: 2016 Edition”will delight your taste buds and make your Christmas season even merrier! Featuring tasty recipes organized into fun categories including Breads a Rising, Soups a Simmering, Sides a Steaming, and Kids a Cooking, this big book has you covered for the entire Christmas season and beyond!
Christmas Cookie Swap!: More Than 100 Treats to Share This Holiday Season (20 Sep 2016)
Spread the holiday spirit with this classic collection for ultimate swapping inspiration.
Baked goods define the holiday season. In this keepsake book of cookies, brownies, bars, and confections, home cooks will find 120 perennial favorites ranging from Eggnog Crackle Cookies and Spiced Sorghum Snowflakes to Cherry-Lemon Candy Canes and Peppermint Brownie Bars. Easy-to-follow recipes are accompanied by gorgeous photographs, with cookie swap secrets, creative packaging suggestions, and how-to tips sprinkled throughout. Whether a seasoned baker or new to this fun tradition, every reader will discover baked creations to share with loved ones for years to come.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook (20 Oct 2016)
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook will be packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It’s everything you need for the best Christmas ever.
The Main Event
Veggie and Vegan Plates
The Wonderful World of Potatoes
Gravy, Sauces and all the Trimmings
Spectacular Festive Puddings
Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats
Cute Edible Gifts
Dips, Bites and Handheld Nibbles
Perfect Christmas Drinks
Guide To Roasting Meat
“I’ve got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You’ll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I’ve designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it’ll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal.
I haven’t held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan.”
Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies: 75 Irresistible Holiday Treats (7 Nov 2016)
Everyone loves a Christmas cookie – even Santa! Here are the best of the best from ‘Good Housekeeping’: more than 60 delicious triple-tested holiday recipes, from Chocolate Chunk and Gingerbread Cutouts to Mint Peppermint Sticks and Razzy-Jazzy Thumbprints. Whether you’re an expert baker or an enthusiastic home cook, this treasure trove of cookies, including do-ahead tips and easy decorating and gift-wrapping ideas, will ensure that everything you make looks – and tastes – amazing.